Pocket wizard question ?

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  1. Mach0

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    I know it's probably been covered before but the apps search button isn't the hottest

    Mini tt1 and flex tt5. I'm thinking of getting them. However, I came across from plus x's that are nice. I saw somewhere that the difference between the flex and the mini is that you can mount a flash on the flex. With that being said, the mini has a hot shoe on it and I've seen in reviews that you can place a flash on it. Anyone use a flash on the mini? I would like to grab one but can't decide which one to get ( or both ).


     
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    You probably should visit the Pocket Wizard website and read the features of each type. Seems to me I read somewhere that the Plus-X's are lacking some features of the other models.
     
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    Yes I can do that. I think the major hiccup is the plus x's don't do groups but my main question was regarding the mini. I feel like the site wasn't that clear. Could've been me and not understanding fully.
     
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    I can try it for you. I use my mini on top of the camera with an SU800, and then a flex under each flash. This allows me to control the power on each flash from the SU800, so I can do it all from the camera, which is a HUGE help when out in the field shooting portraits and such. I can try and see if the mini will work as a receiver, but I don't think it does. As far as I know the mini is only a transmitter, while the flex's are transceivers. If I were to do it again, I might just go with all Flex's. They take double A (instead of the expensive CR2 battery), and can be used as a transmitter or receiver. BUT, the mini is small, light, and I bought a $20 accessory cord that plugs into the ten pin and powers the mini (no more expensive batteries).

    I'll test that shortly
     
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    That's what I mean. If I can use it to transmit and use the mini to trigger the x's and use a flash on the mini.

    And when I need ttl on all ill use the flex
     
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    Flex TT5 on camera and Mini TT1 on camera. It's a no go!



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    Mini-TT1 on camera and Flex TT5 on flash. It works!
     
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    I don't know how many flashes you have but are you able to put the mini on the camera with a flash on top of the mini ? And still fire a flash on the flex ?
     
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    Lemme try that.
     
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    Thanks !
     
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    Question answered

    :) ordering PW now ImageUploadedByTapatalk1418007286.468263.jpg
     
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    You'll love them. I've shot with them from a couple hundred feet away (probably close to 250-300 and they never fail
     
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    I ordered the tt1 and plus x's. I'll pick up at tt5 or two down the road.
     

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