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Wein L8 Micro Slave (Household, 150' Range)

You Pay: $29.95

The original battery-free photo slave. With Standard "H"-prong connector.

Range up to 150' (46m).
Super-compact; smaller than a 35mm film cartridge.

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WeinL8 Micro Slave
 
4.8

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • Reliable (9)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Studio (10)
    • Portraits (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional (5), Pro photographer (5), Semi-professional (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (14)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Works perfectly with Novatron 600VR

    The L8 Micro slave works perfectly with my Novatron 600VR. It even works at 1/128th power manual flash allowing me to shoot as fast as I want to. It seems very well made...Read complete review

    The L8 Micro slave works perfectly with my Novatron 600VR. It even works at 1/128th power manual flash allowing me to shoot as fast as I want to. It seems very well made and comes with a 2 year warranty (which I didn't realize until it was shipped to me). It is very easy to use and I have made over 1,000 pictures using it with out any problems. It is very cost efficient and makes sync cords obsolete. At first I wasn't sure it would work because the prongs were a little thinner than the original sync cord prongs but I found that the connections fit just fine and fires every single time. I can even bounce 1/64th -3 off the ceiling and get my strobes to fire!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Wein micro slave

    Not as sensitive as I would like. In a large room with second light at 40 degrees to right side,slave plugged in to side of flash head nearest to on camera flash....Read complete review

    Not as sensitive as I would like. In a large room with second light at 40 degrees to right side,slave plugged in to side of flash head nearest to on camera flash. 12-15' away it didn't fire. Moved to 8' from second flash it worked.

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    3.0

    Wein micro slave

    By Steve

    from Grass Valley, CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Wein L8 Micro Slave:

        Not as sensitive as I would like. In a large room with second light at 40 degrees to right side,slave plugged in to side of flash head nearest to on camera flash. 12-15' away it didn't fire. Moved to 8' from second flash it worked.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Love it.

        By clemtw

        from Beaumont, Texas

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Wein L8 Micro Slave:

            I use the slave in-studio. Use radio-slaves on location. In studio, these are great units.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Works like you'd expect

            By Poppy Popper

            from Chattanooga, TN

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Studio

              Comments about Wein L8 Micro Slave:

              I use this on an older Novatron 240 with 2 lights to illuminate a 5 x 7 Hiliite. I use a SB800 on camera at 1/128 power from about 10 ft. Triggers every time.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              This Slave Works as Expected

              By DMH

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • No Cables
                • Studio Photos

                Comments about Wein L8 Micro Slave:

                I can't afford the radio slave units so I went this route. I had one of these before and as so many things, I loaned it out and never seen it again. Anyway it works as expected and I am pleased with both reliability and price.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Part time alave

                By Picture "maker"

                from South Amboy, NJ

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Wein L8 Micro Slave:

                  For years I have used these slaves in my studios in NYC and they never failed me. Of course shooting in a studio is a controlled enviornment so I never had stray light sources to deal with. The slave I bought from B&H was used for large group shots in a house with tons of windows on a bright sunny day. The slave is so sensitive that it fired the speedotron strobe it was plugged int when someone walked in front of the sunlight coming through a window. It's a good product but the user must be aware of the ambient light level and absolutely keep it away from direct sun light.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Low profile but reasonably sensitive

                  By Ryuji @ Silvergrain

                  from Boston, MA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Pack
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Wein L8 Micro Slave:

                      This slave is not as sensitive as their big slave unit but it is low profile enough so it's easier to tape it on to Sunpak 622 Super. This is very useful as additional light on location as well as studio, because 622 can use a zoom head or a barebulb head.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Excellent product[...]

                      By Pablo1602

                      from Uxbridge, MA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Wein L8 Micro Slave:

                          I use the micro slave with my Lumadyne lights. The slaves fire the lights everytime I click the shutter, not missed shots with these Wein L8 Slave units.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Well worth the money...

                          By Rad RascaL

                          from Clayton, CA

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Portraits
                            • Studio

                            Comments about Wein L8 Micro Slave:

                            Not much to these guys, and that is what is great about them. I plug them into Sunpak 622s (3 of them, the other is set off by a Wein trigger. They have been working as expected, will work with any unit that has an "H" household plug slot. They work time after time after time.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Still the Standard

                            By The Archivist

                            from Eureka, CA

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Portraits
                              • Studio

                              Comments about Wein L8 Micro Slave:

                              These have been around forever, and serve the purpose for which they were created - to fire additional strobes every time without fil. If you don't need special features, these are great. No batteries, just plug in & start firing!

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Triggers Old Metz 402

                              By Evad

                              from Layton, UT

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Portraits
                                • Studio

                                Comments about Wein L8 Micro Slave:

                                Remote trigger for Metz 402.

                                Performs exactly as I want.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Works Fine

                                By Jerry Smith

                                from Alice, Texas

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Portraits
                                  • Studio

                                  Comments about Wein L8 Micro Slave:

                                  The slave works fine when I tested it. It is very sensitive to flash so it triggers when it should.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Works perfectly with Novatron 600VR

                                  By Dan

                                  from Greenwood, SC

                                  About Me Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use
                                    • Home
                                    • Landscape Photography
                                    • Macro Photography
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Studio

                                    Comments about Wein L8 Micro Slave:

                                    The L8 Micro slave works perfectly with my Novatron 600VR. It even works at 1/128th power manual flash allowing me to shoot as fast as I want to. It seems very well made and comes with a 2 year warranty (which I didn't realize until it was shipped to me). It is very easy to use and I have made over 1,000 pictures using it with out any problems. It is very cost efficient and makes sync cords obsolete. At first I wasn't sure it would work because the prongs were a little thinner than the original sync cord prongs but I found that the connections fit just fine and fires every single time. I can even bounce 1/64th -3 off the ceiling and get my strobes to fire!

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

                                    Share this review

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Works perfectly

                                    By Marketing Manager

                                    from Banning, Ca

                                    About Me Semi-Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Studio

                                      Comments about Wein L8 Micro Slave:

                                      Just make sure that it is plugged in the right way. If it's plugged in the wrong way it will only work part of the time. Switched my sony flash to manual and set it to 1/16 and it works flawlessly.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Inexpensive alternative that lasts

                                      By Rocco Fan

                                      from San Antonio, Tx

                                      About Me Semi-Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Portraits
                                        • Studio

                                        Comments about Wein L8 Micro Slave:

                                        What can I say it does what is supposed to do and has a wide range

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Buy it, no batteries needed

                                        By OldPro

                                        from Las Vegas, San Francisco, NYC

                                        About Me Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Portraits
                                          • Studio

                                          Comments about Wein L8 Micro Slave:

                                          I have owned and used these slaves for 30 years now. The product has not changed in that timespan which pretty much says it all.

                                          Always works, never fails, cheap and easy to use.

                                          And the best part is ... No batteries needed

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                                          5.0

                                          These are great slaves.

                                          By Dave

                                          from DC

                                          About Me Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Macro Photography
                                            • Portraits
                                            • Studio
                                            • Traveling

                                            Comments about Wein L8 Micro Slave:

                                            I've used them for years. This is an addition to my inventory.

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