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 Friday, January 12, 2018
From PocketWizard:
 
MultiMAX II Beta Firmware v.8.117 Notes: Firmware Version 8.117 has been developed primarily for Sony cameras used in remote camera situations. This firmware adds a new set of functions to the Contact Menu under Basic Settings.
 
The path to the setting is: Menu button press -> B button press -> A button press -> B button press to toggle between the default All Time 1/2 press to Manual 1/2 Press.
 
All Time 1/2 Press: This function allows you to enable a constant half press on a remote camera. You can engage the half press by selecting the zone set for the receiving MultiMAX II on your transmitting MultiMAX II. Deselecting the zone with also disengage the half press on the receiving radio. Most photographers use this setting so that their remote camera stays in autofocus mode.
 
This is the default setting.
 
Manual 1/2 Press: This function allows you an activate half press on the remote camera with radio attached by a remote triggering cable with either a MultiMAX II or Plus III as the receiver when your on-camera radio is also half pressed.
 
Manual 1/2 Press is recommended for use when using a Sony camera as your remote camera.
 
IMPORTANT: This firmware upgrade requires the PocketWizard Utility. Upgrade to the latest Utility first, then upgrade your radios’ firmware. When updating firmware, be sure to update all of your radios to the latest version. Your radios will only operate as expected when all units are using the latest firmware.
 
Note: Previously used settings may not be automatically reloaded after installing new firmware. Make sure to record any important settings before upgrading.
 
Download: PocketWizard Utility
 
B&H carries the PocketWizard MultiMAX II Transceiver.
Post Date: 1/12/2018 5:09:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, July 13, 2017
From LPA Design:
 
More timing features, same great reliability, all at a lower price.
 
So. Burlington, VT – July 13, 2017 – LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, the global leader in reliable wireless control of cameras, flash lighting and light meters, announces the MultiMAX II and the return of unique timing features that only PocketWizard technology provides. Whether you are a sports, wildlife or wedding photographer, you will be happy to learn that the most powerfully-featured wireless radio on the planet, the PocketWizard MultiMAX, is back and fully compatible with all other PocketWizard radios.
 
Building on the legendary MultiMAX, the MultiMAX II takes its place as the most versatile, reliable and predictably compatible radio on the market. For the past 16 years, the MultiMAX has helped capture amazing images, many of which have landed on magazine covers throughout the world. MultiMAX Transceivers continue to be found in frequency crowded environments triggering arena flashes or remote cameras behind soccer goals, hockey nets, basketball nets, horse jumps, bull chutes, and the finish line of major International Track and Field events.
 
After a brief hiatus, the MultiMAX II returns with new features including 20 ControlTL channels, Manual Power Control and an improved blue backlit LCD which provides better contrast for improved viewing in dimly lit studios or on-site locations. The key pad is brighter too, allowing photographers to easily change settings on the fly. Its 344 MHz frequency sets it apart from 2.4 GHz noise in crowded venues.
 
“The MultiMAX II continues to provide incredible features that professional photographers have come to rely on. It has a whole suite of built-in tools designed for the demanding sports shooter like Patterns, programmable delays, and a settable contact time. The MultiMAX II is also Custom ID ready. Photographers can create incredible depth of field or stroboscopic effects with Multi-pop, give rear curtain sync to any camera, and even synchronize multiple cameras together, states Patrick Clow, Technical Support and Customer Service Manager.
 
The MultiMAX II has a total of 52 channels: 32 Standard Channels and 20 ControlTL Channels. Photographers can creatively control groups of lights or cameras allowing them to work in crowded venues or with multiple flash set-ups. And now with Power Control, photographers can remotely adjust the manual power settings of ControlTL compatible radios and flashes in up to three zones with as many flashes in each group as you want.
 
“Professional photographers have clamored for years to bring back the MultiMAX. We listened and we responded by making a great radio even better and offering it at a lower price. The MultiMAX II Transceiver is and remains the only radio on the market that performs special PocketWizard features including Infinite Intervalometer, SpeedCycler and Ultra Long Range. It is the most reliable Transceiver on the market for capturing life’s most amazing moments, states Karen Marshall, CEO of LPA Design.
 
The MultiMAX II will be available at retail and on line in the US and Canada starting July 17, 2017. The retail price will be $229.00 USD in the US and $309.00 CAD in Canada.
 
B&H carries PocketWizard transceivers.
Post Date: 7/13/2017 9:08:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, June 8, 2017
So. Burlington, VT – June 7, 2017: LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, the global leader in reliable wireless control of cameras, flash lighting and light meters, announces today a new update to its ControlTL firmware for Nikon MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radios. Firmware version 3.900 for Nikon includes compatibility with the Nikon D5, D500, D7200 and D5500 DSLR cameras as well as compatibility with the Nikon SB-5000 Speedlight.
 
Any current owner of the MiniTT1 or FlexTT5 for Nikon can easily install this version via USB and update for free using the PocketWizard Utility.
 
With Nikon firmware version 3.9, Nikon FlexTT5 radios can now have custom IDs installed. Please contact us at info@pocketwizard.com if you are interested in having Custom IDs installed on your Nikon FlexTT5s. The new Nikon firmware also addresses minor bug fixes including improved HyperSync and Auto FP / High Speed Sync performance with the D750.
 
For the complete release notes, please click here.
 
To update your MiniTT1 or FlexTT5 to firmware version 3.9, click here.
 
B&H carries the PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radio triggers.
Post Date: 6/8/2017 6:14:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, May 31, 2017
So. Burlington, VT – May 30, 2017 – LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, the global leader in reliable wireless control of cameras, flash lighting and light meters, announces the new FlexTT6 Transceiver for Canon – the latest in PocketWizard’s flagship TTL radios. With new under-the-hood technology, it is compatible with the Canon 5D Mark IV, 1D X Mark II, 80D, 77D, T7i and T6 cameras, along with Canon’s 600 EX II-RT and 430 EX III-RT flashes. It is legacy compatible with more than 20 additional Canon cameras and flashes. The FlexTT6 addresses faster camera sensor speeds and is future-proof for next generation camera releases. The new FlexTT6 includes all the features and reliability as the FlexTT5, such as TTL, HSS and PocketWizard’s patented HyperSync technology.
 
“Owners of newer Canon cameras can now access the remarkable wireless TTL technology pioneered and patented by PocketWizard,” comments Karen Marshall, CEO of LPA Design. “Our engineering team was able to conquer the challenges presented by faster camera sensors with this hardware solution.”
 
The FlexTT6 is forward, backward and cross-compatible with the PocketWizard family of wireless radios. This includes compatibility with the FlexTT5 as a receiving radio, as well as the entire line of Plus radios, the MultiMAX, MiniTT1, AC3 ZoneController and Control TL receivers.
 
“We remain focused on the essential value and reliability of the PocketWizard family of wireless gear for our photographers. Add the FlexTT6 to your gear bag, get your flash off your camera and you are ready to shoot with new and older Canon cameras supported by your PocketWizard wireless radios”, said Marshall. “Our customers also tell us that in an increasingly overcrowded 2.4 GHz smart device world that our unique 344 MHz (FCC) and 433 MHz (CE) radios cut through the wireless clutter delivering reliability every shot,” said Patrick Clow, Manager of Customer and Technical Support.
 
Patented HyperSync technology allows photographers to shoot at higher sync speeds, over power the sun, stop action, and control both ambient light and flash at the same time. HSS allows for shooting wide open apertures (up to 1/8000th) in bright sun with speedlites for amazing lighting effects.
 
“At PocketWizard we’re here for one reason, to create and support products that allow you to take your best image every time,” added Clow.
 
The new FlexTT6 for Canon will be available at retail and on line in the US and Canada starting June 8, 2017.
 
B&H has the PocketWizard FlexTT6 for Canon available for preorder.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/31/2017 7:11:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, August 2, 2016
From PocketWizard:
 
Intro: Beta Firmware Version 3.818 addresses compatibility with newer Nikon gear introduced since the launch of ControlTL Firmware version 3.800, and includes some minor improvements.
 
New Key Feature:
 
The following Nikon gear is now supported in this beta firmware release:
 
  • Nikon D5
  • Nikon D500
  • Nikon D7200
  • Nikon D5500
  • Nikon SB-5000 (remote only – see operational consideration)
These cameras will work in the ControlTL system with normal operational considerations. Read more about the general Nikon Operational Considerations on the PocketWizard Wiki.
 
SB-5000 Operational Consideration: The Nikon SB-5000 should only be used as a remote Speedlight on a FlexTT5 (set to TTL, not REMOTE per normal ControlTL operation). We do not recommend using the SB-5000 as a MASTER Speedlight on your camera’s ControlTL radio at this time. It might work as a MASTER on select cameras, but not others. If you use it as MASTER in your setup and it only emits a tiny burst of light at trigger time, it is not compatible. We hope to address this consideration in a future firmware release.
 
D7200/D5500 Operational Consideration: Rear curtain sync mode with these cameras only works with remote flash, not with on camera flash.
 
Other Improvements:
 
  • Nikon FlexTT5 radios can now have Custom IDs installed, regardless of firmware version. Visit this page for more information:
  • As of this date, the latest camera firmware from Nikon has been tested*, including:
    • D5 C:1.10
    • D4S C:1.31
    • D500 C:1.02
    • D7200 C:1.01
    • D5500 C:1.01
    • And others like the Df, D810, D750 etc.
  • Fixed a minor issue regarding the Sekonic RT32-CTL module. You can now use the meter to trigger a remote Speedlight on a FlexTT5 without first having to trigger the remote from a camera.
* Please make sure to update your camera to the latest firmware.
 
To install PocketWizard ControlTL MiniTT1 / FlexTT5 Nikon Beta Firmware v.3.818, you must enable Beta Firmware access.
 
Enabling Beta Firmware
 
How to enable the beta firmware options.
 
  1. To enable access to beta firmware, open the PocketWizard Utility, and navigate down to the blue gear in the bottom left corner of the window.
  2. Navigate over to the "Firmware Updates" tab.
  3. Navigate down to the bottom and check "Yes, I would like to have access to Optional and Beta Test firmware."
  4. Click OK.
  5. Navigate to the Update Tab.
  6. Click "Check for Updates."
For complete details on updating firmware v.3.818, see here.
 
B&H carries PocketWizard products.
Post Date: 8/2/2016 5:57:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, March 7, 2016
From PocketWizard:
 
New Auto-Sensing Transceiver allows photographers to combine on-camera TTL flash with remote manual flash
 
So. Burlington, VT (March 7, 2016 )– LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, the world leader in reliable wireless control of cameras, flash lighting and light meters, announces that the new PocketWizard Plus IV Transceivers first announced last fall, are now shipping to retailers in the United States.
 
PocketWizard now offers the best of both worlds in one easy-to-use, reliable wireless trigger. The Plus IV Auto-Sensing Transceiver provides photographers with the benefit of on camera TTL flash combined with remote manual flash. When used as a transmitter, the top shoe provides on camera TTL compatibility with most Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Fuji and Olympus cameras and flashes. When used as a receiver, the top shoe pairs with virtually any speedlight for easy mounting and manual power adjustment of a remote flash. Built on the reliability and simplicity of the PocketWizard PLUS legacy line of products and loaded with numerous features and functionality, the Plus IV Transceiver is the “go to” radio when a fast set-up is required.
 
“Serious photographers understand the benefits of controlling the light at the time of exposure, both in-studio and on location,” said Karen Marshall, CEO of LPA Design, the U.S.-based manufacturer and distributor of PocketWizard products. “I’m delighted that PocketWizard engineers have been able to add TTL pass–through, for use with on-camera flash, and a metal foot and applied it to our time-tested technology, offering our users even greater versatility.”
 
The Plus IV includes performance enhancing features such as Long Range and Repeater Modes to help photographers tackle the most challenging shooting environments, opening the door for never-attempted image ideas. All features, channels and zones can be easily set using the soft-touch keypad and are clearly displayed on the backlit LCD display.
 
The new Plus IV looks like a Plus III on its side, with the most requested features added in. However, the Plus IV is not a replacement for the Plus III, rather they’ve been designed to complement each other. For example, an ideal set-up might be a Plus IV for on-camera flash in TTL mode, another Plus IV with a speedlight mounted in manual mode and two Plus IIIs connected to studio lights. The Quad-Zone feature in both the Plus IV and the Plus III allows photographers to easily turn their remote flashes on or off directly from the camera, and either create different looks or work in different areas.
 
The versatile new PocketWizard Plus IV is compatible with all other PocketWizard radios and virtually every popular flash and professional digital SLR camera system. The standard ISO compatible hot shoe can accommodate almost any speedlight for simple manual triggering, including newer Sony models. It also communicates with all PocketWizard-enabled photo gear including select Profoto, Dynalite, Norman and Photogenic flash systems and Sekonic light meters.
 
The new PocketWizard Plus IV Transceiver is now available at Retailers in the United States at an MSRP of $153.00.
 
B&H has the PocketWizard Plus IV Transceivers available for preorder.
Post Date: 3/7/2016 12:10:10 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, January 14, 2016
From PocketWizard:
 
New Key Features:
 
Compatibility with Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11.2):
 
Apple made significant structural changes in OS X El Capitan (10.11) compared to previous versions of the Mac operating system. As a result, PocketWizard Utility beta version 1.63 required significant work to integrate El Capitan’s differences.
 
Make sure you are using the latest iteration of El Capitan, OS X version 10.11.2. Previous OS X versions of El Capitan, 10.11.0 or 10.11.1, have only received minimal testing with this Utility and will not be tested further. Testing against OS X version 10.11.3, currently in developer and public beta, will commence soon. If you are using 10.11.3, we would appreciate any reports you may have about this Utility’s functionality in that OS.
 
Utility 1.63 remains reverse-compatible with the previous 5 versions of Mac OS X:
 
  • Yosemite (10.10)
  • Mavericks (10.9)
  • Mountain Lion (10.8)
  • Lion (10.7)
  • Snow Leopard (10.6)
If your Mac OS X version is Leopard (10.5) or earlier, or you are using a PowerPC-based system, try PocketWizard Utility version 1.54. It will not have the latest features of version 1.63, but should still work for most PocketWizard products with the exception of the Plus III and Plus IV.
 
Continued compatibility with Microsoft Windows:
 
Both this beta version 1.63, and the prior official Utility version 1.58, are fully compatible with modern Windows versions:
 
  • 10 - Version 1511
  • 8.1 – Version 6.3.9600
  • 7 – Version 6.1.7601 (Service Pack 1)
Other versions of the Microsoft OS, like 8 (prior to 8.1), 7 (no service pack), Vista, 2000 and XP were not tested for this release, but the Utility may still function. Operation in these operating systems is not officially supported.
 
Added support for the PocketWizard Plus IV:
 
This Utility will be ready to support the PocketWizard Plus IV when it launches (estimated Q1/2016).
 
Simplified and Improved Workflow:
 
Based on your feedback, we have incorporated many improvements to streamline the Utility especially around firmware updating:
 
  • Dramatically simplified firmware updating. Reduced and removed dialogue boxes and buttons to speed the process up, especially when “Advanced Mode” is unchecked
  • Clarified the notification system that reminds you when a firmware update is available
  • New radio firmware is automatically downloaded upon program install and launch if there’s an internet connection available. This speeds the firmware update process for multiple radios and allows for updating later when there may be no internet connection
  • Removed the “Apply Changes” confirmation dialogue. Now, when you click Apply Changes, your settings are immediately updated. Please wait for the radio to reconnect (see it reappear in the Utility) to allow the changes to be completely applied as well as visually verify the changes you just made
  • Reduced, removed, and clarified dialogue boxes in several places
  • Moved Save Profile, Load Profile, and Replicate to the advanced area. Tick the “Advanced Mode” checkbox in the lower left corner (by the blue gear) to reveal these features
Other Improvements:
 
  • Incorporated the latest security certificates for Mac and Windows operating systems
  • Improved offline operation for a smoother experience when an internet connection is not available. This is in addition to workflow improvements noted above
  • Added a delete feature to the Device Inventory. Device Inventory is located under the Settings Menu. Click the blue gear in the lower left corner to access it. When a radio is deleted from Device Inventory, the information is immediately and permanently deleted
  • Fixed a bug where sometimes the context help window would be empty on some computers
  • Fixed other minor display issues
For full details including installation instructions, please refer to the PocketWizard Beta Utility 1.63 Release Bulletin.
 
B&H carries PocketWizard gear.
Post Date: 1/14/2016 5:37:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, October 22, 2015
From PocketWizard:
 
New Auto-Sensing Transceiver allows photographers to combine on-camera TTL flash with remote manual flash.
 
So. Burlington, VT – October 21, 2015 – LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, the world leader in reliable wireless control of cameras, flash lighting and light meters, announces the new PocketWizard Plus IV Transceiver. The new Plus IV includes all the features and reliability of the Plus III and adds key new functionality. When used as a transmitter, its top shoe provides on-camera TTL compatibility with most Canon, Nikon and Panasonic cameras and flashes. And although testing is not complete, we are optimistic it will work with some Fuji, and Olympus gear. When used as a receiver, you can easily mount and trigger virtually any speedlight in the shoe, set to a manual power level.
 
“Photographers love the Plus III, but they’ve expressed their desire for a Plus III with a top shoe. So we designed one. We took it a step further and added TTL pass-through for an on-camera flash, and a metal foot. It’s like a Plus III on its side, with the most-requested features added in,” comments Heather Ambrose, PocketWizard Marketing Manager. “The Plus IV is by no means a replacement for the Plus III. They complement each other. An ideal set-up might be a Plus IV for on-camera flash in TTL mode, another Plus IV with a speedlight mounted in manual mode and two Plus IIIs connected to studio lights. The Plus IV features the same Quad-Zone Triggering as the Plus III so you can easily turn any one of those remote flashes on or off directly from the camera, and either create different looks or work in different areas.”
 
The Plus IV has the performance enhancing features of the Plus III including Long Range and Repeater Modes to help photographers tackle the most challenging shooting environments, opening the door for never-attempted image ideas. All features, channels and zones can be easily set using the soft-touch keypad and are clearly displayed on the backlit LCD display.
 
The versatile new PocketWizard Plus IV is compatible with all other PocketWizard radios and virtually every popular flash and professional digital SLR camera system. The standard ISO compatible hot shoe can accommodate almost any speedlight for simple manual triggering, including newer Sony models. It also communicates with all PocketWizard-enabled photo gear including select Profoto, Dynalite, Norman and Photogenic flash systems and Sekonic light meters.
 
The new Plus IV will be demonstrated at the PocketWizard Booth (#663) at PhotoPlus 2015 in New York City, NY, October 22 – 24, 2015. The product is expected to be available at retail in January 2016.
Post Date: 10/22/2015 3:22:12 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, October 13, 2015
From PocketWizard:
 
Mac OS X El Capitan Note
 
At this moment, our PocketWizard Utility appears to be incompatible with Mac OS X El Capitan. Something has changed in how they handle USB devices. We're looking into it. In the meantime, you'll either have to refrain from updating to El Capitan to work with the PocketWizard Utility, or find another machine to use it on. We're not the only ones experiencing issues:
 
Their new System Integrity Protection shifts how things work. It impacts some simple connectivity stuff we've relied upon. We are researching solutions now:
 


Canon MiniTT1 & FlexTT5
 
5DS Beta
 
The current Canon ControlTL beta firmware version is 6.804 and is available through the PocketWizard Utility right now. It adds support for Canon's latest DSLR, the Canon EOS 5DS. [Release Notes]
 
B&H carries PocketWizard products.
Post Date: 10/13/2015 2:14:13 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, July 22, 2015
From PocketWizard:
 
New distribution channel allows LPA Design a closer connection with the photographer.
 
South Burlington, VT – As the wireless market and the photo industry as a whole continues to become more competitive and challenging, LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, has realized the need to get closer to the photographer and has started selling direct to USA dealers. This change in distribution only affects the US market. LPA Design continues to rely on their network of global distributors and dealers throughout the world. “As we transition to our new sales and marketing approach, we are excited by the possibilities of working more directly with our Dealers and building closer relationships with the community of PocketWizard photographers. We’re exploring the means to hear and respond to our customers in a more direct and informative way. We’ve already heard some comments and suggestions, and are making changes that will offer a range of mutual long term benefits. We’ve had a great partnership with the MAC Group over the past 14 years, as they’ve been integral in building the PocketWizard brand in the US market. We wish them continued success in the future,” commented Heather Ambrose, Marketing Manager at LPA Design.
 
To spearhead our direct to dealer initiative, we have engaged the services of Lorenzo Gasperini of Inovanti, LLC to represent LPA Design / PocketWizard as our National Sales Manager. Lorenzo has a deep history with PocketWizard which started back in 1994 when he encountered PocketWizard and later joined Bogen Photo (Manfrotto USA) and LPA Design as the first US distributor. In 2000 Lorenzo joined the MAC Group and as the National Marketing Manager he inspired new products, markets and partnerships that lead to significant growth and success for the brand. In 2008 Lorenzo was paramount in building the PocketWizard brand internationally as the International Sales and Marketing Manager. In addition to his responsibilities with PocketWizard, Lorenzo (Inovanti) also works with the Sekonic light meter division and Syrp motion and linear control devices. Lorenzo has a tremendous amount of knowledge in the photographic and video market and will be an asset to the PocketWizard Sales and Marketing Team once again. PocketWizard looks forward to continuing toward a closer and stronger alliance with all their US dealers in an effort to strengthen their USA-built brand.
 
B&H carries PocketWizard products.
Post Date: 7/22/2015 12:11:44 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, February 21, 2015
From PocketWizard:
 
Latest TTL firmware update further expands extensive list of compatible cameras
 
February 20, 2015 – LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, the world leader in wireless control of cameras, flash lighting and flash power control with Sekonic light meters, announces today a new update to its ControlTL firmware for both Nikon and Canon versions of its MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radios. Firmware version 3.800 for Nikon includes compatibility with the recently released D750. Additionally, firmware version 6.800 for Canon now provides TTL compatibility with the Canon 7D Mk II. Any current owner of the ControlTL system can easily install this version via USB and update for free using the PocketWizard Utility. PocketWizard Utility version 1.54 or later is required before installing this update.
 
“This firmware release makes us compatible with most current Nikon and Canon DSLR cameras. Once we receive our pre-ordered Canon 5DS and 5DS R, our Engineers are geared up to get a firmware update out for these cameras as fast as possible,” said Heather Ambrose, Marketing Director at LPA Design, the company that manufacturers PocketWizard Photo Products.
 
For more information on how to update PocketWizard products via USB connection and to view current release notes for Nikon firmware update version 3.8 and Canon firmware version 6.8 visit: http://www.pocketwizard.com/support/downloads/
 
For a complete compatibility list, please visit:
http://wiki.pocketwizard.com/index.php?title=Canon_Compatibility
http://wiki.pocketwizard.com/index.php?title=Nikon_Compatibility
 
B&H carries PocketWizard products.
Post Date: 2/21/2015 12:19:58 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, January 19, 2015
From PocketWizard:
 
Sports Photographers around the world can now have Custom IDs installed in their Plus III radios.
 
So. Burlington, VT – January 16, 2015 – LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, announces the immediate availability of Custom IDs for Plus III radios. In light of the recent retirement of the MultiMAX Transceiver, we felt it was very important to offer a Custom ID solution for Sports Shooters and other photographers who shoot in crowded venues.
 
What is a Custom ID? It is a private digital code that no one can trigger but you. It is a premium service offered exclusively by PocketWizard. In hyper-crowded shooting environments, such as large sporting events, Custom IDs give you the confidence to know that your remote flash or camera can only be triggered by you and not any other photographer. It is a unique code installed on top of an existing PocketWizard frequency replacing one of your normal Channels with your new custom code and frequency combination.
 
No other manufacturer offers such a valuable service. Custom ID’s are $95 per ID per unit and this service is only available directly through LPA Design, the manufacturer of PocketWizard products. There is no set-up fee and the customer is responsible for all shipping costs.
 
Plus III Custom IDs are compatible with MultiMAX Custom IDs. MultiMAX firmware version 7.50 and later has a feature for moving a Custom ID to a different frequency. Plus III Custom IDs are set to fixed frequencies. You will need to match your MultiMAX frequency to the Plus III. Learn more here: http://wiki.pocketwizard.com/index.php?title=Multiuser_Environments
 
How do you get a Custom ID?
 
You must first own at least two Custom ID-capable radios like the Plus III or MultiMAX. LPA Design only sells radios through dealers, but the Custom ID service can only be performed at LPA Design (that’s how we guarantee unique IDs). We recommend you buy your Plus III radios from your favorite PocketWizard dealer and drop-ship them directly to LPA Design for Custom ID installation. Please send an email to info@pocketwizard.com with your contact information prior to ordering the radios. We will contact you for payment and final shipping arrangements when we receive your radios.
 
B&H carries PocketWizard Plus III transceivers.
Post Date: 1/19/2015 3:24:27 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, January 17, 2015
From PocketWizard:
 
You must be using PocketWizard Utility version 1.54 or later before installing the latest firmware.
 
Canon MiniTT1 & FlexTT5 – 7D Mark II (beta)
The current Canon ControlTL beta firmware version is 6.726 and is available through the PocketWizard Utility right now. It adds support for Canon's latest DSLR, the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, and corrects a few issues. See the release notes for more information.
 
Nikon MiniTT1 & FlexTT5 – D750 / SB-500 (beta)
You should install the latest camera firmware, C:1.01, in your Nikon D750 before continuing.
 
The current Nikon ControlTL beta firmware version is 3.707 and is available through the PocketWizard Utility right now. It adds support for Nikon's latest DSLR, the Nikon D750, as well as the SB-500 Speedlight. It also corrects a few issues. See the release notes for more information.
 
B&H carries PocketWizard products.
Post Date: 1/17/2015 10:02:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, October 1, 2014
From JP Distribution:
 
Starting on Wednesday 1st October 2014 customers purchasing any of the following PocketWizard products, from authorised UK and Republic of Ireland resellers, will be entitled to claim up to £100.00 cash back by redemption of a voucher and valid proof of purchase.
 
  • £20 CASH BACK - PocketWizard MiniTT1 for Canon or Nikon
  • £25 CASH BACK - PocketWizard FlexTT5 for Canon or Nikon
  • £100 CASH BACK - PocketWizard Mini & Flex Kit for Canon or Nikon (1 x MiniTT1, 2 x FlexTT5 & 1 x AC3 ZoneController)
Promotion Ends: Sunday 30th November 2014
 
Download rebate vouchers here.
 
Amazon.co.uk is an authorised retailer of PocketWizard products.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/1/2014 8:26:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, August 5, 2014
From PocketWizard:
 
Latest TTL firmware update expands extensive list of compatible cameras making PocketWizard more in sync with what today’s photographers are shooting with.
 
So. Burlington, VT – August 5, 2014 - LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, the world leader in wireless control of cameras, flash lighting and flash power control with Sekonic light meters, announces today a new update to its ControlTL firmware for both Nikon and Canon versions of its MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radios. Firmware version 3.700 for Nikon includes compatibility with the recently released D810, D610, D4S and other Nikon cameras. Additionally, firmware version 6.700 for Canon now provides TTL compatibility with the Canon 1D X, 6D and T4i as well as other recently released Canon cameras. See the compatibility list below. Any current owner of the ControlTL system can easily install this version via USB and update for free using the PocketWizard Utility. PocketWizard Utility version 1.54 or later is required before installing this update.
 
“Not only are we now compatible with all current Canon and Nikon DSLRs, we’ve added resources to our firmware department allowing us to have a significant breakthrough in firmware development. We can react much more quickly to newer cameras entering the market,” said Heather Ambrose, Marketing Director at LPA Design, the company that manufacturers PocketWizard Photo Products. “We received a Nikon D810 two weeks ago and our firmware engineers got right on it. A focused look under the hood and they found that the camera behaved similar to the D4S. After a few iterations of firmware, combined with comprehensive testing, it was determined that the D810 could be added to the current firmware release. This is by far the fastest turnaround we’ve been able to achieve, and we hope to keep this momentum going.”
 
For more information on how to update PocketWizard products via USB connection and to view current release notes for Nikon firmware update version 3.7 and Canon firmware version 6.7 please click here.
 
The MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 are now fully compatible with the following recently released Canon and Nikon DSLRs:
 
Canon Cameras

  • 70D
  • 1D X*
  • 6D*
  • T5i / 700D
  • T4i* / 650D
  • T5 / 1200D
  • SL1 / 100D

Nikon Cameras

  • D810
  • D610
  • D4S
  • Df
  • D7100
  • D5300
  • D5200
  • D3300

* Now with TTL compatibility.
 
For a complete compatibility list, please visit:
Canon Compatibility | Nikon Compatibility
 
B&H carries the Pocketwizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radio triggers.

Post Date: 8/5/2014 10:02:45 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, July 17, 2014
From PocketWizard:
 
South Burlington, VT - July 17, 2014 - The PocketWizard MultiMAX, our venerable flagship radio product, is being retired effective immediately.
 
The MultiMAX was born in early 2001 and is just a little older than Windows XP. One of the first digital transceivers in the photo industry, the MultiMAX became the professional choice for over a dozen basketball seasons, seven Olympics, and countless portraits and weddings. Its special mix of technology enabled it to survive the industry’s transition from film to digital. Some of its features, like Custom IDs, True Trigger Confirmation, and Equalization, have never been duplicated. Certainly, the MultiMAX has earned its place in the history of photography.
 
Today, key parts are no longer being manufactured. Case in point is the LCD which was based on an early flip phone (the Motorola StarTac of the late 1990’s). So, regrettably, we can no longer market the MultiMAX.
 
Fortunately, the PocketWizard Plus III radio carries on the primary features of the MultiMAX, like 32 channels, Quad-Zone Triggering, Long Range Mode, and Auto-Relay and is fully compatible with the MultiMAX and the entire PocketWizard line.
 
Stock:
Final orders have shipped. Check with your dealer or distributor for retail availability.
 
Warranty Repairs:
PocketWizard will honor warranties and perform customer repairs for the next few years. If warranty repairs are unable to be performed due to parts depletion, we will make reasonable efforts to help photographers maintain PocketWizard compatibility by offering alternative product at a special value.
 
Custom IDs:
The Custom ID service for the MultiMAX will remain available for MultiMAX owners. We will investigate the possibility of implementing Custom IDs in the Plus III or a future radio.
 
Special Accessories:
All PocketWizard remote camera and flash cables will remain in the product line. MultiMAX specific accessories like PW-CC (Confirmation Cable) and PW-AC-MX (AC Adapter for older 6-pin radios) will no longer be produced, but may still be available at retailers.
 
If you have a moment, please share your MultiMAX stories on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pocketwizards
 
B&H carries PocketWizard products.
Post Date: 7/17/2014 11:43:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, June 20, 2014
From PocketWizard:
 
MiniTT1 & FlexTT5 for CANON
 
TTL support for the 1D X, 6D, 70D – Beta Version 6.686
 
A major breakthrough in firmware development has enabled full TTL compatibility with modern mid- and high-end Canon cameras: the Canon EOS-1D X, 6D, and 70D are now fully supported on the ControlTL platform. Future cameras will be added *much* more quickly as a result of this breakthrough. Please help us put this firmware through its paces, and tell us what you find. Click here for Canon 6.686 release notes.
 
MiniTT1 & FlexTT5 for NIKON
 
COMING SOON! Support for the latest mid- and high-end Nikon cameras such as the D4s, D610, Df, and D7100 will be ready for public beta testing soon. Watch our Facebook and Twitter feeds for the announcement.
 
The current OFFICIAL firmware release for MiniTT1 & FlexTT5 for Nikon is 3.400 and instructions for downloading the firmware can be found here. Click here for Nikon 3.400 release notes.
 
Relevant Link: Guide for Installing Beta Firmware with the PocketWizard Utility
 
B&H carries the PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radio triggers. (thanks Eric)
Post Date: 6/20/2014 3:20:56 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, May 15, 2014
From Pocketwizard:
 
South Burlington, VT - May 14, 2014 - We have identified a potentially hazardous issue with the PocketWizard PowerMC2 receiver when used in combination with the Paul C. Buff Einstein E640 flash units, especially the CE/433 MHz version sold in Europe. You may have received a previous message from Paul C. Buff, Inc. regarding this issue.
 
In rare circumstances, if the PowerMC2 is connected to the Einstein flash and the Einstein flash is connected to a power outlet, exposed metal components like the USB port or antenna spring on the PowerMC2 can become electrified, posing a potentially serious shock hazard. If the PowerMC2’s antenna cover is broken, removed, or in any way damaged, DISCONTINUE USE IMMEDIATELY and contact PocketWizard.
 
Customers in the United States may continue to safely use the Einstein flash and PowerMC2 with the power cord supplied by Paul C. Buff and a properly wired USA-style three-pronged power outlet (NEMA 5) or with the Vagabond battery pack. If a properly wired NEMA 5 power outlet is unavailable in your location, ALWAYS UNPLUG THE FLASH PRIOR TO HANDLING THE POWERMC2.
 
1-877-393-004 The issue has been corrected for all PowerMC2 units sold by PocketWizard’s authorized distributor in the USA after February 15, 2014. Customers owning affected units are advised to immediately contact PocketWizard Technical Support toll free 1-877-393-00451-877-393-0045 or via our inquiry page to arrange for the return of affected units for free servicing to reduce the risk of electrical shock. We urge you to contact us regardless of the condition of your PowerMC2. We greatly apologize for this inconvenience.
 
Affected units:
 
All units with the CE logo on the back, or any serial number beginning M2Cxxxxxxx are affected and correctable.

Pocketwizard Power MC Safety Notice 1

Units with the FCC logo on the back and with a serial number M2U192000 or lower are affected and correctable.

Pocketwizard Power MC Safety Notice 2

Corrected units:

Pocketwizard Power MC Safety Notice 3

Units sold by PocketWizard’s authorized distributor in the USA after February 15th, 2014, or have serial number M2U194000 and higher, already have corrective safety features and warnings installed. Identifying features are “www.pwpatents.com” on the serial number sticker, and a yellow warning label.
 
Thank you,
 
Patrick Clow
Technical Support Manager

Post Date: 5/15/2014 7:27:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, May 6, 2014
From PocketWizard/Bowens/Sekonic:
 
The crisp lighting from Bowens, plus PocketWizard wireless freedom, and Sekonic's precision metering have joined forces and are issuing a call to action. Are you recruits ready for action, adventure, and the ability to capture images, taking your photography to a new level?
 
PocketWizard Bowens GEM Reciever Module

PocketWizard Bowens GEM Module

For a limited time, with the purchase of any new Bowens R or Pro series monolight or kit, you new recruits are automatically enlisted into the Bowens, PocketWizard, and Sekonic Technology Alliance, and for each purchased monolight, you will be issued from our armory, one free PocketWizard Bowens GEM receiver module. This PocketWizard module enhancement allows you to embrace the sovereignty of reliable and cable-free flash triggering in your studio or in the field.
 
PocketWizard Plus III Special Edition

Pocketwizard Plus III Transceiver Yellow

As a special commemoration of this new Technology Alliance, gathering some of the greatest veterans in the industry, PocketWizard proudly offers a special edition PocketWizard Plus III draped in Bowens accent yellow, to pair with a new Bowens Gemini R, Gemini Pro, or other PocketWizard compatible lighting and devices from any PocketWizard Flash Partner. So wear your colors on your sleeve or your hotshoe, as you enter the battle for better photography.
 
Sync wirelessly

Pocket Wizard TA Logo

Available now, the Bowens-inspired PocketWizard Plus III wirelessly syncs with every PocketWizard ever made, yellow or otherwise, and can remotely trigger flashes and cameras, or in turn, can be triggered by cameras, meters, or other PocketWizards. Look for the PocketWizard Compatible logo throughout the Bowens Lighting range, as well as any other members of the PocketWizard Army.
 
Furthermore, through June 30th 2014, previously purchased Bowens Gemini R or Gemini Pro units may be sent back to HQ in for servicing, where we will update each unit for PocketWizard compatibility, ensuring additional value to your investment for years to come.
 
B&H carries the PocketWizard Bowens GEM Reciever Module and PocketWizard Plus III (Yellow) Tranceiver.

Post Date: 5/6/2014 8:46:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, March 3, 2014
From Pocketwizard:
 
Photographers benefit from seamless integration between flash, radio trigger and exposure and lighting control
 
White Plains, NY – February 28, 2014 – In a joint announcement, Bowens, PocketWizard and Sekonic have aligned to create a complete wireless triggering solution for electronic flashes that will be first introduced in the U.S. market. Now most Bowens Gemini monolights will accept an optional PocketWizard module, which enables photographers to wirelessly trigger their flash with industry-standard, and widely used PocketWizard radios and Sekonic light meters.
 
Compatible components within the system are Bowens Gemini 500R, 500Pro, 750Pro, 1000Pro & 1500Pro series of monolights with PocketWizard module, all existing PocketWizard radio’s and today’s Sekonic L-478DR and L-758DR exposure meters. In addition, other (earlier) Sekonic meters can be used with an optional PocketWizard transmitter. All take advantage of PocketWizard 32 channels and 4-zone system.
 
Bowens USA President, Jan Lederman, brought the three technology leaders together to create a powerful alliance for the photographic flash market. When asked what prompted this he responded, “With the rapid advancement of photographic technology in our digital world, it is a natural evolutionary step to marry these technologies. Our goal is to provide a complete wireless environment in which photographers have greater and more accurate control of lighting in a more effortless way.”
 
To commemorate the alliance, PocketWizard is introducing a new Plus III Transceiver in the “Bowens’ signature yellow” color.
 
Pricing and Availability
 
Bowens products are available for purchase and rent from a growing list of specialty camera and video retailers as well as rental houses across the United States.
 
B&H carries Bowens, Sekonic and Pocketwizard products.
Post Date: 3/3/2014 7:26:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, October 4, 2013
From PocketWizard:
 
Mail-in rebates available in the U.S. for PocketWizard PlusX, PlusIII, MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 Wireless Triggering Systems
 
North White Plains, NY – (October 1, 2013) – MAC Group, a leading manufacturer and distributor of professional photographic equipment, announces today a fall rebate of $25 for U.S. customers that purchase one or more PocketWizard MiniTT1 and/or FlexTT5 radios for Canon or Nikon Digital Single-lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras. Likewise, purchasers of PocketWizard PlusX and/or Plus III radios are eligible for a $15 mail-in rebate for each radio they purchase.
 
The mail-in rebate is available only for new inventory purchased from authorized PocketWizard Dealers in the U.S. between October 1, 2013 through November 30, 2013. To receive their mail-in rebate, purchasers must complete a Rebate Form and provide sales receipts along with original product labels from each product purchased.
 
“PocketWizard radios offer photographers the most flexible and reliable solutions for remote camera and flash triggering for both studio and on-location shooting,” said Phil Bradon, PocketWizard Marketing Manager for MAC Group USA, the U.S. distributor of PocketWizard wireless triggering systems. “Covering both the ControlTL and Standard radios, this limited-time mail-in rebate provides added value for photographers new to wireless triggering as well as giving long-time PocketWizard photographers a great way to upgrade or add to their existing system.”
 
Adorama carries PocketWizard radios.
Post Date: 10/4/2013 5:55:45 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, August 27, 2013
From PocketWizard:
 
New hot shoe to miniphone (HSFM3) cable allows photographers to connect any speedlight style flash to a PocketWizard radio, whether it has a PC port or not.
 
So. Burlington, VT - August 27, 2013 - LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, announces the immediate availability of the new hot shoe to miniphone cable (HSFM3). This three-foot cable, which has a basic (non-TTL) hot shoe on one end and a mono miniphone connector on the other, allows photographers to slide any speedlight style flash into the shoe to avoid using the sometimes unreliable or missing PC port. The miniphone end plugs into either a Plus radio (PlusX, Plus III, Plus II or Plus Receivers), MultiMAX Transceiver or FlexTT5 Transceiver. With another PocketWizard radio on the camera, photographers now have the most reliable triggering setup possible.
 
"This cable has been long overdue in our line,” says Dave Schmidt, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for PocketWizard. “There are several flashes on the market that skipped the basic PC port making this cable a necessity and the PC port is not known for its reliability. This high-quality cable will provide the connectivity and reliability photographers expect from PocketWizard,” Schmidt added.
 
Other features of the new HSFM3 include a 1/4-20 socket below the hot shoe, gold plated contacts and robust design to ensure reliability.
 
Also available is the new locking PC to miniphone adapter (MPCF-L). This handy adapter allows users to convert any cord with a PC connection into a miniphone connection.
 
Amazon carries PocketWizard's new hot shoe to miniphone cable.
Post Date: 8/27/2013 10:08:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, June 19, 2013
From PocketWizard:
 
New Power Cable (PW-DC-N10) offers greater flexibility for photographers working with Nikon Digital Single-Lens Reflex cameras
 
So. Burlington, VT– June 19, 2013 – – LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, announces the immediate availability of a new Nikon Power Cable (PW-DC-N10) for use with the PocketWizard MiniTT1 Transmitter, the Plus III and MultiMAX (version with USB port) Transceivers and any Nikon Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera equipped with a Nikon 10-pin remote terminal. The new cable provides a PocketWizard radio, mounted in the camera’s hot-shoe, the power it needs to operate from the camera.
 
By using the tidy (6-inch long) power cable, Nikon users ensure that their PocketWizard radio is ready when they need it because the camera keeps the Transmitter/Transceiver always awake for the fastest reaction time. And, since these PocketWizard radios use very little power, it has almost no impact on a camera’s battery life. This is especially helpful for users of the MiniTT1, whose coin-cell battery can be hard-to-find when needed.
 
The Nikon Power Cable (PW-DC-N10) is available now at an estimated retail price of $20.00.
 
B&H carries the PocketWizard PW-DC-N10 Nikon DSLR Power Cable.
Post Date: 6/19/2013 11:04:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, June 12, 2013
From PocketWizard:
 
Free update provides compatibility with several new cameras and dramatic improvements to HyperSync, further removing the barrier to x-sync limitations.
 
So. Burlington, VT – June 12, 2013 – LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, the world leader in wireless control of cameras, flash lighting and light meters, announces today a major update to its ControlTL firmware for the MiniTT1, FlexTT5, PowerMC2 and PowerST4 radios and minor updates for the Plus III and MultiMAX radios.
 
The new ControlTL firmware (version details below) provides compatibility for several new Canon and Nikon cameras, greatly improves the performance of PocketWizard’s exclusive HyperSync feature and resolves bugs in previous versions. It is available now as a free download using the PocketWizard Utility and it is strongly recommended that all current owners of the MiniTT1, FlexTT5, PowerST4 and PowerMC2 update all their radios to the latest firmware for best performance. Any current owner of the ControlTL system can easily install this version via USB connection and update their PocketWizard radios for free. Complete details are available at the PocketWizard website here.
 
The new firmware includes complete compatibility for the Nikon D600 and D3200 cameras and manual power control compatibility for the Canon EOS 6D, EOS-1D X and EOS Rebel T4i cameras.
 
In addition to the new camera compatibility, this new firmware version offers significantly improved HyperSync flash performance. This exclusive feature offers photographers the ability to use studio flash well beyond their camera’s normal x-sync speed, for greatly expanded creative control.
 
“Our PocketWizard HyperSync technology has redefined studio flash photography for those working outdoors,” said Dave Schmidt, Vice President of Marketing at LPA Design, the company that manufacturers PocketWizard Photo Products. “When photographers can go beyond the normal x-sync shutter speed limitation of 1/200 second or so, they can create an entirely new look whether they need to reduce ambient light to achieve shallow depth-of-field, or freeze action, or both, photographers can now do so quickly, simply and with more creative control than ever before.”
 
Adventure photographer Tom Bol has been using the new firmware in beta version for the past month and had this to say about the latest version, “Performance with the new software in my MiniTT1, FlexTT5 and ST4s is remarkable.” You can read more about what Tom had to say on the ProPhotoCoalition website.
 
Any owner of PocketWizard MiniTT1, FlexTT5, PowerMC2 or PowerST4 can benefit from the latest firmware. This release also includes several bug fixes found in earlier versions. “Downloading and installing the latest firmware is one of the simplest and smartest things a creative photographer can do,” Schmidt added. “We’ve designed our products to be reliable and upgradable because it allows owners of PocketWizard radios to keep their equipment up-to-date as new cameras, flash units and features are introduced.”
 
The Plus III and MultiMAX radios also have new firmware. The new firmware for the Plus III resolves some minor bugs. The MultiMAX firmware, which has been available for a while in beta, adds two new features.
 
PocketWizard Utility version 1.54 or newer is required before installing these updates. For more information on the latest firmware versions and how to update PocketWizard products via USB connection visit: http://www.pocketwizard.com/support/downloads/
 
The latest firmware versions are:

  • 6.400 for the MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 for Canon
  • 3.400 for the MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 for Nikon
  • 5.400 for the PowerST4
  • 2.400 for the PowerMC2
  • 1.200 for the Plus III
  • 7.51 for the MultiMAX

B&H carries PocketWizard products.

Post Date: 6/12/2013 4:14:48 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, May 4, 2013
From PocketWizard:
 
MiniTT1 & FlexTT5 for CANON - with 6D, T4i and 1D X Support
 
Latest Beta Release: May 3, 2013
The current BETA firmware for the MiniTT1 & FlexTT5 for Canon is 6.210. Click here for the release notes for MiniTT1/FlexTT5 Canon beta firmware version 6.210. The current OFFICIAL firmware release for MiniTT1 & FlexTT5 for Canon is 6.200 and instructions for downloading the firmware can be found here. Click here for Canon 6.200 release notes.
 
MiniTT1 & FlexTT5 for NIKON - with 600D and 3200D Support
 
Latest Beta Release: May 3, 2013
The current BETA firmware for the MiniTT1 & FlexTT5 for Nikon is 3.172. Click here for the release notes for MiniTT1/FlexTT5 Nikon beta firmware version 3.172. The current OFFICIAL firmware release for MiniTT1 & FlexTT5 for Nikon is 3.150 and instructions for downloading the firmware can be found here. Click here for Nikon 3.150 release notes.
 
PowerST4 for Elinchrom
 
Latest Beta Release: May 3, 2013
The current BETA firmware for the PowerST4 is 5.117. Click here for the release notes for the PowerST4 beta firmware version 5.117. Click here to learn more about PowerST4 Official Firmware Upgrade version 5.100.
 
PowerMC2 for Einstein E640 Flash
 
Latest Beta Release: May 3, 2013
The current BETA firmware for the PowerMC2 is 2.218. Click here for the release notes for the PowerMC2 beta firmware version 2.218. Click here to learn more about PowerMC2 Official Firmware Upgrade version 2.200
 
B&H carries the PocketWizard MiniTT1, FlexTT5 and PowerST4 radio triggering units.
Post Date: 5/4/2013 2:22:10 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, April 10, 2013
From PocketWizard:
 
April 10, 2013
 
So. Burlington, VT – As Canon and Nikon continue to release new cameras and flashes, PocketWizard Photo Products has established an evolving Firmware Release plan for the MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radios to address compatibility with these new products.
 
Our current firmware development priorities include compatibility updates, HyperSync improvements and bug fixes. The next beta will include the following:

MiniTT1/FlexTT5 Beta firmware release for Nikon
Compatibility with the following NIKON gear:

  • Nikon D600, Nikon D5200 & Nikon D3200
  • HyperSync Improvements

MiniTT1/FlexTT5 Beta firmware release for Canon
Compatibility with the following CANON gear:

  • Canon 6D & Canon T4i – Manual power control only (no TTL)
  • HyperSync Improvements

PowerMC2 & PowerST4 Beta firmware release with HyperSync Improvements

The Nikon D600 (full-featured) and Canon 6D (manual-only) firmware is in the final testing stages. Some HyperSync enhancements, currently enabled for Canon only, are also in the final testing stages for all our ControlTL radios: MiniTT1 & FlexTT5 for both Canon and Nikon including the AC9 AlienBees Adapter, and the PowerST4 & PowerMC2. This large bundle of firmware could be available in Beta this month if all goes as well as we hope, and available as officially released firmware a few weeks after that. You'll be able to get some serious practice with it well before the heat of the June wedding season.
 
Ongoing: The latest Canon cameras have an entirely new TTL protocol. This has proven extremely difficult to reverse engineer as is the case with the Canon 1DX. We believe we have found a path to a solution, but it will still take many weeks to validate, implement and test-test-test. There is nothing simple about this. When completed it will be made available as a free update to the ControlTL system, as have all other compatibility updates.
 
B&H carries the PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 triggering units.

Post Date: 4/10/2013 3:39:48 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, March 19, 2013
From PocketWizard:
 
March 18, 2013 – PocketWizard, the industry leader in wireless control and synchronization of cameras, flash and light meters, announces today the release of Plus III Firmware 1.200. Firmware 1.200 includes some operational enhancements over the originial firmware version 1.100.

  • The Status LED now represents battery level in a more intuitive manner.
  • Improved half-press operation when engaging pre-release from a MultiMAX®
  • Corrected a situation that only affected a few flash models where remote triggering might stop on a receiving radio when set on a Quad-Triggering channel (17 – 32).

Click here for complete Plus III Firmware 1.200 Release Notes.
 
*This Plus III firmware requires PocketWizard Utility version 1.54 or later, click here to download PocketWizard Utility 1.54 or 1.55
 
When you have installed the latest Utility, connect your Plus III to your computer with a standard Mini-B USB cable. Click “Check For Updates” to begin. Be sure to update all of your radios to the latest version. Your radios will only operate as expected when all radios are using the latest firmware.
 
B&H carries the PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver.

Post Date: 3/19/2013 7:29:49 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, March 1, 2013

 
From PocketWizard:
 
Simplest PocketWizard ever is ideal entry into the PocketWizard wireless system of products
 
So. Burlington, VT – March 1, 2013 – LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, the world leader in wireless control of cameras, flash lighting and light meters, today announces the immediate availability of its new PlusX Auto-Sensing Transceiver.
 
The high-quality PocketWizard PlusX is the perfect entry into the PocketWizard Wireless System with the same range and reliability of its renowned Plus line of radios. Whether new to off-camera flash or remote camera triggering, or a seasoned professional looking to expand their PocketWizard wireless triggering system, the PlusX is the perfect choice. And as the user’s technical needs grow, the versatile PlusX will continue to work with any other PocketWizard radios that a photographer adds to their gear box.
 
The 10 Channel PlusX uses PocketWizard’s patented “Auto-Sensing Transceiver Technology” which means it will automatically switch between transmit and receive as needed. Users just turn it on, connect it to the flash or camera and set the channel using its simple, rotary-dial. The PlusX automatically figures out what it needs to do to trigger remote flashes or cameras. Using the same side-profile design of the PocketWizard Plus III radio, the PlusX has an internal antenna to minimize obstruction and increase durability.
 
“The new PlusX transceiver adds to the legendary Plus reliability that so many photographers have come to trust on all their photographic assignments,” said Dave Schmidt, Vice President of Marketing at LPA Design, the company that manufacturers PocketWizard Photo Products. “Working on a budget should not mean sacrificing performance or reliability.”
 
The PlusX is compatible with all PocketWizard transmitters and receivers including PocketWizard-enabled photo gear from Profoto, Dynalite, Norman, Photogenic and Sekonic light meters. The PocketWizard Wireless System allows for total flexibility with whatever lights or cameras a photographer may be working with.
 
PlusX Features include:
 
10 Channels
With the PlusX’s 10 digitally coded Standard Channels, users can claim their own channel for exclusive triggering when working with other photographers at crowded events. Photographers can use different channels for different setups and select them simply and intuitively with the turn of a dial. And these 10 channels are compatible with every PocketWizard ever made1 set to Standard Channels 1 – 10. (1radios of the same frequency; in the United States, the PocketWizard PlusX operates on an FCC-approved frequency of 344MHz. In other markets it operates on a CE-approved frequency of 433MHz)
 
Backlit Channel Dial
Setting channels is as easy as turning a dial. The backlit channel dial clearly displays the channel and because the backlight consumes so little power it stays on all the time for convenience.
 
Internal Antenna
The PlusX features a durable, side profile design with an unobtrusive, internal antenna minimizing visual obstruction between the photographer and their subject. By utilizing an internal antenna, there’s no chance to kink or break it when on location. The total height of the transceiver and antenna is 4.2 inches, and it weighs less than 4 ounces, including batteries.
 
Easily Connected / Cable Port
On the user’s camera, the PlusX slides into the hot shoe with no cables required. For remotes, it features one do-it-all miniphone (3.5mm or 1/8”) sync port. The miniphone connector is much more reliable than a PC connection and every PlusX comes complete with a miniphone-to-miniphone cable, a miniphone-to-phono (1/4" or 6.3mm) adapter for triggering the majority of modern flashes, and a miniphone to locking PC cable for triggering some remote speedlights or for using a PlusX on-camera when the user can’t put it in a hot shoe. Other miniphone connector cables are available for major brands of lighting equipment in a variety of lengths. Dedicated remote camera triggering cables are also available for popular camera systems.
 
Auto-Sensing Transceiver
With PocketWizard’s patented Auto-Sensing Transceiver technology, the PlusX Transceiver will instantly and intelligently switch between transmitter and receiver modes keeping setup as simple as possible. The PlusX may be set to transmit (Tx) only, when desired.
 
Auto-Relay Mode
PocketWizard’s Auto-Sensing Transceiver technology lets users trigger a remote camera in sync with remote flashes using only three PocketWizard radios: the one in their hands, a PlusX cabled to a remote camera, and the one connected to a remote flash. The PlusX cabled to a remote camera will receive a radio signal and trigger the camera’s motor drive, then switch to transmit mode and trigger PocketWizard-connected remote flashes, all automatically. The sequence can be started by simply pressing the TEST button of any PocketWizard Transmitter. Remote cameras require remote shutter release cables.
 
Status Indicator/Battery Life Indicator
The PlusX features a tri-color LED status indicator that serves two functions. When the PlusX sends or receives a triggering signal, the LED will glow red. During normal operation, the indicator will blink a single green blink meaning it is operating normally and the battery life is above 50%. It will blink a double amber blink when the battery is below 50% but above 25% and it will blink three red blinks when the battery life is below 25% and it’s crucial to replace the batteries.
 
Transmit Only Mode
There are times when a photographer only wants their radio to transmit, usually when two or more photographers are sharing a set of lights. By enabling transmit only mode, users can disable the receive mode and auto relay functions to make sure their radio is just transmitting.
 
Range and Reliability
PocketWizard Plus radios are known for their range and reliability. Although the PlusX costs less than other PocketWizard radios, users will still get the range and reliability they expect from a PocketWizard product.
 
Sync Speed
Ultra-fast microprocessors allow for reliable sync speeds of 1/250 seond for focal plane shutters and 1/500 second for leaf shutters.
 
B&H has the PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver in stock.
Post Date: 3/1/2013 9:11:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, February 6, 2013
From LPA Design/PocketWizard:
 
ControlTL MiniTT1 / FlexTT5 Canon Beta Firmware
Beta Firmware Version: 6.201
 
New Key Features:
 
Compatibility with Canon EOS-1D X:
 
The following Canon gear is now supported in this beta firmware release:

  • Canon EOS-1D X

The Canon 1D X will work in the ControlTL® system with some important operational considerations:

  • Manual power control only – No TTL. TTL is not currently available when using the 1D X with a MiniTT1 or FlexTT5. See additional information on the next page.
  • Manual power control operates normally, which includes the following functions:
  • Manual power control for X-sync
  • Manual power control for HSS
  • HyperSync®
  • Rear Curtain Sync
  • AC3 ZoneController with the zone set to “M” for Manual
  • Manual power control of compatible flashes like Einstein E640, AlienBees, White Lightning, and select Elinchrom flashes
  • Improved HyperSync performance. New HyperSync enhancements allow for the 1D X to perform well when shooting with studio flash above X-sync.
  • PowerTracking with the Canon 1D X works with “Full Manual” and the new “Full Manual + FEC” setting. Other PowerTracking settings are not available at this time.

For instructions on downloading the Beta Firmware 6.201, click here.
 
B&H carries the PocketWizard MiniTT1 radio transmitter and PocketWizard FlexTT5 radio slave.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/6/2013 7:19:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From PocketWizard:
 
PocketWizard G-Wiz Vault gadget bag perfect for the safe and convenient storage of multiple radios, cameras and accessories
 
LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, the world leader in wireless control of cameras, flash lighting and light meters, announces today the new G-Wiz Vault bag. Designed for use with the PocketWizard MultiMAX®, Plus® II or FlexTT5® Transceivers and accessories, this padded gear bag is also the perfect size to protect a full-sized DSLR camera.
 
“Many photographers own several PocketWizard radios and the new G-Wiz Vault bag offers them a storage solution that keeps them safe when not in use.” said Dave Schmidt, LPA Design’s VP of Marketing. “We’ve also designed the G-Wiz line as a convenient storage solution for other photo gear and the G-Wiz Vault is sized to fit any full size DSLR camera body or other accessories.”
 
The new PocketWizard G-Wiz Vault bag holds up to six MultiMAX or Plus II radios with connector cables, ten FlexTT5’s, or one full-size DSLR camera body. The Vault features three movable or removable hook-n-loop padded dividers allowing photographers to customize this bag to fit their gear-packing needs. Available in three colors, the G-Wiz Vault opens from the top allowing photographers to ensure at a glance that all their PocketWizard gear is neatly and safely packed away.
 
Features include: three movable hook-n-loop padded dividers, zippered inside pocket, Super-Snap closure attachment straps with grab handle and durable rip-stop nylon construction.
 
Dimensions: 6" x 6" x 3.5". Capacity: 126in3
 
B&H carries PocketWizard G-Wiz storage bags.
Post Date: 2/6/2013 6:51:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, December 20, 2012
From PocketWizard:
 
MiniTT1 & FlexTT5 updated beta firmware release plan for new Canon and Nikon Cameras
 
So. Burlington, VT – As Canon and Nikon continue to release new cameras and flashes, PocketWizard Photo Products has established an evolving Firmware Release plan for the MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radios to address compatibility with these new products.
 
The MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 offer a comprehensive list of unique features such as HyperSync, Power Control with an AC3 ZoneController, Optimized Rear Curtain Sync and many others including our legendary broad-based reverse compatibility. These features are what differentiate PocketWizard radios from other wireless triggers. The MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 require specialized programming which is highly dependent on the internal coding of the camera or flash. When a new camera or flash is released, we must reverse engineer the new internal coding to make sure the timing of our features is compatible with the new hardware. This reverse engineering and testing can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months before it meets our standards and can be released as a beta into the market for further testing. Some gear is easier to reverse engineer than others.
 
It is important to note that PocketWizard does not receive any inside information from either Nikon or Canon regarding the release of new gear. PocketWizard Photo Products must order new Nikon or Canon gear from a local dealer and wait for it to be shipped. Once the product is received at PocketWizard headquarters in Vermont, it is then thoroughly tested, reversed engineered by our firmware engineers, tested again and then tested yet again for compatibility.
 
In order to expedite the process, we will be releasing “rolling betas” which will then be rolled into production releases based on feedback during the beta phase. Although we cannot provide specific beta firmware release dates, what we can tell you is that a typical beta period is three to five weeks and a production release should fall shortly thereafter assuming nothing major was discovered during the beta process.
 
Prioritized rolling BETA release plan for MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 Firmware:

  1. MiniTT1/FlexTT5 BETA firmware release for Canon
    • Compatibility with Canon 1D X Camera*
  2. MiniTT1/FlexTT5 Beta firmware release for Nikon
    • Compatibility with Nikon D600 & Nikon D3200
  3. MiniTT1/FlexTT5 Beta firmware release for Canon
    • Compatibility with Canon T4i & Canon 6D

* Please note that the BETA firmware release for the Canon 1D X will have limited compatibility. The firmware release will include Manual Power Control and Manual HSS and HyperSync®. The beta release firmware for the Canon 1D X will not have the capability to perform TTL exposures.
 
The schedule above represents our BETA release plan. We will make decisions about official PRODUCTION releases as we go, depending on reverse engineering progress and field reports.
 
We intend to update the Nikon and Canon compatibility pages on wiki.pocketwizard.com on a regular basis. Any updates to the firmware release plan will also be updated on Facebook and Twitter.

Post Date: 12/20/2012 3:34:32 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, December 19, 2012
From PocketWizard:
 
PocketWizard Photo Products Announces ControlTL Firmware Update for Canon 5D Mark III
 
Update provides compatibility for Canon version MiniTT1® and FlexTT5® radios with the Canon 5D Mark III digital SLR camera
 
So. Burlington, VT – December 19, 2012 – LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, the world leader in wireless control of cameras, flash lighting and light meters, announces today a new update to its ControlTL firmware for Canon versions of its MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radios. Available now, firmware version 6.200 for Canon includes compatibility with the Canon 5D Mark III digital SLR camera. Any current owner of the ControlTL system can easily install this version via USB connection and update for free using the PocketWizard Utility. PocketWizard Utility version 1.54 or later is required before installing this update.
 
“This latest release of ControlTL firmware further strengthens PocketWizard’s compatibility with the Canon brand of digital cameras and flashes,” said Dave Schmidt, Vice President of Marketing at LPA Design, the company that manufacturers PocketWizard Photo Products. “Our engineers worked tirelessly to make this update available to our customers that use the Canon 5D Mark III camera. Our goal is to provide photographers with frequent important upgrades such as this because it allows owners of PocketWizard radios to stay current as new cameras and flash units are introduced.”
 
Compatibility for the Canon EOS-1D X is not available at this time but firmware for this camera should be available in the near future. Learn more about our firmware development plan here.
 
For more information on how to update PocketWizard products via USB connection and the PocketWizard Utility 1.55 visit:
http://www.pocketwizard.com/support/downloads/
 
Resources:
Firmware version 6.200 release notes, click here.
Canon Quick Guide, click here
Full Canon Wiki Manual, click here.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/19/2012 10:26:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, November 10, 2012
From PocketWizard:
 
Utility 1.54 & 1.55 offers compatibility with PocketWizard Plus III
 
November 9, 2012 – PocketWizard, the industry leader in wireless control and synchronization of cameras, flash and light meters, announces today the release of Utility version 1.54 & 1.55. Utility version 1.54 & 1.55 offers a few new features from Utility 1.35 including the ability to upgrade your PocketWizard Plus III with future firmware updates.
 
Utility 1.54 & 1.55 offer many improvements including improved help text, automatic notifications for new firmware and the addition of a scrollbar to the inner frame allowing for better full screen operations on smaller displays. Additionally, a final version for PowerPC-based Macs running Mac OS X version 10.5 “Leopard” was created.
 
Utility 1.54 & 1.55 is compatible with all USB enabled PocketWizard radios including MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 for both Canon and Nikon, Plus III, PowerST4, PowerMC2 and MultiMAX (USB enabled only). PocketWizard Utility 1.55 is for Windows and Intel Mac operating systems. 1.54 is for PowerPC* MAC operating systems.
* Version 1.54 for PowerPC is the final PocketWizard Utility for PowerPC-based Macs. There will be no future PocketWizard Utility versions for PowerPC-based Macs.
 
Click here to download PocketWizard Utility 1.54 or 1.55
 
See the full release notes here.
Post Date: 11/10/2012 8:54:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, August 31, 2012
From LPA Design/PocketWizard:
 
MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 Beta Firmware for Canon 5D Mark III
 
So. Burlington, VT – August 31, 2012: LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, the world leader in wireless control of cameras, flash lighting and light meters, announces today the release of MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 for Canon 6.153 beta firmware with 5D Mark III compatibility.
 
The beta firmware release notes and instructions on how to download the beta firmware can be found here.
 
Please note that this beta firmware release for Canon does not include compatibility with the Canon EOS-1D X or the Rebel T4i.
 
Learn more about our firmware development plan here.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/31/2012 4:29:27 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, August 27, 2012
From PocketWizard:
 
Status of 5D Mark III Compatibility with MiniTT1 and FlexTT5
 
So. Burlington, VT – August 27, 2012 - We have a version of the ControlTL firmware that includes compatibility for the 5D Mark III that is very promising. We are hard at work testing it with both the 5D Mark III and all the other previously compatible Canon cameras, flashes, and transmitters. Please keep in mind, the beta and the official release must be compatible with all currently supported cameras in addition to the 5D Mark III - we cannot separate one version out for just one particular camera.
 
Testing is going well and we are making progress every day. That being said a bug could pop up at any given moment and delay the release of the firmware. To complete our testing as quickly as possible we have dropped all other tasks in our support office to get this testing done. This means we’re not answering the phone, not responding to emails and not answering questions on Facebook for a few days. Although we are hopeful to have a release within the next couple of weeks, we cannot give any definite date on when this firmware will be available.
 
We are just as eager to provide full support for the 5D Mark III as you are to employ it in your photography. We recognize the popularity and importance of this camera and we fully appreciate the impact that this has on your workflow. Our goal is to deliver firmware that you will have confidence in.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/27/2012 5:11:57 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, August 6, 2012
From PocketWizard:
 
PocketWizard Announces ControlTL Firmware Update
 
New features and free upgrades available now for MiniTT1® and FlexTT5® radios, both Canon and Nikon versions
 
So. Burlington, VT – LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, the world leader in wireless control of cameras, flash lighting and light meters, announces today a new update to its ControlTLfirmware for both Nikon and Canon versions of its MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radios. Available now, firmware version 3.150 for Nikon and 6.150 for Canon include several new features and updates including compatibility with more cameras and flash units, support for the Sekonic RT-32CTLmodule, and a new optimized rear curtain sync utility control. Any current owner of the ControlTL system can easily install these new features via USB connection and update for free using the PocketWizard Utility.
 
New firmware features include compatibility with the Nikon D4, D800 and D800E digital cameras and Nikon SB-910 Speedlight as well as compatibility with the Canon 600 EX-RT Speedlite and ST-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter. Compatibility for the Canon 5D Mark III is not available at this time but firmware for this camera should be available in the near future.
 
“This latest release of ControlTL firmware further strengthens PocketWizard’s compatibility with Nikon and Canon brand digital cameras and flashes,” said Dave Schmidt, Vice President of Marketing at LPA Design, the company that manufacturers PocketWizard Photo Products. “Providing photographers with frequent important upgrades such as this is a very high priority for us because it allows owners of PocketWizard radios to stay current as new cameras and flash units are introduced.”
 
This update enables PocketWizard’s MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radios to work with Sekonic RT-32CTL equipped light meters and trigger compatible flashes in ControlTL mode. This allows photographers with an AC3 ZoneController on their transmitting MiniTT1or FlexTT5 to set remote flash power levels on their Speedlights or other ControlTL flashes, and then meter those remote flashes using their compatible Sekonic light meter, all wirelessly within the ControlTL system. For more information visit: http://www.sekonic.com/Products/All/Accessories/RT-32CTL-Radio-Transmitter-Module-for-L-358-and-L-758-series.aspx
 
These two firmware releases also include many additional operational improvements like improved default Aperture Priority and Rear Curtain Sync operation, improved Pre-Flash operation across all zones (Nikon), and more. Learn more here:
 
Canon_MiniTT1_FlexTT5_Firmware_Release_Notes_6.150_d.pdf
 
Nikon_MiniTT1_FlexTT5_Firmware_Release_Notes_3.150_d.pdf
 
For more information on how to update PocketWizard products via USB connection visit: http://www.pocketwizard.com/support/downloads/
Post Date: 8/6/2012 10:38:11 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, August 1, 2012
From PocketWizard:
 
PocketWizard Photo Products Announces New Storage Solution
 
PocketWizard G-Wiz Squared gadget bag perfect for the safe and convenient storage of multiple Plus® III’s and accessories
 
PocketWizard Photo Products Storage Solution
 
LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, the world leader in wireless control of cameras, flash lighting and light meters, announces today the new G-Wiz Squared bag. Designed specifically for use with the PocketWizard Plus III Transceivers and accessories, this optimally-sized padded gear bag, available in three colors, packs a lot of room in a small space and still fits easily into a photographer’s complete gear bag.
 
“This colorful new G-Wiz Squared bag offers photographers a convenient and secure solution to keep all their radios and coordinating accessories organized and together in one place for quick and easy access,” said Dave Schmidt, LPA Design’s VP of Marketing. “It’s the ideal storage solution for photographers that have invested in multiple Plus III Transceivers plus it’s a perfect general gadget bag as well.”
 
The new PocketWizard G-Wiz Squared bag holds up to four Plus III’s and connector cables and features movable hook-n-loop padded dividers allowing photographers to customize this bag to fit their gear-packing needs. The G-Wiz Squared opens from the top allowing photographers to ensure at a glance that all their PocketWizard gear is neatly and safely packed away. And, the padded movable dividers provide extra protection when traveling.
 
Features include: zippered inside pocket perfect for connector cables, Super Snap Closure attachment straps, movable hook-n-loop padded dividers, 2.8" wide x 4.7" high by 4.7" deep, and durable rip-stop nylon construction. The G-Wiz Squared bags are available now in Black, Orange and Blue.
 
Adorama is your source for PocketWizard products.
Post Date: 8/1/2012 1:30:27 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, June 22, 2012
PocketWizard has made ControlTL MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 Nikon Beta Firmware Version 3.110 available for download.
 
The Beta Firmware Release Bulletin has more details, but version 3.110 includes new Nikon camera model support, feature improvements and bug fixes. (thanks Mike)
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 6/22/2012 7:21:55 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, June 14, 2012
From PocketWizard:
 
MultiMAX Beta Firmware 7.51 Release Notes
 
Intro: Beta Firmware Version 7.51 adds two new features introduced since the launch of Firmware Version 7.50: Patterns and Auto Power-Off control.
 
Please report any problems with this beta version to betalab@pocketwizard.com.
 
IMPORTANT: This new firmware requires that you use PocketWizard Utility version 1.35 or later. It is available here. Upgrade to the latest Utility first, then upgrade your radios’ firmware.
 
When updating firmware, be sure to update all of your radios to the latest version. Your radios will only operate as expected when all units are using the latest firmware.
 
PocketWizard Utility and Factory Reset Note: Always perform a factory reset after updating your firmware. To reset your MultiMAX to factory defaults, hold “C” as you power on the radio.
 
Custom IDs: If you have Custom IDs installed in your MultiMAX, they will be retained through a firmware upgrade and factory reset. Custom IDs are permanent.
 
Learn More: Visit the PocketWizard Wiki for more information on using your radios.
Post Date: 6/14/2012 1:59:51 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Saturday, May 26, 2012
From PocketWizard:
 
Special 2012 Summer Olympics MultiMAX Upgrade
 
Special 2012 London Summer Olympics Upgrade Offer for Custom ID owners with older MultiMAX radios
 
So. Burlington, VT - LPA Design, manufacturer of PocketWizard Photo Accessories, is announcing a special MULTIMAX UPGRADE offer exclusively to Custom ID owners.
 
Special London Olympics Offer:
 
If you own an older PocketWizard radio with a Custom ID in it, you should take advantage of this special offer to upgrade to the latest MultiMAX. A modern MultiMAX has the following benefits for the Olympics:

  • A USB port for firmware upgrades – we are working on a new firmware to help in multi-user Olympic environments
  • The ability to move your Custom ID to a different frequency. Older radios had the Custom ID pinned to one frequency - if the frequency was crowded you might miss triggers. The latest MultiMAX allows you to move among the available frequencies in your MultiMAX to move away from interference.
  • An ACC port for controlling the “half press” of your remote camera
  • And more!

From now until July 31st, you can upgrade your older Custom ID radio to a modern MultiMAX for $195. Just send your Custom ID radio to LPA Design and we will take care of the rest.
 
How do you know if you have an older MultiMAX? Hold down “A” on power-up – if your MultiMAX displays version 6.xx or earlier, you could benefit from an upgrade!
 
This offer is only available for MultiMAX or MAX radios with Custom IDs already installed. It is not for Plus, Plus II, Plus III, etc. This offer is only available directly from LPA Design.
 
To learn more, visit www.pocketwizard.com/news_events/news/multimax_upgrade/

Post Date: 5/26/2012 10:17:28 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, May 11, 2012
PocketWizard has revealed their firmware release plan for support of new products (primarily DSLRs).
Post Date: 5/11/2012 10:22:25 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, February 20, 2012
David Hobby at Strobist reviews the new PocketWizard Plus III.
 
Joe McNally reviews the new PocketWizard Plus III.
 
B&H is taking PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver preorders.
Post Date: 2/20/2012 11:00:13 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From LPA Design:
 
LPA Design Announces New PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver
 
Easy-to-use, feature-packed radio trigger is ideal for any serious photographer
 
PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver
 
So. Burlington, VT – February 20, 2012 – LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, the world leader in reliable wireless control of cameras, flash lighting and light meters, announces the new PocketWizard Plus III – a feature-packed, easy-to-use solution for remote flash and camera triggering. This new simple but powerful radio provides professional and serious amateur photographers with the most reliable triggering system which they will never outgrow and never want to be without.
 
“Our goals in designing the new Plus III were simple: It needed to do more, cost less and offer the same reliability and simplicity as the legendary Plus II. We believe the Plus III achieves all of this and more in its sleek new design,” said Dave Schmidt, LPA Designs VP of Marketing. “Photographers need tools that will help them create images they couldn’t before and with less hassle and lower cost. The Plus III is exactly that tool.”
 
The new Plus III Transceiver features 32 channels and Selective Quad-Zone Triggering that enables photographers to remotely trigger flash and/or cameras in groups or individually all wirelessly from hundreds of feet away. Performance enhancing features include Long Range Mode and Repeater Mode to help photographers tackle the most challenging shooting environments and open the door for never-attempted image ideas. All features, channels and zones can be easily set using the soft-touch keypad and are clearly displayed on the backlit LCD display. *
 
The versatile new PocketWizard Plus III is compatible with all other PocketWizard radios and virtually every popular flash and professional digital SLR camera system. It also communicates with all PocketWizard-enabled photo gear including select Profoto, Dynalite, Norman and Photogenic flash systems and Sekonic light meters.
 
The new Plus III will be demonstrated at the PocketWizard WPPI 2012 Booth #621 in Las Vegas, NV, February 20-23, 2012 as well as in the JP Distribution booth at Focus on Imaging Show in Birmingham, UK, March 4-7, 2012.
 
* Please see PocketWizard PLUS III Features and Specifications documents for more information.
 
More information should become available at http://plusiii.pocketwizard.com/.
Post Date: 2/20/2012 9:10:34 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From LPA Design:
 
LPA Files Patent Claim
 
LPA Design Files Patent Infringement Claim Against Chinese Manufacturer
 
So. Burlington, VT – January 11, 2011 - LPA Design has filed a complaint for patent infringement in the United States District Court for the District of Vermont against Phottix (HK) Ltd. and Eternal Fortune (HK) Ltd., alleging that the Phottix Atlas wireless flash trigger produced in China infringes upon two patents held by LPA Design. The Vermont-based company, incorporated as Lab Partner Associates, Inc., is the manufacturer of the industry-leading PocketWizard® line of high precision wireless control devices for the professional photography market, including the popular PocketWizard Plus II®.
 
The PocketWizard technology allows professional photographers to control complex lighting systems remotely from the body of a camera. It is particularly useful in studio, sports and event photography, and has become the industry standard as a result of sustained research and development conducted in Vermont.
 
“LPA was an early and ground-breaking contributor to the technology and market for professional quality wireless flash triggers,” said Tim Neiley, CEO and President of LPA. “LPA has worked hard to bring its patented technologies to market through constant innovation and improvement always with a view to the needs of the professional photographer. This lawsuit is necessary to protect our investment in innovation.”
 
LPA Design holds patents in the United States and throughout the world covering its proprietary wireless triggering technology. The patents in the lawsuit cover technology in radio communications between wireless trigger devices and the innovative auto-switching transceiver introduced for the first time in the PocketWizard Plus II wireless trigger.
 
The patents LPA Design is asserting include:
 
United States Patent No. 5,359,375 issued for an invention entitled “Microprocessor Programmable Digital Remote Radio Photographic Control.”
 
United States Patent No. 7,437,063 issued for an invention entitled “Wireless Camera Flash Synchronizer System and Method.”
 
Founded in 1990 as an electronics R&D consulting company, LPA Design has expertise in printed circuit board design, RF communications and antenna optimization, and remote sensors. Among other innovations, LPA Design developed the industry leading PocketWizard line of high precision wireless control devices for the professional photography market. PocketWizard products provide ultra-high precision, wireless synchronization of cameras, flash lighting, and light meters, allowing professional photographers to create unparalleled photographs and achieve unmatched reliability in capturing high value images.
 
LPA Design is represented by Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC in Burlington, Vermont.
Post Date: 2/20/2012 9:17:20 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, September 6, 2011
PocketWizard press release:
 
PocketWizard® Photo Products Announces Convenient New Storage Solution
 
PocketWizard G-Wiz Trunk designed specifically for MiniTT1®, Flex TT5® and accessories
 
So. Burlington, VT – September 6, 2011 – LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard radios, the world leader in wireless control and synchronization of cameras, flash lighting and light meters, announces today the new G-Wiz Trunk bag. Designed specifically for use with the MiniTT1, FlexTT5 radios and accessories, this optimally-sized padded gear bag packs a lot of room in a small space and still fits comfortably into a photographer’s photo bag.
 
“This new G-Wiz Trunk bag offers photographers a safe and convenient solution to keeping all their radios and coordinating accessories organized and together in one place for quick and easy access,” said Dave Schmidt, LPA Designs VP of Marketing. “It’s the perfect storage solution for photographers that have invested in multiple MiniTT1 and FlexTT5’s.”
 
The new PocketWizard G-Wiz Trunk bag features movable hook-n-loop dividers allowing photographers to customize this bag to fit their gear-packing needs. The G-Wiz Trunk opens from the top allowing photographers to see all their PocketWizard gear neatly and safely packed away. And, the padded movable dividers provide extra protection when traveling.
 
Features include: zippered inside pocket, web loop, movable hook-n-loop padded dividers, 7.5" wide x 3.5" high by 3.5" deep, and durable rip-stop nylon construction.
 
B&H carries PocketWizard products.
Post Date: 9/6/2011 1:48:18 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, September 1, 2011
PocketWizard has released a significant ControlTL Firmware Update for MiniTT1 and FlexTT5.
 
"PocketWizard, the industry leader in wireless control and synchronization of cameras, flash and light meters, announces a major new update to its ControlTL firmware for both Nikon and Canon versions of its MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radios. Available now, version 3.0 for Nikon and Version 6.0 for Canon include several new features and updates to make the system more powerful than ever including HyperSync™ Automation, SpeedCycler and Flash Power Control without a Camera. Any current owner of the ControlTL system can install these new features and updates for free using the PocketWizard Utility."
Post Date: 9/1/2011 9:43:49 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, February 17, 2011
 Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Utility 1.35 offers new features for Canon MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radios and compatibility with Nikon MiniTT1 and FlexTT5.
 
So. Burlington, VT – PocketWizard, the industry leader in wireless control and synchronization of cameras, flash lighting and light meters, announces today the release of Utility 1.35. Utility version 1.35 offers a few new features from Utility 1.18.9 including the ability to save and load profiles, expanded help, improved organization, many operational improvements and compatibility with MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 for Nikon.
 
Utility 1.35 now offers compatibility with all USB enabled PocketWizard radios including MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 for Canon, PowerST4, MultiMAX (USB enabled only) and the recently released MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 for Nikon.
 
The new PocketWizard Utility allows you to save custom profiles and then save them to your computer. This allows you to quickly load a profile from your computer and store it in your radio. Additionally, the new Utility has expanded Help features including contextual help in the side bar, an extensive HTML help document and hover-over text. You now have the option to perform a “Factory Reset” from within the PocketWizard Utility. When you update your radios via the Utility, factory reset will be performed automatically.
 
Click here for more information on Utility 1.35.
 
Click here to download the new Utility 1.35.
 
Note: the Nikon MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 are now shipping to dealers.
Post Date: 12/1/2010 12:53:17 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, November 4, 2010
PocketWizard firmware v5.200 for the MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 for Canon is now available for download via PocketWizard Utility.
 
More information about this update can be found in the Owner's Manual Addendum.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/4/2010 10:13:29 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Firmware 5.15 Corrects Data Table Issue in 5.10
 
"We recently released the latest official ControlTL firmware, version 5.10. Based on continued internal testing and feedback from users, it appears that a couple of the exposure and timing data tables became corrupted somewhere in the process. We’ve had reports of improper exposures with several camera models as well as shutter clipping with the 1Ds Mark III and 1D Mark IV. We have corrected the tables and the revised firmware is available as version 5.15 and can be downloaded via the PocketWizard Utility now.
 
We recommend upgrading to 5.15 as soon as you can.
 
The manual addendum for v5.10 is still the same for v5.15."
Post Date: 8/17/2010 8:41:31 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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