MiniTT1 and FlexTT5
Congratulations on your purchase of the PocketWizard MiniTT1™ / FlexTT5™ System for Nikon DSLR i-TTL / CLS cameras and flashes. Nikon owners can use the MiniTT1 Transmitter and FlexTT5 Transceiver to control single or multiple off-camera Nikon i-TTL / CLS flashes. The PocketWizard ControlTL™ System takes the complex i-TTL data being sent through the camera’s hot shoe and digitally interprets and transmits it as a reliable radio signal. You can now place i-TTL (or manual) flash units anywhere to illuminate the scene: Around corners, out-of-sight and in bright sunlight. The MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 are compatible with any PocketWizard for triggering manual flash or remote cameras.
PocketWizard’s newest firmware platform taps into the camera’s digital communications to enable an entirely new level of remote flash capability through our proven radio system. ControlTL allows remote i-TTL for Nikon CLS systems as well as Manual Power Control. ControlTL firmware is configurable and upgradeable for “future-proof” continuous improvement.
Dedicated CLS / i-TTL Triggering
Locking your MiniTT1 Transmitter into the hot shoe of a Nikon DSLR camera, and mounting CLS / i-TTL flashes onto FlexTT5 Transceivers gives you full flash exposure control with the freedom and reliability of a PocketWizard radio. There are no special settings to make or modes to call up. Use the camera’s flash exposure controls for basic control of remote flashes, or add an AC3 ZoneController or Nikon Master unit for even more flexibility.
Manual Power Control
Adjust the manual power settings of your remote Nikon Speedlights directly from a AC3 ZoneController, SB-800 or SB-900 flash mounted on your on-camera MiniTT1 or FlexTT5. You can independently control the power output of up to three remote groups of lights (you can have as many lights in each group as you want) from full power down to the lowest setting simply through the user interface on the back of the SB-800 or SB-900 or with the dials of the AC3 ZoneController. Now you can work with total control with your remote lights, without leaving your shooting position. Nikon SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander may also be used.
High Speed Sync (Auto FP)
When HyperSync can’t keep up, High Speed Sync takes over for Speedlight flash photography all the way to 1/8000. ControlTL gains faster recycling times and more flashes per set of batteries when shooting in Nikon's FP / HSS Flash mode. Use this feature to shoot wide open in bright sun for amazing results.
Our patent pending HyperSync® technology allows photographers to achieve faster X-sync speeds, up to 1/500th of a second, with full power flash. That extra speed can be used to freeze action or cut ambient light - both of which can produce results never possible before. HyperSync works with both TTL speedlights and full size studio flash. All you need is a MiniTT1 or FlexTT5 on camera that has been tuned to your specific camera and flash via the PocketWizard Utility. While performance varies by the camera and flash equipment being used, HyperSync will get the maximum possible out of any set-up.
When working with certain manual flashes, you can change any of your settings on your camera and the system adjusts for those changes. Change your camera's exposure compensation to adjust the flash output, or make adjustments in aperture or ISO and the system balances your flash for proper exposure.
Programmable and Upgradeable: Use the PocketWizard Utility software with the on-board USB port to program the MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 to any PocketWizard channel and zone as well as many other custom settings. ControlTL radios can be upgraded whenever updates and feature enhancements are available.
To quickly begin using your radio, you might be interested in the Nikon MiniTT1 + FlexTT5 Quick Guide (downloads a PDF in a new window).
For more detailed information, use the links below to hone in on the specific feature you are looking for. The links are the section headings. For example the words Getting Started below will take you straight to that section.
Information you should know before using your radios. Also referred to as "READ ME FIRST" information.
Information about operating the radios safely can be found here.
Battery types, polarity, and life expectancy information.
Connect your radios to your computer via USB and control many aspects of them via the PocketWizard Utility.
Simple i-TTL operation instructions. Use all of your Speedlights as one zone of light with the camera making the exposure decision.
Advanced i-TTL operation instructions. Control individual zones of light. Control your remote Speedlights manually from the camera position.
Trigger any remote flash simply.
Trigger a compatible remote studio flash and control its power level directly from the camera position.
Learn more about increasing your X-Sync speed using HyperSync. Understand the differences between HyperSync and High Speed Sync.
High Speed Sync / Auto FP
Use your Speedlights with your camera's fastest shutter speeds. Understand the differences between HyperSync and High Speed Sync.
Channels allow you to work collaboratively with other photographers, or to work with your radios exclusively.
Learn Mode is not required for normal operation of your radios, but if you are working away from the PocketWizard Utility and in conflict with another photographer on your channel, Learn Mode allows you to change channels in the field.
In addition to triggering remote flash, your PocketWizard radios can trigger a remote camera's motor drive port. Relay Mode is covered in this section.
Sometimes you just need the settings in your radio to be like they were when you first took them out of the box.
This section covers the various colors and blink patterns used by the Status LED.
Radios perform best when mounted properly.
Optimize range using these techniques.
Find out exactly what cameras and flashes work with the ControlTL radios, and what specific operational considerations are required for your gear.
Details on radio specifics are found here.
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