PocketWizard AC3 & AC9

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PocketWizard has added two new accessories to their radio control Mini TT1 and Flex TT5 remote flash controls.

The AC3 ZoneController allows you to set up to three flashes in separate zones and control both the lighting ratio and the power of the flash itself from simple dials on top of the camera. The three separate dials work using an Auto setting that controls E-TTL output for each of the three flashes. Each flash can be changed from +3 to -3 power in 1/3 EV increments. Even more impressive is the fact that more than one flash can be assigned to a zone. The ZoneController fits on top of a Mini TT1 transmitter and each flash unit needs a Flex TT5 receiver attached to each flash. In manual mode, the AC3 ZoneController can control actual flash power from 1/64th to full. This unit works with both Nikon and Canon cameras.

But there is more. PocketWizard has also introduced the AC9 studio strobe adapter that works with Alien Bees, White Lightning, and Elinchrom RX studio strobes. The unit sits on top of a Flex TT5 and attaches to the studio strobes via an Ethernet cable. A plug is used to disable the optical slave unit. Using this system with the AC3 ZoneController allows you to control studio lights in up to three zones independently from the top of your camera. The AC3 ZoneController costs $79 and the AC9 Strobe Adapter costs $62. The camera requires a Mini TT1 or Flex TT5, and each individual flash requires its own Flex TT5 receiver.

For more information, go to www.pocketwizard.com.