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Wein PN Peanut Slave (100' Range)

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The Wein PN Peanut Slave is the most basic in the line of optical slaves. It connects to any standard PC sync socket, directly or with use of a PC cord. It provides coverage with a range of up to 100'.

Note! Not compatible with the Canon 580EX II flash

Tiny size, weighs less than 1/2 ounce
Up to 100' range (indoors)
Solid cast epoxy won't crack, protects micro-circuitry inside
Wein PN Peanut Slave (100' Range)
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    WeinPN Peanut Slave (100' Range)
     
    4.2

    (based on 39 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (24)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    87%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (25)
    • Easy to use (23)
    • Reliable (21)
    • Packs small / compresses (19)
    • Strong construction (14)

    Cons

    • Unreliable (6)
    • Poor quality (3)

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (11)
    • Weddings (10)
    • Sports/action (4)
    • Travel (4)
    • Studio lighting (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (12), Semi-pro photographer (11), Photo enthusiast (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (25)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent quality adequate sensitivity

    This is a durable design. It works well as long as you'rein the same room as the triggering flash. It reliably worksto about 20 feet away indoors and perhaps much farther ifthe triggering flash...Read complete review

    This is a durable design. It works well as long as you'rein the same room as the triggering flash. It reliably worksto about 20 feet away indoors and perhaps much farther ifthe triggering flash is bright. If you're working outdoorsor in a larger room get a slave with ambient light filtering and higher sensitivity.

    Expertise: Pro

    Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Various wein slaves

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not good with vivitar and nimh batteries

    When I use freshly charged batteries on my vivitar 285 it works very good but as their voltage goes down a little (say 75% charge) it become very unreliable. Maybe something about the...Read complete review

    When I use freshly charged batteries on my vivitar 285 it works very good but as their voltage goes down a little (say 75% charge) it become very unreliable. Maybe something about the ¨peanut¨ minimum voltage operation. So if you use alkalines or an external battery pack it should work fine.

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    5.0

    Worked as advertised

    By Billy

    from Charlotte, NC

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Wein PN Peanut Slave (100' Range):

      Using with my Vivitar 283 flash. Connected to the sync wire. Have use on several photo shoots with no misfires. Excellent product.

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      3.0

      Good

      By Fkatim

      from NY

      Comments about Wein PN Peanut Slave (100' Range):

      Idk if it's the slaves or the flashes, but they work most of the time

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      5.0

      little guy does his job

      By photojojo

      from chicago

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Wein PN Peanut Slave (100' Range):

          professional photographer. archival photography

          used with ancient speed-o-tron power pack. works well when needed.

          may have trouble near windows picking up your strobe or the master slave.

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          5.0

          PN Peanut Slave (100' Range) by Wein

          By KO DAK WOLF

          from NASHVILLE TN

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Wein PN Peanut Slave (100' Range):

            MAKES IT EASY TO USE MY VIVITAR 283 OFF CAMERA WITH MY NIKON DSLR

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            • No

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            1.0

            Not so hot

            By GrizzlyAK

            from Eagle RIver, AK

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Unreliable

              Best Uses

                Comments about Wein PN Peanut Slave (100' Range):

                I bought two of these to use as slaves for my older SB-24/25 flash units. Didn't notice that it was the same 'sex' as the flash connectors, but that didn' really matter. Using a sync cord to make the connection, they worked perhaps 5% of the time, regardless of range or brightness of the trigger flash source. I would not recommend these to anyone. I had two, and both of them worked equally bad. They were returned.

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                3.0

                Affordable Slave

                By Esrcodad

                from Colorado

                Comments about Wein PN Peanut Slave (100' Range):

                This slave functions as described; although it's a little particular about how much light is needed to trigger.

                For the price it did the trick.

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                5.0

                Love these little guys

                By Photo Guy

                from Las Vegas, NV

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Flash photography
                  • Flashstrobe Photography

                  Comments about Wein PN Peanut Slave (100' Range):

                  Great durable slave. Have one I bought 10 years ago and still works great even after dropping it.

                  Sometimes the builtin photo slave on my light isn't sensitive enough to see my main flash, so decided to buy another Peanut Slave.

                  Make sure to get the correct cord to connect this to your flash as well.

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                  5.0

                  Enabled me to use my Vintage flash!

                  By dchines

                  from Parkville, MD

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Triggered 2nd3rd Flash
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Wein PN Peanut Slave (100' Range):

                    I bought this so I could optically trigger my old Vivitar 253 from the 1970's, using it for background fills and special effects. The flash is built like a truck, and I used it for many years with old Minolta SRT 201 film camera. I could have bought a cheap knock-off flash for a few bucks, but why waste a good flash? Also, this old flash uses 200 volt trigger, it kills new cameras and many triggers. The Peanut works perfectly! It's so small that it's out of the way, but I have yet to have it fail to trigger, even when I didn't have it situated optimally. The only possible issue is that it might interfere with the hot shoe on some flashes (depends on the location of the PC port). If you have an old flash, especially on with a high trigger voltage, this little gem works perfectly!

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                    5.0

                    I would buy this product again

                    By ML REED SR

                    from CHICAGO, IL.

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Wein PN Peanut Slave (100' Range):

                        I use the peanut slaves with my old vivitar 283 & 285 flashes!
                        My Vivitar flashes would be on a shelf in storage if not for the peanut slaves which make it possible for me to use the flashes in my studio and on location shoots!

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                        5.0

                        Great slave for the $$$

                        By Lenn

                        from Charlotte, NC

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Pack
                        • inexpensive
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Weak Construction

                        Best Uses

                        • Underwater

                        Comments about Wein PN Peanut Slave (100' Range):

                        I always keep a couple of these in my bag. Recently I got into underwater photography and all my radio triggers are worthless. With the Wein Peanuts I can place them poolside and fire my monolights that are on stands outside the pool with my on-camera flash while I am underwater!

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                        5.0

                        Small but it works

                        By Mike

                        from Atlanta. GA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Wein PN Peanut Slave (100' Range):

                          I use these with my Vivitar 283 strobes. Just plug and go or on a PC Cord.

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                          5.0

                          Love it so much, bought two more!

                          By Wanna-be strobist

                          from Washnington DC

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Wein PN Peanut Slave (100' Range):

                            I bought several electronic slave trigger devices for my old Vivitar 283 flashes that have been tucked away in the closet for the last 15 years. The others attach to the hot shoe. But, I absolutely love this one! It fits right into the dedicated Vivitar plug socket of the 283 flash (I leave it in and don't have to remove it). It is small and looks like it was built right into the flash. It works perfectly.

                            I trigger the Vivitar 283s with the peanut slaves optically either by using a bounce-flash mounted on the camera or by using a radio transmitter mounted on the camera to first trigger a slave flash which then triggers the 283s.

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                            5.0

                            Cheap way to add an optical slave

                            By TheAlchemist

                            from Somerville, MA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Wein PN Peanut Slave (100' Range):

                              I have a bunch of old Vivitar 283s. This peanut slave works great to allow me to use them off camera (something you want to do with a digital camera due to the high trigger voltage of old flashes). This fits right in the proprietary connector on the flash and works great. For the cost, even if I had one that died it would be well worth it to keep these old flashes useful.

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                              5.0

                              small but indispensable

                              By Steve

                              from Tracy, CA

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Slave

                                Comments about Wein PN Peanut Slave (100' Range):

                                I use this product to set off a remote slave. Works everytime no batteries or false signals to transmitt. Doesn't work real well in daylight.

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                                2.0

                                Took A Gamble

                                By Dean Hettel

                                from New Jersey

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Pack
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Unreliable
                                • Weak Construction

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Wein PN Peanut Slave (100' Range):

                                  MANY mixed reviews but for the price I figured Id try. Ordered one to use for a 2nd off camera light, along with a pair of radio triggers, for a portable strobe studio.
                                  Went off about 10 times reliably, results were good. Then stopped working as good. 10 flashes no trigger, then one here and there.
                                  Going to just bite it and buy another set of radio triggers.

                                  Great idea and a great product if it functioned properly. It just doesn't.

                                  Build quality is shabby at best and just seems like a neglected product.
                                  (The epoxy that the electronics reside in on mine wasn"t even fully cured; still sticky.)

                                  Do yourself a favor and just pass this one over. Major QC issues with this one.

                                  2 stars because a lot of people have had a good experience with them.

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                                  2.0

                                  Verify sync voltage before you buy.

                                  By Charlie

                                  from Kansas City, MO

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Pack
                                  • inexpensive
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Unreliable

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoor photos
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Wein PN Peanut Slave (100' Range):

                                  Although the info is not readily available, this flash requires a sync voltage of greater than 5V to operate the circuitry.
                                  I've tested 3 peanuts it on three different Nikon SB-24's (sync voltage around 4.5 V), and got very mixed results. Maybe 1 in 10 shots would trigger the flash.
                                  As I understand it, it's a very competent product, when paired with a high enough sync voltage, but I cannot attest to that.

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                                  5.0

                                  One of the oldest names in the business.

                                  By SayCheeZ

                                  from Las Vegas, NV

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • None

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Studio lighting

                                  Comments about Wein PN Peanut Slave (100' Range):

                                  Wein is one of the oldest names in the business and has been making this quality product for a few decades. That's the main reason why I stuck with this bargain priced unit instead of buying another brand.

                                  To put it simply, it works fine!

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                                  5.0

                                  Fantastic device

                                  By Felix The Cat

                                  from Oklahoma City, OK

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • Weak Construction

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Wein PN Peanut Slave (100' Range):

                                  Very inexpensive way to trigger use on the go flashes

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Works for

                                  By MrFreeman07

                                  from Arlington, TX

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Wein PN Peanut Slave (100' Range):

                                      I use these to enhance the range of self-contained strobe heads.

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                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      A "must have" in your photo gear!

                                      By Roj the photographer

                                      from New York, NY

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                      • None

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Family Photos
                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Sports/Action
                                      • Travel
                                      • Weddings/Events
                                      • Wildlife Photos

                                      Comments about Wein PN Peanut Slave (100' Range):

                                      These amazing little peanut slaves are extremely helpful when utilizing multiple strobes around location. The sensitivity of the sensors are truly amazing when having to deal with either low light or bright sunlight situations.

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