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Custom ID's Now Available on Pocketwizard Plus III units
Shawn Cullen, Assistant
San Diego | CA | | Posted: 9:00 AM on 01.16.15
->> "So. Burlington, VT – January 16, 2015 – LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, announces the immediate availability of Custom IDs for Plus III radios. In light of the recent retirement of the MultiMAX Transceiver, we felt it was very important to offer a Custom ID solution for Sports Shooters and other photographers who shoot in crowded venues."

Full details about this announcement will be available later today at www.pocketwizard.com
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Andrew Nelles, Photographer
Chicago | IL | usa | Posted: 10:15 AM on 01.16.15
->> Yay!
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Mike Isler, Photographer
New York | NY | US | Posted: 5:27 PM on 01.16.15
->> Interesting. Any hint of a MMax replacement? There were just so many features in the MMax that aren't found in the Plus III that made them so versatile.
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Tim Cowie, Photographer, Photo Editor
Davidson | NC | USA | Posted: 10:37 PM on 01.16.15
->> As it was explained to me, the PW Plus III units are it.

I have been buying up MultiMax's. Glad I still have my Flash Wizard set as well, although I have been thinking about selling them.
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Robert Hanashiro, Photographer
Los Angeles | CA | | Posted: 2:27 AM on 01.17.15
->> We have exclusive details on the Sports Shooter Academy
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Jim Karczewski, Photographer, Assistant
Hammond | IN | USA | Posted: 4:04 AM on 01.17.15
->> Honestly, while I'm not selling off my PWIII or Multimax triggers anytime soon, I've found something that works more consistently for me every single time.

A $30 transceiver from Godox called the Cells II-C that will allow you to do HSS & trigger remote cameras. It seems like when I use my PW, it's always something. It's a cable that went bad or there is too much noise even though I sniffed the channel with a Multimax prior. I ended up buying 6 of these things for the price (roughly) of a PW3.

Yes, I lose grouping, rarely ever used it, mainly with speedcycler, but beyond that, there are no cables to screw with, you mount the trigger to a 1/4-20 and slide the flash on and that's it, with my one exception of plugging in a lithium battery pack for faster recycle times.

I understand there are a ton of photographers that use PW consistently day in/day out but I don't know what it is, but in the Highschool gyms I shoot in they are seriously cursed.

When I need Speedcycle, or timing offsets, I'll go back and use the Multimax and the PW3, but for now, it's been so nice to walk into a gym and have my lighting set up under 10 minutes vs screwing with cables and checking to make sure everything is firing and if not troubleshooting the problems (even with the PW Isolation bars..)
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Shawn Cullen, Assistant
San Diego | CA | | Posted: 1:39 PM on 01.19.15
->> Mike,
Sorry, I missed your post while I was out of town. I do not know, or have any knowledge of a new unit to replace the MultiMax. It would be nice to have a unit that combines the features of both the Mini/Flex and MuliMax, along with the antenna of the Plus III. However, competition is tough right now, so I do not know what to expect. Although, LPA is a company full of engineers, and I'd expect they have to be busy doing something. I do know that parts are still available for the MultiMax, and I expect the MultiMax units to be around for a long time.

As an owner of both the Plus III and the MultiMax, this announcement is great news! It will now allow me to use both units together on the same channel, making my system set ups much more efficient and effective!
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