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You can use higher shutter speeds than your sync speed, but it is not "true" HSS. PocketWizard calls this feature "Hypersync." In "true" HSS, with hotshoe flashes, the flash sets out a serious of pulses timed to go with the travel of the curtain slit across the sensor so the whole sensor is evenly illuminated by the flash. This is not what Hypersync does....


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Radio flash triggers are a type of device. PocketWizard is a specific brand of radio flash trigger. So, yes, they do the same thing. But while all PocketWizards are radio flash triggers, not all radio flash triggers are Pocketwizards. In addition, PocketWizard has the highest reputation for reliability, and are the oldest radio trigger brand that's still ...


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The problem was tackled some time ago in forum of Photography On The Net, where it was suggested that a test shot is needed before AF assist will start working.


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Simply, No. I have a D600, and a set of 3 photix odins (nikon) and 3 sb600s. The commander fits on top the D600, but the cameras built in flash only incompletely opens and will not flash with the odin on top. The Odin commander does allow full CTS with three flash groups, and remote zooming of your flash (so it is an improvement on the Nikon inbuilt CLS with ...


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You should be able to use the PocketWizards to fire the Nissin i40 using your Fuji X-T1. The only wireless capability you will have is to "fire" the flash. You'll need to set power and zoom directly using the flash's control panel. You will only be able to use the i40 flash in manual mode with the Fuji when you are using radio triggers. It is also not ...


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The Plus units (I, II, III, IV, and X) are all manual-only triggers. They cannot be used for power control of a remote light, as they only pass along the sync signal. The Plus III and IV allow for group on/off, but not power control. For power control, you'd need TTL triggers (Mini TT1 and two FlexTT5s), and for each non-TTL light, like a B800, you'd also ...


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No, not without a PocketWizard unit on the flash's hotshoe. The Canon -RT triggering system and the PocketWizard triggering system use different frequencies (-RT uses 2.4 GHz; PocketWizard, in North/South America, uses 340-354 Mhz) and the systems also use different radio signal protocols. They're completely incompatible with each other and tuned to ...


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If you have a Pocket Wizard (or any other type of wireless trigger) attached to the 430EX III-RT you need to take it out of wireless slave mode. In wireless slave mode the flash is ignoring the hot foot and "listening" to its internal 'RT' radio receiver for instructions. But your Pocket Wizard radio transmitter does not speak 'RT', it speaks 'PW'. The two ...


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This does work! I put the Cactus receiver on top of the PocketWizard (using the Plus IV) and the Flash on top of the receiver. The meter has has its own PocketWizard transmitter, and the camera has its own Cactus transmitter.


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There is no power control from a Sekonic L-758DR meter (there is from the much newer 478 models). There is group control for triggering, but that's it. Whether you have the TTL units or the PlusIVs probably doesn't make any difference, since the Plus IVs also understand the PW group control signaling. In addition, the main reason to get the TTL PW units ...


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The PocketWizard IVs are manual-only triggers, and ISO-compatible, so you should at least be able to fire an i40 in sync with the camera shutter. Whether the group/zone settings will work is unknown. And you won't have any remote control over the flash settings, such as zoom or power. However, if you're fine with manual-only, you don't have to get an i40....


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I shoot Nikon, but I did a bunch of research into Pocketwizards for the B800 since I have 4 of them. The AC9 is designed to work in conjunction with the FlexTTF5 and, in fact, is powered from it and so cannot be used by itself. The combined unit is then controlled and triggered by the MiniTT1/FlexTT5 attached to your camera. Now, you can trigger the FlexTT5 ...


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HyperSync is designed to work over radio. The hot-shoe on transceiver is pretty much directly connected to camera underneath - if you have a flash there, you have to enable HSS on it to use shutter speeds over X-sync.


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The PocketWizard units the guy in the video uses are manual-only triggers, and hooking them up from the PC sync port of the camera means that it's a manual-only connection (the PC connector only has two connections: sync (inner post) and ground (outer ring)). This means that particular triggering cannot communicate TTL or HSS. So, you have to have a ...


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Make sure your shutter speed is not more than sync speed, specially for your pocket wizards.


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HSR isn't HSS. To quote from the PocketWizard PlusIII's website: HIGH SPEED RECEIVE Normally, the Plus III is capable of triggering lights or cameras at a sustained rate of up to 12 frames per second (FPS), a standard for PocketWizard radios. Set the Plus III to High Speed Receive Mode (HSR) and trigger at rates up to 14.5 FPS, beyond the capability ...


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Back in 2013 PocketWizard announced a hot shoe cable for the first time which somewhat addresses your concern. It is the HSFM3 and can be found here. PocketWizard also offers the MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 with both mount directly to the hot shoe. I assume that the reason that PocketWizard prefers PC Sync connectivity vs Hot Shoe is that adding additional height ...


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As a rule of thumb, stuff attached to hot shoe will obstruct pop-up flash from opening and/or firing. For the setup you described, Aokatec AK-TTL is to my knowledge the only radio trigger designed to work with (and even depend on) the control signals fired by built-in pop-up flash.


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