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    PocketWizard MiniTTL-Canon on P1 645DF camera

    Is there a way to make the camera sync at a higher shutter speed, say 1/500s? Shooting with monoblocks like Alien Bees

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    Re: PocketWizard MiniTTL-Canon on P1 645DF camera

    As far as I can tell henry, your options are going to the PW Multimax (still researching) which allows setting tranmitter delay (~$300 at B&H) or the cheapie Paul Buff Cyber Synch (~$130 for a transmitter and receiver) that supposedly allows flash synch upto 1/2500.

    I just received a Cyber Synch set and hope to try it and the flash synch capabilities on the 645DF with 80mm LS at Capture Integration in Carmel next month...

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    Re: PocketWizard MiniTTL-Canon on P1 645DF camera

    Ken
    Thanks. Hope you will let us know your findings in due course.

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    Re: PocketWizard MiniTTL-Canon on P1 645DF camera

    The Flex and Mini TTl give no advantages on a Phase One 645DF with leaf lenses, in fact they are worse/ slower than Multimax or Plus IIs. I know as I've spend days playing with all the combinations in a bid to get my Phase DF/ leaf lens/ P40+ back to sync wirelessly at high speed.
    Yes, it has the latest firmware so works perfectly if you hard wire.
    With normal Skyport or Plus II, it syncs up to 1/400th. After that, if you use Multimax set to "Fast" it syncs up to 1/800th but you lose about a stop of light.
    If you use the Canon Mini and Flex, you have to use the latest firmware and select "standard" triggering mode. This eliminates all the adjustable sync timing they have and puts them back to like standard Plus IIs. In fact, worse than that. They only sync up to 1/320th at that.
    I have been in contact with Pocket Wizrd (the owner emailed me in fact) and I know the boss of Elinchrom who are also working on something, but nothing will sync a Df at higher than 1/400tb wirelessly properly yet.
    The Cyber syncs are the same as PW Multimax on Fast, but rthe Profoto is marginally faster.... but not by very much at all. This info came from Jim Clark of Pocket Wizard so I haven't tested it. But he knows his stuff.
    Hope that helps
    Adam

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