ControlTL Firmware Update for Canon 5D Mark III Released

PocketWizard® Photo Products Announces ControlTL® Firmware Update for Canon EOS 5D Mark III. The update provides compatibility for Canon version MiniTT1® and FlexTT5® radios with the Canon 5D Mark III digital SLR camera. The following is the official press release.

Flex TT5 Mini TT1So. Burlington, VT – December 19, 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 Canon versions of its MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radios. Available now, firmware version 6.200 for Canon includes compatibility with the Canon 5D Mark III digital SLR camera. Any current owner of the ControlTL system can easily install this version via USB connection and update for free using the PocketWizard Utility. PocketWizard Utility version 1.54 or later is required before installing this update.

“This latest release of ControlTL firmware further strengthens PocketWizard’s compatibility with the Canon brand of digital cameras and flashes,” said Dave Schmidt, Vice President of Marketing at LPA Design, the company that manufacturers PocketWizard Photo Products. “Our engineers worked tirelessly to make this update available to our customers that use the Canon 5D Mark III camera. Our goal is to provide photographers with frequent important upgrades such as this because it allows owners of PocketWizard radios to stay current as new cameras and flash units are introduced.”

Compatibility for the Canon EOS-1D X is not available at this time, but firmware for this camera should be available in the near future. Learn more about our firmware development plan.

Visit the PocketWizard download page for more information on how to update PocketWizard products via USB connection.

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7 Responses to “ControlTL Firmware Update for Canon 5D Mark III Released”

  1. Fredric says:

    yay! Finally!! thanks

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  3. Ming says:

    Great work, keep it up and keep them rolling.

  4. Brian Hawkins says:

    Glad to see you fixed the issue that kept the AC3 from working on the 5D3 in the beta firmware. So happy to have full functionality on my new camera. Thanks!

  5. Scott says:

    I’m a very happy 5D Mark 3 owner .. I’m glad pocket wizard cracked the code !

  6. Ruben says:

    I appreciate the update on this wonderful system. Unfortunately for some of us that wok with the Alienbees, the HyperSync seems to be stuck at 1/320th sec. Is there a turnaround solution to this? I have looked everywhere for a possible turn around … but nothing! BTW, I don’t have any issues with the Canon flashes and they are working wonderfully …

    Thanks in advance …


    • Ron Egatz says:

      HyperSync is a function of the capabilities of the camera in use as well as the specification of the flash. Unfortunately, the Canon 5D series, Mark I, II, and III, have the slowest traverse times in the Canon DSLR stable. Slow traverse = low top speeds. They are capable of perhaps up to 1/400 sec with tuning but no likely more than that. 1D series can achieve higher and the APS sensor cameras like the 7D well over 1/1000. We wish we had better news for you. Firmware can’t fix it.