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Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter

B&H # IMPS16T Mfr # POWERSYNC16T
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You Pay: $64.99
Product Highlights
  • Radio Remote Control Transmitter
  • Effective to 590' Indoors, 200' Outdoors
  • Sync Up to 1/250s
  • Works w/AC or DC Receiver
  • Operates on One 3V CR2450 Battery
  • Requires Separate Receiver

The Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter is one-half of the PowerSync16 radio slave system for triggering flash units up to 590' (180 m) away indoors, or 200' (60 m) outdoors using the AC receiver or the DC receiver (both available separately).

PowerSync16 has 16 digitally coded channels available so you can even work at events with other photographers without flash or radio interference. You can trigger as many flashes or cameras as you like from this one transmitter, as long as they're all on the same frequency and have a PowerSync16 receiver. Flash sync speeds of up to 1/250 second are possible with PowerSync16.

The transmitter features a hot shoe mount and can be triggered directly from the camera. In addition, a PC sync cord is included, which allows the transmitter to be positioned off-camera to be triggered via the camera's PC socket. The transmitter operates on one 3V CR2450 battery.

The PowerSync system is not designed to perform in TTL mode with flash units - camera and flash must be set to Manual Mode.

16 Reliable Channels
Digitally coded at 2.4 GHz for multiple set-ups; work at events with other photographers without the worry of flash or radio interference.
Extensive Range of Reliable Performance
590' (180 m) indoors; 200'+ (60+ m) outdoors. An above-average range for the most demanding situations (radio interference and low battery strength will lower your effective range).
Fast Sync Speeds
Compatible with most cameras, offering a maximum sync speed of 1/250 second; allows the user to capture most studio and event scenes.
Frequency 2.4 GHz
Channels 16 digitally coded channels
Operating Range App 590' (180 m) indoors
App 200' (60 m) outdoors
Flash Synchro Speed 1/250 second maximum
Sync Terminal 2.5mm sub-mini female
Batteries CR 2450
Dimensions 1.2 x 1 x 3.2" (31 x 26 x 80 mm)
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter
  • PC Male to 2.5 mm Mini Sync Cord
  • CR2450 Battery
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    ImpactPowerSync16 Transmitter
     
    4.8

    (based on 87 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (73)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (41)
    • Durable (37)
    • Reliable (25)
    • Good power output (23)
    • Easy to use (22)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors (38)
      • General purpose (33)
      • Outdoors (31)
      • Low light (23)
      • Outdoor events / games (23)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (40), Pro photographer (27), Photo enthusiast (15)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (79), Yes (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      EXCELLENT flash triggers

      I use this transmitter with two receivers and they are perfect. They act just like PocketWizards and they perform flawlessly. The price is just right for these triggers as you get what you pay...Read complete review

      I use this transmitter with two receivers and they are perfect. They act just like PocketWizards and they perform flawlessly. The price is just right for these triggers as you get what you pay for. They are small and lightweight and incredibly durable. They stand up perfectly fine with heavy flashes and mount on a tripod/light stand with ease. The battery inside the transmitter is like a watch battery and is very easy to find at almost any store. The battery that comes in the transmitter & receiver has an extremely long battery life.

      My only minor complaint is that the antenna on top is somewhat flimsy and seems like it could break off. However I have bent it to 90 degrees and it popped right back into place.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Great while it worked...

      Unfortunately, this transmitter failed on me 10-minutes into the first photoshoot using it. The transmitter would simply not consistently trigger the receiver when on the camera's hot shoe to the point where it...Read complete review

      Unfortunately, this transmitter failed on me 10-minutes into the first photoshoot using it. The transmitter would simply not consistently trigger the receiver when on the camera's hot shoe to the point where it completely quit triggering. Tried troubleshooting on the field to no avail. Had to switch to tethered shooting to complete the shoot. I was looking fwd to getting a long run with this transmitter but will not be the case.

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      5.0

      Great! So happy I bought it!

      By Giovanna

      from Sao Paulo, Brazil

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portraits

        Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

        It's very easy to use and doesn't fail.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Small, compact and works great

        By David Michaels Photography

        from Las Vegas

        Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

        This is just the transmitter I was looking for. The higher GHz worked great At the last event I went to. All the other photographers were struggling to keep their gear from interfering with each other. Mine operated flawlessly

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        5.0

        so far so good

        By Ty C.

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Low Light
          • Night Time

          Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

          I've only been using this for a week now and so far it is working great. Flash triggers every time so it is doing what it is supposed to.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Works great

          By Ed

          from Idaho

          Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

          Has worked great with my Canon 5D mark2 . Also love how small it is. Do wish it layed flat and not strait up..Other than that its been flawless.

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          4.0

          So far so good

          By Grantshutter

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Weak

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Outdoors
          • Portraits

          Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

          Got these almost a year ago, I've used them a little outside but never in contact with rain (yet) so i can't attest to that. But using them in smaller studio shoots I haven't had one issue.

          Some complaints are that it's small (which is also a positive) yet feels like it would easily break if dropped but hey it was a great price correct?

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          • No

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          4.0

          compact but nice transmitter

          By Nick

          from Clive, Iowa

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Color Value
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Night Time
            • Portraits

            Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

            Finally I returned this one. it was not because this one was not good, but I'd like to have a transmitter to trigger my wireless flash. Honestly, I really like this one, very compact and tiny, light. PowerWizard is too bulky.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Very nice product

            By Torontonian

            from Toronto Canada

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Good Color Value
            • Lightweight
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Portraits
              • Special Events

              Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

              The product is of very good quality, and the range is fantastic. B and H service is exceptional. Delivery to canada was in 2 1/2 days with their basic shipping. Thanks guys @ B&H. keep it up. I am very happy with both the receiver and transmitter.

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              • No

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              5.0

              excellent trandmitter

              By photosLRdesign

              from Florida, USA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Outdoors
                • Portraits
                • Special Events

                Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

                Very versatile working with multiple lights. It works great. Very comfortable to use in the runner of the camera

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                great product!!

                By markomarko

                from il

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Lightweight
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Outdoors
                  • Portraits
                  • Special Events

                  Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

                  i use this product for off camera flash. it has helped me alot with getting the right shot and the right look for me . Pluss its alot of fun to use. i use it with my nikon d5100 and my nikon sb700 and it works great!! it fires from really far away witch is awesome and the consistancy is close to 100% except when i mess something up haha. id def redcomend this for someone that doesnt mind changing settings manually or cant offord the expesive pocket wizards at first or for beginners.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Excellent et très petit !

                  By David C.

                  from Geneva, Switzerland

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

                    Vraiment simple d'utilisation et très compact. A recommander!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Reliable, good buy.

                    By LA

                    from NY

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

                        I've been using it for about 3 months now, and it's very reliable and easy to use. Everyone recommends it,.... and the people at B&H. They say it's better than PocketWizard, for less! Seems to work well so far.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Good Product

                        By rjh71

                        from Toledo, OH

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

                              Works as advertised. (The on/off switch is small and inconspicuous. It's easy to forget to turn it off.)

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great Product

                              By Dukes

                              from Royersford PA

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Powerful

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors
                                • Outdoors
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

                                Really works great. Purchased more and will buy more.

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                                5.0

                                Does what it's supposed to

                                By Eytan

                                from Brooklyn, NY

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Small Channel Switches

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Low Light
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

                                I use this flash to fire my flash off camera, mostly for portraits and event photography. Overall very good, though the channel switches are slightly too small and often require a tool of some kind to adjust.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Must need

                                By WJ

                                from San Jose, CA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Good Color Value
                                • Lightweight
                                • Long-Lasting
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors
                                  • Low Light
                                  • Night Time
                                  • Outdoors
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Special Events

                                  Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

                                  Use for off camera flash

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  great product

                                  By Joe Photo

                                  from Phila. Pa

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attaches Securely
                                  • Durable
                                  • Good Color Value
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Powerful

                                  Cons

                                  • NONE

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors
                                  • Low Light
                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

                                  strobe control

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  great

                                  By Eric

                                  from VT

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attaches Securely
                                  • Durable
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Long-Lasting

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

                                      I got this as part of a kit, Iv had it for a few weeks and so far its been working very well. Its very small, light and durable.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Couldn't be easier to use!

                                      By Bob

                                      from Lake Stevens, WA

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      See all my reviews

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attaches Securely
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Powerful

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use
                                        • Indoors
                                        • Low Light
                                        • Night Time
                                        • Portraits

                                        Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

                                        I wrote a more detailed review for the PowerSync16 receiver, however, this is a very good remote trigger for camera-mounted strobes. You can also get receivers for AC strobes, but I haven't tried them.

                                        Overall, this was easy to set up and use and it works great, even with my 12-year-old strobe unit.

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                                        5.0

                                        It isn't a Pocket Wizard......

                                        By Johno

                                        from Oakland CA

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attaches Securely
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

                                            ....but it's about half the price.
                                            As a pure amateur and hobbyist, I need to be price conscience and still maintain a certain level of build quality.

                                            I love the freedom of a wireless set up and the ability to fire off an outdoor flash 100 feet away from my camera and the fact I don't need to fire off a frame every time I want an exposure reading.
                                            I plan on getting the AC receiver for my strobe lighting and not having to rely on optical triggering.

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                                            • No

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                                            4.0

                                            Excellent to Work With

                                            By Yukoner2

                                            from Whitehorse, Yukon

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            See all my reviews

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Attaches Securely
                                            • Good Color Value
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • General Use
                                              • Indoors
                                              • Low Light
                                              • Night Time
                                              • Outdoors
                                              • Portraits
                                              • Special Events

                                              Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

                                              Haven't had it long enough to give it a 5 star rating but this little beauty, coupled with the PowerSync16 DC Receiver fires my studio strobes as well as my flashguns accurately every time.

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                                              Batteries & Power

                                              Duracell -  CR2450 3.0 V Lithium Battery (620 MAh)
                                              • You Pay: $2.99
                                               

                                              Brackets, Support and Cords

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                                              Impact -  Umbrella Bracket
                                              • You Pay: $17.99
                                               

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                                              Vello -  Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL)
                                              • You Pay: $29.95
                                               

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                                              • You Pay: $48.50
                                               

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                                              • You Pay: $94.99
                                               
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