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Feb 16, 2009 05:56 |  #1

MiniTT1 http://www.pocketwizar​d.com …receiver/minitt​1%20canon/ (external link)

FlexTT5 http://www.pocketwizar​d.com …receiver/flextt​5%20canon/ (external link)


Use the MiniTT1 for standard triggering with any PocketWizard Receiver including the FlexTT5, PlusII or MultiMAX. When used this way with a digital camera, you can take advantage of PocketWizard’s HyperSync Technology that allows up to 1/500th of a second camera sync with many camera/strobe set-ups. HyperSync allows you to advance the timing of your flash trigger so that faster then X-sync speeds can be achieved.
Need more speed? Push your ControlTL system beyond 1/500th and go into FP/High-Speed sync mode automatically. No buttons to press or settings to change other then your shutter speed will give you flash sync all the way to 1/8000th.




  
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Feb 16, 2009 06:24 |  #2

It's about time. I always love how a small, independent company like Radio Popper can trump a big, established company like PW. And of course it ain't available yet. I mean, is this rocket science, or what? Not like it hasn't been done.

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Feb 16, 2009 06:29 |  #3

I'm excited... I almost ordered another PW II last week then heard rumors about something new being announced today...

2 weeks isn't that long of a wait, I wonder how lf they will be as elusive as the 5d mkII. and hopefully the price is around the same as the current models..




  
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Feb 16, 2009 06:34 |  #4

I really have no use for this new product, or what Radio Popper provides. I'm hoping the price of the PW-IIs come down -- now that would be some good news (for me).


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Feb 16, 2009 06:37 |  #5

Gatorboy wrote in post #7335153 (external link)
I really have no use for this new product, or what Radio Popper provides. I'm hoping the price of the PW-IIs come down -- now that would be some good news (for me).

PW has had a $25 mail in rebate going on for a month or so, it ends in a couple weeks.




  
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Feb 16, 2009 06:39 |  #6

BobbyM wrote in post #7335164 (external link)
PW has had a $25 mail in rebate going on for a month or so, it ends in a couple weeks.

Which might be code for "that's when our new pricing will begin"


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Feb 16, 2009 06:45 |  #7

Gatorboy wrote in post #7335170 (external link)
Which might be code for "that's when our new pricing will begin"

possibly... or it could be like Canons December-mid January rebates when they ended the price went right back up..:lol:

but I would think your guess might be more accurate. seeing glass has a longer shelf life than electronics




  
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Feb 16, 2009 06:50 |  #8

MDJAK wrote in post #7335132 (external link)
It's about time. I always love how a small, independent company like Radio Popper can trump a big, established company like PW. And of course it ain't available yet. I mean, is this rocket science, or what? Not like it hasn't been done.

me

AFAIK, Quantum was the first one to do something like this (i.e. hotshoe mounted ETTL-aware RF controller) but the technology only works with the Quantum flash units. That may be the reason Pocket Wizard had never been too compelled to come up with a similar but competing technology before now. It was probably the combination of the competition from Elinchrom with their Skyports, AB with their announced Commander and Radio Popper with their units that allow use of ETTl via RF that finally pushed PW into action. And a good thing, too. So far, I like what I'm reading. And the compatibilty with current PW units is a big plus! I'm going to dig into the manual shortly to see exactly what these new units have to offer. :) :cool:


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Feb 16, 2009 08:11 as a reply to  @ PacAce's post |  #9

So I guess my two questions are:

1. The price?
2. Why would someone choose the original Plus II over these (question #1 may answer this :-)

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Feb 16, 2009 08:12 |  #10

Very interesting. I'll probably be ordering a MiniTT1 at least, just to go with my PW's. I wonder if the initial pricing will be realistic.




  
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Feb 16, 2009 08:55 |  #11

Interested to see how they perform and what is their price.


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Feb 16, 2009 09:03 as a reply to  @ phsv's post |  #12

My guess is that they'll do exactly what they say they will and do it well. Pricing will probably be very competitive with Radio Popper.


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Feb 16, 2009 09:04 |  #13

They look like RadioPopper killers to me.

Sad for the RP guys, but unless the new PW's are an outlandish price, I daresay PW will gobble RP up ... they have a much neater solution.


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Feb 16, 2009 09:05 as a reply to  @ phsv's post |  #14

FYI--Strobist has a review http://strobist.blogsp​ot.com …tt5-and-minitt1-full.html (external link)


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Feb 16, 2009 09:17 as a reply to  @ iamjediknight's post |  #15

The 'pass though' TTL hot shoe is an excellent thing and something that will steer a lot of people towards PW and away from RP.


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