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Friday
Apr152011

Pocket Wizard FlexTT5 for Nikon Problem with VR Lenses

I had a problem on a shoot the other day with my Pocket Wizard FlexTT5 on my Nikon D3S with a Nikon 70-200MM F2.8 with VR II.  Even though I saw a flash of light come out of my flash, the photo was almost completely dark.  I called the engineering support staff at Pocket Wizard and he said that they have a problem syncing the TT5 when VR is on.  The problem also occoured with my Nikon 105MM F2.8 VR lens.  When I switched to a non-VR lens the problem went away.

THE FIX - while in manual mode, switch your shutter speed to 1/200 and take a photo and then you can change the shutter speed to whatever you want.  For some reason they can get in sync at 1/200 and once they do that they are good to go.

Reader Comments (2)

They gave you a response? All I got was "We're sorry you're having trouble with your Pocket Wizard."

These are the buggiest things built to-date. Still... when they work, its pretty nice. I get the dark frame randomly without VR lenses.

September 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJames

Thank you for solving this problem.

July 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWesly

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