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Thanksgiving week I tried setting up three strobes on PocketWizard FlexTT5's and triggering them with a MiniTT1 mounted on a Z9.
That didn't work. I quickly reverted to my D850, which had been working for years.
I looked for help on the PW web site and saw they have basically nothing compatible with the Z9.
Except the Raven Fusion, a $400 replacement for the MiniTT1 and AC3 zone power adjuster. I ordered one, and it arrived yesterday.
It was not straightforward to set up without going online for the manual. (Didn't come with a manual). Also didn't come with a USB cable the website said came with it.
Why the cable? To charge the built-in 2500 Mah battery. (Takes 3 hours.) OK, got a cable and got the battery charged.
Then, I set up the Wifi. (Wifi? What?) It used wifi to connect to the internet and update its own firmware. I went into that menu section (cloud icon), and sure enough, it downloaded and applied a firmware update.
Initially it would not trigger my PW's. Turned out you have to select a channel (I used channel 8 because it showed the least noise) and apply that channel in firmware on the FlexTT5's using the PW App. Once I did that - along with paid $$ firmware update E - the Raven sets the power and triggers the strobes just fine. I'm a happy camper.
The Raven has 4 zones, and it will trigger a variety of strobes, not just PocketWizards.
PocketWizard, Alien Bee/Paul C Buff. Prophoto and GoDox, are options, and you can mix two of those at the same time.
The Raven has a touch screen, and to use it you need to swipe up or down to change menus, and sometimes left or right for an option. There is a control ring you can rotate to change menus as well. That and a few buttons.
You need the Nikon version to work on Nikon cameras. There is a Canon version as well.
You can also remote trigger cameras with the Raven, though I haven't tried that.
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