Whether you’re just starting out in photography & want to create a mini studio setup, or you’re a seasoned pro, you’ll love the the PocketWizard Plus II™ Transceiver. If you have no idea what this gadget does, let me give you a brief introduction. A transceiver allows you to remotely trigger your studio photo lighting so you can move around your model without dragging a chord.
You should buy at least 2 transceivers, one to sit on your camera, and one to hook to your strobe light. If your strobe head has a “photo sensitive eye” (when one flash fires, they all fire) then you only need 2 transceivers. Also, if you use a power pack you can just hook the transceiver to the power-pack & only have to buy 2 transceivers as well.
The PocketWizard company offers a more expensive transceiver, called the “MultiMAX“, but I’ve found that I get all that I need out of the PocketWizard Plus II™ Transceiver, which you can find at the below Amazon link for around $169 per transceiver. My transceivers have seen a lot of action and are still going strong. They definitely get my Maven Stamp of Approval! They have amazing response time and an extreme range.
Here’s a brief video that I found, which demonstrates how to use the PocketWizard Plus II™ Transceiver:
- Fast ‘plug-and-play’ set-up times
- Auto-Sensing Transceiver Technology enables the Plus II to switch back and forth between transmitter and receiver modes
- Auto-Relay Mode wirelessly triggers remotely located cameras and flashes within a 1600′ range of one another
- Four 16-bit, digitally-coded channels enable you to simultaneously trigger all of you lights at once, or isolate one group of lights from another
- Ultra-fast microprocessors enable trigger-response times as short as 1/2000th of a second
Let me know what you think about the PocketWizard Plus II™ Transceiver by commenting below!