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PocketWizardFlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System
 
4.6

(based on 313 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (230)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (62)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (244)
  • Lightweight (229)
  • Reliable (222)
  • Packs small / compresses (190)
  • Strong construction (122)

Cons

  • Unreliable (19)
  • Poor quality (13)
  • Heavy / bulky (10)
  • Difficult to use (9)

Best Uses

  • Weddings (220)
  • Family photos (186)
  • Sports/action (121)
  • Travel (60)
  • Wildlife photos (48)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (126), Semi-pro photographer (116), Photo enthusiast (47), Photography student (6), Casual photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (290), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

FANTASTIC

I've had the Flex and TT1 for almost 2 years now and they are wonderful. I just purchased my second Flex for a concert shoot since it was going to be an extremely dark...Read complete review

I've had the Flex and TT1 for almost 2 years now and they are wonderful. I just purchased my second Flex for a concert shoot since it was going to be an extremely dark venue. Worked great!

The only reason I took off a star is because the attachment feet that slide into the hotshoe are made of plastic and seem to be fairly weak. They haven't broke yet, but I REALLY wish that for the cost of these, they would have made them metal to reduce the risk of snapping them off during a shoot. Just be cautious not to hit them on anything while attached to your camera.

Overall, a fantastic product. Very reliable. I might have to get a controller to control the different groups now too.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Wish I went with regular pocket wizards

I found these to be very difficult. I am a professional and know what I am doing. I am using a D3s and sb 900's off camera. These things work half the...Read complete review

I found these to be very difficult. I am a professional and know what I am doing. I am using a D3s and sb 900's off camera. These things work half the time. You have to turn the equipment on in a certain order, and if you make any changes in camera or on the flash, you have to go through the whole process again. They are great in theory, I just expected pocket wizard to make them more user friendly and reliable before releasing them on the market. Unless there is a firmware upgrade soon I will be getting rid of mine. And I know several other professionals in the same boat. I really do not understand how they got such good ratings by so many others.

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4.0

Control power remotely

By Dawn DeMeo Photography

from Groton, MA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

  • Pricey

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Sports/Action
  • Weddings/Events

Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

I love my PocketWizards. Even though I've switched from speedlights to studio strobes, I love the convenience of being able to not only trigger my lights remotely, but also to control the power remotely using either the AC3 zone controller or the built in functionality of my Sekonic L-478DR. If that were possible on their other triggers I'd be content, unfortunately this is the only way. I have no need for the ControlTL functionality, although it's nice to have for some. So I feel like I'm paying extra for a feature I don't use. That plus the the need to get an extra adapter to connect it to my strobes is why I knocked off 1 star.

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  • No

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4.0

Pocket wizard for Nikon

By Piperdon96

from Connecticut

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

    I purchased the T55 for use with multiple Nikon flash units that I can control from the master.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Does the job!

    By FotoGraffer

    from Baton Rouge

    Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

    Easy to pair with the TT1 even for an amateur like me.

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    5.0

    Almost Perfect

    By Ari

    from Spring Valley, NY

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

        This slave is reliable and rugged. Fires immediately and gives a nice, accurate TTL exposure. I've had this thing drop and it just shrugs. One thing I do want to alert everyone to is that if you're using this for a long and vigorous shoot, it can work its way off your camera's shoe and drop the flash. Yeah, that happened a couple times. Now, I'm vigilant. I was thinking about giving it just four stars for that, but I'm in a good mood.

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        • No

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        4.0

        It works*

        By Kenneth CMP

        from Columbia, SC

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Pack
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Difficult to Use

        Best Uses

        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

        I use these mostly with my Nikon Speedlights and they work perfect, now. The * is getting them to work how you want them to. The Flex TT5 is very customize-able in how they flash, duration, etc. I have a few different bodies and they work different with each body. So I stick to using them with D610 since that is my primary body to shoot with. I have not got them to work with my AB800 consistently. I gave them 4 stars because this is my 3rd one. On location with my speedlights they rock!!! You can place your speedlight and control it from the camera no matter the distance or if you are in bright light. I shoot on the beach in summer time so they work perfect vs the IR built in. I would also recommend them if you need to place a remote flash somewhere. During weddings I may place one in the balcony and I can control from anywhere in the church.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Love these units

        By Rossi

        from Texas

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Pack
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

          These make shooting flash off camera so much easier. Ideally these are matched with a Sekonic Light Meter. In any respect these are quality.

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          • No

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          5.0

          What a TREAT

          By Les Tension

          from Frozen Tundra, WI

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Pack
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

            for off-camera fill flash and lighting impossibly difficult areas

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            • No

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            5.0

            FlexTT5 Transceiver for Nikon

            By Shooter

            from Bwk GA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Pack
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

            I plan on using this product for shooting weddings. I have only started testing it and so far is has done everything that PocketWizard said it would do. PocketWizard had a good video on how to set it up which had me up and running in no time.

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            • No

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            5.0

            As Advertised

            By RH2

            from Oak Park, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Sports/Action

            Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

            Simple to operate and reliable with consistent predictable results.From portrait work to high-speed sync for action shots, expectations are always met.Off-camera flash and the PocketWizard system are essential and highly recommended.

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            • No

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            5.0

            FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave Nikon

            By mkarbon

            from Ossining NY

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

              Great piece of equipment - makes doing changes to lighting setup much simpler with speedlights

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              • No

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              5.0

              Reliable and Easy to Use

              By Jackie Kane

              from Pennsylvania

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Architectural photography
                • Beach photography
                • Family Photos
                • Interiorarchitectural
                • Interiorarchitecture
                • Interior Architecture
                • Product photography
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

                This system is super easy to use, just be sure to read the instructions to update the Firmware prior to the first use (very easy) and NOTE the ORDER in which everything much be switched on for the units to properly function. Basically it's POWER ON from the TOP DOWN: Flash, then "radio," then camera.All of this is outlined on the PocketWizard site QUICK GUIDE if you choose to check it out in advance, along with other easy to understand, informative details. The PocketWizard FlexTT5 Tranceiver and Mini TT1 Transmitter are everything they are advertised to be. Designed specifically for Nikon (there is a Canon version as well), they are compact in size, easy to use and the remote activation will transform your flash photography. I did a great deal of research to find the right transmitter and receiver for my Nikon D90, D600 and SB-910 & SB-700 flash units. This was the right choice. There are less expensive models out there but I am 100% pleased with this Pocket Wizard system and feel it was well worth the price.

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                • No

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                1.0

                Great idea bad product

                By Bitpimps

                from USA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Bulky
                • Highly Likely To Misfire
                • Overpriced
                • Requires Pc To Configure
                • Tempermental

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

                I deployed to a very hot and humid remote jungle location recently with some other photographers, to do some swimwear shots and the triggers I chose were these. These were my very first wireless triggers, I was super excited to have a chance to put them into action. The first day it was great, they fired with no effort from 10-20 feet away. The following days they increasingly misfired despite changing channels and swapping batteries, by the end I was experiencing 60+ percent failures to trigger my studio head from as close as 2-3 feet.I borrowed a friend's Paul Buff triggers, never misfired, not even once. People who were using Profoto also commented they had no issues either.When you pay 3k+ just to be at a tropical location to take photos of some of the most beautiful women in the world and your lights don't fire, that's an automatic deal breaker. I had backup units, and even those had similar problems. Needless to say I was pretty angry.I am now looking into alternatives, Phottix/Profoto/Elinchrom/P-buff etc. I will not buy any more P.W. products, money is time and I dont have enough of either to deal with products that aren't reliable.The studio head worked fine, the battery system I used did as well, but the triggers were no good.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Flash placement freedom

                By Photog 25

                from NJ

                Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

                Gives me a lot of freedom when placing speed lights

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                5.0

                wireless manual power control

                By NikonPilot

                from USA

                Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

                The TT5 is great as I can adjust manual flash settings
                at the camera.
                The TT5 Nikonon camera allows me to fire the camera with flash with the PockWizard enabled Sekonic light meter.

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                4.0

                Reliable and easy to use

                By Patrick

                from Westland, MI

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Pack
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Portraits
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

                  I use this transceiver mounted on top of my monopod placing the speed light in the hot shoe of the transceiver. This allows me to have my assistant put the light wherever I need it. The only reason I gave it 4 stars was because pairing the device with the Mini TT1 needs to be done in a certain order and sometimes it takes a few attempts. Other than than that, it worked every time and consistently no matter where I put it.

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                  5.0

                  Wireless Manual Power Control

                  By NikonPilot

                  from USA

                  Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

                  Wireless Manual Power Control flash is the best way to shoot and with the TT5 and AC3 on camera, manual flash power
                  can be adjusted at the camera.
                  There's no need to stress when manual power needs changing. No need to hike around to all of the lights.
                  And with the TT5 on camera, the camera and lights can be triggered together with a Sekonic Light Meter.

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                  5.0

                  Flexible

                  By CTM Photo

                  from Sugar Land, TX

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Pack
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

                    Great product that can be used with both Nikon Speedlights as well as Bowens monolights.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Very fancy but sometimes difficult

                    By Bitpimps

                    from USA

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Pack
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • Difficult to Use

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Paul Buff Lights
                    • Speed Lights
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Studio Glamour Shots
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

                    These work great when they are setup correctly i'm finding, the challenge is setting them up correctly.
                    The setup is their major caveat.

                    Pros:
                    Control TL power tracking is fantastic and makes it simple to do quick automated snaps of product photos with off camera flash.
                    Uses commonly available rechargeable batteries like the wonderful Eneloope that BH stocks.

                    Cons:
                    Some if not all speed lights do not work in full Auto mode (Sb-910 is unresponsive in any other mode than plain TTL or manual.)
                    Paul buff lights are wonderful with these, but you can't use the P-buff controller with these. PW does not have a decent controller (I dislike the AC3).

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Works great

                    By Milan

                    from North Arlington, NJ

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

                      No problems with my Nikon D-800. Works as if the flash was on the camera body. To take full advantage of this product you should get the AC-3 zone controller. No misfires so far. Does the HSS over 1/250s. I'm triggering with the Mini TT1.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great product

                      By Gdh

                      from Va

                      Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

                      I bought it to go along with my speed light

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