Lens Diaries Go Now
Glamour, Beauty, Nude, Models, Photographers

*    |  Register  


 
Go Back   Garage Glamour™ > Garage Glamour™ Main Forums > Tech Talk Forum
 

Tech Talk Forum Photography & Technical Related Only!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
anything besides pocket wizards?
Old 05-16-2005, 04:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
Free Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Member GG#: 39735
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Posts: 289
Comments: 0

shannon_fontaine is offline IP: 68.52.169.40
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

just curious, has anyone used any of the other commercially available brands for wireless triggering?

many thanks in advance, and happy monday

Shannon

my site
  View Public Profile Send a private message to shannon_fontaine Visit shannon_fontaine's homepage! Find More Posts by shannon_fontaine
 
Re: anything besides pocket wizards?
Old 05-16-2005, 05:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
Free Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Member GG#: 39142
Location: Apex
Posts: 9
Comments: 0

Kumod is offline IP: 216.54.200.77
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

I have the calumet litelink triggers which seem to be the same as the Bowens Pulsar triggers only with a different name. I haven't had any problems with these units at all, have been very happy with them.
  View Public Profile Send a private message to Kumod Find More Posts by Kumod
 
Re: anything besides pocket wizards?
Old 05-16-2005, 05:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
Lifetime Photographer
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Member GG#: 39766
Location: Salzburg
Posts: 38
Comments: 0
Send a message via Skype™ to Vividvisions

Vividvisions is offline IP: 68.193.227.154
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

I bought a 4-channel trasnmitter/receiver set off ebay (new) dirt cheap. My receiver plugs right in between the powercord of the monolight and therefore doesn't need batteries. The set goes for around 80-100$. I use the system with my White Lightning strobe and Vagabond system, works niceley outdoors. If there is a problem with the radio frequency you can always change to another channel (never had to do that so far). The equipment might not be as sophisticated and high-tech looking as the pocket wizards and other systems but for this price it's hard to beat. I actually ordered another set just to have a second transmitter (will tape it to my lightmeter) for 39$+S&H. They make a few different models, make sure to check them out first before ordering
Take a look here:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWN%3AIT&rd=1
  View Public Profile Send a private message to Vividvisions Visit Vividvisions's homepage! Find More Posts by Vividvisions
 
Re: anything besides pocket wizards?
Old 05-16-2005, 07:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
Lifetime Photographer
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Member GG#: 39821
Location: Honolulu
Posts: 81
Comments: 1

brother7 is offline IP: 64.203.29.32
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

I'm looking for a wireless system also. Since I have the Sekonic L-358 with the wireless module, I decided to go with 1 Pocketwizard MultiMax transceiver and 4 PLUS receivers. I actually have 6 AlienBee B800s and want to meter each light separately. The PLUS receivers are capable of 4 channels. If I decide to go wireless with the remaining 2 strobes, I'll get more MultiMax transceivers, which has greater channel capability.
  View Public Profile Send a private message to brother7 Visit brother7's homepage! Find More Posts by brother7
 
Re: anything besides pocket wizards?
Old 05-17-2005, 08:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
Lifetime Photographer
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Member GG#: 35199
Location: Houston
Posts: 54
Comments: 0

Ed_H is offline IP: 24.173.33.7
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

I bought the same electronics off of ebay as Vivid Visions, (Robert). No problems to report. For $40.00 plus shipping, it is very easy to justify retiring a PC cord!
  View Public Profile Send a private message to Ed_H Visit Ed_H's homepage! Find More Posts by Ed_H
 
couple of possibles
Old 05-17-2005, 11:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
Lifetime Photographer
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Member GG#: 35977
Posts: 609
Comments: 0

Andy_Pearlman is offline IP: 66.245.238.144
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

I've used Wein infared transmitters & receivers inside the studio for over 20 years and they're very simple, low-tech, and reliable. The transmitter sits in the hot shoe, the receiver can be had with a variety of connectors such as standard AC-type, or 1/4" phone plug. I picked up some Pocket Wizards for use outdoors (like with Rolando in Cozumel) but they feel a bit bulky for indoor use compared with the Weins. (The infared gets lost outdoors unless you're pointed fairly much at the receiver. I've gone to some pretty extreme lengths to do that).

Also saw this gizmo advertised in the new Photo District News print version. It appears to be a small, low-powered version of a Pocket Wizard (range limited to 100'). http://www.microsyncdigital.com/

Regards,
Andy Pearlman
Andy Pearlman Studio

  View Public Profile Send a private message to Andy_Pearlman Visit Andy_Pearlman's homepage! Find More Posts by Andy_Pearlman
 
Re: couple of possibles
Old 05-18-2005, 11:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
Free Member

 
R_Fredrick_Smith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Member GG#: 35872
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Posts: 3,660
Comments: 41

R_Fredrick_Smith is offline IP: 67.162.234.198
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

[ QUOTE ]
Also saw this gizmo advertised in the new Photo District News print version. It appears to be a small, low-powered version of a Pocket Wizard (range limited to 100'). http://www.microsyncdigital.com/


[/ QUOTE ]

But it looks like these things sell for $300 for the set which makes it almost as expensive as PocketWizard Plus. But they are nice and small. You use a paper clip to change channels on the thing. I'd be afraid I'd loose something that small.

It makes one wonder, though, if it would not be fairly easy to create one's own unit for a lot less money.

Cheers,
rfs
  View Public Profile Send a private message to R_Fredrick_Smith Visit R_Fredrick_Smith's homepage! Find More Posts by R_Fredrick_Smith
 
Quantum
Old 05-19-2005, 09:18 AM   #8 (permalink)
Lifetime Photographer
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Member GG#: 35195
Posts: 440
Comments: 0

rjwarren is offline IP: 24.160.122.68
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

The primary compettitor to Pocket Wizard has been Quantum. However, the new Bowens/Calumet trancievers look REAL interesting. A friend of mine just bought a set and LOVES them.

Bowens

Quantum
  View Public Profile Send a private message to rjwarren Visit rjwarren's homepage! Find More Posts by rjwarren
 
Re: anything besides pocket wizards?
Old 05-23-2005, 08:30 AM   #9 (permalink)
Lifetime Member

 
David_Markarian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 1970
Member GG#: 36999
Location: Rancho Mirage .. Palm Springs
Posts: 71
Comments: 0

David_Markarian is offline IP: 63.93.64.61
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

The one nice thing about the pocket wizards is that there is a wireless module for the Sectonic light meter and I think another brand of light meter that trigers the flash. I use that system and havent seen a better set up yet.

DM
  View Public Profile Send a private message to David_Markarian Visit David_Markarian's homepage! Find More Posts by David_Markarian
 
Re: anything besides pocket wizards?
Old 05-25-2005, 10:52 AM   #10 (permalink)
Lifetime Photographer
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Member GG#: 39173
Location: Hermitage/Nashville
Posts: 363
Comments: 0
Send a message via Yahoo to LarryAB

LarryAB is offline IP: 216.85.123.130
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

Hey Shannon,

I'm using the Quantum radio slaves, and I'm pretty happy with them. They're just a wee bit cheaper than PW, but not enough so that you'd want to base your decision on price alone.

We should hook up so you can stop by and try them if you want, since we're in the same area. Once you go wireless you'll never go back. Stop tripping on those damn PC cords!

BTW, does this mean you've finally bought some strobes?

lb
  View Public Profile Send a private message to LarryAB Visit LarryAB's homepage! Find More Posts by LarryAB
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pocket Wizard Zakd Tech Talk Forum 4 04-01-2011 12:00 PM
Pocket Wizard AC3 Zone Controller Thoughts jimmyd Main Community Forum 0 11-16-2010 06:26 PM
Pocket Wizards or No Name ... R_Fredrick_Smith Tech Talk Forum 5 06-29-2005 02:50 PM
Pocket Wizards, other triggers, and some questions. kentalan Tech Talk Forum 4 05-23-2005 08:00 AM
Alienbees and Pocket Wizards Dax Tech Talk Forum 11 03-31-2004 11:07 PM

Sponsors


New To Site? Need Help? Photographer & Model Links
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:37 PM.

© 1999-2017 Garage Glamour™




Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93