Pocket Wizards. Love ’em or hate ’em, you can’t deny their popularity and functionality. I bought my first set of these a couple years ago and I have been adding a couple each year since. I knew that I needed a wireless solution when a dog tripped over a sync cable and pulled my lightstand with a flash into a pool. That was the last straw. Previous to the wireless revolution I was using DIY screwlock sync cords. They worked great…about half the time.
My PWs work ALL the time. I have never had a problem with them. You pay for what you get with these and they are expensive. At about $189 apiece, you need 1 per device you want to trigger so with 1 camera and 1 strobe you need 2 PWs. 2 x $189 = $378 just to use a little off camera flash. If you have 4 strobes and a remote camera you want to trigger, 5 x $189 = one arm and possibly a leg. You get the idea. Pocket Wizards are an investment. If you earn a living shooting the decision should be a no-brainer.
Without them I could not have made some of the photos below.