PocketWizard Plus X

2013-03-09

in Geek stuff, Photography

Oooh – PocketWizard is now selling radio triggers for less than $100 a piece.

I could definitely use a trio of these, to cut down on flash errors when shooting in large rooms.

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. December 28, 2013 at 10:11 pm

For wireless triggers, you can date or you can marry. If you just want to date, there is a new flavor-of-the-week appearing near constantly. They’ll be cheap, but they’ll likely not be long-term compatible with other triggers of the same brand. I have been using the same brand of triggers since the early 1990s. And by choosing wisely then, all of my triggers can work well together even though they were purchased over a span of 20 years.

I am a PocketWizard user. And because I am a manual shooter and am not chained to TTL, I can go with the simplest (but still rock-solid) PocketWizard triggers. So I recommend without reservation the ~$100 PocketWizard PlusX transceivers.

Why: They are super reliable, simple to operate, run on AAs (huge thing if you have ever been left scrounging for batts in the wild) have ten channels, are auto-sensing receiver/transmitters, have a hard-shell-enclosed antenna, and have wonderful range.

PocketWizard make a wide variety of increasingly complex and capable triggers. But if my son or daughter were starting out as a young pro photographer, the PlusX is what I’d buy them. I have owned nearly every model of PW trigger, and these are by far my favorite. For 90% of PW shooters, these will be the best choice.

. May 9, 2017 at 12:03 am

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