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PocketWizard PlusX Wireless Radio Flash Remote Trigger

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The PocketWizard Plus X is the perfect choice for both entry level wireless shooters and current Plus II owners. Auto-sensing Transceiver technology and large, backlit channel dial make the Plus X the simplest PocketWizard ever. It is compatible with every PocketWizard FCC-version radio marketed in the USA and virtually every popular flash and camera system. And the Plus X also works with all PocketWizard-enabled studio flash units including select Profoto, Dynalite, Norman and Photogenic flashes as well as Sekonic light meters. Important PocketWizard Plus X features include:. Auto-Sensing Transceiver -Easy to use. No settings to make. 10 Channels -1-4 Classic plus 5-10 low-traffic channels. Backlit Channel Dial -Easy to set channels in the dark. Internal Antenna -Compact, more rugged design. Auto-Relay Mode -Trigger remote camera and flashes simultaneously. Transmit Only Mode -Positive operation in large groups. Side View Design -Better subject view on camera. PocketWizard reliability -PocketWizard compatibility

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Size:1 pack
Product Dimensions 2 x 0.2 x 4 inches
Item Weight 6.4 ounces
Shipping Weight 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ASIN B00BBQ8IDS
Item model number 801-129
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4.6 out of 5 stars 171 customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #31 in Camera & Photo > Camera & Photo Accessories > Digital Camera Accessories > Shutter Release Cords
Date first available at Amazon.com March 1, 2013

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By Preston S. Page on October 21, 2013
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After struggling with lower cost solutions from Calumet, Cowboy Studio and others, I started looking a PocketWizard PlusX after reading a review in PDN. After testing a pair for a few weeks, I ordered a third unit. The PlusX has a solid feel, is easy to use, has a good range. Here are a few notes...

I have old (mid-1980s) Broncolor studio strobes that are still going strong, use a Nikon 800 and primarily shoot fashion and beauty. My studio is in a building with five other photographers in fairly close proximity, most of whom use PocketWizard gear.

Channels
I've not encountered any phantom triggers on channel one or had to resort to transmit only mode.

Range and Reliability
While I have not come close to pushing the limits on PlusX range, it continues to work well if light stands and tables are between units. After about 10,000 shots, I've not experienced a trigger failure.

Physical Connection and Orientation
The included cables and adapters are fairly high quality. The PlusX instructions recommend keeping the unit antennas parallel, but that isn't practical for me because I'm constantly switching camera orientation with the PlusX transmitter in the DSLR hot shoe. I have the receiver PlusX clamped in vertical orientation to the Broncolor strobe handle, so the antenna stands a couple inches above the power pack. I haven't had any issues shooting with the antennas are 90 degrees to each other.

Battery Life
Others have dinged the battery life. An average studio day for me is 9 hours and about 2,500 shots. So far I have 8 shooting days with the original batteries. The units have an off-switch and I turn them off when not in use.

Sync Speed
With the Nikon D800, I found I can reliably shoot at 1/250s. The lower cost units start triggering late around 1/100s.
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I just received a couple of the new 10 channel auto-sensing transceiver Pocketwizard Plus X. I am a big fan of the wizard products, and when I read about the specs and capabilities of these units I was intrigued. Then when I saw the price at $99/ea, I decided to spring for a pair.

These bad boys have a range of 1600 feet. Probably the best feature right out of the box is that you just twist a rotary dial switch and set your channels (1-10). Place one on top of your hot shoe and then connect the second to your speed flash with the supplied cable and you're done. That's it. For us Nikon shooters, you'll need to forgo using TLL. Your flash will need to be setup in Manual mode. That is not usually a problem and a number of flash guys recommend that it's the best way to go.

Another great feature is that these units are backward compatible with all pocketwizard products. If you're wondering what the difference is between this unit and the recently release Pocket wizard III, this unit is $50 cheaper, and the zone A,B,C,D are not available to you.

One feature that was shown on PW+X webinar by Mark Wallace was the remote focus and trigger capabilities. Mark had a camera rigged from the rear of a car and was snapping images of a trailing motorcycles. Remote autofocus is a primary reason to have these around when shooting wildlife. I also use the remote focus and trigger when shooting videos for my blog. If you are going to use remote trigger for your camera, remember to buy the proper trigger cable.

This is a very simple product to use, no more fumbling with setup and switches. An added plus is the channel indicator is backlit red so setting up in low light is much improved.
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I use a TT1 on my D300S hot shoe and an SB-910 on top of that. The PlusX units trigger another SB-910 and an SB-900. This setup has worked flawlessly to date. You have to manually adjust your remote flashes, since this is purely a trigger. If you want to control your flashes through the master flash on your camera (or if you want to utilize TTL in the remote flashes), you will need to pair a TT5 on the remote flash with the TT1 on the camera's hot shoe. TTL is "through the lens" light metering. Using the PlusX, your remote flashes have no idea what your camera is metering, so it is truly a manual flash mode for your remote flashes. If you are okay with that, the PlusX is a great way to go. Its build is good, its compact, and it is reliable. Otherwise, look at the TT5 if you don't want to go 100% manual with your remote flashes. The PlusX comes with the cable needed to hook up with the SB-900 and 910 flashes. It also comes with a standard audio cable for other flashes that take that.
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These Pocket Wizard Plus X radios are literally out of the box solutions with minimal technical knowledge needed.

I opened the box for my two Pocket Wizard Plus X, put in two double AA batteries in each (sold seperately).

Set to channel 1-10, on both Pocket Wizard Plus X radios, put one on my Nikon D600 hot shoe, 1 attached to my nikon SB-910 flash with INCLUDED sync cable, and started to fire away.

Love how simple and reliable these triggers are.
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These are your industry standard wireless flash/strobe triggers. They are marked as "entry level", but make no mistake they are the pro grade gear. Given just over a year ago, Pocket Wizard Plus IIs were considered the industry standard. These Plus X units are nearly identical in features (manual trigger, long range, tranceiver, etc.). Now consider the fact that these "entry level" triggers have an additional 6 channels, and can act as a remote trigger, internal antenna, among other additional features. I wouldn't mark these as "entry level". Sure the Plus III units have additional features such as zones, LCD display, but if those aren't needed, why spend the extra $50 per unit? Buy 2 Plus IIIs, or get 3 Plus X units for about the same price.
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