September 4th, 2011
John Quarles asked an interesting question:
When I use flash, I normally use the SU-4 mode or the older Pocket Wizards with a Nikon D3. I do a lot of large homes and spend most of my time running around adjusting the power levels when I use flash. On night photography I may use 6 or more older Pocket Wizards. I heard that the Nikon ones had a lot of bugs when they first came out.
Before the slump in real estate, I use to have an assistant that did all the running around. Now it is just me, and I am getting wore out! If these new ones work as advertised, they are well worth the money in time savings on each job alone.
I would not use them for CLS, just for manuel power level adjustments. Have you gotten any feedback on how these work?
I could not answer Johns question but I’ll bet there is someone out there that is using the FlexTT5 and MiniTT1 with Nikon equipment. The research I’ve done suggests that, yes you appear to be able to control the power settings of all your flashes from your camera. The Nikon version of these triggers has been out for over a year so I would think most of the initial bugs have been fixed by now. Here is a review that David Hobby did when they first came out. Also, there is a Pocket Wizard flickr group.
By the way there is a version of these triggers for the Canon system too. Before you fall in love with these triggers, you should be award that these little guys are not priced like Cactus triggers. We are talking around $200 USD for each one but the have way more capabilities than Cactus triggers.