A&P So can we all agree CS>PW?

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  1. mikeskillz

    mikeskillz New Member

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    theyre just over $100 for a trans/receiver Cyber Sync (you can get 10% off for being a student!) vs nearly $400 for the Pocket Wizard.

    youre fooling yourself if you think spending more gets you a superior product. both of these items are made of monumentally cheap electronics.

    you need pocket wizards if:

    keep in mind also, that CS's are rated at 350', and PW are rated at 400'. so theres really not much of a difference. with repeater mode you can double the CS's range.

    end of story.

    sticky?
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    You'll be able to set the new CSs to repeater mode.
     
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    People equate higher price to mean higher quality.

    I will stick with my cactus wizards
     
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    You forgot to mention that Pocket Wizards will also fire your camera remotely as well. That's one of the big reasons I went with them.
     
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    cyber syncs can as well. :wavey:

    infact any trigger could do it. why would you think otherwise?
     
  9. mikeskillz

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    the current ones already do this :dunno:
     
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    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    I've never heard of camera trigger cables for some of the other products like cactus triggers.
     
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    Hmmm, I think I knew that...I just didn't remember at the time I posted. :o
     
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    I wouldnt say cs>pw just yet. There is a reason why everyone is still using pw's
     
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    my cactus has taken thousands, maybe even 10,000 shots and never had an issue
     
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    Pocket Wizards were priced waaaay back when...when it was just a minor item for a serious photographer. If you look at what a set of Profotos cost, PW's just sort go along with that mindset.

    The newer generation of triggers appeal to a much much larger audience and are more like commodity pricing.

    Are they just as good...yeah probably better.

    Except that masses of pros already use PW's, and if you need to collaborate, you need to use compatible gear.

    PW will eventually have to readjust their pricing though.

    It's just a matter of time.
     
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    i want flash toys :wtc:
     
  17. mikeskillz

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    whys that?
     
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    Industry standard. Profoto, Norman, Dynalite, Sekonic have PW components built in to their packs/strobes/meters.
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    nope PW > CS... and i own both.

    PW works with profoto (they have a receiver in them) lights when i do studio work.
    PW does 10 FPS triggering
    PW has 1600' triggering range
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    zing!
     
  21. OlafBeserka

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    sell me your CS
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    nope, i love them
     
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    plus they work with my sekonic 383 lightmeter to remotely trigger my strobes for metering.
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    well the price of the "trigger" chip is $39, and you can buy a CS transmitter (and attach it to the sekonc) for $59. its only $20 more to make the sekonic work with the CS to meter.

    so i figured i wouldnt list it. I only listed things that the PW can do that the CS cant.
     
  25. MSIGuy

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    What about the durability factor? I don't own either, but it looks like the PW is going to be a lot more rugged of a unit and stand up to more abuse.

    Any comments?
     

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