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PocketWizard MiniTT1 Transmitter
PocketWizard’s newest firmware platform taps into the camera’s digital communications to enable an entirely new level of remote flash capability through our proven radio system. ControlTL allows remote i-TTL for Nikon CLS / i-TTL systems as well as Manual Power Control. ControlTL firmware is configurable and upgradeable for “future-proof” continuous improvement.
Dedicated CLS / i-TTL Triggering
Locking your MiniTT1 Transmitter into the hot shoe of a Nikon DSLR camera, and mounting CLS / i-TTL flashes onto FlexTT5 Transceivers gives you full flash exposure control with the freedom and reliability of a PocketWizard radio. There are no special settings to make or modes to call up. Use the camera’s flash exposure controls for basic control of remote flashes, or add an AC3 ZoneController or Nikon Master unit for even more flexibility.
Manual Power Control
Adjust the manual power settings of your remote Nikon Speedlights directly from a AC3 ZoneController, SB-800 or SB-900 flash mounted on your on-camera MiniTT1 or FlexTT5. You can independently control the power output of up to three remote groups of lights (you can have as many lights in each group as you want) from full power down to the lowest setting simply through the user interface on the back of the SB-800 or SB-900 or with the dials of the AC3 ZoneController. Now you can work with total control with your remote lights, without leaving your shooting position. Nikon SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander may also be used.
High Speed Sync (Auto FP)
The MiniTT1 makes Nikon's FP/HSS mode a lot more functional with the freedom of radio. Now you can use your i-TTL speedlights in FP sync all the way to 1/8000 in the middle of the day in bright sun! Use this feature to shoot wide open in bright sun for amazing results.
Auto Trigger Select for ControlTL
The hot shoe on both the MiniTT1 and Flex TT5 will trigger just about any hot shoe flash placed into it in addition to the Nikon Speedlight's it is designed for. Yes, you can now fire just about any hot shoe flash including Vivitar, Canon, etc., in manual mode only and not TTL mode.
HyperSync™: Our patent pending HyperSync technology allows photographers to achieve faster X-sync speeds, sometimes up to 1/8000 of a second, with full power flash. Now you can cut the ambient light and use wide-open apertures, outdoors in bright sunlight. HyperSync automatically adjusts the timing of your flash trigger so that faster than X-sync speeds can be achieved. With certain Nikon camera and flash combinations, you can achieve sync all the way to 1/8000th of a second. Just imagine what you can do using flash in bright sun with wide open apertures and fast shutter speeds. Since HyperSync is a trigger function you can use any PocketWizard Receiver including the FlexTT5, PlusX, Plus III, Plus II or MultiMAX. HyperSync works optimally with Studio flash. See High Speed Sync (Auto FP) above for higher than XSync speeds with Speedlights,
Please visit http://wiki.pocketwizard.com/hyperSync for configuring HyperSync. While performance varies by the camera and flash equipment being used, HyperSync will get the maximum possible out of any set-up.
HyperSync Automation adjusts HyperSync timing in two separate places – on the transmitter and on the receiving ControlTL radio. The transmitting or on-camera MiniTT1 or FlexTT5 automatically adjusts HyperSync to compensate for changes made to shutter speed. Photographers can further refine HyperSync via the PocketWizard Utility. For more information on Configuring HyperSync Automation, visit the HyperSync section of the PocketWizard Wiki.
High Speed Sync (HSS / FP Sync) Disable Mode
Select either HSS Sync or HyperSync™ at shutter speeds above x-sync. This allows you to use HyperSync and the benefit of full power flash all the way up to 1/2000 with certain flash systems.
Rear Curtain Sync
Precise rear curtain sync capability is engaged using the camera's sync settings. Capture natural light trails with sharp exposures at the end – no “after trails!”
Nikon flashes use a dual preflash system to calculate i-TTL exposure values. In many TTL situations, including shooting in full sun, over long distance or using diffusers or bounce flash, the normal pre-flash is simply not enough for the camera to see. PocketWizard's Pre-Flash Boost increases your remote Nikon flashes first preflash by three stops and, if necessary, the second preflash by one stop. The boost level can also be adjusted at the flash if necessary.
When working with certain manual flashes, you can change any of your settings on your camera and the system adjusts for those changes. Change your camera's exposure compensation to adjust the flash output, or make adjustments in aperture or ISO and the system balances your flash for proper exposure.
Built-in Hot Shoe
Lock your Nikon flash into the MiniTT1’s dedicated hot shoe and combine your remote flash with on-camera flash or use the on-camera flash for additional CLS / i-TTL or Manual Power Control only. The metal and glass reinforced resin hot shoe assembly is a superstructure onto itself and incredibly durable. The best part; no more cords.
Basic Trigger Mode
Allows the MiniTT1 or FlexTT5 to work as a transmitter on ANY camera it will fit. Anyone looking for the small form factor of the MiniTT1 can use it on other DSLR’s, SLR’s or even medium format cameras with standard hot shoes.
The MiniTT1 sends out two trigger signals; one on the new ControlTL channels, and another on the same channels as all standard trigger PocketWizard radios so they will work with any unit you may already have.
PocketWizard Utility - Programmable and Upgradeable
Use the supplied PocketWizard Utility software with the on-board USB port to program the MiniTT1 to any PocketWizard channel and zone as well as many other custom settings. The MiniTT1 can be upgraded whenever updates and feature enhancements are available.
Channels / Learn Mode
The MiniTT1 has two channel configuration settings; C1 and C2. Each can be programmed as needed with up to 20 ControlTL channels* for TTL photography or Manual Power Control, or 32 standard channels** for manual flash photography. Channels can be configured with the PocketWizard utility or use the Learn function to quickly program channels, or the reset function to configure back to factory settings.
* - 20 ControlTL channels for FCC/IC 344 MHz radios and
three ControlTL channels for CE 433 MHz radios.
** - 32 Standard channels for FCC/IC 344 MHz radios and
35 Standard channels for CE 433 MHz radios.
Add the AC3 ZoneController on top of your MiniTT1 for Nikon and gain three zones of power control right from the camera’s position. Works in both auto/CLS/i-TTL and manual. Shut down an entire zone with the flick of a switch.
AC3 ZoneController sold separately.
SpeedCycler with an AC3 ZoneController
Previously only seen with PocketWizard’s MultiMAX radios, this new mode is designed to rapidly cycle through multiple flash units fired individually in sequence. This allows photographers to fire a camera in sync with flashes faster than a single flash unit can recycle. It can also be used for triggering remote cameras sequentially. SpeedCycler is engaged on a transmitting MiniTT1 or FlexTT5 via the PocketWizard Utility.
SpeedCycler mode requires an AC3 ZoneController in the top hot-shoe of the on-camera PocketWizard radio. Zones A, B, and C will be triggered sequentially and individual zones can be disabled by setting the AC3’s Zone Switch to the off position. Both TTL and manual flash controls are supported.
Flash Power Control without a Camera
Photographers can now take their AC3 and transmitting radio off-camera and use it to set power levels for any flash with a ControlTL receiver, making it more convenient to use an optically triggered light meter, or control the power levels with just a MiniTT1/FlexTT5 and AC3 in their hand while another photographer takes the pictures. Previously, an AC3 ZoneController on a MiniTT1 or FlexTT5 needed to be on camera to send manual power levels to remote flashes. Now, when connected to a MiniTT1 or FlexTT5, manual power levels are transmitted to remote flashes when the TEST button is pressed even when the transmitter is off the camera. This affects both speedlights connected to receiving FlexTT5s and larger flashes like AlienBees and Elinchrom RX units with ControlTL receivers.
Continuous Fast FPS
Never before have you been able to shoot remote CLS / i-TTL non-stop in continuous high-speed mode. Fill the buffer! Nothing else comes close.
The lay-flat design with integrated hot shoe and internal antenna keeps a very low profile on your camera. Powered by a CR2450 lithium coin cell battery.
340.00 - 354.00 MHz US FCC / IC (North America)
433.42 - 434.42 MHz CE (EU/Asia/Other)
52 Channels over 26 Frequencies (FCC/IC)
35 Channels over 5 Frequencies (CE)
Transmit output power:
Less than 0.001 watt (1/1000 of a watt or 1 milliwatt)
Up to 10 to 240 meters (30 to 800 feet) for E-TTL triggering. Up to 10 to 365 meters (30 to 1200 feet) for basic triggering. Range is dependent on multiple factors including equipment, mode, environment, positioning, orientation and interference.
Hot Shoe only
Maximum Shooting Rate Frames per second (fps)
TTL Mode: within 1 FPS of camera's maximum FPS
Basic Trigger Mode: Camera Max FPS
* dependent on flash power settings
FPS = Frames Per Second
Power / Channel Switch
OFF - C.2 - C.1
Zone Select Switch
A-B-C (matches Nikon zones)
LED: Green, Amber, Red status indications
3.3 VDC (all pins) - safe for all cameras
Hot Shoe voltage protection:
Hot Shoe: up to 50V
USB Compliant 2.0, Mini-B Connector
Above -15° C (5° F) and below 50° C (120° F)
Storage Temperature (without battery)
Above -30 C (-22 F) and below 85 C (185 F)
High impact plastic, captive battery door
Hot Shoe made of glass reinforced resin
3 V Lithium battery, CR2450 (included) or CR2354 Lithium coiin cell type
30 - 50 hours of camera "awake time" depending on shooting habits
2.8" (7.1 cm) long x 1.9" (4.9 cm) wide x 1.3" (3.3 cm) tall
2.3 oz (65 grams); 2.0 oz (57 grams) without battery
Included in the box
MiniTT1 Transmitter, USB cable, CR2450 battery, Quick Guide