A&P What are the benefits of a pocket wizard / cactus trigger system?

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  1. FusionZ06

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    Why use it over CLS? More than 3 flashes?
     
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    The benefits are better range. And better reliability than the IR based CLS. Ive heard that CLS becomes less reliable in bright sunlight.

    The benefit of CLS is that its built in, and allows you to control your flashes in TTL mode. Also if you prefer using manual over ttl, with cls you can control your flash from the camera as opposed to changing it on the back of the flash for every adjustment.

    The one thing Im not sure about with other triggers is the sync speeds. I dont think they can sync as high as CLS, though I could be wrong.
     
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    Reliability. PW's never fail. They'll also trigger a remote camera.
     
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    Remote camera? More details on why I would want to do that.
     
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    you're not restricted to the CLS being in the line of site for the infared. Radio Signal > Infared
     
  6. Jcolman

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    So you can get shots like this without disrupting the ceremony

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    100% crop shot of said remote camera

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    ^ Gotcha! Good call.
     
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    Very true as well :cool:
     
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    and shots like this where you can't physically put a photographer. Note said photographer on far right shooting with his big boy lens.


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    Pocket Wizards result in 50% less jesus raping babies... Of course you can't read this because you have me blocked.
     

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