Last Updated on 05/30/2017 by Chris Gampat
It’s been awhile since PocketWizard has updated their flash triggers, but today the new PocketWizard FlexTT6 transceivers are being announced for Canon DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. They branding the PocketWizard FlexTT6 as their flagship TTL radios and with that said they’re stating that they’re legacy compatible with more than 20 Canon cameras and flashes. In fact, they’re branding it as futureproof too.
The PocketWizard FlexTT6 includes all the features and reliability of the FlexTT5 such as TTL, HSS, and HyperSync technology.
So what’s new? Honestly, I don’t have a single clue. HyperSync has been around for a long time now in so many different iterations and lots of third party triggers can do HSS. At the moment, I don’t have any sort of word on pricing yet either Update: $186.00 for one unit. With that said, I’m still not sure what PocketWizard is providing vs other radio triggers and triggers that are proprietary to each system. PocketWizard products have also always been known to be pricey due to their reliability. But in six years of seriously shooting with off-camera flash, I’ve only ever had three issues when it comes to radio transmitter reliability and none that changing a channel couldn’t fix.
However, the press release is below.
Introducing the PocketWizard FlexTT6 Transceiver for Canon
Provides compatibility with the Canon 5D Mark IV, 1D X Mark II, 80D, 77D, T7i and T6.
So. Burlington, VT – May 30, 2017: LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, the global leader in reliable wireless control of cameras, flash lighting and light meters, announces the new FlexTT6 Transceiver for Canon- the latest in PocketWizard’s flagship TTL radios. With new under-the-hood technology, it is compatible with the Canon 5D Mark IV, 1D X Mark II, 80D, 77D, T7i and T6 cameras, along with Canon’s 600 EX II-RT and 430 EX III-RT flashes. It is legacy compatible with more than 20 additional Canon cameras and flashes. The FlexTT6 addresses faster camera sensor speeds and is future-proof for next generation camera releases. The new FlexTT6 includes all the features and reliability as the FlexTT5, such as TTL, HSS and PocketWizard’s patented HyperSync® technology.
“Owners of newer Canon cameras can now access the remarkable wireless TTL technology pioneered and patented by PocketWizard,” comments Karen Marshall, CEO of LPA Design. “Our engineering team was able to conquer the challenges presented by faster camera sensors with this hardware solution.”
The FlexTT6 is forward, backward and cross-compatible with the PocketWizard family of wireless radios. This includes compatibility with the FlexTT5 as a receiving radio, as well as the entire line of Plus radios, the MultiMAX, MiniTT1, AC3 ZoneController and Control TL receivers.
“We remain focused on the essential value and reliability of the PocketWizard family of wireless gear for our photographers. Add the FlexTT6 to your gear bag, get your flash off your camera and you are ready to shoot with new and older Canon cameras supported by your PocketWizard wireless radios”, said Marshall. “Our customers also tell us that in an increasingly overcrowded 2.4 GHz smart device world that our unique 344 MHz (FCC) and 433 MHz (CE) radios cut through the wireless clutter delivering reliability every shot,” said Patrick Clow, Manager of Customer and Technical Support.
Patented HyperSync technology allows photographers to shoot at higher sync speeds, over power the sun, stop action, and control both ambient light and flash at the same time. HSS allows for shooting wide open apertures (up to 1/8000th) in bright sun with speedlites for amazing lighting effects.
“At PocketWizard we’re here for one reason, to create and support products that allow you to take your best image every time,” added Clow.
The new FlexTT6 for Canon will be available at retail and on line in the US and Canada starting June 8, 2017.