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Re: Pocket Wizard Canon firmware update 6.150 problem
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2012, 05:24:32 PM »
Warning regarding this update: I recently applied it to my TT1 which I use to trigger the PowerMC2 receivers on my Einstein640s. I was shooting with the 1Dx and everything seemed to be working well until I tried some High Speed sync, which wouldn't work.
I applied the update to discover that now the TT1 wouldn't fire on my 1Dx. I then read the release notes (I know...facepalm) and discovered the update of course doesn't support the 1Dx. Oh well I'm about to start a shoot so I swap to the 1Ds MKIII. Doesn't work. Test button fires the flash but the cameras won't. Swap to 1Ds MKII, which works but only syncs a 1/60.
I course don't know if this applies to all combinations of Mini TT1 and receiver with te canon 1Ds line but if you are using this combo I would definitely hold off on the update as there appears to be  NO way to ROLLBACK the firmware.

UPDATE: Pocket Wizard sent me firmware file that allowed me to take it back to version 6.0. No hi speed sync with the 1dx but at least it does fire up to 1/125.

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Re: Pocket Wizard Canon firmware update 6.150 problem
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2012, 05:24:32 PM »

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Re: Pocket Wizard Canon firmware update 6.150 problem
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2012, 04:31:19 AM »
I agree, I have 3 Flavrs of wizard  PW II  4 of them, PW TT5 4 of them and 2 multi-max's


PW II fire 95% of the from Good distances

Multi max fire about  75% from  may be 60 feet away

and teh DAMNED TT5's are sketchy on a good day, Jesus premium cost with  sketchy reliability, maybe my fault for using 580 II

Now with my Nikon SB 28's they almost never fail with the PW II's its almost liek you need a SHOE extension to get that PW away from the Canon interference .

It woudl be nice to see what the RF interference bubble is like on a CANON 580 vs a 430 and to nwo its  AREA of effect, thus allowing us to PLACE out PW's in better places if we can.


Now im waiting on 1D X worried there will be a new batch of problems, jeez man.
1D X, 7D, 70-200mm MK II, 24 L MK II, 35 L, 10-22, 40mm,  Samyang 8mm, 50 1.8 mk II, PW II's
PW III's , MultiMax's, TT5's 580 II's, SB-28's

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Re: Pocket Wizard Canon firmware update 6.150 problem
« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2012, 06:02:43 AM »
i have never had one misfire with my pocketwizards mini tt1 and flex tt5 i am now on the beta firmware still no issues for me they just work.

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Re: Pocket Wizard Canon firmware update 6.150 problem
« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2012, 03:18:00 AM »
The pocket wizards misfire all the time with  3 tt5's on strobe and 1 on the body, i find much better success with 1 light and 2 TT5 (master slave) but  i generally want to use them at a bit of range 40'. PW II very very rarely misfire.
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Re: Pocket Wizard Canon firmware update 6.150 problem
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2012, 02:33:17 PM »
I had a really bad time with my pocketwizard flextt5's at the last wedding I shot.  They were rigged to fire strobes in trigger mode, and one or both of them would stop working seemingly at random.  I turned them off and just used bounce flash the rest of the night. 

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Re: Pocket Wizard Canon firmware update 6.150 problem
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2012, 04:50:03 PM »
IN the STUDIO they just work 1 2 3 easy, OUT doors wow random, if you get them working thats it teh whole day SHOULD run smooth , but  if you don't  it takes precious minutes,

I suggest marry a TT5 to its FLASH seems  if they like each other they work fine he he goofy i know but  i have had wonderful results with PW and other times i felt like a rank amature

I just wish they would work better than any Cheapies cause we sure are paying the money for them.


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Re: Pocket Wizard Canon firmware update 6.150 problem
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2012, 04:50:03 PM »