I was out today testing some new gear, Pocketwizard’s Mini TT1, Flex TT5 and AC3 Zone Controller. These radio triggers have replaced my eBay radio triggers and have alot more coverage, features and reliability but do have a price to match. I decided a trip out to Manly Dam was a good testing ground to see how they worked. I must say that I am impressed and the money was definitely worth it. Not only am I able to shoot TTL now over any usable distance but I have complete power control over different flashes in different groups. Great for two fill flashes used in a fill-flash and rim light setup.
The AC3 Zone Controller allowed me to dial power levels without having to keep moving back and forth to the flashes which were stuck in the bushes off to the sides of the track. Big time saver. My first experience is that TTL will chew thru my batteries alot quicker but there is a Manual mode which should extend this period. More testing to do.
As many of the riders were out enjoying the cooler weather and doing multiple laps of the dam, they started to stop and ask me what I was shooting for and where the images could be found. Well guys, you can browse the gallery and if you want to purchase any I have made them very affordable.
Thanks and I will be posting more about these new toys as I test them out in different scenarios. Happy shooting.