Fuji X-E1 with PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5

After today’s shoot I had my PocketWizards and my Fuji X-E1 on my table and I was wondering if they might work together. They do! This is a short setup guide.

Warning: I don’t take any responsibility for broken devices or cameras. Use at own risk.

Fast track for experienced PW user

The trick is to configure your PocketWizards‘ C2 configuration to „Basic Trigger Mode“ and „Automatic Camera Detection“

Step by step guide

Step 1: Install or update the PocketWizard Utility

I always update the software to its newest version. You can download it from PocketWizard.com support section. Install or update by running the installer.

Step 2: Update the MiniTT1 firmware

PW TT1 Firmware Update
PocketWizard MiniTT1 Firmware Update

After connecting the PocketWizard MiniTT1 to your computer by USB the utility will recognize your device and show the „Settings“ screen.

Hint: if you leave the TT1 switched on while connecting, the utility shows its battery status.

Switch to the „Update“ section and press the „Check For Updates“ button and follow the instructions. Be careful and save your configuration for later use as the utility does a factory reset and sometimes fails to reload your previous settings.

PW TT1 C1 Canon Config
PocketWizard MiniTT1 configuration for Canon 5D MKII

Step 3: C1 settings for your main camera

My main camera is a Canon 5D MKII with two flashes, a 580 EXII and a 430 EXII. I leave the C1 configuration on my PocketWizard to my Canon equipment. So my basic settings are „Camera Model: Canon 5D MKII“ and „Basic Trigger Off“.

PW TT1 C2 Config for Fuji
PocketWizard MiniTT1 configuration as basic trigger for Fuji cameras.

Step 4: C2 settings for our beloved Fuji camera

As the Fuji cams are not compatible with ETTL and all, we can only use the PocketWizard MiniTT1 to trigger the flashes. The settings for C2 are „Camera Model: Auto Detect“ and „Basic Trigger On“.

Press „Apply Changes“ to write your new settings to the device.

PW TT5 C2 configuration
PocketWizard FlexTT5 C2 configuration for Fuji cameras

Step 5: Repeat with your FlexTT5

Apply the same C1/C2 settings to your PocketWizard FlexTT5 devices.

Step 6: Start shooting

Connect your MiniTT1 to the Fuji X-E1, turn it to C2 and check the flash settings in your camera. Be sure to have turned off ‚Silent Mode‘ as it disables the camera’s flash mode.

Drop a flash onto your FlexTT5, turn it to C2 as well set your flash to manual mode.

Have fun.

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Ruggero De Pellegrini

PHOTOGRAPHER, DEVELOPER & INDIVIDUALIST

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