In this detailed review of the PocketWizard Plus III by Will Crockett, Will subjects the Plus III to some rigorous testing, and it comes away looking just fine.
In the video, Will takes the Plus III units to a place where many other radio triggers have failed—Chicago’s Lower Michigan Avenue. Not only is this a challenging urban environment, but it is right next to the Tribune News, WGN Radio, and two television stations. It would be tough to a location with more radio interference than that. To complicate matters, Will really spreads his strobes out, placing one 150 feet away. Despite his best efforts, Will experienced zero triggering failures out of the 268 shots he fired, leading him to say, “that tells me it works like a champ.”
“What kind of photographer would want to use this particular PocketWizard?” he asks. “Any photographer who wants an affordable, flexible, triggering system for a DSLR, a mirrorless, or even a point and shoot camera.”
Watch the whole video to see the Plus III in action and read more of Will’s advice and reviews atshootsmarter.com.
Watch live as professional photographer Mark Wallace explores the capabilities of using PocketWizard triggers with the new Sekonic L-478DR light meter.
Mark will demonstrate how the L-478DR enables you to control the power output of your flashes — even control multiple zones — right through the meter! This feature works with both Nikon® and Canon® Speedlights mounted on FlexTT5® transceivers. Mark will also show you how to trigger both ControlTL and standard channels (and zones) to meter Speedlights and studio strobes at the same time.
Mark explains hi speed sync and shows you how can extend the functionality of your Canon flash system with the PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5.
Just because you’re 1500’ off the ground is no reason not to use flash and at this altitude wires could be a problem. Here’s how outdoor photographer Tim Kemple lights up El Capitan…
More extreme climbing photography (take a deep breath).
(via Pocket wizard official blog : http://pocketwizard.wordpress.com/2009/12/15/775/)
With an award-winning background in magazine journalism, Scarlett Lillian now documents beauty, emotion, fashion and love through photography. She specializes in wedding photography and loves the challenge of finding each couple’s unique love language through her camera. She is based in Jacksonville, Florida, but loves traveling around the globe with her camera. Scarlett has been a featured guest on PhotographyMentor.com, FStopBeyond podcast and named “one of the hottest up and coming wedding photographers of our new generation by the CameraDojo podcast. In just two years, Scarlett’s work has been published in various magazines, newspapers and all over the web, and her photo journal blog receives thousands of visitors everyday. She has also shot exclusive commercial projects for the Sandals resorts and celebrity wedding designer Preston Bailey. Scarlett enjoys paying forward the knowledge she has learned about photography in such a short time by teaching others in a one-on-one workshop called “Spend A Day With Scarlett.” At WPPI 2009 in Las Vegas, Scarlett hosted her first shooting workshop that sold out to a group of 20 international photographers providing them the opportunity to shoot at night and experiment with different lighting techniques using the new PocketWizard Mini TT1 and Flex TT5.
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The world’s first auto-sensing wireless transceiver.
Faster, smarter and easier to use, just connect the Plus II to your camera and/or flash and you are wireless-ready. The Plus II offers all the popular features of the successful PocketWizard Plus Transmitter/Receiver system, but that’s where the similarity ends. The Plus II offers the latest innovation in wireless triggering for remote cameras and flash units at an amazingly affordable price. Current PocketWizard owners will also appreciate that it’s compatible with all PocketWizard radios past and present; it is also part of the PocketWizard Wireless Freedom system.
The PocketWizard Plus II is the first radio triggering system to offer Auto-Sensing Transceiver Technology. This technology analyzes the status of the miniphone jacks, camera hot shoe or the TEST button to determine which mode (Transmit or Receive) to set. By default, the Plus II is always in Receiver mode unless it senses a trigger pulse from a camera’s hot shoe, then it quickly switches to a Transmitter. For shooting situations that may require the Auto-Sensing disabled, simply set the selector switch to “LOCAL” and the Plus II will only receive radio signals.
Since the Plus II is a Transceiver, there’s no need to worry about how many Transmitters or Receivers to bring with you on the shoot because it’s all-in-one. The Plus II is so simple yet advanced; utilizing its new powerful microprocessor it will automatically trigger a camera and remote flash within 10 microseconds (1/100th of a millisecond) with its built-in Auto-Relay mode. Photographers can remotely trigger their cameras and the camera-mounted Plus II automatically relays the triggering signal to a remote flash. With the Plus II’s fast switching speed, there’s no loss of camera shutter speed performance or triggering delays. The Plus II also sports the fastest triggering speed in its class, at an amazing 12 fps; it can outpace the fastest available DSLRs.
The Plus II also offers PocketWizard’s bulletproof, “best in the biz” reliable triggering with a range of up to 1600 feet away at synch speeds of 1/250 (focal) or 1/500 (Leaf shutter). Four selectable channels provide secure triggering and choosing which zone to trigger (on camera flash, remote flash or both) is as easy as sliding a switch. The New PocketWizard Plus II offers great flexibility and ease-of-use for photographers who demand a reliable wireless solution that they can just plug in, turn it on and shoot. In addition, the Plus II comes complete with various mounting solutions, PC-1 synch cable and batteries. A wide range of camera and flash triggering cables and adapters along with a 3-year warranty makes the PocketWizard Plus II the perfect choice for reliable wireless radio triggering.
PocketWizard Plus II Specifications:
|Range:||1600 feet +|
|Code:||Complex 16-bit digital coding|
|Channels:||4 digitally coded ID#s
(First 4 original PocketWizard
|Synch Speed:||Up to 1/250 (focal plane);
|Triggering Speed:||12 f.p.s.|
|Weight:||6 oz. (with batteries)|
|Dimensions:||3.6″H x 2″ W x 1.4″ D
(antenna adds 2.2″)
|Mounting:||Hot shoe and 1/4″-20 thread mount & eyelet for strap|
Download PocketWizard™ Instruction Booklets
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|PocketWizard Plus II||654K|
|Low Voltage Trigger – Miniphone||22K|
|Low Voltage Trigger – Household||21K|
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