Nikon D5

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Review this page for information about the Nikon D5 and its performance with PocketWizard radios.

General Nikon Operational Considerations

The following operational considerations apply to all Nikon cameras unless otherwise noted.

Flash Sync Speed - Custom Camera Setting

When using a Nikon camera and ControlTL radios, the camera's "Flash Sync Speed" setting must be set to the slower shutter speed of the two "Auto FP" options. This setting can be found in the "Bracketing/Flash" Custom Settings menu.


D5 Specific Operational Considerations

The following operational considerations apply only to the D5.

Camera Firmware

For best results, use the latest camera body firmware. The latest firmware for the D5 is C:1.10, available for download at the Nikon Download Center.

Camera Battery Power

This camera will only perform as expected with the ControlTL system if the camera’s battery is 60% or greater. Always make sure the camera’s battery is fully charged before use.

For best performance with a battery grip, use the setting "Use Camera Battery First," d13 in the camera's Custom Setting Menu.

Rear Curtain Sync

To avoid possible problems using Rear Curtain Sync, always trigger the camera at least once with the shutter speed set to 1/160th.


HyperSync Performance

Sorry! We don't have any HyperSync results available for this camera yet. To share your own, please contact PocketWizard tech support.

Learn how to configure your radios for best HyperSync performance on our HyperSync Setup page.

You might find that performance is similar to the Nikon D4.


Nikon Special Notes

The following special notes apply to all Nikon cameras.

FV Lock

FV Lock is not currently supported with PocketWizard radios.

Unsupported Modes

  • Mirror Up mode is not fully supported at this time – test with your specific configuration before using.
  • Exposure Delay mode (set via in-camera menu) is not currently supported.
  • Repeater/RPT mode is not currently supported.

In-Camera Flash Control

Using in-camera “Flash Control for Built In Flash” menu to control remote zones is 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 Nikon’s native i-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.


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  1. Find the table for your flash brand and PocketWizard receiver.
  2. Locate your flash in the "Flash Model" column.
  3. Determine whether you will enable HyperSync Only or not. Enabling HyperSync Only will provide the most consistent results and is recommended for Nikon users.
  4. Follow the "Transmitter Setup" link in the "Radio Setup" column to configure your transmitter.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.