The E Release is now available for PocketWizard Plus III, Plus IV, FlexTT5 for Nikon, and PowerMC2
The E Release is an easy and inexpensive upgrade that dramatically extends the range, enhances reliability, and expands the features of your existing PocketWizard radios. Currently available for the PocketWizard Plus III, Plus IV, FlexTT5 for Nikon, and the PowerMC2.
Extends Your Range
Trigger your flash(es) and/or remote camera(s) from remarkable distances. The E Release doubles the range of our Legacy radios.
Expands Your Features
Way more Channels to choose from and expanded camera and flash compatibility.
Our radio frequency is less crowded than others and works great in "noisy" environments. We've made it even more reliable with the E Release. We don't want you to miss a single shot.
Remote Camera Challenge - Pushing the Limits with the E Release
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the features and benefits of the E Release?
*These features apply to the PocketWizard Plus IIIe and Plus IVe models only.
What PocketWizard radios can currently be upgraded?
The E Release firmware is available for PocketWizard Plus III, Plus IV, and FlexTT5 for Nikon radios worldwide (FCC and CE) and the the PowerMC2 is available for FCC radios only. Be sure you purchase the correct version of firmware for your radio and frequency (FCC in North America and CE for most everywhere else.)
Important note: Once you have upgraded your radio, it cannot communicate with a unit that has not been upgraded. However, you can reinstall the legacy firmware at any time and reinstall the E Release as many times as you like.
What cameras & flashes are compatible with the E Release?
Do I have to buy new PocketWizard radios to use the E Release?
The beauty of this update is that most current radio models are USB upgradeable. See list of radios in question above. If you are using radios that do not have a USB port, such as the PlusX, Plus II, or an older MultiMAX, you will have to purchase new radios to take advantage of all the new features available in the E Release.
If I buy a new PocketWizard radio, will it have the E Release?
Currently all Plus III and Plus IV radios are being shipped with the E Release factory installed. Once upgraded, we refer to the units as Plus IIIe and Plus IVe. Some stores may still be selling radios that have the Legacy firmware. If you purchased a Plus III or Plus IV on or after September 1, 2019, you may be eligible for a free upgrade.Please see our wiki for more information.
The FlexTT5 for Nikon and PowerMC2 are available as upgrades only. If you purchased a FlexTT5 for Nikon or PowerMC2 on or after February 20, 2020, you may be eligible for a free upgrade.Please see our wiki for more information.
Will my upgraded radios work with a PocketWizard radio that has not been upgraded?
How many firmware licenses do I need to purchase?
You will need to purchase a Firmware License for each radio you wish to upgrade. This firmware will only work with other radios that have been upgraded to the E Release, it will not work with radios that have Legacy firmware. You will need to upgrade at least 2 radios to use the E Release.
How can I tell if my radio has already been upgraded to the E Release?
An upgraded radio's status LED will flash a special sequence of red/green/red/green when powered on to indicate that it has the E Release. On the Plus IIIe and Plus IVe, you will also see all four zones on every Channel - for example on Channel 1.