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PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Canon E-TTL II System

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PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Canon E-TTL II System
Key Features
  • Combination Transmitter/Receiver
  • High Speed Sync up to 1/8000th Sec.
  • On-Camera Hot Shoe
  • Triggers Flash or Camera
The PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave is part of an ultra-versatile radio slave system, and is dedicated specifically to the Canon E-TTL II flash control system. It simply slides directly into the camera's hot shoe, and there are no special settings to make or modes to call up. Use the camera, on-camera flash, or flash commander controls for flash compensation, zone and ratio control. It supports single or multiple dedicated flash units.

The FlexTT5 is the ideal addition to most Canon E-TTL II flash system. Since this system works on digital radio technology, it can support E-TTL operation around corners, out-of-sight, or in bright sunlight.

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PocketWizard FlexTT5 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 22 Channel Settings + Learn Mode
  • 3HyperSync & High-Speed Sync Technology
  • 4Built-In Hot Shoe, Use with Any Flash
  • 5Built-in Hot Shoe
  • 6Camera/Flash Ports
  • 7Reverse Compatible + Basic Triggering
  • 8Remote Camera Triggering/Relay Mode
  • 9Low-Profile Design
  • 10Configurable and Upgradeable
  • 11<b>Important Information</b>

The PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave is part of an ultra-versatile radio slave system, and is dedicated specifically to the Canon E-TTL II flash control system. It simply slides directly into the camera's hot shoe, and there are no special settings to make or modes to call up. Use the camera, on-camera flash, or flash commander controls for flash compensation, zone and ratio control. It supports single or multiple dedicated flash units.

The FlexTT5 is the ideal addition to most Canon E-TTL II flash system. Since this system works on digital radio technology, it can support E-TTL operation around corners, out-of-sight, or in bright sunlight.

The FlexTT5 is a "Transceiver", meaning it can be used either as a transmitter when placed into the camera's hot shoe in combination with another FlexTT5 unit on the flash end, or as a receiver with a MiniTT1 transmitter-only unit placed on the camera's hot shoe.

2 Channel Settings + Learn Mode
Out of the box, the FlexTT5 is programmed for PocketWizard channels 1 and 2. Each setting can also be programmed to transmit and receive any of 20 ControlTL channels for TTL photography and/or 32 standard channels for manual flash photography. The FlexTT5 Transceiver also has a three-zone selector switch which integrates with Canon zones and ratios. The Learn Mode enables programming channels in the field with other PocketWizard radios.
HyperSync & High-Speed Sync Technology
Enables X-sync speeds of up to 1/8000 with full-power flash. High-Speed Sync provides auto flash with the camera's shutter speed setting, up to 1/8000th. Unique programming optimizes HSS for better operation and more shots per set of batteries.
Built-In Hot Shoe, Use with Any Flash
Features a hot shoe on the top, so that you can still mount a flash unit directly onto the camera. This allows you to combine your remote flash with the on-camera flash, or use the on-camera flash for additional E-TTL II control only. Hot shoe contacts automatically detect dedicated ETTL or simple hot shoe flash.
Built-in Hot Shoe
Features a hot shoe on the top, so that you can still mount a flash unit directly onto the camera. This allows you to combine your remote flash with the on-camera flash, or use the on-camera flash for additional E-TTL II control only.
Camera/Flash Ports
The FlexTT5 Transceiver has two plug-in ports for use with remote Canon E-TTL II cameras or other non-TTL flash units. Camera remote triggering requires use of a camera-specific ACC-type cable.
Reverse Compatible + Basic Triggering
Operates on the same channels as all other PocketWizards to work with any unit you may already have. Basic Triggering mode enables standard use with virtually any hot-shoe camera.
Remote Camera Triggering/Relay Mode
This mode can be used to trigger a camera remotely and requires use of a camera-specific ACC-type cable. Auto Relay Mode allows you to trigger a remote camera in sync with a remote flash.
Low-Profile Design
The FlexTT5 lies flat to stay out of the way and uses a flip-up antenna for additional range when needed.
Configurable and Upgradeable
The FlexTT5 features a mini-USB port, which makes it upgradeable and "future-proof" for continuous improvements and compatibility upgrades. The included PocketWizard Utility software allows you to select custom settings through the USB connection and to set it to use specific channels used by other Pocked Wizard units.
<b>Important Information</b>
  • Units sold in USA use 344.0 MHz for channels 1-16, and 346.5-354.0 MHz for channels 17-32
  • Units sold in Europe use 433.62 MHz for channels 1-16, and 434.22 for channels 17-32
  • USA and Euro models do not work together and USA models purchased by overseas customers do not include a warranty
  • USA models are not approved outside of the USA and may interfere with devices in Europe
  • While the FlexTT5 works ideally upon many older Canon flashes, the 580EX, 580EX II, and 430EX emit strong RF noise across the PocketWizard's frequency range, and this significantly reduces out-of-box range performance of the FlexTT5 Transceiver. In PocketWizard's research, the interference from the flash varies wildly from sample to sample. They can only guarantee that the flash will work to ~30' (~10m) in all conditions.
  • PocketWizard FlexTT5 Specs

    TTL Compatible
    E-TTL, E-TTL II
    # Of Channels
    52 Channels over 26 Frequencies
    Antenna
    2.8" (7.1cm) rubberized with 180° swing
    Maximum Range
    Working Range:
    Up to 800' (240 m) for E-TTL triggering
    Up to 1200' (365 m) for standard triggering
    Mounting
    Hot-shoe, 1/4"-20 socket, lanyard
    Ports
    1/8" (3.5mm) stereo miniphone (f/camera triggering)
    1/8" (3.5mm) mono miniphone (flash operation)
    Power Requirements
    2x AA batteries
    Battery Life
    60 hours (flash)
    200 hours (camera "awake time")
    Dimensions
    3.6 x 2.8 x 1.4" (9.2 x 7.1 x 3.6cm) LxWxH
    Weight
    5.4 oz (153g) [w/o batteries]
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight
    0.88 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
    5.5 x 5.4 x 2.1"

    PocketWizard FlexTT5 Reviews

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    question

    Can I put the interfit s1 transmitter in the hot-shoe of the FlexTT5?
    Asked by: Maria
    I have a Elinchrom EL-Skyport HS and it will not communicate with it on the pocket wizard FlexTT5they both do the same thing but the Skyport will not get the signal thought the hot shoe but the TT5 will fire just fine
    Answered by: Hector M.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    If i use a pair of flextt5, one for the camera and the other for one monolight, but with 2 others slave monolights, they will work in highsync with only one flextt5 at the main monolight?
    Asked by: Felipe T.
    I believe that would be up to the slave function of your monolights, as opposed to the actual TT5. The TT5 will certainly trigger your master, so as long as the slaves obey the master, there should be no problem. More TT5 units would provide better reliability and control, as you can group the lights and control the groups separately.I recommend the MiniTT1 on the camera as opposed to the TT5. It's smaller, lighter, cheaper, and effective.
    Answered by: Brett G.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    Is this compatible with the Canon 5D Mark IV?
    Asked by: Vicki N.
    I use the 5DSR but I am sure that it can work since all the Canon 5D cameras use the same hot shoe contacts, update the firmware, and to be sure ask the guys from Pocket wizard
    Answered by: Ricardo E.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    I currently use a pair of PW PlusX to sync my Canon 1Ds3 to Profoto Acute2 and Profoto Compact monolight. I'd like to utilize higher sync speeds and do not need TTL, just manual settings. Do I need just one FlexTT5 to go with my PlusX or do I need a pair?
    Asked by: Tony
    You will need the PW MiniTT1 or a FlexTT5 for the camera and two TT5's for your lights, once you setup the TT1 or TT5 (on camera) &amp; TT5 on your lights you will be able to do the HSS. TTL works good &amp; manual is just as good in the right settings. Hope this works for you.
    Answered by: OFC I.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    It says the Flex TT5 unit does not work well with the canon 580 flash and the distance may be limited to around 30'. I was thinking of getting two of these units to start with.What is a better option that will still allow full use of the TTL capability?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    I usually found that it was my mistake in turning them on in the sequence you have to follow for correct operation. These devices are not for an easy switch from natural light to strobe. Once they turn off you then have turn everything on is a specific sequence. Since I Love natural light and strobe it was a terrible experience. If you are a studio and only use strobe they are perfect
    Answered by: Jessica P.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    I want to ask if The Flex TT5 can work with my Pocketwizard Plus ii and my Bowens 500 monolight ?
    Asked by: EVYATAR
    I don't know I use mine with the Mini TTI and Canon speedlites only
    Answered by: Sandy B.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    If i am looking at doing highspeed sync manual flash, using 2 flashes, is my assumption correct in that i need 2 flextt5 (one for each flash) and a tt1 transmitter for my camera? (5d3, canon flashes)
    Asked by: Pierre B.
    Yes, that is absolutely correct!
    Answered by: Charlotte P.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    If I mount the MiniTT1 on my Canon 7D Mk II and mount my Canon 430 EX II on the FlexTT5, I assume I would be able to trigger the flash in E-TTL mode. If I want to manually control the flash output instead of using E-TTL, will I be able to control the flash output from the camera or will I have to adjust from the menu on the flash itself?
    Asked by: Cynthia L.
    I cannot say for sure regarding the 430, I only have 580 + 600 flashes. Either way I have found the ac3 a much easier / faster way to control flash output as you don't have to scroll through any settings or menus.
    Answered by: Chris R.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
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