Making Waves is a weekly round-up of current posts featuring PocketWizard products.
Sean Setters of The-Digital-Picture.com posted a great review of the the PlusX Transceiver. Sean shows you the real world testing that took place in order to test the PlusX. The PlusX also made the Phoblographer.com gift list for this year. Here is the complete list of 30 gifts that any photographer would love. We also found it on Houston-based, fashion photographer, Dixie Dixon’s holiday gift guide for photographers…”naughty or nice”.
Photo: © Justin Van Leeuwen
SLR Lounge shows you all of the gear it takes for them to shoot their typical portrait sessions. For off-camera lighting they use Plus®X Transceivers or Plus® III Transceivers. “We typically carry 3 or more of these on a shoot, one mounted on the camera and 2 on off-camera flashes. These reliable remotes are extremely important to us because off camera lighting is an important aspect to our style of photography.”
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The Phoblographer’s Chris Gampat is out of the gate and running with the new PocketWizard PlusX. He’s written up his first impressions of the just-announced trigger and says “so far they’re quite tempting — especially at the $99 price point.”
In the couple of hours he spent with them, Chris managed to trigger studio strobes and flashes from two floors above and on the other side of the building from his apartment. In a later review, he’ll be comparing them to his Plus III’s, but for now he concludes the PlusX is “compact, solid feeling, reliable, and simple to use.”
Read the full review on thephoblographer.com.
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© 2012 Chris Gampat
Chris Gampat of The Phoblographer recently returned from New York Comic Con 2012, where he shot a variety of heroes, villains, and other comic book inspired denziens.
© 2012 Chris Gampat
His kit for the event included “the Olympus OMD EM5, Voigtlander 17.5mm f/0.95, PocketWizard Plus® III triggers, and the Paul C. Buff Einstein E640.”
It’s great to see our newest triggers out there in the field, doing what they were made to do. Read the post for more images of some costumed crazyness. Connect with The Phoblographer on Twitter and Facebook. See more of Chris’ work on 500px.
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Thomas Campbell has posted a detailed review of the PocketWizard Plus III on The Phoblographer. Early in this piece, he writes, “…with the signature PocketWizard Plus II getting a little long in the tooth, its replacement was due and it has exceeded all my expectations.”
Covering new features of the Plus III, the review points out the usefulness of groups, the expansion of channels to 32, increased range, an LCD meter and battery meter. A detailed table of technical specifications is also provided.
Campbell concludes the review with this paragaraph:
“If you are buying your first set of transmitters and receivers, I wholeheartedly recommend you buy the PocketWizard Plus III units. You will not be disappointed.”
Several original photos showcase the Plus III’s unique side profile mounting, which gives photographers both greater line of site over the tops of cameras and prevents accidental button pressing.
Read the entire review for full details. Check out Campbell’s site for his wedding photography.
The Phoblographer published two posts of what may be a continuing series entitled What’s in My Bag. Initially, they featured photographer Travis Lawton.
Lawton takes the time to break down, in detail, the gear he packs into his big Lowepro Pack 350 AW. From his Canon EOS 5D Mark II to his accessories such as gaffers tape, it’s all here. Gear heads will love this post, along with the comments others have left at the bottom.
One of the other goodies Lawton packs in his bag are three PocketWizard Plus II radio triggers. “PocketWizard is still the reigning champ and has been for some time,” he writes. “These are what most pros use for reliability and performance.”
We love the What’s in My Bag feature, and hope The Phoblographer continues it in earnest. Photographers love gear, and what better way to learn about gear than to read what other shooters carry and use? Great job!