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 your desired light in the left-hand column and select either "Highest Energy" or "Reduced Clipping" to download a PDF of the results.
|Einstein 640||Highest Energy||Reduced Clipping|
|Ranger RX S-Head||Highest Energy||Reduced Clipping|
|AlienBees B1600||Highest Energy||Reduced Clipping|
NOTE: All of the images contained in this table were captured using a MiniTT1 or FlexTT5 transmitter and a ControlTL receiver (such as the FlexTT5 with AC9 Adapter, PowerST4, or PowerMC2).
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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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