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wireless flash ?
Old 09-21-2003, 10:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Why do you need a radio transmitter if you can just make your flashes fire off from one flash ? Is it so you don't have a cord from your camera to the master flash ?



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Re: wireless flash ?
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If you are at a wedding everyone with a flash on their camera makes yours go off. Go ahead tell the wedding guests they cant take pictures on the day of the wedding.....not a good idea.

Also some slaves don't activate unless they have a nice clean line of sight to the originator flash.

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Profoto Acute 2r and the wireless flah feature in the new D2H, and probably the D2X when it comes out...the concept will sell itself..Later, Hugh

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Re: wireless flash ?
Old 09-23-2003, 01:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Not sure what you are using, but if you have a built-in flash and it gives off a pre-flash, you would set off any remote (slaved) strobes and then have no time to recycle in time for the real exposure. Personlly, I don't like the radio slaves because (last time I saw one) they still had to plug into the PC terminal, and run a wire to a clunky transmitter. I use Wein infared transmitters which look like a small hot-shoe mounted flash, with what looks like a red gel inside the flash. They have very sensitive recievers (which do not have to be line-of-sight) and usually in a multi-strobe setup, you only need one (I put it on the pack with the most broad coverage) because the rest of the slaves (including the ones built in to the packs) will fire with any amount of flash going off. And they work fine outside in the sun, although sometimes we have had to shade them from direct sun, in which case you do have to be sure they can "see" the main lampheads firing. But not having wires running around make it worth while, and there are no batteries either. If you're in wedding or multiple photographer situations, you can get Weins with four channels to make sure you, and you only, fire your stobes. You can order them from B&H Photo in New York, I suggest the SSR setup. I once used one Wein transmitter and received to set off all the build in stobes at the Sharks arena in San Jose for a Miller Beer poster. It was really cool and the built-ins saved us a lot of time when lighting the shot.

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Re: wireless flash ?
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mike,

you don't really NEED a radio/infrared transmitter/receiver. it does come in very handy, since it eliminates the need for sync cords. less accidents in your shooting space. if you like to move around the model (or just move in general) you won't end up dragging the attached strobe along.

also, it allows you to position the strobes farther than a sync cord can reach. they also (for the most part) have a farther range than your regular slave units do.

but if you find you're okay with trigerring the strobes with your sync cord and slaves, then that's what works for you, and you won't have to shell out money for wireless.

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I use 3 PocketWizard MultiMAX Transceivers [Remote Control Radio Slave]

They do much more than just set off the flash. Very cool units. And they don't need to connect to the PC connection. They slip on the hot shoe.

And I have a Sekonic L-358 exposure meter configured with the plug-in digital radio transmitter module. You can trigger electronic flash units and/or cameras with your Sekonic L-608 or L-358 meter and PocketWizard Digital Radio Receivers.

Rear Curtain Sync
Allows the photographer to delay the sync time to fire the electronic flash unit near the end of the exposure with precision of 1/10,000th of a second. Pre-programmed shutter speeds of 1 second to 1/60th of a second are easily selectable. Custom delay settings are possible through the MultiMax's delay time adjustment screen.

Precision Delays
In transmit mode it offers custom set delay times for remote units and or port 2 on the MultiMAX. In receiver mode, precision delay offers delay sequencing or camera/flash synchronization.

MultiPop (Mulitple Flash Exposures)
Provides unattended control of your flash exposures for multi-pops or exposures up to 10,000 flash exposures. Automatically triggers flash units for the desired number of exposures, then waits for the required electronic flash recycling time (user settable), from 1/100th sec. to 10 minutes.

Intervalometer
Photograph events as they unfold with the desired number of exposures, up to 10,000 exposures and time interval required up to 17 hours 46 minutes.


SpeedCycler
Provides sequential triggering for up to 4 camera's or 4 electronic flash units. The SpeedCycler is ideal for multi-angle camera shots or reducing recycle time by triggering the next flash in line, while the previous flash is charging, for faster motor driven flash photography assignments. The SpeedCycler mode is a big help for on-location shoots with battery-powered electronic flash. With four PocketWizard MultiMax transceivers connected to the motor ports of the cameras, the SpeedCycler mode wirelessly triggers up to four camera's sequentially, effectively quadrupling frames per second.

Lag Time Equalizer
This feature measures the actual time it takes from the moment the motor driven camera is activated to the time the shutter is open. The Lag Time Equalizer software, measures the delay of your motor driven camera with fine precision accuracy of 1/10,000th sec. resolution, assists the photographer in calibrating another camera, electronic flash unit or both for simultaneous triggering and exposure synchronizing.

Relay Mode
In this mode the MultiMAX acts as both a transmitter and a receiver triggering both your camera and flash from up to 1600 feet away without an inch of wire. Upon receiving a signal from a remote transmitter, the on camera receiver instantaneously switches to transmit mode and sends a signal to fire the remote flash units in sync with the remote camera.


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Re: wireless flash ? PocketWizard MultiMAX Transceiver
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These are very cool.

GENERAL INFORMATION on the


The PocketWizard MultiMAX Transceiver is the WORLD'S most innovative and advanced Digital Radio Triggering system available in the photographic market. With such distinctive features such as integrated Trigger Time Control software, True Trigger Confirmation and Selective Quad Triggering only to mention a few, it's no wonder the MultiMAX goes far beyond the expectations of wireless triggering.

The MultiMAX features Wireless Transceiver Technology, which eliminates the need for a separate transmitter and receiver setup. Each MultiMAX provides the capability to send and/or receive digital signaling by a flip of a switch, similar to personal communicators. Among many advantages, a photographer can select between a transmitter or receiver mode as shooting assignments change.

The MultiMAX is the only radio system that offers True Trigger Confirmation feedback, up to 1600 feet away or more, without the need for signal repeaters or daisy-chained radios. Selecting which camera or flash zone fires is as easy as pressing a button in "Selective Quad Triggering" mode. The MultiMAX automatically confirms radio triggering on every zone simultaneously, with immediate visual and audible feedback on the MultiMAX (set for transmitter).

Using the optional Flash Confirmation Cable, the transmitter receives a visual and audible confirmation signal, indicating that a triggered flash actually fired, reassuring the photographer that everything is working from the camera position.

Utilizing LPA Design's patented microprocessor and software technology, the MultiMAX comes loaded with "Trigger Time Control" software. Used independently or with another PocketWizard, the MultiMAX provides several unique advanced tools for the working professional, all in one small package. With the "Trigger Time Control" software, it's easy and very convenient to create rear curtain sync effects with any camera, add depth of field using multi-pop mode, record events as they unfold using the intervalometer mode and much more.

- PLUS -
As with all PocketWizard Digital Radio Receivers, the PocketWizard MultiMAX is fully compatable with Sekonic’s new L-608 and L-358 exposure meters configured with the plug-in digital radio transmitter module. Now, you can trigger electronic flash units and/or cameras with your Sekonic L-608 or L-358 meter and PocketWizard Digital Radio Receivers. Welcome to Digital Wireless Freedom!



COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY FEATURES:

Wireless Transceiver Technology
The MultiMAX provides the capability to send or receive digital signaling by a flip of a switch, eliminating the need for a separate transmitter and receiver. Easy to read backlit LCD panel indicates which mode the MultiMAX is set for in all lighting conditions.


True Trigger Confirmation
Because the MultiMAX is a true transceiver, it can automatically confirm radio triggering. Radio triggering confirmation status is indicated on the MultiMAX's (set for Transmitter mode) display panel, up to 1600 feet away or more in all Quad-Triggering zone.

Selective Quad-Triggering
Provides the photographer with the convenience to activate or deactivate electronic flash units and or cameras wirelessly in four separately controllable zones (ABCD) without ever leaving the camera position.



Digital Radio Technology
The MultiMAX incorporates microprocessor controlled full digital communication with built-in selectable 32 complex (16/24 bit) digitally coded channels.




TRIGGER TIME CONTROLLER FEATURES:
More than just a radio slave, the MultiMAX offers advanced features that make today’s incredible images possible.


Rear Curtain Sync
Allows the photographer to delay the sync time to fire the electronic flash unit near the end of the exposure with precision of 1/10,000th of a second. Pre-programmed shutter speeds of 1 second to 1/60th of a second are easily selectable. Custom delay settings are possible through the MultiMax's delay time adjustment screen.

Precision Delays
In transmit mode it offers custom set delay times for remote units and or port 2 on the MultiMAX. In receiver mode, precision delay offers delay sequencing or camera/flash synchronization.

MultiPop (Mulitple Flash Exposures)
Provides unattended control of your flash exposures for multi-pops or exposures up to 10,000 flash exposures. Automatically triggers flash units for the desired number of exposures, then waits for the required electronic flash recycling time (user settable), from 1/100th sec. to 10 minutes.

Intervalometer
Photograph events as they unfold with the desired number of exposures, up to 10,000 exposures and time interval required up to 17 hours 46 minutes.


SpeedCycler
Provides sequential triggering for up to 4 camera's or 4 electronic flash units. The SpeedCycler is ideal for multi-angle camera shots or reducing recycle time by triggering the next flash in line, while the previous flash is charging, for faster motor driven flash photography assignments. The SpeedCycler mode is a big help for on-location shoots with battery-powered electronic flash. With four PocketWizard MultiMax transceivers connected to the motor ports of the cameras, the SpeedCycler mode wirelessly triggers up to four camera's sequentially, effectively quadrupling frames per second.

Lag Time Equalizer
This feature measures the actual time it takes from the moment the motor driven camera is activated to the time the shutter is open. The Lag Time Equalizer software, measures the delay of your motor driven camera with fine precision accuracy of 1/10,000th sec. resolution, assists the photographer in calibrating another camera, electronic flash unit or both for simultaneous triggering and exposure synchronizing.

Relay Mode
In this mode the MultiMAX acts as both a transmitter and a receiver triggering both your camera and flash from up to 1600 feet away without an inch of wire. Upon receiving a signal from a remote transmitter, the on camera receiver instantaneously switches to transmit mode and sends a signal to fire the remote flash units in sync with the remote camera.



DISPLAY
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) panel with backlight illumination button. Alphanumeric screens with icons: battery status, channel selected, mode selected, audible status and radio frequency lock indicators.



KEYBOARD
Illuminated soft-touch rubberized keypad. Includes test, zone (ABCD), up/down, menu and backlight keys. A key lock feature prevents inadvertent setting changes and "KEYPAD LOCKED" appears on the screen if any keys are pressed while in keypad lock mode.



OPTIONAL FLASH CONFIRMATION CABLE
The optional "Flash Confirmation Cable" indicates that a triggered remote flash actually fired. By utilizing a shielded high intensity light sensor, which only remains active during the brief radio transmitting time, it confirms only if the attached flash fired or not. Flash confirmation status is sent to the attached receiver and in return sent back to the transmitter. A visual confirmation icon appears on the LCD screen confirming whether the flash fired on all four Quad-Triggering zones.
(Cat.# 802-451 Int’l.# PW-CC)



AC ADAPTER
For continuous use of PocketWizard Transmitters and Receivers without the need of batteries.
(Cat.# 804-105 Int’l.# PW-AC-2)



See what a digital photo editor has to say in a PMA review: http://www.robgalbraith.com/diginews/
2001-02/2001_02_15_roundup.html


PocketWizard MultiMAX Specifications:

Range: 1600 feet or more
Frequency: 344MHz (Standard Triggering)
346.5-354MHz (Quad-Triggering)
Code: Complex 16/24 bit digitally coded signals
Channels: 32 Digitally coded ID#'s
16 Original Classic Channels
16 Quad-Triggering Channels
Synch Speed: Up to 1/250 (focal plane)
Up to 1/500 (leaf shutter)
Up to 1/1000 (Fast Mode)
Batteries: 2-AA batteries 150 hour life
AC Adapter: Optional AC adapter Cat# 804-105 (PW-AC-2)
3 VDC unregulated, 0.3 A (300 milliamp) or higher
4.5 VDC regulated, 0.2 A (200 milliamp) or higher, (recommended)
Housing: Custom molded high impact plastic with captive battery door
Weight: 5.4 ounces (w/ alkaline batteries)

Dimensions: Height: 4.0" (body only)
Flexible Antenna: 2.4"
Width: 2.1"
Depth: 1.4"
Input/Output: 3.5mm (1/8") mono miniphone jack
Operating Temperature: Above -15° C (5° F) and below 50° C (120° F)
Maximum Input Voltage: 250 VDC
Camera/Port 1: 0.5 A (1/2Amp), current limited
Flash/Port 2: 4.0 A for 0.00002 seconds (1/50000 seconds or 20 microseconds)
0.25 A (1/4 Amp or 250 milliamp) continuous, current limited
Voltage Present: For Port 1 and Hot Shoe = 3.3 VDC, 0.001 A
(1/1000 Amp or 1 milliamp), regulated
Trigger Threshold: Less than 2.2 volts
Mounting: Hot Shoe, Ľ-20 female threads, lanyard and Velcro
Time Settings
Contact Time: 640.00 seconds or 10 minutes, 40 seconds (min .01 sec)
Delay Time:
6.4000 seconds (min .0001 sec)

Intervalometer: 64000 seconds or 17 hours, 46 minutes, 40 seconds (min 1 sec)
MultiPop: 640.00 seconds or 10 minutes, 40 seconds (min .01 sec)
Accuracy: Timing is repeatable within ± 1/10,000th of a second
Counter: 9999 triggers (min 0)
Preset Rear Curtain Delays: 1, 1/2,1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30 and 1/60th shutter speed


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