PocketWizard PowerMC2 Receiver Module

BH #WIPWPMC2 • MFR #10267
PocketWizard
PocketWizard PowerMC2 Receiver Module
Key Features
  • Compatible with FCC Compliant Items Only
  • For Paul C. Buff Einstein E640 Flash
  • Compatible with Any PocketWizard Radio
  • Enables Remote Power Control
The PocketWizard PowerMC2 Receiver Module works with the Einstein E640 flash unit to provide wireless power control using ControlTL technology. The module plugs directly into the flash and operates remotely with either a MiniTT1 or FlexTT5 for adjustment of power settings via flash exposure compensation in-camera, however it will act as a simple trigger with any PocketWizard radio.
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PocketWizard PowerMC2 Overview

The PocketWizard PowerMC2 Receiver Module works with the Einstein E640 flash unit to provide wireless power control using ControlTL technology. The module plugs directly into the flash and operates remotely with either a MiniTT1 or FlexTT5 for adjustment of power settings via flash exposure compensation in-camera, however it will act as a simple trigger with any PocketWizard radio.

The ControlTL firmware is programmable and upgradeable as well as offering a wide variety of additional features. One of these functions is ZoneControl, which works with AC3 ZoneController or MultiMAX radio for controlling up to three zones of light. Also, it has PowerTracking and HyperSync for even more control and it is designed to receive its power from the attached flash unit.

This item is FCC compliant and can only be used with corresponding USA FCC compliant models. Using this item outside of the United States may be illegal. B&H is not responsible for any fines, fees, or penalties that may come from inappropriate spectrum usage.
Manual Power Control allows you to adjust power of the flash through either Flash Exposure Compensation in-camera or through an AC3 ZoneController radio for zone power control
ZoneControl works with AC3 ZoneController or MultiMAX radio to control up to three zones: A, B, and C
PowerTracking automatically compensates power settings based on changes in ISO, aperture, or flash exposure compensation in Auto mode
HyperSync allows users to reach faster sync speed with full power flashes
USB port allows for connection to program the channel and zone as well as power settings, modeling light settings, and beep options. It also allows the unit to be upgraded
UPC: 893577001774

PocketWizard PowerMC2 Specs

Wireless
Channels52.0
Groups3 (A, B, C)
Radio Frequency340 to 354 MHz
Connectivity
Ports1 x Mini-USB
Environmental
Operating Temperature5 to 120°F / -15 to 49°C
Storage Temperature22 to 85°F / -6 to 29°C
Physical
DimensionsReceiver: 4.7 x 1.3 x 0.4" / 11.8 x 3.3 x 1.1 cm
Weight0.8 oz / 22 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.4 x 2.6 x 1.1"
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Hello, do you have the PocketWizard PowerMC2 using the Frequency version that is CE 433.42 - 434.42 MHz ? Because my PocketWizard TT1 and TT5 is adopting the Frequency CE 433.42 - 434.42 MHz ?
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Asked by: Greg
Yes, you can set the PowerMC2 to wake up the Einstein if you use a MiniTT1, FlexTT5, or FlexTT6 on your camera as the transmitter. You can also have the PowerMC2 allow the flash to hibernate after a specific period of inactivity from the transmitter.
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Has anyone managed to sync their Einstein strobes at greater than 1/250s using the PowerMC2 on the Einstein and MiniTT1 transmitter and AC3 Zone Controller on their Nikon D700 or D800 cameras? I can't figure out how to make the HyperSync work with this combination.
Asked by: Anonymous
HyperSync results vary by camera and flash. For the Einstein, you need to set the flash to full power and it needs to be in color mode. If you have trouble with your specific setup, you can check the PocketWizard Wiki and/or contact PocketWizard directly for help. Both of those cameras should be able to sync over 1/250 in HyperSync with an Einstein.
Answered by: PocketWizard Expert
Date published: 2020-01-16

Can this be triggered by PocketWizard Plus II?

Can this be triggered by PocketWizard Plus II?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, it can, with the Legacy firmware installed on the PowerMC2. The Channel needs to be set to Standard Channels in the Einstein's menu. (for example, CH01 and not CTL01)
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When I tried to buy some of these 3 months ago they had been recalled and were unavailable anywhere. Have the problems been fixed?
Asked by: Anonymous
To our knowledge, the previous issues with the PowerMC2 module have been resolved.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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I need to freeze action (mountain bikers) in daylight using the sun as backlight and the flash to fill the shadows. From what I have been reading, this will only work at full power, which isn't necessarily an issue, since I'll be out doors I can move the light further or closer to my subject. Is this the best solution for my canon 6D (I know it's not the best for sports but it's what I've got) and pcbuf einstein combo? Right now, it's the cheapest option, besides buying a mirrorless or one of those expensive profoto all in one dealys.
Asked by: Gabe W.
The Einstein unit has two modes. Color and Active with the active allowing you to shoot up to 1/2000. This should be fast enough to stop your bike. This is directly from the Paul Buff website:Two distinct operation modes are available from the rear panel: the Constant Color mode and the Action mode. In Constant Color mode, the emitted color temperature is held constant at 5600K (+/- 50K at any power setting or input voltage). The flash duration ranges from 1/540 second (t.1) at full power to 1/1700 second (t.1) at half power to 1/9,000 second (t.1) at the lowest power setting. In Action mode, the flash duration is minimized for maximum action stopping capability where absolute color consistency is secondary to motion freezing. At half power in Action mode, the flash duration is approximately 1/2000 second (t.1) and the color temperature is approximately 5750 K. In this mode, the color temperature rises as power is reduced.
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Date published: 2018-08-25

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