Canon 1DX with PoketWizard TT1, TT5 & AC3

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MichaelOuellet
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Canon 1DX with PoketWizard TT1, TT5 & AC3
Jul 10, 2012

Good day!

I'm pretty familiar with the pocketWizard system but with my new 1DX, I cannot go faster than 1/160 sec. and I have no control of power with the TT1+AC3 module. I also tried to put an TT5 on the camera but I got the same behavior. No information on the PocketWizard site.

When I configure the PW, I ask for an automatic detection of the camera because the 1DX is not listed yet.

Any suggestions or similar experience?

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Re: Canon 1DX with PoketWizard TT1, TT5 & AC3
In reply to MichaelOuellet, Jul 11, 2012

According to the instruction manual for the Canon 1Dx, you can go up to 1/8000th of a second. Are you referring that if you have the Pocket Wizards on the camera, it will not go past 1/160th of a second?

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Re: Canon 1DX with PoketWizard TT1, TT5 & AC3
In reply to Quantum Help, Jul 12, 2012

No, I can set the 1DX at any speed but if I go faster than 1/160 sec. the sync. on the PW will fail and I obtain an image with a large black part.

I do not have this problem with my other cameras. I hope that somebody, here, will be able to try an 1DX with the PW TT5 & TT1 and help me to find the proper setting for the PWs.
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Re: Canon 1DX with PoketWizard TT1, TT5 & AC3
In reply to Quantum Help, Jul 14, 2012

Neither the TT1 or TT5 is compatable at this time. See Pocket Wizard site fo complete info. They are working on it.
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Re: Canon 1DX with PoketWizard TT1, TT5 & AC3
In reply to Jack Leavitt, Jul 16, 2012

Right... the 5DIII doesn't work either. Apparently PW has to reverse engineer the functionality each time Canon releases a new camera. It can get very frustrating, especially once you start depending on the Flex units and then heaven forbid you purchase a new camera.

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In reply to John-G, Jul 16, 2012

John-G wrote:

Right... the 5DIII doesn't work either. Apparently PW has to reverse engineer the functionality each time Canon releases a new camera. It can get very frustrating, especially once you start depending on the Flex units and then heaven forbid you purchase a new camera.

Yup it freezes you right in your tracks. 4 speedlights on FlexTT5s puts your new body plans on hold.

I do wonder in TV if you can't adjust the hyper sync curtain timing to get some faster fuctionality. Of course at higher frame rates PW could just run out of set-up time.
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Re: Canon 1DX with PoketWizard TT1, TT5 & AC3
In reply to Jack Leavitt, Jul 17, 2012

Thanks,
I did not find it on their web site until you encourage me to make a new search.

The information is at page 2 right there http://www.pocketwizard.com/upload/photos/677MiniTT1_FlexTT5_Canon_6.104_beta_release_notes.pdf

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Re: Canon 1DX with PoketWizard TT1, TT5 & AC3
In reply to MichaelOuellet, Apr 14, 2013

FYI,

An updated firmware is now available:

http://www.pocketwizard.com/support/downloads/beta

Not perfect but it works!

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Re: Canon 1DX with PoketWizard TT1, TT5 & AC3
In reply to MichaelOuellet, Apr 16, 2013

MichaelOuellet wrote:

FYI,

An updated firmware is now available:

http://www.pocketwizard.com/support/downloads/beta

Not perfect but it works!

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Hmmm... 11 months after the 1D-X hit the street and "Not perfect but it works". Thanks for reminding me why I sold my PW Flex system.

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