Canon 5D Mark III
Review this page for information about the Canon 5D Mark III and its performance with PocketWizard radios.
- 1 General Canon Operational Considerations
- 2 5D Mark III Specific Operational Considerations
- 3 HyperSync Performance
- 4 Canon Special Notes
General Canon Operational Considerations
The following operational considerations apply to all Canon cameras unless otherwise noted.
With a Canon camera and ControlTL radios the first exposure after initial connection or power-on is the calibration shot. It is recommended that you take the calibration shot at 1/125. This initiates communication between the camera and radio. This shot will not fire remote flashes.
Manually Select Camera Model
For best results with a Canon camera and ControlTL radios, be sure to manually select your camera model on the transmitting radio. Camera model selection is found on the "Channel" tab.
5D Mark III Specific Operational Considerations
The following operational considerations apply only to the 5D Mark III.
For best results, use the latest camera body firmware. The latest firmware for the 5D Mark III is Version 1.2.1, available for download at Canon U.S.A. Support & Drivers.
Use the grid below to view the 5D Mark III's HyperSync performance with a specific flash.
- Find the table for your flash brand and PocketWizard receiver.
- Locate your flash in the "Flash Model" column.
- Follow the "Transmitter Setup" link in the "Radio Setup" column to configure your transmitter.
- Follow the appropriate Receiver Setup link in the "Radio Setup" column. When configuring your receiver, you will need to choose a HyperSync Automation method, either Reduced Clipping or Highest Energy.
- Choose the PDF that corresponds to the HyperSync Automation method that you have selected for your radios. The PDFs contain images that illustrate the kind of performance you should expect with your setup.
Einstein and PowerMC2
|Einstein 640||Transmitter Setup||Highest Energy PDF||Reduced Clipping PDF|
Elinchrom and PowerST4
|Ranger RX S-Head||Transmitter Setup||Highest Energy PDF||Reduced Clipping PDF|
AlienBees and FlexTT5 with AC9 AlienBees Adapter
|AlienBees B1600||Transmitter Setup||Highest Energy PDF||Reduced Clipping PDF|
|FlexTT5 and AC9 AlienBees Adapter Setup|
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Canon Special Notes
The following special notes apply to all Canon cameras.
In-Camera Speedlite Control
Speedlite controls set via the in-camera menus, like Flash Exposure Compensation and ratio settings, are not currently supported.
Rear-Curtain Sync and Bulb
Rear Curtain Sync and Bulb mode cannot be used together. For more information, visit our Rear Curtain Sync page.
Remote Infrared Control
ControlTL radios disable ALL infra-red/optical communication pulses used in Canon’s native TTL system, and will not trigger remote flashes configured to receive these pulses. A PocketWizard radio is required for each remote flash you want to trigger.
Unsupported Flash Modes
FEB (Flash Exposure Bracketing) and Stroboscopic Flash are not currently supported.
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