A&P Looking into transmiters

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  1. Stock

    Stock New Member

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    Eyeballing some Pocket Wizards now that Live.com is back at 30% cahsback, but I'm confused already...

    Some of the auction titles confuse me... Some say "Tranceiver", some say "Tranceiver/Relay Radio Slave", some say "Transmitter, Receiver and transceiver"?!

    What the fuck, are all these different names for the same thing or what? For a "turn-key" kit, what the fuck do I need to buy?

    :o
     
  2. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    pocketwizards send and receive.

    Basically, you're either buying the Plus II's or the multimaxes, and you want 1 for your camera, and then 1 for each device you want to attach it too.
     
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    So I need two PW's (1 on camera, 1 on flash), regardless of what they're calling the units?
     
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    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    bingo!
     
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    Buy Plus II's. dont know anyone who uses multimaxes.
     
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    save some money and buy some cybersyncs
     
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    Link?
     
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    For now they're doing their job. And at 30 bucks a pop they're almost disposable. I prob. have had like 95%+ success rate with them, so I wouldn't rule them out if money is tight.
     
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    got me some cybersyncs and have had zero issues so far and love them. They were cheap too.
     
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    cybers are pretty cool, no doubt about it

    although I reiterate the value of pw's if you plan on shooting/collatorating in bigger groups...can be very useful.

    Joe Mcnally came by to visit our little group this weekend...and once again I had to loan out pw's to several ppl.
     
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    I think some cybersyncs and a cheap off camera flash or two are next on my list :o
     
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    As a follow up:

    Pretty stoked to finally be able to shot off-shoe without long exposures and "painting" with my 430EX...:x:
     
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    PW > *
     
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    PW's are the industry standard, but most people don't really need to shell out the $180 per PW.

    I can understand pros who frequently collaborate with others needing to all use the same gear. However, there are other options (such as CyberSyncs) that have proven to be just as reliable as the PW's and are only a fraction of the price.
     
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    I'm looking into PW or CyberSyncs too... rather clueless. :hs:
     
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    Just an FYI, there are pocket wizards that are transmitters only. They will be labeled as "transmitter" instead of "transceiver".
     
  19. someonenew

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    there's also a $25 rebate on PWII's purchased between 12/1/08 and 2/28/09 if I remember the dates correctly.
     

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