PocketWizard Photo Products Announces ControlTL Firmware Update

Today a new firmware update has been issued. Please read the press release below for full details.


New features and free upgrades available now for MiniTT1® and FlexTT5® radios, both Canon and Nikon versions

So. Burlington, VTAugust 6, 2012 – LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, the world leader in wireless control of cameras, flash lighting and light meters, announces today a new update to its ControlTL firmware for both Nikon and Canon versions of its MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radios. Available now, version 3.150 for Nikon and Version 6.150 for Canon include several new features and updates including compatibility with more cameras and flash units, added support for the Sekonic RT-32CTL module, and new optimized rear curtain sync utility control. Any current owner of the ControlTL system can easily install these new features via USB connection and update for free using the PocketWizard Utility.

“This latest release of ControlTL firmware further strengthens PocketWizard’s compatibility with Nikon and Canon brand digital cameras and flashes,” said Dave Schmidt, Vice President of Marketing at LPA Design, the company that manufacturers PocketWizard photo products. “Providing photographers with frequent important upgrades such as this is a very high priority for us because it allows owners of PocketWizard radios to stay current as new cameras and flash units are introduced.”

New firmware features include compatibility with the Nikon D4, D800 and D800E digital cameras and Nikon SB-910 Speedlight as well as compatibility with the Canon 600 EX-RT Speedlite and ST-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter. Compatibility for the Canon 5D Mark III is not available at this time but firmware for this camera should be available in the near future.

PocketWizard’s MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radios require this firmware update to work with Sekonic light meters with the RT-32CTL module in ControlTL mode. Using this module, compatible Sekonic light meters can trigger ControlTL radios receiving on ControlTL channels. This allows photographers to use an AC3 ZoneController on their transmitting MiniTT1or FlexTT5 to set their remote flash power levels, and then meter those remote flashes using their compatible Sekonic light meter, all wirelessly within the ControlTL system. More information can be found here.

These two firmware releases also include many additional operational improvements including improved default Aperture Priority combined with Rear Curtain Sync operation, improved Pre-Flash operation across all zones (Nikon), and more.

More information on how to update PocketWizard products via USB connection can be found here.

MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 Firmware Release Notes for Canon (6.150).

MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 Firmware Release Notes for Nikon (3.150).

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11 Responses to “PocketWizard Photo Products Announces ControlTL Firmware Update”

  1. daniel says:

    this amazing info

  2. Ángel says:

    Where I can find version 6.0 for FlexTT5 and MiniTT1, I think that was upgraded wrong and have stopped working properly.


  3. pako says:

    yesterday after i upgrade the firmware on my tt1 and tt5 i can meke work any more with my 5d mark II… please i need help…..

  4. AJ says:

    How is the update coming for the 5D mk iii? I know you said “near future” but do you have a feeling for weeks, or months?

    • Ron Egatz says:

      Check out the PocketWizard Facebook page, AJ. http://www.facebook.com/pocketwizards Any news on a 5D Mark III firmware beta release will be posted there.

      You can also go to the homepage of PocketWizard.com and sign-up to receive firmware updates. Once an official (non-beta) firmware is released, we will send a notification to this list. Thank you.

  5. Joe says:

    I have been testing the AC3 with the 5D Mark III and Canon speedlights using a Sekonic light meter. I can say that the power levels had almost no fluctuation no matter the setting manual or automatic or OFF (Yes even OFF will not turn the lights off). The dial has not effect. I have the Beta software version 6.153 installed.

    • Ron Egatz says:

      Our Tech staff informs us they are now working with you on this and expect to have an answer shortly.

    • David Lockhart says:

      I have the very same issue. I have a 5D Mark III and a new Canon 600EX-RT. My Flex TT5 and Mini TT1 and AC3 had no effect on flash output. I have performed a factory reset and updated my firmware to the new 6.153 Beta. Please give some advice to my gear to operate correctly.