PocketWizard MiniTT1 Transmitter for Canon DSLR Cameras & Flash Units, with a Range of up to 1200'

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About PocketWizard MiniTT1

The PocketWizard smallest MiniTT1 Transmitter locks onto the camera's hot shoe supporting an on-camera flash with its own hot shoe while working with remote PocketWizard units. Remotes can be one or more PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceivers connected to Canon E-TTL II flashes or any PocketWizard Receiver for triggering flash or remote cameras.

The MiniTT1 Transmitter is easy to use; just slide in place and begin to shoot. The new PocketWizard ControlTL System interprets the complex E-TTL II data being sent through the camera's hot shoe and digitally transmits it in a reliable radio signal. Change the flash compensation dial on the camera and those commands pass seamlessly through the system to your remote flash. Adjust your shutter speed, aperture or ISO and the system corrects for those changes.

A ratio command set on the flash or command unit passes through the MiniTT1 to set the remotes. PocketWizard ControlTL radio communication allows you to shoot farther, faster, around corners, through walls even at high noon in bright daylight. Now you can deploy a wireless flash system wherever you want, without infrared limitations, in seconds.

Use the MiniTT1 for standard triggering with any PocketWizard Receiver including the FlexTT5, PlusII or MultiMAX. When used this way with a digital camera, you can take advantage of PocketWizard's HyperSync Technology that allows up to 1/500th of a second camera sync with many camera/strobe set-ups. HyperSync allows you to advance the timing of your flash trigger so that faster then X-sync speeds can be achieved.

A new PocketWizard Utility program is provided to support the MiniTT1 via a USB port. The Utility allows you to configure your channel settings, dial in your HyperSync timing, adjust your sleep-mode timers and update your product to the latest firmware.

The PocketWizard MiniTT1 Transmitter is the start of a new era in wireless trigger control.

The PocketWizard MiniTT1 is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Portraits, Sports/action, Travel, Weddings, Wildlife photos and more.The PocketWizard MiniTT1 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Semi-pro photographer among others.The PocketWizard MiniTT1 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the PocketWizard MiniTT1: Easy to use, Lightweight, Packs small / compresses, Reliable and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to use (35),Lightweight (33),Reliable (31),Packs small / compresses (27),Strong construction (13)
Best Uses:
Weddings (24),Family photos (21),Sports/action (17),Travel (14),Landscape/scenery (10),Wildlife photos (9),Portraits (4),Close -ups (3),Fast action (3),Nighttime (3),Studio (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (21),Pro photographer (9),Photo enthusiast (6)

PocketWizard MiniTT1 Features

  • PocketWizard's newest firmware platform taps into the camera's digital communications to enable an entirely new level of remote flash capabilities through proven radio system, beginning with remote TTL for Canon E-TTL II systems.
  • Dedicated E-TTL II Triggering
  • Change any of your control settings on your flash or camera and the system adjusts for those changes. Change your flash compensation to tweak the exposure or make adjustments in shutter speed, aperture or ISO and the system communicates the changes to your flash.
  • Eight Frames per Second
  • HyperSync allows photographers to achieve faster X-sync speeds, up to 1/500th second, with full power flash. Now you can cut the ambient light and use wide-open apertures, outdoors in bright sunlight. HyperSync works with TTL speedlights and full size studio flash.
  • FP/High Speed Sync
  • The MiniTT1 Transmitter is the smallest PocketWizard ever, utilizing an internal antenna and common coin-cell battery. At just 2.3oz (65 grams) you barely realize it's on the camera.
  • Built-in Hot Shoe
  • The MiniTT1 operates on the same channels as all other PocketWizards and will work with any unit you may already have.
  • The MiniTT1 has two channel configuration settings; C1 and C2. Each can be programmed as needed with up to 20 ControlTL channels for TTL photography, or 32 standard channels for manual flash photography. TTL and manual flashes can be combined in a lighting situation.
  • Use the supplied PocketWizard Utility software with the on-board USB port to program the MiniTT1 to any PocketWizard channel and zone as well as many other custom settings. The MiniTT1 can be upgraded whenever updates and feature enhancements are available (many planned!).
  • The MiniTT1 Transmitter will go to sleep 10 seconds after your camera does to conserve energy. Just touch the shutter button half way to wake both the camera and the MiniTT1. It works on the supplied CR2450 coin cell battery that provide hundreds of hours of battery life.

PocketWizard MiniTT1 Specifications

TTL Compatibility
Canon E-TTL II
Frequency
340 - 354 MHz
Channels
52 Channels over 26 Frequencies
Antenna
Internal
Transmit output power
Less than 0.001 watt (1/1000 of a watt or 1 milliwatt)
Maximum Range (In optimum conditions)
800 feet (240 Meters) for E-TTL II triggering
1200 feet (365 Meters) for standard triggering
Mounting
Hot-shoe only
Maximum Shooting Rate
8 fps for E-TTL II & normal triggering
Power / Channel Switch
OFF - C.2 - C.1
Status Indicator
LED, Green, Amber, Red status indications
Voltage Present
3.3 VDC (all pins) - safe for all cameras
Hot Shoe voltage protection
Hot Shoe: up to 50V
USB
USB Compliant 2.0, Mini-B Connector
Operating Temperature
above -15C (5 F) and below 50 C (120 F)
Storage Temperature (without battery)
above -30 C (-22 F) and below 85 C (185 F)
Construction
High impact plastic, captive battery door
Hot shoe made of glass reinforced resin
Power
3 V Lithium battery, CR2450 (included) or CR2354 Lithium coin cell type
Battery Life
Hundreds of hours of camera "awake time" depending on shooting habits
Dimensions
2.8" (7.1 cm) long x 1.9" (4.9 cm) wide x 1.3" (3.3 cm) tall
Weight
2.3 oz (65 grams), 2.0 oz (57 grams) without battery
Warranty
PocketWizard 1 year limited warranty

PocketWizard MiniTT1 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.5

(based on 42 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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    (11)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

A bit quirky, but it works

The Pocket Wizard Mini TT1 and Flex TT5 provide very reliable and accurate remote TTL control of multiple flash heads, but you need to be very careful to turn on ALL the PW units first, WAIT A BIT, and THEN turn on the camera and flash - or they just will not work or work correctly. Be patient and do test shots - the things can be persuaded to work very repeatably, but there is a learning curve. The system allows Canon flash users to fire their Speedlights on manual with old (as well as new) ...

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The Pocket Wizard Mini TT1 and Flex TT5 provide very reliable and accurate remote TTL control of multiple flash heads, but you need to be very careful to turn on ALL the PW units first, WAIT A BIT, and THEN turn on the camera and flash - or they just will not work or work correctly. Be patient and do test shots - the things can be persuaded to work very repeatably, but there is a learning curve. The system allows Canon flash users to fire their Speedlights on manual with old (as well as new) Pocket Wizard systems just as Nikon flash users have been able to do forever - finally ! But be careful of what you are expecting - off camera flash is great, but with little speedlights it can result in very harsh or oddly oriented shadows that may not be what you want if you get the flash too far away from the camera or don't use bounce or some other trick. A disappointment - I have not been able to successfully and reliably use the high speed sync features that the instructions claim are possible - most of the time my Canon 1Ds Mark III or 5D Mk II just will not cooperate with the Pocket Wizard.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not so happy

Though this little unit worked alright with the Flex TT5, the issues with breaking Canon 580 EX II flashes was enough for me to sell my system. I had high hopes but preferred to sell this sytem rather than sell my 2 580s

Reviewed by 42 customers

 
5.0

Indispensable tool in my toolbox.

By

from Rochester, NY  -  Pro Photographer

The PW MiniTT1 is one of the main tools in my toolbox for my photography business. I currently have two of them along with the TT5's. During a mad dash to obtain a shot during a wedding I inadvertently slammed my s910 against the wall thus snapping the connector on the TT1. I want to thank my TT1 for taking the brunt of the hit which saved my SB910, but was sad for it's demise. At that point I was able to use another TT5 as a trigger and complete the job, but realized how important my TT1 is as my main trigger. I now have 3 TT1's and will never go out shooting without one.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Delighted!

By

from Mt Iron, MN  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Just getting back into lighting with monolights and for me the mini just revolutionized my photography. Updated software via my computer and only took 5 minutes to figure out how to use it. This is an awesome small tool!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Creative lighting tool!

By

from Wilmington NC  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Opens up possibilities that were not possible by just using the hot shoe!

 
4.0

MiniTT1

By

from Boston, MA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Great and easy to use product

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Light weight compact design that works

By

from Las Vegas NV  -  Semi-pro Photographer

The one I bought is for the Canon system. 5D Mk II and Speedlite 580 EX II. When operated with just these two devices this item works flawlessly - however - when I introduced Canon's infrared remote trigger into the setup it would lock up the CAMERA in such a way that I had to disconnect the Pocket Wizard and cycle the camera power off and on to wake it up. Canon had never heard of this problem and so had no solution. Pocket Wizard said something to the effect that Canon firmware was not "pre-releasing" their camera and that was the reason for the problem. I'm not convinced that was really the problem however. I asked PW why the green LED on their unit continued to flash after I shut it off with the switch. Strange, they said, try restoring the PW to factory default using the included USB cable and PW software. Doing that seems to have fixed it. The green LED no longer flashes after I shut it off and the camera no longer locks up. It seems that somehow PW was actually locking up the camera. Both Canon and PW customer service were very helpful in figuring out this curious malfunction.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Reliability and Operation

By

from Saint Louis, MO  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

The miniTT1 on camera with FlexTT5 units works. It simply works. If you are having problems, go back to the basics. The best trick is to start with everything turned off, including your camera. Turn on the flash unit, then its FlexTT5, then the miniTT1, and finally the camera. Using the miniTT1, I just raise the antenna on the FlexTT5 units and never worry about aligning the antennae. I also recommend using the AC3 to control the power ratio, and especially when using your TTL mode.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sleek Design

By

from Wisconsin  -  Semi-pro Photographer

AC3zone controller should be built in to unit. This is a well built good design. Definitely a bonus to have this streamlined device on camera as opposed to a larger flex transceiver. This system is a must for any serious photographer.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great!

By

from nyny  -  Photo Enthusiast

Wonderful! Cut the cord, use this (with a FlexTT5 of course). Simple to use. You will want more of these and strobes too.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

as promised

By

from davenport, IA  -  Photo Enthusiast

operates easily as promised. Used right out of the box.

 
5.0

Great

By

from Charlotte, NC  -  Professional

I just ordered this on a recommendation from an industry colleague and it works great. It was super simple to setup and use.

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Tina S  Is it possible to use two different cameras with minis and a hot-shoe flash on each to trigger the same off camera flash with a flex attached to it? The cameras would not fire simultaneously, i switch between them. Thanks!
ROBERT L  You shouldn't have any problems. I have a Canon 50D and a Canon 30D. I use the Minni-TT5 on my 50D and ocasionally use the FLEX-TT5 on my 30D. As long as they are both configured for same CHANEL (I use ch-18), they fire fine. Yuo can even use GROUPS (if you like and have enough flashes), have (1) camera fire one group of flash(s) and the other fire another group of flash(s). THey di a GREAT job engereering these new Pocket wizrds. I also have the Pocket Wizard III's (don't use ETTL) but they also work simutaniously with the FELX's. great. Best investment I I made. If you're looking to GROW inphotography w/flashed (speedlights and studio strobes), this is definately the way to go! A little more expensive than other remote systems but, you only get what you pay for!
STEVEN S  I want to remotely fire my camera using an off camera flash in ETTL mode. I currently have 2 Plus III's which basically allows me to remotely trigger my camera. Do I need a Flex TT5 and a Mini TT1 and can I remotely trigger the camera with my Plus III?
ALFRED P  You didn't say what kind of camera you were using so I'm forced to give you a more general answer.. Assuming plus 3's are for your brand and model of camera you can use the plus 3's to trigger the camera, and then use the mini tt1 and flex tt5 to fire the flash (again assuming you are talking about a canon / Nikon speedlight.)
STEVEN S  Thanks very much for your answer. I'm using a Canon Mark III and an 580II flask. I just purchased an RX600 but haven't had the time to do much with it yet. So if I understood you correctly I can hand hold the Plus III to fire the camera. Hard cable the Flex TT5 to the hot shoe of my camera and mount the TT1 to my flash. That will give me ETTL capability I'm looking for with the flash? Thanks again.
Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
J. BRIAN M  PocketWizard reputation and better control of my flashes than what is built into the Canon's themselves.
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