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
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) ...View full Review
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.
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
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.
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!
Opens up possibilities that were not possible by just using the hot shoe!
Great and easy to use product
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.
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.
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.
Wonderful! Cut the cord, use this (with a FlexTT5 of course). Simple to use. You will want more of these and strobes too.
operates easily as promised. Used right out of the box.
I just ordered this on a recommendation from an industry colleague and it works great. It was super simple to setup and use.