Pocket Wizards, oh how i love thee

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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.

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2 thoughts on “Pocket Wizards, oh how i love thee

  1. I’m so proud of you man!

    Love your posts….

    Hey, check out the radio poppers on remote lighting…I might start using these for my work. Heard so much great things about them.

    1. Hey thanks man. I really appreciate that. I think the Radio Poppers are the only ones I haven’t used yet because I have a ton of PocketWizards and they don’t talk to each other. 😦 I have heard great things about the wireless TTL capabilities though.

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