PocketWizard ‘drop all support tasks’ to test 5D Mark III compatibility

The makers of PocketWizards have said they are "not answering the phone, not responding to emails" in order focus on firmware for the Canon 5D Mark III.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

The American wireless trigger maker PocketWizard have announced that they are suspending all customer support tasks in order to complete beta testing of new firmware for their MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 remote controllers, which offer wireless TTL and high speed sync for off-camera speedlights.

The move is an effort to speed up development of an update that will make the devices compatible with Canon’s new EOS 5D Mark III digital camera.

“To complete our testing as quickly as possible we have dropped all other tasks in our support office to get this testing done. This means we’re not answering the phone, not responding to emails and not answering questions on Facebook for a few days. Although we are hopeful to have a release within the next couple of weeks, we cannot give any definite date on when this firmware will be available.”

Do you think that PocketWizard have made a wise decision to help 5D Mark III users, or should they be focussing on a wider range of cameras, such as Sony, Four Thirds and Pentax? Let us know in the comments.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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David Selby
David is a keen photographer and has been editor of Lighting Rumours since 2010. When not writing about lighting, he works as a data scientist at the University of Manchester, UK.