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AAHNikon Gold Member Nikonian since 21st Jan 2009Sat 27-Jul-13 06:11 PM
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"Pocket Wizard System - Interchangable?"


Tempe, US
          

Hello All,

I have a question regarding Pocket Wizard products. I saw a video on Youtube where the presenter mentioned that Pocket Wizard products were interchangable. My question is this, I have several PlusX units which by themselves cannot be used with i-TTL/TTL. Can I use any other PW unit in combination with a PlusX unit to utilize i-TTL/TTL (SB-900 / SB-600)? Thank you in advance for responses.

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AAHNikon Gold Member Nikonian since 21st Jan 2009Sat 27-Jul-13 08:03 PM
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#1. "RE: Pocket Wizard System - Interchangable?"
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Tempe, US
          

I found my answer. The different PW models will work with using different combinations however any unit other than the PlusX will have to be used in the standard firing mode. PlusX is hard coded for standard firing signals meaning that they don't speak TTL/i-TTL nor will they communicate with the signal to adjust speedlight output as with the AC3 unit. If you use a PlusX to remotely fire the camera with a i-TTL speedlight mounted in the hotshoe or if the camera was setup for CLS along with other speedlights that are CLS capable you can fire the camera remotely with a couple of PlusX units and the shoe mounted speedlight used as commander or the popup set as commander would work. Whew, hope that makes sense. At least now I know I have options. Options are good. Happy shooting!

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jstachowski Gold Member Nikonian since 24th Jul 2006Wed 07-Aug-13 04:39 AM
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#2. "RE: Pocket Wizard System - Interchangable?"
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Lakewood, US
          

Hi---

A bit more info about the pocket wizard system. The MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 are the ones that let you control the power levels remotely. Those units are more expensive.

The nice thing is you can use a Mini or Flex to remotely trigger the older Plus and Plus II, (and your PluxX, I imagine.)

As long as you're willing to set the power levels on your flashes you should be fine.

Hope this helps...
Jerry

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Thu 08-Aug-13 02:21 PM
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#3. "RE: Pocket Wizard System - Interchangable?"
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Hi Jerry,

> A bit more info about the pocket wizard system. The MiniTT1
>and FlexTT5 are the ones that let you control the power levels
>remotely.

Via an AC3 Controller or a Speedlight in Commander mode in the hotshoe of the On Camera PW (MiniTT1 or FlexTT5).

> The nice thing is you can use a Mini or Flex to remotely
>trigger the older Plus and Plus II, (and your PluxX, I
>imagine.)

Yes! The Plus X is compatible. So are the MultiMax and Plus III transceivers.

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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