Story   Photographer   Editor   Student/Intern   Assistant   Job/Item

SportsShooter.com: The Online Resource for Sports Photography

Contents:
 Front Page
 Member Index
 Latest Headlines
 Special Features
 'Fun Pix'
 Message Board
 Educate Yourself
 Equipment Profiles
 Bookshelf
 my.SportsShooter
 Classified Ads
 Workshop
Contests:
 Monthly Clip Contest
 Annual Contest
 Rules/Info
Newsletter:
 Current Issue
 Back Issues
Members:
 Members Area
 "The Guide"
 Join
About Us:
 About SportsShooter
 Contact Us
 Terms & Conditions


Sign in:
Members log in here with your user name and password to access the your admin page and other special features.

Name:



Password:







||
SportsShooter.com: Member Message Board

Pocket Wizard Plus III
Jason Joseph, Photographer
Dublin | OH | USA | Posted: 8:37 AM on 02.20.12
->> http://strobist.blogspot.com/2012/02/pocketwizard-plus-iiis-more-trigger.ht...

I guess I'll hold off on adding any more Plus II's!
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Jeff Gammons, Student/Intern, Photographer
Destin | Fl | USA | Posted: 9:04 AM on 02.20.12
->> On that note, I may just sell my plus ii's, keep my multimaxes and add a few of these bad boys.

Thanks for the link Jason!
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Matt Cashore, Photographer
South Bend | IN | USA | Posted: 9:11 AM on 02.20.12
->> Hats off to PW for keeping everything compatible. I can use my 1 year old Mini TT1 to trigger my (at least) 15 year old round dial 16-channel receiver and everything in between. Even though the used value of pretty much every PW gadget I own just got cut in half with this announcement, PW rocks.
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Mark Kauzlarich, Photo Editor, Student/Intern
Madison | WI | | Posted: 11:03 PM on 02.20.12
->> From what I've been able to find, they don't support delayed triggering on these new PocketWizards. They do however, allow easy relaying. Would it be possible, or feasible, to set up a system where relaying is used at an arena for basketball remotes sync'd with strobes, ala Robert Beck's article here on SS, but without the delay?
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Kurt Rivers, Photographer
Ormond Beach | FL | USA | Posted: 11:22 PM on 02.20.12
->> http://plusiii.pocketwizard.com/#Videos
http://vimeo.com/36852375

Start at about 5:40.

He explains that the relay mode can be used to sync the camera with the strobes.
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Mark Kauzlarich, Photo Editor, Student/Intern
Madison | WI | | Posted: 11:34 PM on 02.20.12
->> I had seen it demonstrated before, I was just unsure if there would be any disadvantages to triggering a camera, with a camera, and having both synced to strobes. The delay is what I'm worried about.
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Shawn Cullen, Assistant
San Diego | CA | | Posted: 9:00 AM on 02.21.12
->> Mark,
"triggering a camera, with a camera, and having both synced to strobes" is not possible with the relay mode. You would have to equalize both cameras together to get them both to sync together with strobes. The Plus III's do not have the equalize feature.

You could trigger multiple remote cameras of the same make and model, and using similar lenses and exposure, using the relay mode on one of the remote's unit. All remotes will need to have very similar lag times and that is where you will need similar equipment and exposures.
 This post is:  Informative (1) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Mark Kauzlarich, Photo Editor, Student/Intern
Madison | WI | | Posted: 3:07 PM on 02.21.12
->> Sigh. Ok, well, looks like I'm still buying more Multimaxes for now then. Maybe 3 or 4 Plus III's because they still seem like useful and easy to use. Plug-and-play.
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Denny Kyser, Photographer
Russell | Pa. | United States of America | Posted: 7:44 AM on 02.23.12
->> I really like the smaller size and the battery indicator. I sold my multimaxes when I first got wind of these.

I also am glad PW continues to make them backward compatible, I really like my sekonic meter with PW.
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Jeff Gammons, Student/Intern, Photographer
Destin | Fl | USA | Posted: 9:20 AM on 02.23.12
->> I don't remember hearing anything about it, but I may have just missed it.

Can these programmed with custom channels?
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Tuomo Tenhunen, Photographer
Lohja | - | Finland | Posted: 1:26 PM on 02.23.12
->> Jeff,
http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11674-12341
"Custom IDs are not planned for the Plus III; this remains exclusive to the MultiMAX for now."
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Jeff Gammons, Student/Intern, Photographer
Destin | Fl | USA | Posted: 3:56 PM on 02.23.12
->> Well canceled my pre order... Sticking with multimaxes I guess :(
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Shawn Cullen, Assistant
San Diego | CA | | Posted: 6:35 PM on 02.23.12
->> Jeff,
LPA is not currently installing custom ID's in the Plus III's, but I expect this to change in the near future as demand increases, and it will.
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Pat Lovell, Photographer
Bloomington | IN | US | Posted: 10:12 AM on 04.12.12
->> Anyone know if the PW III is available yet? I've checked online but most say backordered, I've seen 2 that say in stock but when I call, they said they will have them "soon". The PW website shows available April 9, 2012.
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Doug Pizac, Photographer
Sandy | UT | USA | Posted: 1:51 PM on 04.12.12
->> I asked my retailer about them yesterday. He called them was told mid-April. So we have another week or two.
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Corbey Dorsey, Photo Editor, Photographer
Kearney | NE | USA | Posted: 3:12 PM on 04.12.12
->> Roberts in Indy received a few yesterday. I bought a few from Jody.
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Thomas Campbell, Photographer
Houston | TX | USA | Posted: 10:54 PM on 04.12.12
->> I've got a set of them right now. Kinda strange that they go on sideways, so the LCD and buttons face to the left of the camera.

I've shot 4 jobs with them and haven't had a misfire yet. But haven't done a range test - everything was within 25 feet or so.

I had no probably remotely firing a 5D Mark III or a 1D Mark III.

Anyone have questions about their use?
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Pat Lovell, Photographer
Bloomington | IN | US | Posted: 10:03 PM on 04.14.12
->> Roberts is out and has a waiting list as of now. Everyone I called is out or waiting shipment, most say end of the month.
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Add your comments...
If you'd like to add your comments to this thread, use this form. You need to be an active (paying) member of SportsShooter.com in order to post messages to the system.

NOTE: If you would like to report a problem you've found within the SportsShooter.com website, please let us know via the 'Contact Us' form, which alerts us immediately. It is not guaranteed that a member of the staff will see your message board post.
Thread Title: Pocket Wizard Plus III
Thread Started By: Jason Joseph
Message:
Member Login:
Password:




Return to -->
Message Board Main Index
Bob Deutsch says: "Size Matters!" ::..