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PocketWizard AC3 ZoneController for Canon DSLR

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PocketWizard
PocketWizard AC3 ZoneController for Canon DSLR
Key Features
  • 3 Independent Zones of Flash Control
  • 6 Stops of Flash Control in 1/3rd Stops
  • Works in PowerTracking/E-TTL II & Manual
  • Turn Zones On and Off Remotely
When you add the Pocket Wizard AC3 ZoneController for Canon to your on-camera MiniTT1 Transmitter or FlexTT5 Transceiver, you instantly have three zones of flash control. Whether in E-TTL II or Manual mode, you have control over all your flashes from your camera position. Put your flashes wherever you want, without worrying about having to access them during a shoot. 

Three clearly labeled dials let you increase or decrease power to three zones of flash in 1/3-stop increments--with a range of up to six stops. Three switches allow you to change zones between Manual, Auto (PowerTracking/E-TTL II) or OFF. Best of all, the design is simple to use, with an intuitive interface. When matched with the PowerST4 or AC9 AlienBees Adapter, you can now control ElinchromRX1, White Lightning2 and AlienBees2 flashes right from the camera's position.

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PocketWizard AC3 Overview

When you add the Pocket Wizard AC3 ZoneController for Canon to your on-camera MiniTT1 Transmitter or FlexTT5 Transceiver, you instantly have three zones of flash control. Whether in E-TTL II or Manual mode, you have control over all your flashes from your camera position. Put your flashes wherever you want, without worrying about having to access them during a shoot. 

Three clearly labeled dials let you increase or decrease power to three zones of flash in 1/3-stop increments--with a range of up to six stops. Three switches allow you to change zones between Manual, Auto (PowerTracking/E-TTL II) or OFF. Best of all, the design is simple to use, with an intuitive interface. When matched with the PowerST4 or AC9 AlienBees Adapter, you can now control ElinchromRX1, White Lightning2 and AlienBees2 flashes right from the camera's position.

The AC3 requires firmware version 5.10 (or later) be installed on paired MiniTT1's and FlexTT5's.

Three independent zones of flash control
6 stops of flash control in 1/3rd stop increments
Works in PowerTracking/E-TTL II or Manual mode
Turn zones on and off remotely
Put your flashes where you want, without worrying about accessing them during a shoot
UPC: 893577001699

PocketWizard AC3 Specs

MountingHot shoe
Status IndicatorLED: Green status indicator
Operating TemperatureAbove 5°F (-15°C) and below 120°F (50°C)
Storage TemperatureAbove 22°F (-30°C) and below 185°F (85°C)
PowerReceives power from MiniTT1 Transmitter or FlexTT5 Pocket Wizard
Dimensions2 x 1.7 x 0.9" (5 x 4.2 x 2.1 cm)
Weight0.82 oz (23.25 g)
RequirementsMiniTT1 Transmitter or FlexTT5 Transceiver with firmware version 5.10 (or later) needed as a host
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.16 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.35 x 4.35 x 1.8"

PocketWizard AC3 Reviews

The easy way to control lights

By Edmundo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-14

Just the easiest way to control your lighting. Works every time whether you are using speed lights or studio lights like Paul c Buffs Products.

Useless with older canon flash units

By Jim simi pro protrait photographer
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2015-06-04

Unless you have a latter 580exII don't buy this unit. It only works with the newer flash units. I guess I should have read that before buying it last year. I wish I had all the money I have spent on pocket wizard and radio poppers units, I could easily get a new set of canon flashes with the radios built right in. Oh well!

AC3 ZoneController

By 427accobra
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-03-15

I am pleased with the purchase of the MiniTT1, FlexTT5 and the AC3. They are easy to use and set-up with the PocketWizard software available on line. Within a few hours I had them controlling two different flash units. If you have a Sekonic L-478DR the Flex and Mini worked great with the meter and the flash output can be controlled right from the meter from full power to 1/64 power. Controlling the power from the meter is great for portraits photography. The only thing to be careful of is to make sure that your camera is listed as one that they communicate with. I have a Canon 5D Mark II.

Brilliant device

By swertz
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-02-02

This product makes it so unbelievably easy to adjust your light without disturbing your shoot. You can go along with your subject and shoot and keep them loose and comfortable without having to fidget with your lights.

Must have!

By vinniec
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-11-03

The AC3 makes adjustments incredibly easy. I can't imagine shooting without it. Just turn the wheel and get right back to shooting. It allows for speed and creativity.

Flash Control

By therealmccoyphoto
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-09-17

++ for remote flash control great for field and studio use.

I would buy it again. I trust Pocketwizard brand name.

By Brandon
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2017-05-11

It looks to work pretty good. I need more time to evaluate this product

Cool when I could see it and wasn't bumping settings

By Jeffrey
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2016-10-28

PocketWizards were extremely hit or miss with my Canon system. My buddy also shoots weddings with me on Nikon and has these and it seems much more reliable. If you're a Canon shooter, the new RT system built in just about fixes all the issues I have with the AC3 which are as follows: (1) Impossible to see at night. Not illuminated, no glowing numerals. (2) Extremely easy to accidentally bump your settings due to the wheels being on the sides. In the fray of a wedding, it's really easy to draw my camera up my side and have it change my lighting by a stop or two! (3) Relativistic reference system made it difficult for me to quickly comprehend what my power levels and ratios were. Instead of 1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, etc. this uses a system of -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3. They aren't even marked as + or - though, they are black and white. I never could wrap my brain around that, and still cannot remember if black was + or -. (4) I could not access 1/128 power using this. You have to go to the back of the flash and manually put that in defeating the entire purpose of changing it from your camera. (5) The killer. My PocketWizards were incompatible with most third party speedlites AND the new 600EX-RT II. Done. Bought the Canon transmitter at a premium and am much happier.

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question

will this work with the plus x pocket wizard attached to the flash?
Asked by: cindy
This controller is only for use with the Pocket Wizard Flex TT5 when used as a transmitter on the camera and when another Flex TT5 is attached to a compatible flash unit.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Does this work with a Canon 5D Mark 111?
Asked by: Cheri
As long as you have a MiniTT1, FlexTT5, or FlexTT6 on the camera, you can use the AC3 to adjust power to remote flashes with ControlTL receivers, like FlexTT5 or FlexTT6 radios.
Answered by: PocketWizard Expert
Date published: 2019-01-08

question

Will this work with the Canon 600EX II-RT?
Asked by: MARK
This controller can work with the Canon 600EX II RT when it is equipped with the PocketWizard FlexTT6 Transceiver for Canon B&H # WIFLEXTT6C and when the another TT6 unit is on the camera.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Does this product work with Profoto D1 1000 strobes? Thank you!
Asked by: Anonymous
No the Zone Controller is not compatible with Profoto lights. At this time they are only compatible with Canon and Nikon flashes, and select Elinchrom and Paul Buff lights.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Will this work with PocketWizard Flex TT6?
Asked by: Nick F.
Yes, it is fully compatible.
Answered by: PocketWizard Expert
Date published: 2019-01-08

question

Will this work with the PocketWizard PlusX alone or when used with PocketWizard MiniTT1 Radio Slave Transmitter for Canon?
Asked by: Kelly Ann
Kurt L is correct. But keep in mind if you want to adjust power to your flash, you need to use a ControlTL receiver, like a FlexTT5, FlexTT6, PowerST4, or PowerMC2. The transmitting radio can trigger a PlusX connected to a strobe as well as the remote FlexTT5s. You cannot use the AC3 to turn the a PlusX's flash on or off, as the PlusX does not have Zones, it will always fire. With a Plus III, you can use the AC3 to turn the flash on or off.
Answered by: PocketWizard Expert
Date published: 2019-01-09

question

Will this work with Canon 580EX (not EXII)?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes.
Answered by: Vi L.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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