Review this page for information about the Nikon D810 and its performance with PocketWizard radios. The D810 is a very new camera for the ControlTL system. We would appreciate any field reports, good or otherwise, via our Inquiries Page.
- 1 General Nikon Operational Considerations
- 2 D810 Specific Operational Considerations
- 3 HyperSync Performance
- 4 Nikon Special Notes
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.
D810 Specific Operational Considerations
The following operational considerations apply only to the D810.
For best results, use the latest camera body firmware and distortion control lens data. The latest firmware for the D810 is available for download at 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.
Nikon Special Notes
The following special notes apply to all Nikon cameras.
FV Lock is not currently supported with PocketWizard radios.
- 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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