PocketWizard AC5 RF Soft Shield for FlexTT5

PocketWizard AC5 RF Soft Shield for FlexTT5

PocketWizard AC5 RF Soft Shield for FlexTT5

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PocketWizard AC5 RF Soft Shield for FlexTT5

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The PocketWizard AC5 RF Soft Shield for FlexTT5 is an enhancement for the FlexTT5 (340-354 MHz FCC models) radio transceiver when used with the Canon 430EX, 580EX and 580EX II Speedlites--the AC5 reduces radio frequency interference which can limit the performance of the FlexTT5. The AC5 provides a simple, elegant solution this situation.

For FlexTT5 Transceiver (340-354 MHz FCC models) when used with the Canon 430EX, 580EX or 580EX II Speedlite
UPC: 893577001682
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Package Weight 0.13 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.3 x 4.3 x 1.5"

PocketWizard AC5 reviews

AC5 RF Soft Shield for FlexTT5 is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Works but... I purchased these to solve the infamous problem of the Canon 580EX II and Pocket Wizard problem. Basically they work as described but: 1. The covers don't do a great job of letting heat out which worries me - but has not ruined any of my units 2. The covers interfere with making changes to the flash, including tilting the heads. The design of this product seems to assume that you will always use the Pocket Wizard in ETTL mode, but this is not always the case. I now keep these as a backup when or if I start to encounter serious problems with distance. I'm not sure why the shield can be built into the unit themselves.
Date published: 2013-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is a bandage! but increases range After the utter disappointment in the TT5 lack of range with the Canon 580EXII I purchased these separetly (I believe they are now included with the purchase of the TT5) They are well sewn and fit the flash well - not too baggy or tight. They did increase the range but I have not tested extensively yet to find the maximum range.
Date published: 2010-12-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Better than the hard plastic shields For a product that is so deeply flawed as the TTL Pocket Wizard products are (when paired with the Canon flash units), the soft shield works OK. Unlike the hard plastic shields, which render the flash almost useless (you can't pivot the head), at least with these, I can use the flash units in a soft box, or on a stand. I have not given up all hope; if Canon will fix the next generation of flash units not to emit RF that disables the Pocket Wizard, then life will be OK. Note to Nikon users... this is not a problem that affects Nikon strobes, you lucky dogs! If I had it all to do again, I would not buy the TTL Pocket Wizards, but continue to use the traditional Pocket Wizards, which always worked fine.
Date published: 2011-12-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Didn't need it I made the mistake of not reading the Flex TT5 information carefully enough--a Softshield is included in the box so I did not have to buy this seperately (my bad!)--have returned to B&H. That said, my 580EX II worked fine with my PWs both with and without the Softshield, more testing at longer ranges is needed to see if this really makes a difference.
Date published: 2011-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gotta have!! We use two Canon 580EX II flash units when shooting outdoors. Before using the soft shield, we use to get inconsistent performance out of the flash units with the TT5 PWs. Now the performance is flawless. Wish we didn't take so long to purchase these babies.
Date published: 2011-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GOOD BY INFRARED INTERFERANCE THIS IS AN AMAIZING PRODUCT IT TOOK CARE OF ALL MY NOT FIRING FLASH PROBLEMS EVEN THOSE PROBLEMS THAT I THOUGHT WERE OF MY OWN DOING.
Date published: 2011-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Was skeptical but it works! I've been experiencing severe range issues with my PocketWizard FlexTT5s. Added the RF Soft Shield and those problems disappeared.
Date published: 2011-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have if you own 580EX II and TT5 this baby solves all your triggering problems among tt5 and EOS 580EX II
Date published: 2011-04-27
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