The Bauer Gallery has finally taken delivery of the Pocketwizard Nikon MiniTT1. And I have to say it’s a lot bigger than I thought it would be. But the biggest issue is, for an item that is so technologically advanced, you would think that the manual would be more comprehensive. I think my remote control helicopter has a more comprehensive manual than this. And the helicopter manual had some words that I don’t even think are in the English language! :)
Not to mention pocket Wizard has committed the online misdemeanor of sending you to their home page instead of a specific page for more information about their “hypersync” technology. Really? Couldn’t have made a specific link to this information? it’s pretty much the only reason I wanted to buy this transmitter in the first place. and it’s probably the part of the manual would you give the least amount of time to. Forget the TTL opportunities, I wanted the extra stop of shutter with my legacy wizards. but I had to go to Flickr in order to find information about which settings to put things on to achieve certain properties on the flash advance. Nice. You had nearly a year to work out the manual problems with the Canon version and didn’t think it was that important?
If you’re disappointed by the manual. You’re really going to be disappointed by the computer utility that they offer along with this product. It’s going to be quite a while before this is rotated into professional service, I think. Now I have to decide if I want to get my broken plus-II transmitter repaired or not. Eventually I’d like for this one to be the full-time transmitter, but it seems like there is too much that could go wrong during a wedding for me to take that risk at the moment.
Hopefully this is all just a complete overreaction, but I’m not holding my breath. Even though I’ve been a Pocketwizard fan from day one. This doesn’t seem like the rocksolid solution that their products have been in the past.