5D Mark iii Off camera Flash Wireless transmitters/ receivers

Started May 7, 2013 | Discussions
Myatix
New MemberPosts: 24Gear list
Like?
5D Mark iii Off camera Flash Wireless transmitters/ receivers
May 7, 2013

Hi All,

I want to get some off camera transmitters/ receivers for my Speedlite... I currently have a canon 430EXii but am planning on buying a new flash, perhaps a 600EX?

I have heard Pocketwizard has issues with the Canon 5D mark iii when it comes to the mini and flex? Is this still the case? Are the PW plus iii's better? Would really like something that supports TTL...

it is for use in portrait and wedding photography!

Look forward to hearing your feedback!

thanks!

 Myatix's gear list:Myatix's gear list
Canon PowerShot S95 Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon EOS 6D Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM +2 more
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
If you believe there are incorrect tags, please send us this post using our feedback form.
drent
Regular MemberPosts: 248
Like?
Re: 5D Mark iii Off camera Flash Wireless transmitters/ receivers
In reply to Myatix, May 7, 2013

I use the yongnuo 622. It has all functions like E-TTL and works with on-camera flash settings.

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Michael Thomas Mitchell
Veteran MemberPosts: 9,483
Like?
Re: 5D Mark iii Off camera Flash Wireless transmitters/ receivers
In reply to drent, May 7, 2013

Another nod for the Yongnuo 622c system. Extremely easy and reliable operation at a fraction of the cost. I particularly like the "transceiver" design. The integrated transmitter/receiver allows mounting of a flash ontop the unit itself.

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
qianp2k
Senior MemberPosts: 9,807Gear list
Like?
Re: 5D Mark iii Off camera Flash Wireless transmitters/ receivers
In reply to Myatix, May 7, 2013

Maybe initially. By now PW has new firmware update that supports 5DIII directly. I use mini-TT1 (1) and flex-TT5 (2) on 580EX II and 430EX II virtually without problems (similar as 5DII).

-- hide signature --
 qianp2k's gear list:qianp2k's gear list
Sony RX100 Canon EOS-1D Mark III Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon EOS 5D Mark III Sony Alpha 7R +20 more
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
SithTracy
Regular MemberPosts: 269Gear list
Like?
Re: 5D Mark iii Off camera Flash Wireless transmitters/ receivers
In reply to Myatix, May 7, 2013

I use the Pixel Kings w/ 5Dmk3, 430EX II and 600EX-RT.  The Yongnuo's are good from what I have read, they are King knockoffs, but not firmware upgradable.  I was concerned there might be initial issues after the new 5d3 fw 1.2.1, but all works great.  One note, you may want to consider a Yongnuo YN568EX instead of a 600EX-RT.  I need another lite and this is likely what I am going to grab.  Supports HSS.

 SithTracy's gear list:SithTracy's gear list
Fujifilm X100S Olympus E-520 Canon EOS 600D Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM +18 more
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Keith Z Leonard
Senior MemberPosts: 4,148Gear list
Like?
Re: 5D Mark iii Off camera Flash Wireless transmitters/ receivers
In reply to drent, May 8, 2013

Agreed, these 622s just work, super simple to use and inexpensive.

 Keith Z Leonard's gear list:Keith Z Leonard's gear list
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM +13 more
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Muresan Bogdan
Regular MemberPosts: 256
Like?
Re: 5D Mark iii Off camera Flash Wireless transmitters/ receivers
In reply to SithTracy, May 8, 2013

If you want to switch completely to 600 ex-rt you could also use the original Canon transmitter.

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
dave_bass5
Veteran MemberPosts: 5,900Gear list
Like?
Re: 5D Mark iii Off camera Flash Wireless transmitters/ receivers
In reply to Keith Z Leonard, May 8, 2013

Keith Z Leonard wrote:

Agreed, these 622s just work, super simple to use and inexpensive.

Yep, another user here. Cant really fault them for basic stuff.

 dave_bass5's gear list:dave_bass5's gear list
Canon PowerShot S110 Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon EOS 650D Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Canon EF 100mm f/2.0 USM +7 more
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Al Malin
Regular MemberPosts: 183
Like?
Re: 5D Mark iii Off camera Flash Wireless transmitters/ receivers
In reply to qianp2k, May 8, 2013

qianp2k wrote:

Maybe initially. By now PW has new firmware update that supports 5DIII directly. I use mini-TT1 (1) and flex-TT5 (2) on 580EX II and 430EX II virtually without problems (similar as 5DII).

I have same good results with my 5D3, mini-TT1, Flex-TT5s and Canon Speedlights. Recently bought cable to remote fire 5D3 with the PocketWizards.

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
KatManDEW
Senior MemberPosts: 1,545
Like?
Re: 5D Mark iii Off camera Flash Wireless transmitters/ receivers
In reply to Myatix, May 8, 2013

I'm also using the 622's with my 5D3. I haven't used them much, but when I have they worked well.

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Myatix
New MemberPosts: 24Gear list
Like?
Re: 5D Mark iii Off camera Flash Wireless transmitters/ receivers
In reply to dave_bass5, May 8, 2013

Hi All,

Thanks for the feedback, it has been very helpful!

Looks like pocketwizard burnt their finder when the 5D mark iii came out! I have noticed that both the Mini and Flex aren't fully supported with the 600EX anyone with any experience on this?

cheers

 Myatix's gear list:Myatix's gear list
Canon PowerShot S95 Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon EOS 6D Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM +2 more
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Myatix
New MemberPosts: 24Gear list
Like?
Re: 5D Mark iii Off camera Flash Wireless transmitters/ receivers
In reply to Myatix, May 8, 2013

One  more thing!

Can you control the flash power remotely with the Yongnuo 622's?

As far as I understand this can be done with the Mini and Flex... If they work? Is this correctly understood?

cheers!

 Myatix's gear list:Myatix's gear list
Canon PowerShot S95 Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon EOS 6D Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM +2 more
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
qianp2k
Senior MemberPosts: 9,807Gear list
Like?
Re: 5D Mark iii Off camera Flash Wireless transmitters/ receivers
In reply to Myatix, May 8, 2013

Myatix wrote:

One  more thing!

Can you control the flash power remotely with the Yongnuo 622's?

As far as I understand this can be done with the Mini and Flex... If they work? Is this correctly understood?

With PW AC-3 zone controller that sits on top of mini-1 or flex-5, you can adjust flash strengths remotely on three zones of flashes independently. If I start from scratch I may look into Phottix Odin eTTL trigger/receive seriously. I heard it works very reliably.  PW reliability is not perfect but still pretty good.

http://www.pocketwizard.com/products/transmitter_receiver/ac3%20zonecontroller/

cheers!

-- hide signature --
 qianp2k's gear list:qianp2k's gear list
Sony RX100 Canon EOS-1D Mark III Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon EOS 5D Mark III Sony Alpha 7R +20 more
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
drent
Regular MemberPosts: 248
Like?
Re: 5D Mark iii Off camera Flash Wireless transmitters/ receivers
In reply to Myatix, May 8, 2013

Yes, you can!

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum MMy threads