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PocketWizard AC9 AlienBees Adapter for Nikon

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Product Highlights
  • Paul C. Buff to PocketWizard Interface

The AC9 AlienBees Adaptor from PocketWizard is an interface for various flash heads and packs (manufactured by Paul C. Buff) that allows you to control virtually all functions of the light with optional PocketWizard accessories.

Note: The AC9 AlienBees Adapter requires a receiving FlexTT5, a transmitting PocketWizard ControlTL radio, and a compatible Paul C. Buff flash with a Remote terminal. A transmitting ControlTL radio like a MiniTT1 or FlexTT5 is required for full functionality. See specs for compatible flash heads.

Add the optional AC3 ZoneController to control up to three zones of light independently. Control output in 1/3 stop increments while combining auto and manual modes if needed. The optional AC3 also allows use of PowerTracking. With this feature, when you change ISO or aperture, the lights automatically adjust their power setting.
Mount Hot shoe
Sync Voltage 3.3V DC (all pins) - safe for all cameras
Construction High impact plastic
Power Powered by FlexTT5 Transceiver (optional)
Operating Temperature Above 5°F (-15°C) and below 120°F (50°)
Storage: Above 22°F (-30°C) and below 185°F (85°)
Dimensions 1.9" x 1.6" x 1.0" (4.7 x 4.0 x 2.5 cm)
Weight 0.81 ounces (22.96g)
Compatibility
  • AlienBees B400, B800, B1600, or ABR800
  • White Lightning X-series, UltraZAP, or Ultra flashes including: X800, X1600, X2400, X3200, UZ800, UZ1600, Ultra600, Ultra1200, Ultra1800
  • Zeus Power Packs Z1250 and Z2500
  • Note: An optional transmitting ControlTL radio like a MiniTT1 or FlexTT5 is required for full functionality.
    PocketWizard AC9 AlienBees Adapter for Nikon
  • RJ-14 Connector Cord
  • Mini Sync Adapter Plug
  • Phono Sync Adapter Plug
  • Lanyard
  • Touch-fastener
  • Quick Guide
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    PocketWizardAC9 AlienBees Adapter for Nikon
     
    4.6

    (based on 24 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (18)
    • Attaches securely (9)
    • Durable (7)
    • Easy to use (5)
    • Good power output (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (12)
      • Portraits (10)
      • Indoors (9)
      • Outdoor events / games (8)
      • Outdoors (8)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (13), Pro photographer (7)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (24)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      The AC9 AlienBees Adaptor

      AC9 AlienBees Adapter
      Power Control for AlienBees and White Lightning Flashes

      The AC9 AlienBees Adapter paired with a FlexTT5™ Transceiver enables remote power control of AlienBees or White Lightning...Read complete review

      AC9 AlienBees Adapter
      Power Control for AlienBees and White Lightning Flashes

      The AC9 AlienBees Adapter paired with a FlexTT5™ Transceiver enables remote power control of AlienBees or White Lightning flash. With a MiniTT1™ Transmitter or FlexTT5™ Transceiver on your camera, you can now adjust the power settings on your AlienBees or White Lightning flashes from the camera's position. Add the AC3 ZoneController and you can control three different groups of lights in 1/3-stop increments with a six-stop range. Utilize PocketWizard's unique features such as HyperSync™ and Optimized Rear Curtain Sync for maximum control of your lighting.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Hit or Miss

      Like anything this is great when it works. I am only using it on my ABR800 and it seems to be very temperamental. But when it does work it is wonderful. I love...Read complete review

      Like anything this is great when it works. I am only using it on my ABR800 and it seems to be very temperamental. But when it does work it is wonderful. I love using a ringflash outdoors midday!

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      5.0

      Works as expected

      By Chip

      from St Joseph, MO

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Lightweight
      • Performs As Expected

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Portraits
        • Studio

        Comments about PocketWizard AC9 AlienBees Adapter for Nikon:

        My AC 9 in conjunction with my Mini and Flex makes working with my Alien Bees strobes very easy and uncomplicated. My strobes fire every time.

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        5.0

        Works Perfectly

        By IceWolf Photography

        from Salt Lake City, UT

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Ease of use
        • Easy setup
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about PocketWizard AC9 AlienBees Adapter for Nikon:

          I bought this for use with my Alien Bees B800 strobe. It works great. In conjunction with my other Pocket Wizard ControlTL radios (Mini TT1, Flex TT5s, and AC3 Zone Controller) it does just what i need it to do. Having on camera control of flash output is so convenient!

          It is also great that it comes with the remote cord for the connecting to the strobe, sync jacks to disable the optical trigger, velcro and a lanyard to attach the unit and Flex TT5 to the strobe/stand.

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          5.0

          the best of the best

          By photography by alex

          from miami florida

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about PocketWizard AC9 AlienBees Adapter for Nikon:

            PocketWizard simply the best ...

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            • No

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            5.0

            LOve it

            By Mordy

            from CT/NY

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Long-Lasting
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use

              Comments about PocketWizard AC9 AlienBees Adapter for Nikon:

              I love the ability to control the lights from my camera, only issue is, you need one for every light i.e.if you have one ac9 attached to a light the other tt5's wont work if they dont have the ac9 as well

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              5.0

              AC9 with my AlienBees works great

              By CRAIGJOK

              from BROKEN ARROW, OK

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Portraits

                Comments about PocketWizard AC9 AlienBees Adapter for Nikon:

                I've been using my PocketWizard Mini and Flex with my Nikon flashes and decided to add my AlienBees to the mix with the additional of the AC9 Adapter. It all works well to control my AlienBee 800 flash without having to findle around with the slider on the back of strobe unit.

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                5.0

                Works as described.

                By Timmy P

                from SEMO

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Outdoors
                  • Special Events

                  Comments about PocketWizard AC9 AlienBees Adapter for Nikon:

                  Great addition to my pocketwizard TT5.
                  It's awesome to be able to control my AB1600 from my D800. This in combo with the AC3 on the TT1 Mini, is great. Couldn't be happier :)

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                  5.0

                  AC9 use with Sekonic RT-32N

                  By Mike T

                  from Calgary, Alberta

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Functionality
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long-Lasting

                  Cons

                  • Sekonic RT-32N compatible

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits

                  Comments about PocketWizard AC9 AlienBees Adapter for Nikon:

                  This is a great product to use. I use SB-900 strobes and Alien Bees studio flashes, with a Nikon DS3. Is it expensive? Well maybe but it's worth it if you do portraits. The ability to adjust depth of field without having to rejig the exposure is well worth it. I also use the Sekonic RT-32N (which does not use the TTL channel) so it's not compatible with this (there is a new Sekonic radio that will probably work with this), but that's the fault of the Sekonic product not the MC-9).

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                  5.0

                  Love adjusting my lights remotely

                  By Ed Beck

                  from Puyallup, WA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about PocketWizard AC9 AlienBees Adapter for Nikon:

                    I use this product as part of a package including:
                    * FlexTT5
                    * MiniTT1
                    * AC3 ZoneController for Nikon
                    * AC9 AlienBees Adapter for Nikon

                    It works great!

                    For a year I had to run around between my AlienBees sliding the little slider back and forth, back and forth, back and forth... With the package I can make adjustments while standing where my subject is.

                    A HUGE plus is that it works. Not a lot to ask for I know, but after you've used a product which works about 90% of the time you come to appreciate it when your ger

                    I've also used this package (minus the AC9) to put a speedlight close to my subjects while I backed off several meters so I could use lens compression for a more dramatic shot.

                    I know that PocketWizards cost a lot of money, but do you know what costs more money? Buying a less reliable product, wasting time on set because what you bought is unreliable, then buying the PocketWizards, which you should have done in the first place.

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                    5.0

                    best way to go

                    By fireman bob

                    from Houston, Texas

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Long-Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about PocketWizard AC9 AlienBees Adapter for Nikon:

                      doing senior portraits it is easy to adjust light from camera. used with battery power on AB 1600 on location is great

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                      5.0

                      Works Great

                      By wwright

                      from Lynchburg, VA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Saves time

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use

                        Comments about PocketWizard AC9 AlienBees Adapter for Nikon:

                        I have 3 and have used them heavily for three weeks with no problems. I do use them with the AC3 Zone Controller.

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                        4.0

                        A must have for your Alienbees !

                        By Raph

                        from Toronto, Ontario

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • High Speed Sync
                        • Lightweight
                        • Small

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Off camera flash
                          • Outdoors

                          Comments about PocketWizard AC9 AlienBees Adapter for Nikon:

                          Used with B1600 and PW FlexTT5 and MiniTT1 with the AC3 controller. I'm able to sync at 1/8000th of a second with a D700!!! Just awesome, high speed sync with a 640 WS light... shooting 1/8000th at f2.8 straight into 1 pm sun ! Just awesome and the ability to control power from the camera with the AC3 is great !

                          A little pricey for such a little piece of gear but well worth it !

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                          5.0

                          I can control my Alien bee from camera!

                          By gmn314

                          from gmn314

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight
                          • Long-Lasting
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about PocketWizard AC9 AlienBees Adapter for Nikon:

                            This tiny device, combined with my Zone Controller AC3 allow me to actually adjust the power of my bee from my camera! No more reaching up to adjust the bee manually -- sometimes lowering the stand just to reach it. The cost of this device is very easily justified by the time saved, and convenience you get.

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                            5.0

                            Great addition for Alienbees!

                            By peejlife

                            from Los Angeles, CA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely
                            • Lightweight
                            • Simple

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use

                              Comments about PocketWizard AC9 AlienBees Adapter for Nikon:

                              simple, effective, and fairly priced

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                              • No

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                              3.0

                              Good

                              By Alex

                              from Surrey, BC

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about PocketWizard AC9 AlienBees Adapter for Nikon:

                                It works like it said it will.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                AC9 work as advertised

                                By dcAkowua

                                from Woodbridge, VA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Portraits
                                    • Special Events

                                    Comments about PocketWizard AC9 AlienBees Adapter for Nikon:

                                    I use it with a FlexTT5 and AB800, I can now riase my light as high as I want and still able to adjust the strobe's power from my camera bacause of the AC9, I love it,no more back and forth.

                                    Wish PW would build the AC9 and AC3 function unto the next TTs

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                                    5.0

                                    very good product

                                    By Jorge

                                    from Miami,FL

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Family Photos
                                      • Sports/Action
                                      • Weddings/Events

                                      Comments about PocketWizard AC9 AlienBees Adapter for Nikon:

                                      Finally I can use the hypersync with the AllienBees B800 and control the power remotely from my minitt1. Another great product from Pocketwizard.

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                                      5.0

                                      The AC9 AlienBees Adaptor

                                      By RadLondon

                                      from London, UK

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

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

                                        Comments about PocketWizard AC9 AlienBees Adapter for Nikon:

                                        AC9 AlienBees Adapter
                                        Power Control for AlienBees and White Lightning Flashes

                                        The AC9 AlienBees Adapter paired with a FlexTT5™ Transceiver enables remote power control of AlienBees or White Lightning flash. With a MiniTT1™ Transmitter or FlexTT5™ Transceiver on your camera, you can now adjust the power settings on your AlienBees or White Lightning flashes from the camera's position. Add the AC3 ZoneController and you can control three different groups of lights in 1/3-stop increments with a six-stop range. Utilize PocketWizard's unique features such as HyperSync™ and Optimized Rear Curtain Sync for maximum control of your lighting.

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                                        • No

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        PocketWizards+AlienBees? You NEED this..

                                        By Deutscher

                                        from Montreal, QC

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Convenient
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                        • Add-on for receiver

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everything

                                        Comments about PocketWizard AC9 AlienBees Adapter for Nikon:

                                        Ok, you don't NEED this, but it makes life a lot easier. There are so many video's on the pocketwizard website that can explain this product better than I can but if you want to be able to adjsut your AB's from your camera, and with ease, you need to pickup this product.

                                        The thing I found really interesting, and a reason why PocketWizard is such a great company, is that they even include the 1/8" dummy plug for your lights. You need this plug to disable the optical slave on your bees. It's small things like this that make a company stand out.

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                                        3.0

                                        Hit or Miss

                                        By NBdavN

                                        from New Bedford, MA

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Pack
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                        • Unreliable

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Family Photos
                                        • Video
                                        • Weddings/Events

                                        Comments about PocketWizard AC9 AlienBees Adapter for Nikon:

                                        Like anything this is great when it works. I am only using it on my ABR800 and it seems to be very temperamental. But when it does work it is wonderful. I love using a ringflash outdoors midday!

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                                        • No

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                                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Now is really working!!

                                        By Mo

                                        from Albuquerque, New Mexico

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Family Photos
                                          • Weddings/Events

                                          Comments about PocketWizard AC9 AlienBees Adapter for Nikon:

                                          I got the AC9 three times. The first two times never worked - I believe was a software problem, because i followed all the instruction and tricks on the net (use the veta version ..etc)that, by the way was a very poor support from the company in this issue. Now I bought it again and with the new Firmware version 3 work just perfect. I guess I'm persistent! Just because I love PW products.

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