radio trigger

PocketWizard Plus III

Adorama has the PocketWizard Plus III transceiver for $134 (reg. $149). Check it out here at Adorama.

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PlusX

PocketWizard has introduced their most affordable radio trigger yet – the PlusX.

At $99, the PlusX has the same core features as what you will find in the more expensive PlusIII units. The PlusX has the same range and reliability specs as the Plus III; however, the interface is dumbed down a bit with a manual dial for changing the 10 standard channels (compared to 32 channels on the Plus III). These channels are compatible with other PocketWizard models and strobe units that are PocketWizard-enabled with built-in radios. [click to continue…]

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The 4-channel MicroSync radio triggers let you wirelessly trigger your remote strobes or speedlights.  The basic transmitter and receiver kit will only set you back $100 and you can buy the components separately from there.  Depending on how you use your off-camera lighting kit, the MicroSync kit could be just the right fit. [click to continue…]

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You had to know this one was coming, right?  For years now, DSLR manufacturers have been tied to wireless flash communication via  light-based transmission systems, which puts limits on the ability to take your flashes out of the line-of-sight of other flashes.  Of course, there are a plenty of workarounds – and there are third party solutions from the likes of PocketWizards and RadioPoppers.

But there has always been something missing with those other solutions.  Maybe it’s a little clunky to strap on those third-party devices?  Maybe there was some radio interference?  Something, however minor, just doesn’t quite function like the factory specs of the wireless flash system under ideal conditions.

A recently filed patent application with the USPTO reveals that Canon is working on a radio-based solution for its wireless flash system with transmitters built-in camera bodies. [click to continue…]

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