It’s always a challenge figuring out what the LPA holiday card is going to be. Every year we come up with all these grand ideas involving everyone in the company, dressed for the holidays, in some crazy location. Then reality hits that we are all very busy, the days are short, and people enjoy wearing Christmas sweaters about as much as they enjoy eating fruit cake. We had to come up with Plan B.
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.
So. 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.
Acclaimed sports photographer Donald Miralle was in the enviable position of covering the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. From day one, he was getting great shots!
Using the PocketWizard Plus® III at the opening ceremony as a remote camera trigger, Donald was able to capture the fireworks going off in the stadium and over London Bridge simultaneously, resulting in two epic photographs. He writes, “You can be in two places at the same time!”
Donald was kind enough to answer some questions regarding his photography and these shots in particular.
How did you get to photograph the Olympics this year?
I shot this Olympics for Newsweek Magazine / Daily Beast, as I have the last two Olympic Games (Vancouver, Beijing) and the prior four games I shot for Getty Images / Allsport (Athens, Torino, Salt Lake, and Sydney) Working for Newsweek is a great assignment ,as they do not require daily coverage nor are they interested in standard action shots, which they can pick up off the wire if need be, but rather more artistic and different angle shots which is right up my alley. They ran a couple stories as well as weekly “Best of Olympics” galleries they ran on Web and in print, so I was really able to focus on making pictures and less on deadlines. That was really nice.
PocketWizard Photo Products is killing it in this years’ gift guides! DIY Photography recommends not one, but two PocketWizard radios in their 2012 Gear Buying Guide.
They call the Plus® III, “the golden standard for triggering remote strobes,” and, of course, if you’re using TTL, you’ll want to check out the FlexTT5.
This list also includes everything from DSLR’s to bags and speedlights so give it a look. While you’re there, check out some of their popular diy-inspired posts on how to create your own bokeh and how to build your own softbox.
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© 2012 Chris Gampat
Chris Gampat of The Phoblographer recently returned from New York Comic Con 2012, where he shot a variety of heroes, villains, and other comic book inspired denziens.
© 2012 Chris Gampat
His kit for the event included “the Olympus OMD EM5, Voigtlander 17.5mm f/0.95, PocketWizard Plus® III triggers, and the Paul C. Buff Einstein E640.”
It’s great to see our newest triggers out there in the field, doing what they were made to do. Read the post for more images of some costumed crazyness. Connect with The Phoblographer on Twitter and Facebook. See more of Chris’ work on 500px.
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©Jeff Neu & Dana Allen of PhotoSafari
Dana Allen, Managing Director of PhotoSafari contacted us with an interesting story about some recent close encounters he and his coworker Jeff Neu had on the job on the Busanga Plains of Zambia. Being photo pros, this team knows what they’re doing and how to photograph the local wildlife. No one, though, was prepared for what this beautiful female lion was interested in doing with the camera gear.
©Jeff Neu & Dana Allen of PhotoSafari
Kevin Kubota is on CreativeLIVE today through Saturday, September 22, 2012. Watch to see him use PocketWizard MiniTT1® and FlexTT5® ControlTL® system radios and see Sekonic’s new LITEMASTER PRO L-478DR featuring PocketWizard technology. Kevin will be giving away two PocketWizard sets to viewers during the seminar.
Kevin will be doing speed light demonstrations, including how the new Sekonic L-478DR can be used to dial-in remote power of ControlTL receivers right from the meter. A live chat room will be up and running during the session.
View the event calendar, his CreativeLIVE bio, and his courses. Check out his blog, his site, and his image tools site.
Last year, photographer Curtis Baker found himself with an all-access pass to photograph Dolly Parton at her opening show in Nashville, Tennessee. Luckily, he brought along his PocketWizards so he could get two points of view for the price of one photographer!
“After the intermission, I took the D700 and a Nikon 14-24mm 2.8 with a Manfrotto Magic Arm and attached it high up to the huge video wall behind the stage. I used a PocketWizard remote trigger and cord to fire off wide angle shots of Dolly facing the crowd. Every time the house lights came on to light the crowd and her hands went up, I would push the little button on my PocketWizard in my shirt pocket, hoping for a magic shot.”
Nice work, Curtis! Read his full account and see more of his music photography (and the PocketWizard shot) at his site.
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PocketWizard is proud to announce its wireless power control technology can be found inside Sekonic’s new L-478DR touchscreen light meter.
Announced today by Sekonic, the LITEMASTER PRO L-478DR and L-478D are the world’s first and only dedicated color touchscreen light meters.
Ideal for all types of storytellers, the L-478 series offers light measurement and control for photographers and filmmakers alike, plus additional wireless flash triggering and power control in the L-478DR model.
Whether it’s filmmaking or photography, great storytellers use light as a main character and as a method to define the mood, focus and setting. Having a tool that allows you total control over dynamic range and multiple light sources make you confident about the craft while focusing on the art.
Just a few of the groundbreaking features of this new series include:
- The world’s first touchscreen light meter
- The world’s first touchscreen cine meter
- Wireless triggering (L-478DR only)
- Wireless flash power control (L-478DR only)
- Enhanced HD cine and cine features
Learn more about the LITEMASTER PRO L-478DR and L-478D and see the future is just a finger touch away.
So. Burlington, VT – August 31, 2012: LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, the world leader in wireless control of cameras, flash lighting and light meters, announces today the release of PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 for Canon 6.153 beta firmware with Canon EOS 5D Mark III compatibility.
The beta firmware release notes and instructions on how to download the beta firmware can be found here.
Please note this beta firmware release for Canon does not include compatibility with the Canon EOS-1D X or the Rebel T4i.
Although feedback from our user base via social media has been overwhelmingly positive at this point, please note this is a beta release and not an official firmware release.
Learn more about our firmware development plan.