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MultiMax Retirement
Shawn Cullen, Assistant
San Diego | CA | | Posted: 11:28 AM on 07.17.14
->> http://www.pocketwizard.com/news_events/news/multimax_retirement/
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Steven Bisig, Photographer
Seattle | WA | USA | Posted: 12:29 PM on 07.17.14
->> Hopefully they will come out with a new radio or update the firmware of one of the current models to allow the adjustment for contact time. Correct me if I am wrong, but the MultiMax is the only radio that you can adjust the contact time.
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Travis Haughton, Photographer
Oak Park | IL | USA | Posted: 1:45 PM on 07.17.14
->> Crazy it's so popular after so many years without really changing. Sorta like the Sportsshooter website I guess.

Maybe now they'll get around to releasing an update.
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Andrew Nelles, Photographer
Chicago | IL | usa | Posted: 6:24 PM on 07.17.14
->> It would be fantastic if they could add custom IDs to the Plus IIIs.
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Michael Chen, Photographer, Assistant
Saratoga | CA | USA | Posted: 7:39 PM on 07.17.14
->> I guess those of us who need things like adjusting the contact time and equalization are a dying breed.

Sigh.

I remember hearing about lay-offs at LPA somewhat recently. I wonder if we'll even get a new model that replicates the MultiMAX's unique capabilities.
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Nik Habicht, Photographer
Levittown | PA | USA | Posted: 4:08 PM on 07.18.14
->> One of the issues is that they were building them out of existing parts -- the release mentions that the display was sourced from the Motorola StarTac cell phones....

Yikes! I can see why it's not possible for them to continue production, if they were basically assembling the units with off-the-shelf parts....
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Robert Hanashiro, Photographer
Los Angeles | CA | | Posted: 11:39 AM on 07.31.14
->> MultiMAX units are still available new in many stores, including SS.com sponsors.

There has been a lot of discussion/debate among photographers and the bottom line is that the 'MAX did a few things that sports photographers need that the less expensive models do not. Custom channels is one. And to me more important setting the contact time.

The Plus III is a very nice remote and most photographers will be more than happy with it.

Will I get rid of my 7 MultiMAX units and go with the newer Plus III?

No, I'm keeping what I have. (And hoping I don't break a screen!)
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Steven Limentani, Photographer
Charlotte | NC | United States | Posted: 10:01 PM on 07.31.14
->> Bert, couldn't agree more. Before I went to Brazil I was told to hard wire because there would be problems with RF. I had custom channels done by PW and they worked perfectly!! I bought two more to have adequate backups.
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Jim Karczewski, Photographer, Assistant
Hammond | IN | USA | Posted: 5:58 PM on 08.01.14
->> And none of the features the Max's support they even mention in the PR.

The one that I've found extremely useful for basketball is Speedcycler. Sure I can use PWIII's with the zone ability for receivers (which I do) but I can't use it to setup speedcycle when transmitting.

Also Intervalometer, timing delays (as mentioned) and so much more. I have 2, I just picked up a 3rd just in case for $250 something at B&H which has a special price on them.

I'm sure LPA is getting hammered by all the Chinese triggers, a lot of people don't need all the features in the PW3.. They want a cheap PWX (cheaper than $99) On top of that the whole issue with the noise issues with the TT5 didn't help them either. I still have one but never use it with a flash on camera because I don't know where the stupid sock is and I refuse to buy another one.. and I don't really see any use for it at this time.

Add to that there are flashes coming with the radio's built in or dirt cheap triggers (canon 600RT, Godox Ving 850 with it's lithium batter and $20 wireless receiver and the YoungNuo that has the receiver built in like the 600RT)
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