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Old 06-29-2005, 01:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Since lots of people like Pocket Wizards (I use them myself), what do you all think about the ones like

http://tinyurl.com/aeshf

which sell for under $40 compared to $300 Plus for the Pocket Wizards. Has anyone used this cheaper variety?

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Old 06-29-2005, 01:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I actually have a set of the cheaper ones, they are only 1 channel, but they have suited my needs nicely. PhotoTexas has Pocket Wizards, and I have used them also. They have greater range, but so far I have not had a need for that. All things considered, I would buy the cheaper ones again. Actually, my entire bag got stolen the day after Christmas last year and I opted for the cheaper version a second time. The only problem I have seen with the them is that he has problems getting them to fire sometimes. My other partner's 10D and my 300D don't seem to have that problem.
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This is he one that I have...it has 4 channels. Only drawback is that it has to be plugged in. But, it plugs inline to the strobes power...I have to plug my strobe in anyway, so it doesn't matter to me...plus the powered ones seem to have more range.

http://tinyurl.com/ds5v7
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Old 06-29-2005, 02:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've got one of the cheap ones like this, http://tinyurl.com/cwx26... 4 channels and supposedly about 100' of range.

I just wanted to ditch my PC cord in the studio and it does that nicely. I've been really pleased with it... it did take an hour or so and about $6 to fabricate an adapter to work with my Norman Power Supplies.

The Microsync was attractive but I decided I could use the difference in price on better things. I'm probably not going to invest in PW's or something similar until there is more industry-wide standardization in terms of frequency management and remote strobe output control.
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I use the Taiwan made one as well. So far it's worked great for me and the hotshoe unit is small and doesn't weigh anything at all. Dave & Chainsaw give it two thumbs up!
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Old 06-29-2005, 02:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Your link somehow got "..." added to the end and so didn't work. The link you were trying to use is:

http://tinyurl.com/cwx26

The other thing to consider when ordering these is the shipping charge. Some of the vendors charge $20 shipping which is of course high way robbery and actually is in violation of eBay policy since it is a form of final value fee avoidance.

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