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PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver For Canon TTL Flashes and Digital SLR Cameras

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Canon Transceiver
  • Full ETTL II /iTTL Autoflash and Ratio flash and exposure tracking
  • FP/High speed flash synch up to 1/8000th sec.
  • Autoflash sequences up to 8 frames per second
  • Triggers flash or cameras
  • Works with all Pocket Wizard 32 channels and zones
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Style: Canon Transceiver
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  • Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 3.6 x 2.8 inches ; 5.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B001TANZ0W
  • Item model number: 801-150
  • Batteries 2 AA batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 16, 2009

Product Description

Style: Canon Transceiver

From the Manufacturer

Use the FlexTT5 Transceiver with the MiniTT1 Transmitter to control single or multiple off-camera electronic or intelligent E-TTL Speedlites. You can now place TTL or manual flashes anywhere to illuminate the scene: Around corners, out-of-sight and in bright sunlight. The MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 are compatible with any PocketWizard radio for triggering manual flash or remote cameras.
Plus X Full Features List

ControlTL™ 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 TTL for Canon E-TTL II systems as well as Manual Power Control. ControlTL firmware is configurable and upgradeable for "future-proof" continuous improvement.

Dedicated E-TTL II TriggeringLocking your MiniTTI Transmitter into the hot shoe of a Canon DSLR camera and mounting E-TTL II flashes onto FlexTT5 Transceivers gives you full autoflash 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, on-camera flash or flash commander controls for flash compensation, zone and ratio control. Optimized High Speed SyncWhen HyperSync can't keep up, High Speed Sync takes over for Speedlite flash photography all the way to 1/8000. ControlTL optimizes this amazing feature and provides more light (which equals greater working distance), faster recycling times and more flashes per battery set when shooting in Canon's HSS/FP Flash mode. Use this feature to shoot wide open in bright sun for amazing results.

Manual Power ControlAdjust the manual power settings of your remote Canon Speedlites directly from a 580EX II flash mounted on your on-camera MiniTT1 or FlexTT5. Working with a Canon 580EX II in the shoe of the MiniTT1 or FlexTT5, you can independently control the power output of up to three 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 580EX II. Now you can work with total control with your remote lights, without leaving your shooting position.

SpeedCycler with an AC3 ZoneControllerPreviously 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.

HyperSync™Our patent pending HyperSync technology allows photographers to achieve faster X-sync speeds, sometimes up to 1/8000 of a second. 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 Canon 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. HyperSync works with both TTL speedlites and full size studio flash.


PowerTrackingWhen working with the PowerST4, PowerMC2 and AC9/FlexTT5 paired with compatible manual flashes, you can change any of your settings on your camera and the system adjusts for those changes. Change your exposure compensation to adjust the exposure or make adjustments in aperture or ISO and the system balances your flash for proper exposure.

Pre-Flash BoostIn some E-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. With Pre-Flash Boost, the pre-flash is two stops brighter. This will approximately double the working distance of E-TTL II, compensating for the light loss when defusing or bouncing.

ZoneControl Add the AC3 ZoneController on top of your FlexTT5 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 Zone Controller Sold Seperately

Optimized Rear Curtain Sync
Precise rear curtain sync capability is engaged automatically, no buttons to press. Set the shutter speed at which rear curtain sync is engaged with the PocketWizard Utility. Capture natural light trails with sharp exposures at the end – no "after trails!"


Continuous Fast FPSRadios work a lot fast then infrared communications allowing you to shoot with remote flash in E-TTL as speeds close to your maximum frames per second. Never before have you been able to shoot remote E-TTL non-stop in continuous high-speed mode. Fill the buffer! Nothing else comes close.

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 and FlexTT5 are completely reverse compatible with all previous PocketWizards so they will work with whatever PocketWizards you already own.


Flash Power Control without a CameraPhotographers 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.

Built-in Hot ShoeLock your Canon flash into the FlexTT5's dedicated hot shoe and combine your remote flash with on-camera flash or use the on-camera flash for additional E-TTL II 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.

Channels / Learn Mode The FlexTT5 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.

Auto Trigger Select for ControlTLThe hot shoe on both the MiniTT1 and Flex TT5 will trigger just about any hot shoe flash placed into it in addition to the Canon Speedlite's it is designed for. Yes, you can now fire just about any hot shoe flash including Vivatar, Nikon, etc., in manual mode only and not TTL mode. (max trigger voltage < 50V, use P2 port for up to 200V)

Low-Profile DesignThe FlexTT5 lies flat, stays out of the way and features a flip-up antenna for additional range when needed.

Auto-Relay ModeEasily trigger a remote camera in sync with distant remote flashes with Auto-Relay Mode. Put a camera where you can't be and have remote TTL or non-TTL lighting at the same time. Expand your coverage and increase your creativity.

Plus X Full Features List

TTL Compatibility Canon E-TTL II
Frequency FCC/IC: 340.00-354.00 MHz North America
CE model: 433.42-434.42 MHz EU/Asia/Other

52 Channels over 26 Frequencies (FCC/IC)
35 Channels over 5 Frequencies (CE)

Antenna 2.7" (6.9 cm) rubberized with 180 degree swing
Transmit output power

Less than 0.001 watt (1/1000 of a watt or 1 milliwatt)

Range Performance 30 to 800 feet (10 to 240 meters) for CLS/iTTL triggering depending on flash used, antenna orientation and other variables.
30 to 1200 feet (10 to 365 meters) for basic triggering depending on flash used, antenna orientation and other variables.
Mounting Hot Shoe, 1/4"-20, lanyard, velcro

Maximum Shooting Rate* (Frames per Second/fps)

8 fps for E-TTL II & normal triggering
Power / Channel Switch OFF - C.2 - C.1
Zone Select Switch A-B-C (matches Canon slave groups)
Status Indicator LED, Green, Amber, Red status indications
Camera / P1 Port 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo miniphone for 2-stage remote camera triggering. Port Voltage Handling: up to 50 Volts, 100 milliamp continuous
Tip = Trigger
Ring = Pretrigger
Sleeve = Ground
Flash / P2 Port 1/8" (3.5 mm) mono miniphone. Port Voltage Handling: up to 200 Volts, 4 amps peak, 250 milliamp continuous, non-polarized
Minimum Receive Contact Time Camera / P1 Port = 80 milliseconds
Flash / P2 Port = 500us
Voltage Present 3.3 VDC (all pins) - safe for all cameras
Hot Shoe voltage protection Up to 50V
USB USB Compliant 2.0, Mini-B Connector, 5VDC regulated, 100mA, Pin 1 Positive, Pin 4 Ground
Operating Temperature Above 5° F (-15° C) and below 120° F (50° C)
Storage Temperature Above -22° F (-30° C) and below 185° F (85° C) (without battery)

High impact plastic with captive battery door
Hot shoe made of glass reinforced resin

Power Two (2) AA (IEC:LR6) Alkaline recommended, other chemistries (NiMH, NiCAD, Lithium) allowed, USB
Battery Life 60 + Hours
Dimensions 3.6" (9.2 cm) long x 2.9" (7.3 cm) wide x 1.4" (3.6 cm) tall
Weight 5.4 ounces (153 grams) with batteries installed
In the Box FlexTT5 Transceiver, USB cable, Two (2) AA batteries, Quick Guide
RoHS Compliant Yes

Product Description

The FlexTT5 transceiver shares the MiniTT1 transmitter’s(ordered sepretaly) features and adds the advanced auto-sensing and relay modes introduced with the PocketWizard Plus II, as well as camera and flash ports for PocketWizard cable connection to any camera or flash system. Used as a transmitter, the FlexTT5 can provide TTL auto flash at distances of up to 800 feet* and conventional triggering up to 1200 feet* with the aid of a flip-up antenna.The unit feature a two-position channel selector that is factory programmed to the PocketWizard classic channel one and two. Using the included software and USB port, you can program either channel to any of the PocketWizard system’s 32 digitally encoded channels and four zones. A special Learning Mode enables simple, in-the-field programming of all channels. Compatible with the following: Canon DSLR Cameras: 1Ds MKIII, MKII; 1D MKIII; MKII; 1DMKII N; 5D, 5D MKII; 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D; Rebel XT/350D, Rebel XTi/400D, Rebel XS/1000D, Rebel XSi/450D Canon Flash Units: 580EX, 580EXII, 430EX, and 430EXII

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I doubt any firmware update will solve this issue.
Michael Lombardi
How can PocketWizard deny a problem exists with the AC5 kit that accompanies the Flex TT5/Mini TT1?
bird dude
I just cannot recommend this to anyone as it is right now.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

111 of 116 people found the following review helpful By Talvi TOP 100 REVIEWER on October 21, 2009
Style Name: Canon Transmitter Verified Purchase
Adding: If you want a recommendation on whether to get the Flex and Mini or just 2 flexes, I'd suggest 2 flexes. First, because the flexes use regular batteries. And second because that gives you more options as you add lights and equipment to your set up (since the Mini can only be used on camera and not as a trigger for the flash). I do like owning the mini because it is so tiny and I hardly even notice it is on my camera. But both the Flex and Mini are very low profile and don't have the 'get knocked off' issues that the Plus IIs had.


A lot of the early reviews are before updates to download for this product had been made available (or used!). It works fine now. I have a very noisy 580EXII and both the Flex and Mini work fine with it. For me, dependability was about making sure the antenna was never pointed down. If you have any problem with the unit, typically it is because the antenna aren't parallel or are pointed at the ground. Just move either unit and you're fine. There are a lot of demonstrations, videos, and FAQ tips on how to really get these to work well.

I'll give my thoughts and also make comparisons to the Radio Poppers since the Radio Poppers (RP) are the only competitor on the market able to do ETTL type of shooting (ability to shoot at fast shutter speeds). The Elinchrom Sky Ports and the Paul C Buff Cyberlinks will only trigger flashes manually and below the camera's synch speed - which is very limiting.

I'm not going to go too technical into the specs and descriptions since those are readily available on the net.


Right off the bat, I LOVE the design improvements over their predecessors, the PW Plus IIs.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful By E. Lacey on March 18, 2009
Style Name: Canon Transceiver
UPDATE: I have had the opportunity to test both the Flex TT5 and Mini TT1 remotes again, with the latest firmware updates and using the Canon 430EX II flash. The results using the 430EX II flash are SIGNIFICANTLY better than using my original 430EX flash. In fact, I would say that shooting indoors using the 430EX II yielded a 99% success rate. And, when using my 430EX flash I did achieve MUCH better results after the latest firmware updates-- probably a 95%+ success rate. Outdoors the success rate dropped a bit for both flashes-- I am hopeful that the forthcoming AC-7 product will get these units back to peak performance. Long story short, I am now 95% convinced that these PWs are capable of performing quite well, 100% if you have the less-noisy Canon strobes. I don't seem to be able to update my star rating, but if I could I would bump it to 4 stars.

One other note... Recently, I have had the opportunity to work with the folks in customer service at PocketWizard, and want to report that they are top notch. So many companies don't "get" customer service-- these folks definitely do. They have been very receptive to the issues that I have been encountering and have gone above and beyond to help me resolve them. It is very obvious that they really care about their products and their customers as well. I knew that PocketWizard had a great reputation from their products (which is why I was so disappointed with my initial experience), but, from my experience, their customer service is the best there is. I'd rate that experience 5-stars.


UPDATE: I have contacted the manufacturer and they have informed me that they are working on a fix to get the 403EX to perform better with their devices.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful By RK on April 4, 2009
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This was my first Pocket Wizard product. I so wanted this product to work but after trying everything I could, I give up. A product that costs this much money should not be this much trouble. I was trying everything I could to get it to 'maybe' work consistently. It would fire, then I would take one step backward, then no fire. I would take two steps forward, then maybe it would fire one out of two times. I just cannot recommend this to anyone as it is right now. I also do not want to take the chance that 'maybe' it will work with a future update. Final experience: 3 out of 5 shots worked (with a lot of stepping back and forth to reach the sweet spot). Maybe 10-15 feet at most inside with a clear line of sight. Would not work around walls or obstructions. Outside maybe 50 feet if line of sight was just right. Did not work at all with a Canon 420EX. All tests were shot with a Canon 580EXII.
As I said, I so wanted this to work but it feels and acts like this was rushed and not ready for prime time yet. Had to send my unit back.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Russell J. T. Dyer on October 28, 2009
Style Name: Canon Transceiver
I realize that the point of these new pocket wizards is that they can use TTL information to control the settings of Canon flashes and thereby do more than the basic pocket wizards, which just trigger remote flashes and strobe lights. However, I don't want or need the TTL feature. I mostly use strobe flashes. I only occasionally use a Canon flash, remotely. When I do, I manually set it the Canon flashes and use my Pocket Wizard MultiMAX transceivers. So if the TTL features isn't working as well as some reviewers here say--even after the firmware upgrade--it doesn't really matter to me. For simple flash triggering, it works fine.

If you have the same needs as do I, consider my reasons for buying this pocket wizard: I bought one of them because I needed another pocket wizard flash trigger and decided that the design for the FlexTT5 has a more minimal profile. It looks slicker and it's not as nerdy as the other models. With the MultiMax, it looks like I have a small walkie-talkie attached to the top of my camera. I don't mind my MultiMax transceivers attached to my strobe lights, but I wanted something more trim for my camera. As for cost, the FlexTT5 is about eighty dollars cheaper that the MultiMax and has all of its features. It's also only fifty dollars more than the PocketWizard PLUS II, which is limited in features.
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