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    Well one advantage of using TTL would be squeezing every last drop of hypersync/high speed sync out of tiny speedlites to balance your flashes to sunlight (ie sync at ridiculous >1/1000th second shutter speeds). This has been something of a revelation with the TTL Pocket Wizards, enabling wide portraiture apertures whilst using the sun as a backlight and so on (like you can do with a 'portable' studio flash and powerpack).

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    ...also, with the little AC3 controller - I generally run the camera in manual, and leave the speedlites on eTTL setting - and then I can dial the power up and down (in groups) from the camera point - like using a theatrical lighting desk. It makes ponderous lighting 15% more fun and efficient...

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    Quote Originally Posted by munz6869 View Post
    Well one advantage of using TTL would be squeezing every last drop of hypersync/high speed sync out of tiny speedlites to balance your flashes to sunlight (ie sync at ridiculous >1/1000th second shutter speeds). This has been something of a revelation with the TTL Pocket Wizards, enabling wide portraiture apertures whilst using the sun as a backlight and so on (like you can do with a 'portable' studio flash and powerpack).

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    why not just use a portable studio flash then hehe.

    but on the serious side, why use a pocket wizard for this at all ... at this point why not just use the canon or nikon speedlights themselves... whats the point of the pocket wizard when you can just do it with the canon equipment ?

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    range, and putting your flash out of line of sight of other flashes... f'rinstance lighting the doorway of a room you can't see behind a subject, or in architectural photography...

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    Pocket Wizard Flex TT5 with 503 CW

    Quote Originally Posted by munz6869 View Post
    range, and putting your flash out of line of sight of other flashes... f'rinstance lighting the doorway of a room you can't see behind a subject, or in architectural photography...

    Marc!
    Ok I'll take the distance thing, but speedlights have their own transmitter system, and yes only recently moved from IR to radio frequency, but it's available.

    Ok thanks for the info, I can see your good points.

    I think I've also taken over this thread enough. Lol


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