PocketWizard Nikon Beta Firmware Released

Nikon shooters may be interested to note PocketWizard has released beta firmware version 3.110 for the PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5. What follows is the Beta Firmware Release Bulletin from The Beta Lab. Please read everything carefully, including Nikon compatibility issues, before you decide to install this beta software.

PLEASE NOTE: This release is Nikon Beta Firmware Release 3.110, providing compatibility with D4, D800 and D800E cameras and the SB-910.

June 21, 2012

ControlTL MiniTT1 / FlexTT5 Nikon Beta Firmware
Beta Firmware Version: 3.110

Intro: Beta Firmware Version 3.110 addresses some improvements we have made since the launch of ControlTL Firmware Beta version 3.022.

Please report any problems with this beta version to betalab@pocketwizard.com.

IMPORTANT: This new beta firmware requires that you use PocketWizard Utility version 1.35 or later. It is available here. Upgrade to the latest Utility first, then upgrade your radios’ firmware.

When updating firmware, be sure to update all of your radios to the latest version, which is 3.110 for the MiniTT1 and the FlexTT5 for Nikon. Your radios will only operate as expected when all units are using the latest firmware.

Previously used settings or saved profiles cannot be automatically reloaded after installing the new 3.110 firmware. Make sure to copy down any important settings before loading the firmware because the PocketWizard Utility will perform a factory reset once the installation is complete.

PocketWizard Utility and Factory Reset Note:
Always perform a factory reset after updating your firmware. The PocketWizard Utility performs a factory reset automatically when you upgrade the firmware. It also has a Factory Reset button on the Update tab which additionally simplifies factory reset. You can also perform a Factory Reset with the radio: See RESET B here, or simply hold TEST before you power on your radio and continue to hold TEST for 10 seconds until you see 4 blinks (green).

Learn More:
Visit the PocketWizard Wiki for more information on using your radios. Please read the previous beta notes here: 3.022 Beta

New Key Features:

Compatibility with new Nikon equipment:

The following new Nikon gear is supported in this beta firmware release:

  • D4 Camera
  • D800 Camera
  • D800E Camera
  • SB-910 Speedlight

This equipment will work in the ControlTL® system similarly to previous Nikon equipment.

Please review the general Nikon Operational Considerations on the PocketWizard Wiki.

Special note: When using the D800 and D800E with the ControlTL system, these cameras may experience some flash clipping when using wide aperture lenses like the 50mm/1.4 at the fastest shutter speeds when stopped down to f:18 or narrower. This phenomenon is being investigated.

Other Improvements:

  • Corrected a situation where pressing TEST after making a settings change on a MASTER flash would cause remote flashes to not trigger until the camera went through a sleep/wake cycle.
  • Fixed a bug where a Speedlight on Zone C would occasionally cause an over-exposure. - Improved D7000 HyperSyncTM operation. - Improved Pre-Flash operation across all zones.
  • Fixed a bug where an SB-800 would strobe as the camera wakes.
  • Corrected SB-800 EV adjustments when used as a master (bug introduced in 3.022, corrected in 3.110).
  • Improved Aperture Priority combined with Rear Curtain Sync operation.
  • Corrected FlexTT5 Pre-Trigger operation when used as a remote camera trigger with an ACC cable in Basic Trigger Mode with a MultiMAX.
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8 Responses to “PocketWizard Nikon Beta Firmware Released”

  1. Ange says:

    Am I just totally missing it- where’s the link to download the beta firmware release? I can’t find it anywhere….

  2. Ange says:

    Nevermind, I figured it out.

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  4. Chris says:

    Hey the next step is done, congratulations to all Nikon users!

    I hope a beta firmware release, supporting the 5D Mark III, is coming very soon ;)

    THX for your support!

  5. Top says:

    Dear Team,

    When do you release official version? If I still use Beta, Is it OK? Thank you for your kind support.


    • Ron Egatz says:

      When firmware comes out in Beta, the project is usually about two weeks to a month from a public version unless our engineers or one of the Beta group discovers a bug requiring additional adjustments to correct. Beta firmware has gone through extensive inside testing and the engineers have confidence in its operation. We believe in every normal use PW photographers might do, it will work very well. With the hundreds of thousands of combinations possible, there might just be one or two missed. Our Beta group is very good about finding these and problems found are fixed ASAP. If you should decide to sign up for and use a Beta firmware version, we recommend checking the site a few weeks later to see if a newer version is available.

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