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| p.1 #7 · Can a pocket wizard be used to trigger a camera? |
It seems like the FlexTT5 will do the trick, but I'm not sure. Can you verify this for me? If I use the FlexTT5, I can add a flash or a bubble level to it. It doesn't seem to be too big. So would I just attach one of the PW cables to the FlexTT5 and to the camera?
I'm not sure if the MiniTT1 will work since it's not a transreceiver.
The FlexTT5 does permit remote triggering, with the appropriate cable. The one from PW is outrageously expensive, something like $90, nearly half the cost of a TT1. It's just a f***ing cable. That's the only reason why I refuse to buy one. It's not that I can't afford it; it's that I refuse on the principle. I'm sure there are knockoff cables but I haven't heard much about them.
The MiniTT1 is transmitter-only. It *might* be usable as the remote, rather than the receiver, but don't take my word for it. In any case, a FlexTT5 must be connected to the camera via a cable for remote triggering using the ControlTL system.
The reason why the TT1 exists is not merely because it's small--it is also because it is lighter. The TT5 is powered by 2 AAs. Put a TT5 + Speedlite on a 5D, 1D, or 1Ds body, and it gets heavy fast.
I've found that in the world of RF transceivers, there currently is no satisfactory solution. Canon should just integrate it, instead of relying on line-of-sight methods.