Originally Posted by Jagdoc
I wish I had read your message two days ago. I just ordered thePro Plus system from B&H. Since I don't have PW already, I thought it would be the way to go.
Thanks for the instructions on the beauty dish too, I can't wait to get mine.
Oh I'm sure you're going to love your new lights. Other than for the wimpy remote control system, so far I'm loving mine as well. They're really well-made and boy are they heavy (compared to my Alien Bees). I like the contols on the lights and I'm sure I'll be very happy. And that you will too.
The Hensel remote comes with a little wire that plugs into the side of the remote and the other end has a pc-sync connector - this is for use with cameras that don't have the hotshoe connector I guess. Anyway, it might be possible to get the best of both worlds by adapting this cable for use with Pocket Wizards. I'm going to give it a try and let everyone know if it works or not.
The question is whether or not there is any delay introduced if you relay the "fire" instruction from the camera through Pocket Wizard transmitter, to PW receiver on the Hensel transmitter to the Hensel receiver in the lights. Maybe, maybe not. In any case, I'll get a cable today and test it out.
IF it works, it would mean that we wouldn't have to rely on the optical slaves for each light to fire (which might be a problem in sunlight or if a head is not able to "see" the firing of another head.