PocketWizard Adds More TTL Support: Nikon D810, Canon 1D X and Host of Other Canon and Nikon DSLRs

PocketWizard Adds More TTL Support: Nikon D810, Canon 1D X and Host of Other Canon and Nikon DSLRs

PocketWizard has expanded their TTL compatibility to several popular Nikon and Canon cameras, including the Canon 70D, 1D X and 6D as well as the Nikon D810, D610 and D4S. The update to its ControlTL firmware is for both Nikon and Canon versions of its MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radios. The update is available today and can be installed into your radio triggers via USB connection to your computer. 

Some of these cameras have been on the market a while, while others like the Nikon D810 are pretty new. The cameras added to the list are below, and for all compatible cameras check out the complete list here

Canon Cameras 70D 1D X* 6D* T5i / 700D T4i* / 650D T5 / 1200D SL1 / 100D  
Nikon Cameras D810 D610 D4S Df  D7100 D5300 D5200 D3300

*Now with TTL compatibility

For more information on how to update PocketWizard products via USB connection and to view current release notes for Nikon firmware update version 3.7 and Canon firmware version 6.7 visit their website here.

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Jason Ranalli's picture

I'm sure Pocketwizards are finely made and there are tons of happy users but they are quite tough on the PocketBook so to speak.

If you're sticking to speedlight type strobes and don't need TTL I highly recommend the new Cactus V6 setup with their RF-60s or even using your own TTL based speedlights with the V6 trigger. They offer fully remote manual and are way cheaper.

They are a huge bang-for-the-buck and a massive time-saver if you're like me and were using some very simple manual dummy triggers that forced you to have to open those softboxes up after EVERY adjustment.

Anonymous's picture

I beg to differ and find the PW system both a valuable tool and big timesaver. Been using PW for over 10 years and never had an issue.

Radio Poppers once sent me their system for a lighting workshop I taught….never got the RP’s to work despite firmware updates and emails with RP tech support.

In fact, I still have the same PW Plus II’s from 2004 and they work just fine. Today they are just for backup should I ever need them.

Several years ago I updated to the MiniTT1/FlexTT5/MC2/AC3 and Sekonic 478-DR system. The ability to adjust my light power from my camera and Sekonic light meter is ….well…kinda groovy and rather efficient. No need to climb on a chair to dial down the overhead monohead.

I agree, there are a few downsides to the Pocket Wizard system.

The convenience of total wireless control of my studio lights & speedlights……has caused me to gain a few pounds due to less walking from light to light. Sarcasm intended :)

Foolproof wireless flash triggering/control for $600 over 6 years is kind cheap if you ask me.

I agree, speedlights are WAY overpriced compared to what a monohead does....but that is another article.

Good to know that PW updates their firmware for new cameras in a timely fashion.

Jason Ranalli's picture

I don't disagree that the PWs are great products capable of lasting many years(Cactus have yet to be proven in that regard) but the cost of entry is fairly prohibitive IMO for those wanting to get into off-camera strobe work using wireless.

Garrett Davis's picture

Yongnuo YN-560 III Built in Radio for $79.00 stand up great to the Canon and Nikon so all youneed to get is just a transmitter.

This is the only reason I didn't buy Pocket Wizards 4 months ago. I have a 6D and before buying PW3 I did some research and it revealed they didn't offer TTL capabilities even though people had kept asking for them. So I found the Yongnuo YN-622C which works amazingly with the Canon's interface and you can manually change all the lights from inside the cameras speed light control and a set of 4 goes for the same price of one pocket wizard!

Spy Black's picture

Having used flash manually all my life, I don't get the whole TTL thing for flash. Is there actually a use for it (compared to just manually adjusting your lights), or is this just a fad gadget?