PocketWizard MultiMAX Transceiver

PocketWizard MultiMAX Transceiver features Wireless Transceiver Technology, True Trigger Confirmation, Selective Quad-Triggering, Digital Radio Technology, Rear Curtain Sync, Precision Delays, MultiPop (Mulitple Flash Exposures), Intervalometer, SpeedCycler, Lag Time Equalizer, and Relay Mode. The PocketWizard MultiMAX Transceiver has Flexible Antenna: 6.1 cm (2.4″) and measures 10.2 cm (4.0″) x 5.5 cm (2.1″) x 3.7 cm (1.4″) (H x W x D) and weighs 153 grams (5.4 ounces) (w/ alkaline batteries).

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

User Opinions

PocketWizard MultiMAX Transceiver User Reviews

Great Device
“I purchased this item about 1 week ago, i use it with mylightings [Hensel Expert Pro Plus].First Impression is can’t be happier than this, really agreat device for triggering the lights indoors or outdoors,it is important for most photographers who would like to usetheir lights anywhere with good control.Maybe it is difficult to use from first time but after awhile no problem to get used to it, i HIGHLY recommend it.” – By Tareq
Rating: ★★★★★

Excellant product
“I’m a firm believer in buying the best and having all the bells and whistles available to me, because it’s inevitable that, one day, I will regret not having them. There has not been one electronic product that I have had in my life that I did not upgrade. Stereo’s, camera’s computers, . . you name it cost me a lot more money in the long run.” – By JMac
Rating: ★★★★★

Pricey, but worth it
“Pocket-Wizards are the ‘de facto’ of the industry. They work well with other devices and are extremely reliable. I like the fact that the MultiMax versions allow us to control so many sets of lights. Additionally, shooting in busy arenas or events can create problems when too many photographers use the basic versions. The extra money spent gives me peace at mind since I have no worries about shooting anywhere, at any distance, and without doubt of my equipment.” – By k1n3t1k
Rating: ★★★★★

Top of the line
“The two most notable features-rear curtain sync and intervalometer. Rear curtain sync is not available to canon camera when using off camera flash. The Multimax enables this feature. along with a motor drive cable (get it at www.flashzebra.com for a fraction of the cost of the ‘official’ cable) you can use the Multimax as an intervalometer-schedule your camera to take a shot at a pre-determined interval, for stop motion photography and such. Considering the Canon TC80N3 remote costs 1/2 as much as the Multimax *without* the remote triggering and transceiver abilities, you’re getting quite a bit for your money…” – By Alexander L. Minkin
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Features & Specifications

PocketWizard MultiMAX Transceiver Features & Specifications

The most advanced Wireless Triggering System available. If your needs go beyond simple triggering, the MultiMAX is for you.

New MultiMAX Features available via the PocketWizard Utility for all USB-enabled
MultiMAX radios.

* Long Range Mode for remote camera triggering doubles the usable distance between two MultiMAX radios. This was found particularly useful by photographers shooting in sports arenas, photographing wildlife and using it for other challenging remote camera applications such as aerial photography.

* Close Range Mode, reduces the transmit power of the MultiMAX radio when it is in Transmit mode. This new mode is useful if you have a receiver very close to your transmitter (within a few feet), such as on a basketball net, studio shoots, macro photography or table top product shoots.

* The Noise Sniffer and Signal Strength Indicator are new tools for troubleshooting RF noise. The Noise Sniffer shows the ambient and peak radio noise for the channel and frequency displayed.

The Signal Strength Indicator (Receive Only) performs two functions:

• If a MultiMAX radio has NOT been triggered, it acts as a Noise Meter and indicates steady noise in the area.
• If your radio has been triggered, the Signal Strength Indicator shows the strength of the last trigger received.

This is useful to gain a quick view of the local noise level in the area you intend to shoot in so you can pick a channel with less interfering noise.

* If the above tools indicate excessive RF interference on your Custom ID’s frequency, you now have the option to Move your Custom ID to any PocketWizard frequency for better triggering in crowded shooting environments. What is a Custom ID? It is a private digital code that no one can trigger but you. It is offered as a premium service by PocketWizard.

* Radio Relay (Repeater) Mode (Receive Only) allows you to add another MultiMAX radio to increase your range. It receives and transmits on the same channel. This new mode is valuable to extend the maximum range of a MultiMAX in any radio environment. If you are shooting in a RF noisy environment such as a sports arena and your current range is 200 feet, add another MultiMAX radio in Radio Relay Mode and gain another 200 feet. This mode is also helpful when shooting wildlife. If your current range is 800 feet because of trees and you would like to be a minimum of 2000 feet away from your subject, add two more MultiMAX radios to your system and increase your range.

MultiMAX Transceiver Advanced Communications Features:

* Thirty-two, 16-bit channels – Trigger individual or groups of lights and/or cameras simultaneously or individually. Critical to working in crowded venues or with multiple lighting set-ups.

* Selective Quad-Triggering – Activate or deactivate electronic flash units and/or cameras wirelessly in 4 separately controllable zones (ABCD) without leaving the camera position – audible and visual confirmation.

* Relay Mode – Acts as a transmitter and receiver, triggering both camera and flash from up to 1600 feet away. Upon receiving a signal from a remote transmitter, the on-camera receiver instantaneously switches to transmit mode and signals the remote flash units to fire in sync with the remote camera.

* True Trigger Confirmation – Verifies each successful triggering and indicates misfires via audio and/or visual confirmation signals. No separate transmitter/receiver system can do this.

* Product Compatibility – PocketWizard MultiMAX communicates with all PocketWizard-enabled photo gear including select Profoto, Dynalite, Norman and Photogenic flash and select Sekonic light meters.

MultiMAX Transceiver Time Control Features:

* Rear-curtain Sync – Capture ambient streaks of light at slow shutter speeds, even for cameras without this feature. 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. Includes pre-programmed shutter speeds of 1 to 1/60th of a second, with additional setting configurable via the MultiMax’s delay time adjustment screen.

* Intervalometer – Perform time-lapse imaging and photograph events as they unfold. Capture up to 10,000 exposures over a time period of approximately 18 hours using the integrated intervalometer.

* Multi-pop shooting – Adds depth-of-field to images or generates stroboscopic motion images. Allows your flash to be fired up to 10,000 times on the same exposure while waiting for a user programmed recycle time, from 1/100th to 10 minutes, between pops.

* Precision Delay Times – Custom set in transmit mode for remote units and/or port 2 on the MultiMAX. In receiver mode, precision delay offers delay sequencing or camera/flash synchronization.

* SpeedCycler – Perform sequential triggering for up to 4 cameras or 4 electronic flash units. Ideal for multi-angle camera shots, and reducing recycle time in fast paced photo shoots, by triggering the next flash in line, while the previous flash is charging. With 4 PocketWizard MultiMax transceivers connected to 4 cameras, the SpeedCycler mode can quadruple frames-per-second firing speed.

* Lag Time Equalizer Software – Measures reaction time between camera trigger signal to shutter firing. This lag time is used to synchronize single or multiple cameras and strobes to fire in unison, with measurable accuracy to 1/10,000th of a second.

* Ultra-fast Microprocessors – Achieve trigger-response times as short as 1/3000th of a second for reliable top-end sync speeds of 1/500th for focal plane shutters and 1/1000th for leaf shutters.

MultiMAX Transceiver General Features:

* Fast set-up – Simply power up, choose a channel, connect a flash cable and start shooting.

* User Interface – Easy-to-read LCD display and rubberized keypad allows quick setting adjustments and confirmation of camera and flash status. Display and buttons can be backlit with the push of a button. Locking keypad eliminates unintended setting changes. Default settings can be quickly restored.

* Trigger Rate – Trigger lights or cameras at a sustained rate of up to 12 fps; faster than the best DSLR today.

* Size – Durable, compact design with an unobtrusive, rubberized antenna. The total height of the transceiver and antenna is less than 6.5″, and it weighs in at 6oz including batteries.

* Compatibility – Compatible with virtually every popular flash and professional camera. Available miniphone connector cables support all major brands of lighting equipment in lengths up to 16′. A variety of dedicated camera triggering cables are also available.

* Power Supply – 2 AA batteries, with a typical life of approximately 60 hours. An optional AC adapter is available.

* Frequency – US PocketWizard transceivers operate on an uncrowded frequency of 344 MHz. See product spec’s for frequencies in other countries.

* Mounting – A sturdy lock-ring for hot shoes ensure a secure fit to your camera or bracket or use the ¼ 20 mount or lanyard.

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