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Wein Sync-Link Universal IR Flash Trigger - Hot Shoe

B&H # WEIRFT Mfr # W918300
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You Pay: $69.95

The Wein Sync-Link Universal IR Flash Trigger can be used to trigger any flash unit that features a built-in optical slave. The Sync-Link simply slips into the hot shoe of a camera. An infrared signal is sent from the trigger to the infrared slave built-into the strobe unit to fire the flash.

The Sync-Link is ideal for use in studio settings since it uses IR, which requires line-of-sight with the flash. it can be used to increase the range of the built-in slave sensor of the flash.

Built-in regulator increases battery life substantially, and cycles to zero when not fired. It cuts off after the system is charged for the next flash.
Built-in Safe-Sync feature keeps your camera protected to a safe voltage level.
Power Source 2x AA 1.5V batteries
Wein Sync-Link Universal IR Flash Trigger - Hot Shoe
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    WeinSync-Link Universal IR Flash Trigger - Hot Shoe
     
    4.0

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (1)

    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)
    • Reliable (6)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Packs small / compresses (5)
    • Strong construction (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weddings (4)
      • Family photos (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      It works like perfectly

      [...]My assistant did most of the event I purchased this for. When I did get behind the lens the recovery time was incredible. This trigger cut out nearly all of the...Read complete review

      [...]My assistant did most of the event I purchased this for. When I did get behind the lens the recovery time was incredible. This trigger cut out nearly all of the shadowing effects on my set and there were no cases of red eye and very little eyeglass glare. (I was playing Santa for a fundraiser - eyeglass glare was a big issue) [...]

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Limited Use

      This product has limited range and did not work with a nikon flash. It did work with an optical slave unit that I have.
      I had seen it work in a video...Read complete review

      This product has limited range and did not work with a nikon flash. It did work with an optical slave unit that I have.
      I had seen it work in a video using a Nikon flash.
      This is why I purchased the product.
      The instructions that came with it are poor.

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      1.0

      Limited Use

      By Pat

      from WNY

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Wein Sync-Link Universal IR Flash Trigger - Hot Shoe:

          This product has limited range and did not work with a nikon flash. It did work with an optical slave unit that I have.
          I had seen it work in a video using a Nikon flash.
          This is why I purchased the product.
          The instructions that came with it are poor.

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          • No

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          3.0

          adequate, but could be better

          By goshane

          from alberta

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor build quality
            • Too Narrow

            Best Uses

              Comments about Wein Sync-Link Universal IR Flash Trigger - Hot Shoe:

              should disperse wider, flashes off to the side won't trigger. Build quality very poor.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Almost there

              By zbent

              from seattle

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Wein Sync-Link Universal IR Flash Trigger - Hot Shoe:

                    Wanted a trigger for my Photogenic strobes. It works good if your strobe is parallel to the camera or in front. I was using a strobe behind me yesterday though and wasn't getting a burst everytime. I need some more time to play with it...

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                    • No

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Sync-Link Universal IR Flash Trigger

                    By D M Irmscher

                    from Storrs, CT

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sports/Action
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Wein Sync-Link Universal IR Flash Trigger - Hot Shoe:

                      Great product for the price.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Stronger than I thought !

                      By Norman

                      from Raleigh NC

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Reliable
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Studio

                        Comments about Wein Sync-Link Universal IR Flash Trigger - Hot Shoe:

                        I bought this to replace my WEIN SSR which had gotten damaged in a fall. I was not impressed when I first started using it. It seemed to be much slower than my old one. I soon found out that while it is slightly slower than my older model, this is the higher power model with greater range. The only drawback is a slight delay to recharge. It's not big enough to cause any problems in the studio, but may cause problems for some.
                        My advice - Unless you are working in a HUGE studio space, you can go with the lower power unit and have faster recycle times. I always use a wein ultra slave in at least one of my flash units, and the older, lower power model worked fine for 8 years until I dropped and stepped on it by accident.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Works like a "charm"!

                        By Loose Canon

                        from Kirkland, WA.

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Pack
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • No accessories needed
                        • Reliable
                        • Strong Construction
                        • Very "self-contained"

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • "Studio" subjects
                          • Family Photos
                          • Real Estate interiors
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Wein Sync-Link Universal IR Flash Trigger - Hot Shoe:

                          I shoot a digital Canon camera and I needed to be able to trigger optical White Lightning Monolights, but I couldn't use the Canon E-TTL flash units to do it because the E-TTL pre-flash discharged the WL before the actual exposure. The Wein IR Trigger trips the WL's from the Camera hot shoe without adding "light" to the subject and without wires!!

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Problem solver

                          By Kenny M

                          from Newton, MA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Pack
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • Weak Construction

                          Best Uses

                          • Studio lighting

                          Comments about Wein Sync-Link Universal IR Flash Trigger - Hot Shoe:

                          As someone who has just made the transition in studio work to digital, the flash trigger is a perfect solution for my purposes, working with Novatron lighting equipment. I had heard horror stories of toasting digital cameras (mine are Canon) by using the original sync cord I had used with previous single lens reflex film cameras and the Wein system is a real life saver.

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          great studio accessory

                          By proshoot

                          from richmond, va

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Pack
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Wein Sync-Link Universal IR Flash Trigger - Hot Shoe:

                              really valuable in the studio to fire strobes. Does not need to be direct line of site. No wires, No cords needed....really simple

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Excellent!

                              By Inclusive Arts

                              from Waynesburg, PA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Pack
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Wein Sync-Link Universal IR Flash Trigger - Hot Shoe:

                                Gives a good strong, wide signal to all the strobes in the room.

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                                5.0

                                It works like perfectly

                                By Vince

                                from Knoxville, TN

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Pack
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Eliminates flash shadow
                                • Fast recovery time
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable
                                • Strong Construction
                                • Very battery efficient

                                Cons

                                • No negative issues

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Indoor sets wstrobes
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Wein Sync-Link Universal IR Flash Trigger - Hot Shoe:

                                [...]My assistant did most of the event I purchased this for. When I did get behind the lens the recovery time was incredible. This trigger cut out nearly all of the shadowing effects on my set and there were no cases of red eye and very little eyeglass glare. (I was playing Santa for a fundraiser - eyeglass glare was a big issue) [...]

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