Posts Tagged ‘Fstoppers’

FStoppers’ PlusX Mini Review

FStoppers’ Mike Kelley wasted no time getting his new PocketWizard PlusX’s “set up and rockin’.”

As soon as they were out of the box, he got them on his camera and went off to shoot, reporting “not a single hiccup” in use. He wraps up the mini review by saying, “As far as I’m concerned, at this price point, these units are a no-brainer if you are looking for legendary PocketWizard reliability, cross-platform capability, and support… [They’re] guaranteed to work, have an excellent support system in place, and will work with basically every lighting system under the sun.”

We look forward to their in depth review, coming soon! Read the mini review on


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Fstoppers’ Gifts for Photographers

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Looking for gifts for a photographer in your life? Take a look at Fstoppers Holiday Gear Guide. Each week, they’ll be releasing a new list of photography gifts in different price ranges. Their first installment, the under $100 dollar category, features a bunch of gift ideas sure to make any photographer smile (lens mugs for everyone!).

We’re proud to say the PocketWizard AC3 ZoneController made the list. Here’s what they have to say:

“Many photographers will already have a PocketWizard, but if they don’t have a ZoneController, this is a great gift for them. When you add the PocketWizard AC3 ZoneController to your on-camera MiniTT1® Transmitter or FlexTT5® Transceiver, you instantly have three zones of flash control. Whether in E-TTL II or Manual mode, you have control over all your flashes from your camera position. Put your flashes wherever you want, without worrying about having to access them during a shoot.”

In the $100 – $200 category, meanwhile, you’ll find the PocketWizard Plus® III.

“If the photographer in your life uses off-camera flash, having a pair of PocketWizards makes all the difference. There are a lot of cheap knockoff brands out there, but if you want to show you care you’ll go for the real thing. You can also use them to remotely trigger the camera itself, so that’s great fun for photo booths or unusual angles.”

Check out the list on Fstoppers.


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Fstoppers Plus III Contest Winner

Fstoppers ContestThe talented guys at Fstoppers concluded their contest featuring the PocketWizard Plus III radio triggers.

The winner is Derek Cookson of Royal Oak, Michigan. Congrats, Derek! A wedding and portrait photographer, see his blog for the kind of work he’s doing. He even posted about his win. Along with three PocketWizard Plus III transceivers, Cookson also won a copy of Peter Hurley’s The Art Behind the Headshot.

Nice job, Fstoppers, and way to go, Derek. We hope to see some great Plus III-enhanced shots soon!

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VIDEO: Fstoppers Review of the PocketWizard Plus III

The talented guys at Fstoppers are at it again, and have created a great video of their experience with the new PocketWizard Plus III radio triggers.

Not only does the video break down the important new features of the Plus III, but the guys did a serious amount of testing in a shoot with an athletic model, taking full advantage of the Plus III’s four subgroups to control different lighting rigs.

A second test shoot breaks down the use of Auto Relay Mode, documenting a fashion model being photographed beneath a bridge with multiple lights at various distances.

Fstoppers has put together a great page of resources on the Plus III, including their video, photos from both shoots, a written review, and shots of the triggers themselves. Don’t miss this robust review with real world production demonstrations.

You can also see Fstoppers’ full video on YouTube and Vimeo. Awesome job on this comprehensive resource, guys!

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Patrick Hall and His Fstoppers

Charleston, South Carolina wedding photographer Patrick Hall teamed up with his friend Lee Morris in 2009 to create the photography resource The site has become an online destination showcasing behind the scenes videos of professional photographers at work. Originally primarily a site known for high quality videos, it has branched out to include written articles by guest photographers, and is worth the time of anyone interested in the art and practice of photography.

©Patrick Hall


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Video: Fstoppers Nikon PocketWizard FlexTT5, MiniTT1, and AC3 Review

The boys at Fstoppers published a post entitled “Fstoppers Nikon PocketWizard FlexTT5, MiniTT1, and AC3 Review.”

Using beta units, the team put the new gear through all the usual Fstopper paces. A substantial video is included in the post, and plenty of sample photographs. Calling the technology “the best out there,” they cite the auto TTL feature as a standout, and praise LPA for not rendering the Plus II model obsolete.

We’re really impressed with the inclusion of two completely different photo shoots done under different lighting conditions. The writing is detailed, and definitely worth reading. Don’t forget to scroll down for the 13 flash dunk! Be sure to check it all out here. Oh, yeah. And the Comments section has absolutely exploded!

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