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Wein XL8 Micro Ultra Slave (Household, 400' Range)

You Pay: $43.80

High-performance version of the original Micro Slave. Range up to 400' (122m). Ambient light-filtered for reliable outdoor use. Household connection with standard female PC terminal as alternate sync connection.

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WeinMicro Ultra Slave (Household, 400' Range)
 
4.6

(based on 9 reviews)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Reliable (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

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    5.0

    Does the job well

    By Monsieur Canon

    from Vancouver

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Multi Flash Setups

      Comments about Wein Micro Ultra Slave (Household, 400' Range):

      I use it to trigger an old Sunpak "potato masher". I've been using it outdoors for over a month and a half and the ambient light hasn't caused a misfire yet. Haven't checked range yet, however, so can't vouch for that.

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      5.0

      Wein slave

      By Alan

      from Thunder Bay Canada

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portraits
        • Studio

        Comments about Wein Micro Ultra Slave (Household, 400' Range):

        This wein slave is great. I have been using Wein products along with other slaves for 30 years. This slave is simple. Plug it in and it does what it susposed to do fire the flash when it sees a signal from other flashes. I use it in my studio and is attached to a Lumedyne head for a background light and hair light. I was going to buy a Profoto air Transeiver, but for this low cost it does the same thing, fire the flash. It plugs right into my Lumedyne head so no cords required, but if I need to use it with another flash that doesn't have the H prong end, it has a terminal that sticks out to accept a sync cord.

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        5.0

        Old studio strobes renewed

        By Zip1948

        from Oglesby, IL

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography
          • Portraits

          Comments about Wein Micro Ultra Slave (Household, 400' Range):

          I have an old Speedotron Brown Line 800ws power supply with M90 light heads and have not been able to use the system with my Nikon D90. The Micro Ultra allows me to fire the strobes with the on-camera flash. It works fantastic.

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          5.0

          Great product, works perfectly

          By mcole

          from NJ

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Wein Micro Ultra Slave (Household, 400' Range):

              I ordered this slave to trigger a second Speedotron power pack and I couldn't be happier. My studio area is not that large and this slave fires every time. Ironically enough, it replaces a Speedotron slave that wouldn't trigger at all in the same space. Go figure.

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              5.0

              No Frills, Works Very Well

              By johnw2k

              from Pleasant Hill, CA

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • One less cord
              • Reliable
              • simple

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Macro Photography
                • Portraits
                • Studio

                Comments about Wein Micro Ultra Slave (Household, 400' Range):

                I bought this to trigger an ancient 1970's vintage Sunpack "potato-masher" portable strobe I still use to light backgrounds and dark corners in studio and architectural settings. This old thing still works fine in 'manual' mode and it was my first 'big strobe' so I've kept it.
                The XL8 makes it even easier to use eliminating the cord to the other optical slave I was using. It works fine even when the strobe is 'facing away' from the other strobes in use so it's perfect for my application. It's simple, sensitive and solidly built. I haven't used it in outdoor or high ambient light situations where almost all opitcal slaves suffer but that's why my main gear is radio triggered. If this thing can see any kind of direct or reflected flash under normal room lighting it will fire every time.

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                2.0

                Not so Ultra

                By joe photo

                from detroit

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Unreliable

                Best Uses

                • Portraits

                Comments about Wein Micro Ultra Slave (Household, 400' Range):

                had issues in a night shoot. Slave was behind shoot thru umbrella and would not fire. Had to rig it do it was completely in view of triggering strobe. Not reliable and returned. Bought more expensive unit.

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                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Product at a Great Price!

                By Batman

                from Albuquerque, New Mexico

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attach Securely
                • Durable
                • Good Color Value
                • Long-Lasting
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Low Light
                  • Night Time

                  Comments about Wein Micro Ultra Slave (Household, 400' Range):

                  I needed this to transition my Q-Flash to a cordless Hair light. It works like a charm.

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                  (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Micro Ultra Slave

                  By studiobfl

                  from Orlando Florida

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Good Value
                  • High Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Wein Micro Ultra Slave (Household, 400' Range):

                      I am not a wedding photographer, I shoot video and commercial photography. When I went to the hotel to see what I was up against. I new I would need multiple strobes for a long and winding staircase, so I got two Micro Ultra Slaves and no problems, worked perfectly

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                      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Excellent product

                      By Frank

                      from Austin

                      Comments about Wein Micro Ultra Slave (Household, 400' Range):

                      Very durable, works well has good sensitivity even around acorner. Unless you have extreme needs for sensitivity thisis slave to get.

                      Expertise: Pro

                      Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Various wein slaves

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