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Question about Pocket Wizards -- why bother with minitt1?

 
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Oct 05, 2010 17:48 |  #1

why not just get flextt5s only? small difference in size and price. doing some research before purchasing. thanks.


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Oct 05, 2010 21:11 |  #2

Actually the TT1 is quite a bit smaller.


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Oct 05, 2010 21:16 |  #3

40dbaby wrote in post #11040668 (external link)
why not just get flextt5s only? small difference in size and price. doing some research before purchasing. thanks.

That's what I did. Although the MiniTT1 is smaller than the FlexTT5, I like the fact that the FlexTT5 can be used as a receiver, a transmitter or both. And has an external antenna. Although the specs say that the range of both are the same, I sometimes wonder if they really are.


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Oct 05, 2010 21:20 |  #4

40dbaby wrote in post #11040668 (external link)
why not just get flextt5s only? small difference in size and price. doing some research before purchasing. thanks.

I looked at that as well, and the reason I went all TT5 was just easier to manage the batteries


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Oct 05, 2010 21:25 as a reply to  @ SMP_Homer's post |  #5

For me the small size of the MiniTT1 is really convenient on-camera, so I don't mind it being a dedicated transmitter only. And it's way nicer than the old Plus II "towers" for sure!


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Oct 05, 2010 21:33 as a reply to  @ photofreak99's post |  #6
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The Mini is MUCH less obtrusive on the top mount of a camera body. And since I usually never mount a flash ON my camera (I use flash off-camera angles), I prefer the smaller profile. I only need the transmit feature ON the camera body. I use the Flex units on mic stands with 580's, so the bigger size is not an issue.

I wish they would make the Flex unit to "receive" only, and lower the price. You only need one Mini, and numerous Flex.

But as noted above, the battery issue on the Mini is a difference, but to make the profile small, they had to go with the smaller more expensive batteries in the Mini. With all the expense of photo gear these days, batteries are the least cost I worry about.




  
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Oct 05, 2010 21:34 |  #7

It's noticeably smaller and you always need one transmitter.


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Oct 05, 2010 22:00 |  #8

KurtGoss wrote in post #11042003 (external link)
I wish they would make the Flex unit to "receive" only, and lower the price. You only need one Mini, and numerous Flex.

+1...


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Oct 05, 2010 22:10 |  #9

I got one mini and two flex. I think I need to sell the mini and get another flex.


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Oct 05, 2010 22:20 |  #10

+2 for a RX only.

I picked up the mini because I liked the smaller size. Plus when/if I need to remotely trigger a camera, I'll need a transmitter.


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Oct 07, 2010 11:23 |  #11

It's for us fogeys that have Pre TT wizards and still want that cool flash sync thingy.


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