Pocket Wizard PLUS II Transceiver

Pocket Wizard PLUS II Transceiver is a triggering system that offers Auto-Sensing Transceiver Technology. It features Backward Compatible with All Previous Pocket Wizards, Triggers a Camera or Flash, Keeps Up with Your Camera’s Top Firing Speed, Keeps Up with Your Camera’s Top Sync Speed, and Channel or Zone Firing. The Pocket Wizard PLUS II Transceiver has 1600′ (488 m) Operating Range, 4x 16-bit digitally coded channels, Frequency 344MHz, Synch Speed: Up to 1/250 (focal plane) Up to 1/500 (leaf shutter)Up to 1/1000 (w/certain digital cameras), and 2x AA 1.5v batteries for Power Source. It measures 10.2 cm (4.0”) H x 5.5 cm (2.1”) W x 3.7 cm (1.4”) D and weighs 130 grams (4.6 ounces) /alkaline batteries.

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Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info


Expert Reviews

Pocket Wizard PLUS II Transceiver Expert Reviews

Momentcorp reviews the Pocket Wizard PLUS II Transceiver and writes;
“The big plus of the PocketWizard’s over the Nikon CLS equipment is that there is almost zero lag(1/2000th of a second) from you press the shutter to the flash triggers.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

User Opinions

Pocket Wizard PLUS II Transceiver User Reviews

Expensive but it works
“These triggers are extremely expensive but they are in industry standard. If you talk to any professional photographer they use Pocketwizards. If you want to be taken seriously then you must own at least a few. Amazingly enough even on Ebay used Pocketwizards go for abou 90% of the retail price. To me its just better to pay full retail and get the 3 year warranty. An ideal setup is pocketwizards and then use a Sekonic Light Meter with built in Pocketwizard transmitter. It allows you to fire the strobes up to 100feet from the meter.” – By Keri Von Steen
Rating: ★★★★★

Easy to use and reliable
“Just as advertised the PocketWizard is easy to use and reliable. Just take note if you are trying to trigger a camera you will need an extra cable (not included) which can add to the cost. Also if you are triggering studio flash with a mini to mini audio cable make sure the cable is mono not stereo. “ – By no1cane
Rating: ★★★★★

Cool, but study how to use it before you buy it
“I’m a professional photographer who is just starting out. I wish this product explained to me in the online description that you need two of them to make it work. I also didn’t know anything about flash sync so the first wedding I used it for bombed. All of that to say…. now that I know how to use it I’m stoked! Its a really cool “toy” and I’m sure it’ll help me produce some rockin’ images.” – By Michelle Hamstra
Rating: ★★★★★

100% Success Rate 100% Of The Time
“I Use this on my AlienBee 1600 Studio flash and its shocking how accurate this thing is. I’ve used it with my Canon 40d and just started taking tons of pics in rapid succession (Like 3-5+ pics per second for like 10 seconds) and the PocketWizard fired my flash 100% of the time, zero problems. Unlike my old cheap $30 fleabay triggers which only worked about 75-85% of the time. These Pocket Wizards are the industry standard for professionals. Use these and not the new PocketWizards (until they work the bugs out of the new ones). On my most recent professional shoot I didnt miss a single shot thanks to the awesome Pocket Wizards Plus II transceiver. Awesome product, no complaints. “ – By Professor Bubba
Rating: ★★★★★

100% Success Rate 100% Of The Time
“I Use this on my AlienBee 1600 Studio flash and its shocking how accurate this thing is. I’ve used it with my Canon 40d and just started taking tons of pics in rapid succession (Like 3-5+ pics per second for like 10 seconds) and the PocketWizard fired my flash 100% of the time, zero problems. Unlike my old cheap $30 fleabay triggers which only worked about 75-85% of the time. These Pocket Wizards are the industry standard for professionals. Use these and not the new PocketWizards (until they work the bugs out of the new ones). On my most recent professional shoot I didnt miss a single shot thanks to the awesome Pocket Wizards Plus II transceiver. Awesome product, no complaints. “ – By Professor Bubba
Rating: ★★★★★

Excellent remote flash trigger
“Love em! Love em! Love em! I bought these because of all the problems reported with the Mini TT and Flex products when used with a Canon 580 EZII flash. They work great and I can reliably trigger to about 500 feet in my neighborhood. It’s not the 1300 ft thats advertised but it is far more than I can forsee using for the distant future.” – By T. Marek
Rating: ★★★★★

perfect wireless at steep price
“I also setup my Sekonic L-758DR meter (which has built-in Wizard-compatible module) to fire the flash remotely and measure the output, again setup was trivial, works great and is very convenient. Overall, Pocket Wizard system is very helpful, and although quite expensive it is worth to have around. Would buy it again. No more camera-to-strobe sync cord, no more tedius positioning flashmeter to the scene (or asking subject or assistant to hold the meter) and then manually firing the strobe, often climbing the stepladder to reach the strobe fire button. “ – By Dave92270
Rating: ★★★★☆

when IR won’t work… this is the solution
“I normally use IR so that I can set my flashes to TTL mode and not have to worry about balancing my lighting. But IR is a line of sight system and doesn’t work for every situation. The Pocket Wizard is a great solution to that problem. because it is a radio transmitter, I can put my flashes anywhere I want including around corners. I have been using them for a few months now and they have always performed the way I want them to.” – By Studio
Rating: ★★★★★

Manual

Pocket Wizard PLUS II Transceiver User Manual

- Download Pocket Wizard PLUS II Transceiver User Manual (PDF – 1.5Mb)

Features & Specifications

Pocket Wizard PLUS II Transceiver Features & Specifications

The PocketWizard Plus II™ transceiver is beautiful in its simplicity. The Plus II is an “auto-sensing” transceiver which automatically switches from receive to transmit as needed and reliably triggers lights and/or cameras up to 1600 feet away.

Utilizing advanced digital technology, four, 16-bit channels are available for selective firing of lights or remote cameras. Images can be captured at up to 12 frames-per-second, faster then any current DSLR. Ultra-fast microprocessors allow for top sync speeds of 1/250th-second for focal-plane shutters and 1/500th for leaf shutters.

The PocketWizard Plus II transceiver offers great flexibility and ease of use for photographers who demand a reliable wireless solution to plug in, turn on and shoot.

Note: Our PocketWizard radio devices operate on the U.S. frequency of 344MHz. PocketWizard radio devices operating on one frequency cannot operate with PocketWizard devices on a different radio frequency. PocketWizard will not ship devices to markets that use a different frequency and cannot provide proper warranty service for products shipped out of their intended market.

Note! This is one unit only. A minimum of two units are required.

Backward Compatible with All Previous Pocket Wizards
Compatible with PocketWizard Plus, the first 4 channels of Original Pocket Wizard, and MultiMax; it is also part of the PocketWizard Wireless Freedom system.

Triggers a Camera or Flash
The powerful microprocessor will automatically trigger a camera and remote flash within 10 microseconds (1/100th of a millisecond) with its built-in Auto-Relay mode.

Keeps Up with Your Camera’s Top Firing Speed
The Plus II sports the fastest triggering speed in its class, at an amazing 12 fps; it can outpace the fastest D-SLR’s available.

Keeps Up with Your Camera’s Top Sync Speed
The Pocket Wizard II will work with sync speeds of up to 1/250 second on focal plane shutter cameras, and 1/500 second on leaf shutter cameras.

Channel or Zone Firing
Four selectable channels provide secure triggering. Choosing which zone to trigger (on camera flash, remote flash or both) is as easy as sliding a switch.

Important Information
# Units sold in USA use 344MHz
# Units sold in Europe use 433.62MHz
# USA and Euro models cannot converse with each other
# USA models may interfere with devices in Europe

Features:
* Range: 500 meters (1600 feet) or more.(Japan model = studio range).
* Frequency: 433.62 MHz CE model344.04 MHz US/FCC model. 315.50 – 317.00 MHz Japan model
* Code: Complex 16-bit digital coding Channels: 4 digitally coded Channels.
* Compatible with the first 4 Channels of the PocketWizard Plus, MultiMAX and other PocketWizard products.
* Synch Speed: Up to 1/250 (focal plane) Up to 1/500 (leaf shutter)Up to 1/1000 (w/certain digital cameras)
* Triggering Speed: Up to 12 FPS (Frames Per Second).
* Trigger Threshold: Less than 0.9 volts.
* Contact Time 0.08 sec default.
* Batteries 2AA Alkaline Battery Life 60 hours Housing Custom molded high impact plastic with captive battery door.


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