Just read this Canon related issues....its well over my head ,i admit im not technically aware as many on PS are,but a manufacturer preventing use of third party equipment is surely short sighted....there are so many other quality producers of DSLR's why dont you all canon disgruntled owners sell your gear and buy another make? people power....and no i dont own a nikon.... Think this post will generate alot of flak towards me but its just a comment.If your not happy with a product...change it......
So I emailed pocketwizard to ask why these canon users are still awaiting firmware upgrades so the they have full TTL like the rest of the canon range. (I use the pocketwizards with my 5d mk1 and 7d effortlessly. But I am itching to get to work with my 6d and it seems pocketwizard are absolutely stumped by these cameras. So far we have manual use, nothing more.
even now all I am getting is 'we are working hard on this' but canon changed the way they communicate up through the hot shoe with the 6D and since they dont help us with any sort of communications we have to spend time reversing every signal that comes up through the shoe and write new code for it' They have been doing that since before June last year !
It seems they cannot simply copy what canon have done as they are based in the usa and subject to stringent rules, whereas rival manufacturers based in china can simply copy the canon technology and they work flawlessly.
Is anyone else in this position with one of these 3 cameras ? Most frustrating.
He's referring to using the triggers on the hotshoe for triggering remote flash units. As long as you're happy with using them in 'classic' PocketWizard mode (ie. basic triggering without TTL) then the 6D works fine.ChrisVSPardon me for being iggorunt, but are you using the Pocket Wizards to fire the camera shutter, or merely mounting them on the camera's hot-shoe to fire remote flash? If the latter, it's put me right off buying the 6d....
It does seem silly that an expensive system like pocket wizards won't work, but something like a YN-622 works fine... IIRC full ttl.