PocketWizard clients who personal the corporate’s Plus III and/or Plus IV wi-fi triggers now have the choice of upgrading to its new ‘E Launch‘ firmware. The software program replace brings quite a lot of notable enhancements, together with elevated vary, improved reliability when sending and receiving indicators, a Quad Zone Channels enhance from 16 to 32, and 80 new Channels to be used with Lengthy Vary Mode.
The vary for each supported PocketWizard fashions working E Launch firmware is doubled for triggering distant cameras and flashes; it’s elevated to as much as 5 miles when used with radios in Lengthy Vary Mode.
Although the firmware is just out there for the Plus III and Plus IV (FCC frequency) fashions right now, PocketWizard says it plans to launch the software program replace for its MultiMAX II, FlexTT5 for Nikon, FlexTT6 for Canon, and PowerMC2 fashions sooner or later. The E Launch is obtainable for models bought in North America and South America; it can’t be used with CE frequency models.
Under is a video shared by PocketWizard exhibiting how photographer Michael Heeney was capable of seize a rock climber from 4 diffrent views thanks partially to the upgraded firmware:
PocketWizard warns on its web site that the firmware can solely work with different radios which have additionally been upgraded with the E Launch firmware. Upgraded PocketWizards could be downgraded again to the corporate’s legacy firmware to be used with radios that are not working the brand new software program.
Clients who wish to improve will want to buy a $9.99 USD E Launch firmware license for every radio. PocketWizard clients who bought one of many supported fashions from a licensed vendor within the US or Canada after September 1, 2019, can obtain the E Launch firmware at no cost.