Canon 1DX with PoketWizard TT1, TT5 & AC3

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MichaelOuellet
MichaelOuellet Contributing Member • Posts: 584
Canon 1DX with PoketWizard TT1, TT5 & AC3

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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Michael Ouellet
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Quantum Help Senior Member • Posts: 1,666
Re: Canon 1DX with PoketWizard TT1, TT5 & AC3

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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MichaelOuellet
MichaelOuellet OP Contributing Member • Posts: 584
Re: Canon 1DX with PoketWizard TT1, TT5 & AC3

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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Jack Leavitt Regular Member • Posts: 127
Re: Canon 1DX with PoketWizard TT1, TT5 & AC3

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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John-G Veteran Member • Posts: 4,931
Re: Canon 1DX with PoketWizard TT1, TT5 & AC3

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.

Phil
Phil Veteran Member • Posts: 3,049
Re: Canon 1DX with PoketWizard TT1, TT5 & AC3

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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MichaelOuellet
MichaelOuellet OP Contributing Member • Posts: 584
Re: Canon 1DX with PoketWizard TT1, TT5 & AC3

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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MichaelOuellet
MichaelOuellet OP Contributing Member • Posts: 584
Re: Canon 1DX with PoketWizard TT1, TT5 & AC3

FYI,

An updated firmware is now available:

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

Not perfect but it works!

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John-G Veteran Member • Posts: 4,931
Re: Canon 1DX with PoketWizard TT1, TT5 & AC3

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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Michael Ouellet
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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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