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Interfit Strobies iSync 4 Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Set

B&H # INSTR130 Mfr # STR130
You Pay: $59.99
Product Highlights
  • Wireless or Flash Triggering
  • 4 Radio Channels
  • Lithium Batteries Included

The Interfit Strobies iSync 4 Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Set has 4 radio channels, making it possible to work around other photographers without interfering with one another's lights. The radio receiver works at a distance of up to 100' (30 m) using the included transmitter, and can also be switched to being triggered by a flash. The receiver has a built-in standard thread for mounting the flash on a stand, a PC sync cord, PC sync socket and a mono jack converter to fit both large and small jack sync sockets for connecting to studio lighting. The transmitter features an LED confirmation light, a PC socket, and On, Off and All Channel selection. One 23A for the transmitter and one Cr2 battery for the receiver are included.

Wireless or flash triggering possible
4 radio channels
Batteries are included: one 23A battery for the transmitter, and one Cr2 battery for the receiver
Interfit Strobies iSync 4 Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Set
  • PC Sync Cable
  • PC Sync Socket
  • Mono Jack Converter (Large and Small)
  • 23A Battery for Transmitter
  • Cr2 Battery for Receiver
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    InterfitStrobies iSync 4 Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Set
     
    4.3

    (based on 83 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (42)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (30)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (74)
    • Lightweight (69)
    • Reliable (53)
    • Packs small / compresses (46)
    • Strong construction (6)

    Cons

    • Poor quality (24)
    • Unreliable (4)

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (43)
    • Weddings (33)
    • Portraits (13)
    • Studio (11)
    • Travel (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (30), Photo enthusiast (21), Pro photographer (18), Semi-professional (7), Enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (65)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    It works - lowers sync speed

    I'm a Nikon shooter and have been using CLS with my SB600 flash unit. I've found CLS to be unreliable in some situations (like when the flash can't see the camera), and I...Read complete review

    I'm a Nikon shooter and have been using CLS with my SB600 flash unit. I've found CLS to be unreliable in some situations (like when the flash can't see the camera), and I want to add cheaper flash units instead of ponying up for an SB600 or SB900 every time I want to add an off camera flash.

    I purchase this with the receiver & a used Vivitar 285HV - total cost is less than a new SB600, but now I get reliable wireless triggering even when the flash can't see the camera & with the greater power of the 285HV, I can keep adding off camera flash units by buying a receiver & inexpensive flash (with manual power adjustment) for around a hundred bucks each time I add a flash.

    The transmitter doesn't seem to be battery powered- I assume it draws power from the hotshoe, so I always put my on-camera flash on full power under the assumption that the more juice the transmitter gets, the better. The receivers are battery powered... It's a common battery type, but not AA or AAA, but one you should be able to get in any camera store.

    The receiver has a hotshoe for the flash, and a tripod screw mount (just like your camera) for the bottom, so you need to have a halfway decent umbrella bracket with a brass monkey, and not one of those cheap ones with a built in hotshoe. The receiver is also pretty small, so it doesn't raise the flash too high in the umbrella bracket.

    The units are all compact & I keep them in a ziploc bag just to keep them together in my camera bag.

    I've used this setup for 3 or 4 shoots, shooting around a thousand total frames. It's been reliable. A few times the flash didn't go off, but I blame long recycle times rather than misfires. The flashes were always nearby and not around obstacles, so I haven't tested the distance of the transmitter yet. It's easy to forget to turn off the receivers and I've left them on overnight a couple of times, but so far they're still going.

    The only downside is that it seem to take a fraction of a second to communicate and I'm no longer getting 1/250 sync speed. A dark area appeared at the top (or left in portrait mode) at 1/250. It took me a minute to figure out what it was - at first I blamed a poorly positioned umbrella, but no, it was the sync speed. I bumped down to 1/200 and it was fine. This limits its usefulness in bright light & with those "magical" cameras that can sync faster than 1/250.

    All in all - the ability to add new off camera flash for about a hundred bucks (receiver + inexpensive/used flash) a pop... plus light stand, umbrella, umbrella bracket is a very attractive option.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Cost effective but limited range

    I needed a quick cheap wireless radio trigger to fire an off camera flash at an outside wedding reception at night. It was a life saver, it worked great but has a limited...Read complete review

    I needed a quick cheap wireless radio trigger to fire an off camera flash at an outside wedding reception at night. It was a life saver, it worked great but has a limited range, if you get more then 40ft away or out of direct line of sight it won't trigger, I also had problems with the sync cord not always wanting to stay fully plugged in. Great cheap alt. To pocket wizzards, but I will be upgrading as soon as I can.

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    5.0

    Works on Nikon SB25

    By gpnsf

    from San Francisco, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Weak Construction

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Interfit Strobies iSync 4 Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Set:

    I bought this for my old Nikon SB25 and it works well, but only in manual mode as expected. Wireless mode seems to be reliable. Box said came with 2 batteries but only one in the box as one is already installed in the transmitter. Good small size, plastic is cheap quality and screws are quite small for battery replacement. Casual shooters should be quite happy with this.

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    4.0

    Great!

    By DGP_jenny

    from Florida

    Comments about Interfit Strobies iSync 4 Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Set:

    Very easy to use. When purchasing these, make sure you have a male stud to attach to stand. Works great.

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    5.0

    LOVE IT

    By GeorgeG

    from New York

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Studio

      Comments about Interfit Strobies iSync 4 Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Set:

      Works great, have tried other more expensive, just wanted to get rig of the cord nothing fancy, this is the perfect solution. Out of the package and put to work. What more can you ask for.

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      4.0

      almost perfect

      By Ankyloman

      from Belchertown, MA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Interfit Strobies iSync 4 Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Set:

        The sending unit would not work when attached to the hotshoe of my Pentax K5, but using the short cable supplied with the unit to plug it into the PC socket solved the problem. The receiver has worked with any/all strobes placed on it so far (Sunpak, Metz, and an old Rollei unit). Only 4 stars because it would not work directly from the hotshoe, which may be a camera body issue.

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        5.0

        I love it!

        By Jim

        from Papeete, PF

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Interfit Strobies iSync 4 Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Set:

            Very reliable. Make the job. Just what I need.
            It can wake up your flash.

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            4.0

            strobies

            By jfree

            from naples, florida

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Pack
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Interfit Strobies iSync 4 Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Set:

                works as advertised. Use with my Bowen Travelites with no problems so far.

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                5.0

                works perfect would by again

                By Andrew

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Studio

                  Comments about Interfit Strobies iSync 4 Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Set:

                  simple to use, works great in my studio!

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Simple

                  By TJ

                  from GA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Weak Construction

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Interfit Strobies iSync 4 Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Set:

                  Seem to work great, occasional shutter sync issues but not a huge issue. Wish the transmitter had a hot shoe mount so I could attach a flash on top to use for low light AF. They don't keep the flash from falling asleep, and won't wake it up if the auto-sleep is on, so check your custom functions to make sure auto-sleep is off.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent purchase for a low price!

                  By Ramon Torres

                  from Yauco, Puerto Rico

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Weak Construction

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Interfit Strobies iSync 4 Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Set:

                  I use it with one flash for now, and it works perfectly and a lot more reliably than other brand I bought and stopped working in a few months! This is a great buy!

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                  2.0

                  Strobies iSync 4 Wireless

                  By Mags

                  from Denver, CO

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Pack
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Difficult to Use
                  • Weak Construction

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos

                  Comments about Interfit Strobies iSync 4 Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Set:

                  They did the job once I figured out how to use them. The instructions were awful and I called the manuf customer service dept and their knowledge on the product and how to use on a speedlight was really lacking! I would buy the batteries at a store (one pair sent was dead, tested [@] even before I used, other got me through one 2 hour shoot and died). Only thing which is really tough is getting the receptor box open to switch batteries. Screws are tiny tiny and made of plastic, forget getting this done in the middle of a shoot! (and even at home had to buy a special screwdriver and losing the screws would be really easy!).

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                  3.0

                  Easy to use

                  By jluizmail

                  from Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • No Wake-up Function
                    • Weak Construction

                    Best Uses

                    • Outdoor Model Shooting

                    Comments about Interfit Strobies iSync 4 Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Set:

                    I purchased this set plus an extra receiver to help me get more creative with lighting when shooting e-sessions outdoors. It works well with my Nikon speedlights.The only down side is that they get to "sleep", and there is nothing to wake the flash-heads up other than walking up to them and turning them off and back on again.But it is not the end of the world, and it is not a bad investiment considered it is less than U$.

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                    4.0

                    Just what I needed...

                    By PDXShooter

                    from Portland, OR

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos

                      Comments about Interfit Strobies iSync 4 Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Set:

                      For the price, these little guys are exactly what I wanted. Put very simply, they work...and they didn't cost a lot for a starter like me on a budget.

                      I haven't given them five starts b/c I haven't had them long enough to prove to me they're worth it, but if they are reliable I'll change my post.

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                      5.0

                      I would buy this again

                      By Tom

                      from Findaly, Ohio

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Interfit Strobies iSync 4 Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Set:

                          I added this to my Strobe Light Kit I purchased. The reviews I read were a bit mixed with both good and bad. My experience has been great. I purchased the transmitter and receiver set along with an additional receiver for another flash. I also found I could use the extra remote for my 580 XE flash from my camera as a remote flash. I have had no problems with any of the remotes and am really happy with the set.

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                          1.0

                          No what I hoped for

                          By dave

                          from Pittsburgh PA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Difficult to Use
                            • Unreliable
                            • Weak Construction

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Interfit Strobies iSync 4 Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Set:

                              I really wanted this to work. The first set I had did not fire consistently so I ordered another pair. When this came in it was not much better. Sometimes I had to be within five feet to make it work. The switches are really small and hard to see in the dark. Even the indicator light is tiny. The profile is good. It doesn't stick up on the camera, but for me they were useless and undependable. BH was really good taking them back and let me upgrade to a Vello. system. That system has been really great for several reasons. I will probably send in a review for them. You cannot depend on a system that is undependable. If it would not fire, the external flashes would go to sleep. I would have to run around waking them up. A bad situation. The Vello system will wake up the Canon flash if you wait to long. Also it can be used as a remote trigger. It fires pretty consistent so far too.

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                              5.0

                              Great product for the price

                              By Mills

                              from Sandestin, FL

                              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 Interfit Strobies iSync 4 Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Set:

                                I have used the Strobies set up on a few small shoots now and it works great, I'll be purchasing more receivers to control more flash for bigger shoots. You can't beat this product for the price. Other units that are more expensive fit strangely atop my camera. The transmitter for the Strobies set up is a more natural fit, I'm able to leave it on even when not using flash.

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                                5.0

                                Perfect

                                By Vespasian

                                from Rhode Island

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Interfit Strobies iSync 4 Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Set:

                                    To trigger a manual set 430exII speedlight off camera, this thing is great, always works, never a problem, hundreds of shots so far, simply perfect.

                                    If you like to use manual settings like I do, this is certainly an affordable alternative.

                                    The only bad thing I can say about it is the switch on the transmitter is tiny but you can just leave it on as it doesn't use a battery. Simply remove the unit from your camera when not in use.

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                                    4.0

                                    Great Low Budget Option

                                    By Brian

                                    from Jacksonville, FL

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Interfit Strobies iSync 4 Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Set:

                                          Works as advertised, though the operating range listed may be a bit of a stretch. Keep in mind that you get what you pay for. A great low budget alternative to the PW.

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                                          5.0

                                          It's inexpensive and IT WORKS!!!

                                          By Mr.Canon

                                          from New Jersey

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                          • None

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Portraiture
                                          • WeddingsEvents

                                          Comments about Interfit Strobies iSync 4 Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Set:

                                          It didn't misfire yet since I started using it 2 weeks ago

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                                          3.0

                                          They work

                                          By Jason

                                          from Reading, PA

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Reviewer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy to Use
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                          • Low sync speed
                                          • Weak Construction

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Family Photos
                                          • Weddings/Events

                                          Comments about Interfit Strobies iSync 4 Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Set:

                                          They have worked excellent so far, although I have not had to trigger past 20 ft. They feel somewhat cheap, the switches are overly small and feel like a toy from the dollar store. The sync speed will NOT go up to 1/200, which is disapointing and my main reason for lowering this to a three star rating. I've only used them for a week, but thus far they have worked consistently.

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                                          4.0

                                          Great low cost set

                                          By Bobcatmike

                                          from Cambridge, OH

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Cost Effective

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Family Photos

                                            Comments about Interfit Strobies iSync 4 Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Set:

                                            Purchased the strobies for my armature home studio. I love to take photos of my girls, but they were always tripping over the cord from the camera to the strobes. For someone who only takes studio photos 3-4 times per year, this was a great, cost effective solution. Have used them once with no issues at all.

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