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MicroSync II VM2TR Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Kit

B&H # MIVM2TR Mfr # VM2TR
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You Pay: $129.95
Product Highlights
  • 16 Channels
  • 200' Range
  • Instant On/Off, No Switches
  • 4 Adapters for Transmitter and Receiver
  • 1/200 Sec. Focal Plane Synch Speed
  • Long Battery Life

The MicroSync II VM2TR Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Kit is a super lightweight system with a tiny form factor which can easily be your solution to a tangle of PC cords in the studio or on location.

The kit includes both a transmitter and receiver capable of firing your strobe from distance of 200'. Just slip the tiny transmitter on your camera and plug the receiver into your flash with one of the 4 provided plug adapters. Select a channel (there are 16) and you're ready to shoot. Forget about on/off switches; there aren't any. This smart system goes on instantly the second you hit the shutter release and automatically shuts down when not in use, dramatically extending battery life. The transmitter's CR2032 battery lasts up to 3 years while the receiver's 2-AA batteries last a year. The system, which operates on 433MHz, has a maximum focal plane flash sync of 1/200 sec (depending on the camera in use) and a maximum leaf shutter sync speed of 1/350 sec.

Besides flash, the MicroSync II can also fire most DSLR cameras which have an electronic shutter release input. Just add the optional, dedicated camera cord. It's great for wildlife or surveillance.

The Freedom of Wireless
Whether you're shooting in the studio or on location, firing your strobes with a sync cord can be impractical, inconvenient, and sometimes even impossible. Not anymore! The MicroSync II allows you to fire strobes wirelessly. Now you can liberate yourself from the limitations of your sync cord.
Ultra-small, Light and Convenient
The MicroSync II is revolutionary because it is super miniature, extremely lightweight, and almost operates itself. Just place the transmitter in the hot shoe of your camera, plug the receiver into your strobe's power pack and fire! It's that easy.
Automatic Power Management
The MicroSync II has a unique automatic power management system. There are no on/off switches on the transmitter or receiver. When you press the shutter, the transmitter turns itself on and sends the signal to the receiver to fire your lights. Both units then turn themselves off - all in milliseconds! As a result, the battery life of the coin cell in the transmitter is anticipated to be 3 years. With the automatic power management system, you never have to worry about leaving the unit on and running down your batteries.
16 Channels
There are sixteen channels on the MicroSync II to allow you to shoot without interference from other MicroSync II users in close proximity.
Interchangeable Plugs
The MicroSync II Receiver has interchangeable plugs to fit directly into most strobes. It fires strobes from the hot shoe of most DSLR cameras.
Range
200 feet maximum range.
Fire a DSLR Camera
The MicroSync II can remotely fire most DSLR cameras that have an electronic shutter release input. To do this, you will need a camera firing cord for your DSLR. MicroSync II camera firing cords are available for most Canon, Nikon and Pentax digital and film SLRs.
Common Uses
  • Remotely fire a PC terminal-equipped flash (such as Nikon's SB-26, SB-28, SB-80, SB-800, SB-900 or Canon's 580EX II)
  • Fire a remote light and a hot shoe mounted flash simultaneously
  • Fire strobes remotely using a PC terminal equipped light meter
  • Fire strobes remotely from PC terminal-equipped medium format cameras and lenses
  • Range 200' (60 m)
    Max Sync Speed Focal plane: 1/200th of a second (depending on camera)
    Leaf shutter: 1/350th of a second
    Channels 16
    Frequency 422 MHz
    Battery Transmitter: CR2032 (3 year life)
    Receiver: 2x AA (1 year life)
    System Requirements Transmitter: Cameras with a universal hot shoe
    Receiver: Power pack or monolight with universal hot shoe sync voltage above 3V and less than 100V
    Ports Transmitter: sub-mini phone input 2.5 mm
    Receiver: sub-mini phone input 2.5 mm
    Dimensions Transmitter: 2.13 x 0.9 x 1.26" (54 x 23 x 32 mm)
    Receiver: 1.42 x 0.9 x 4.17" (36 x 23 x 106 mm) w/o plug
    Weight Transmitter: 0.7 oz (20 g)
    Receiver: 3.35 oz (95 g)
    MicroSync II VM2TR Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Kit
  • VM2T Transmitter
  • VM2R Receiver
  • Mono Plug
  • 2 Prong Plug
  • Mini Plug
  • Shoe Mount
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    MicroSync IIVM2TR Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Kit
     
    4.1

    (based on 40 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (24)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    79%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (31)
    • Lightweight (31)
    • Reliable (23)
    • Packs small / compresses (15)
    • Strong construction (11)

    Cons

    • Unreliable (6)
    • Difficult to use (3)
    • Poor quality (3)

    Best Uses

    • Studio (13)
    • Family photos (12)
    • Portraits (10)
    • Travel (6)
    • Weddings (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (16), Professional (7), Semi-pro photographer (7), Semi-professional (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (36)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great kit!

    This is a fantastic alternative to the ultra expensive radio triggers from other manufacturers. It's inexpensive but works wonderfully well! The range is great, the consistency is top notch. It works with multiple...Read complete review

    This is a fantastic alternative to the ultra expensive radio triggers from other manufacturers. It's inexpensive but works wonderfully well! The range is great, the consistency is top notch. It works with multiple types of connections. I use this on a Novatron pack. It plugs into the pack and the transmitter slides into the hotshoe of the camera. It has a test button so that I can test the lights from the camera, and all adjustments for the lights are made on the pack itself.

    Really great setup, especially indoors if you are working on a budget. Good build quality, excellent performer. You don't have to spend hundreds of dollars for good, reliable radio triggers. This does the trick! And if you reverse the trigger with the receiver, you can fire your camera remotely.

    I highly recommend!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    A Big Disappointment

    The first one I received was intermittent and failed to fire about every 7th time. When it misfired it would misfire two or three times, then start working again. This problem has been...Read complete review

    The first one I received was intermittent and failed to fire about every 7th time. When it misfired it would misfire two or three times, then start working again. This problem has been documented a couple times by others here in these B&H reviews. I exchanged the first system with a replacement system. The second one failed about every 10 times, and when it failed it would fail two or three times in a row. So I have returned that one for a full credit. I am a pro photographer, have three Canon bodies and 8 mono lights from two different manufacturers. Both MicroSync systems failed on all three of my Canon bodies, and failed with both manufacturers of my monolights. For the first MicroSync system I actually installed new batteries in both the transmitter and the receiver, but it still failed intermittently. I own an old version of the MicroSync and I love it and it works perfectly, except I have broken the receiver's ¼ inch jack three times and have had to epoxy glue it. It still works great. So here is one more disappointment I'll mention, when the new MicroSync system failed for me, I called MicroSync customer service to ask if they are aware of this intermittent failure problem. The customer service rep said she never heard of the problem. I told her the problem was fairly well documented in the reviews at B&H Photo. She said we don't read reviews on-line, we don't read the B&H reviews!

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    5.0

    Tangle less Tangle more

    By Sweaty

    from Fulton, Missouri

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Pack
    • Lightweight
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Sports/Action
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about MicroSync II VM2TR Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Kit:

      bout the kit

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      • No

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      2.0

      Great for learning. Not for serious work

      By Alex

      from Santiago, Chile

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Unreliable
      • Weak Construction

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos

      Comments about MicroSync II VM2TR Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Kit:

      The size of the system, its setup simplicity and its ability to work with many studio strobes are great features. If you're just starting to work with radio triggers, this system is a great way to learn.

      However, reliability is not a strong point and I can't recommend this product for serious (paid) work.

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      5.0

      Best bang for the buck

      By Kevin the realistic photographer

      from NY/NJ

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • To Wirelessly Fire Strobe

        Comments about MicroSync II VM2TR Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Kit:

        It's simple, plug and play. No big price tags, all in one purchase product. If you're looking to replace PC cords, this is all you need. No, there's no TTL, the sync speed is 1/125-1/250, get over it. You don't really need to fire strobes from a mile away.

        Keep your expensive ****** wizards, do you really need to fit in that bad with others who buy to fit in? If you need a simple, reliable and appropriately priced wireless way to fire your lights (or camera), give this a try. I have tons of professional photo friends who have the expensive leading brand triggers, and they have problems with them all the time. It happens to all of them, So don't spend a fortune on them.

        This does what you need a wireless trigger to do. In the event what you need isn't to impress your friends on how much money you blow on gear.

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        4.0

        nice unit but some quirks

        By Michael

        from Corona, CA

        Comments about MicroSync II VM2TR Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Kit:

        The unit is awesome due to the size. I love pocket wizard's reliability but not the size. I went with this for the size and price point. It worked flawlessly for about 200 shots then it started to miss shots. I had 7 shots missed in a row and figured the battery was dead and switched to wired PC trigger. I switched the button battery and had the same thing happen the next day. Distance was about 3 feet.

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        5.0

        Flawless Performance

        By Muddie1

        from North GA

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Portraits
          • Studio

          Comments about MicroSync II VM2TR Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Kit:

          I use the VM2TR in the studio to fire an older Novatron power pack with multiple strobes plugged in it. The multi plug adapter is great and includes the most common plugs. I have used the VM2TR for probably a thousand shots now and it has been flawless. I was reluctant to buy it after reading the bad reviews where it doesn't fire every time, arriving with dead batteries etc. I ordered a spare battery for it just in case but it appears the battery that was with it is fine. Honestly, I'm totally pleased with this product and it has performed exactly as it should every time, no issues whatsoever. I would not hesitate to buy another when the time comes.

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          5.0

          Works as advertised

          By Stan

          from Riverside, CA

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Studio

            Comments about MicroSync II VM2TR Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Kit:

            Can't go wrong for the price. I updated from my old model which I had for the last 5 years. Never had any problems.

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            4.0

            Works OK

            By Albany Tom

            from NY

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Semi-pro
                • Studio

                Comments about MicroSync II VM2TR Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Kit:

                This works fine for me, short range w/ Fuji S3 DSLR and Interfit strobes. The sending unit is nice a small. The receiver is a bit bulky, I can see how it would be easily damaged. The reciever takes 2 AA batteries, and that's probably part of why it's so large.

                I didn't rate it 5 stars because the specs aren't great - a "maximum" range of 200', but maybe way shorter, a "maximum" sync of 1/200 sec, but maybe less. It operates in the 433MHz band, which means it's limited to very low power. But it does work fine for me inside, in a studio.

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                3.0

                doesnt always fire

                By chub

                from cali

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about MicroSync II VM2TR Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Kit:

                doesnt always fire when i click shutter button

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                4.0

                My Favorite

                By Jocelyn M.

                from Rochester, MI

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Portraits
                  • Studio

                  Comments about MicroSync II VM2TR Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Kit:

                  This is my second purchase of micro sync. My husband accidentally broke the receiver while packing our equipment for an out of town session ( he thought he had to push down on it instead of just pulling it out!).
                  Cool thing is, it still worked! I've used it taped back together for over 3 years now but finally decided to replace it and give it a rest.
                  Pros: fast, light weight, can keep up with my trigger finger, portable and reliable. Mostly, it's not complicated to set up and use.
                  Cons: keep your spouse away from it...

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                  5.0

                  Superb wireless remote syytem

                  By fotoman

                  from Clarksville, MD

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Portraits
                    • Studio
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about MicroSync II VM2TR Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Kit:

                    The MicroSync II digital wireless radio strobe is a must have piece of my photography gear.

                    Simple, light weight, dependable and extremely affordable - there's no reason to walk out the door without it.

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                    4.0

                    Finally, a flexible tool that works!

                    By technerd

                    from Dallas

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Studio
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about MicroSync II VM2TR Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Kit:

                      I have several types of lights, old & new. This will simplify everything and not take up room in my case.

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                      5.0

                      Wow! Works great!

                      By Biker Chick

                      from Newburgh, Indiana

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Portraits
                        • Studio

                        Comments about MicroSync II VM2TR Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Kit:

                        I used the MicroSync II with my Nikon D70s to shoot some portraits.
                        It was easy to setup, and it worked the very first test. The range was very good. I have nothing but great things to say about this piece of equipment.

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                        5.0

                        Great Product, Great Supplier

                        By photography by cynthia

                        from langhorne pa

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Portraits
                          • Studio
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about MicroSync II VM2TR Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Kit:

                          Got it for best price, recieved when said i would...

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Worked right away

                          By Art

                          from New Glasgow, NS, Canada

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Studio

                            Comments about MicroSync II VM2TR Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Kit:

                            Works great, all I did was plug the receiver into my power supply and attach the transmitter to the camera hot shoe and started shooting.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great kit!

                            By William H.

                            from Jersey City, NJ

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Good Value for Money
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Portraits
                              • Studio

                              Comments about MicroSync II VM2TR Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Kit:

                              This is a fantastic alternative to the ultra expensive radio triggers from other manufacturers. It's inexpensive but works wonderfully well! The range is great, the consistency is top notch. It works with multiple types of connections. I use this on a Novatron pack. It plugs into the pack and the transmitter slides into the hotshoe of the camera. It has a test button so that I can test the lights from the camera, and all adjustments for the lights are made on the pack itself.

                              Really great setup, especially indoors if you are working on a budget. Good build quality, excellent performer. You don't have to spend hundreds of dollars for good, reliable radio triggers. This does the trick! And if you reverse the trigger with the receiver, you can fire your camera remotely.

                              I highly recommend!

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              I like it so far, still trying it out

                              By Jim

                              from Chattanooga, Tn

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Just recently purchased
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Nu negatives so far

                              Best Uses

                              • Portraits
                              • Studio

                              Comments about MicroSync II VM2TR Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Kit:

                              Primary for

                              studio and portraits
                              I like the size

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                              1.0

                              A Big Disappointment

                              By Pro Shooter

                              from Denver

                              About Me Professional

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Not Functional
                                • Poor Design

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about MicroSync II VM2TR Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Kit:

                                  The first one I received was intermittent and failed to fire about every 7th time. When it misfired it would misfire two or three times, then start working again. This problem has been documented a couple times by others here in these B&H reviews. I exchanged the first system with a replacement system. The second one failed about every 10 times, and when it failed it would fail two or three times in a row. So I have returned that one for a full credit. I am a pro photographer, have three Canon bodies and 8 mono lights from two different manufacturers. Both MicroSync systems failed on all three of my Canon bodies, and failed with both manufacturers of my monolights. For the first MicroSync system I actually installed new batteries in both the transmitter and the receiver, but it still failed intermittently. I own an old version of the MicroSync and I love it and it works perfectly, except I have broken the receiver's ¼ inch jack three times and have had to epoxy glue it. It still works great. So here is one more disappointment I'll mention, when the new MicroSync system failed for me, I called MicroSync customer service to ask if they are aware of this intermittent failure problem. The customer service rep said she never heard of the problem. I told her the problem was fairly well documented in the reviews at B&H Photo. She said we don't read reviews on-line, we don't read the B&H reviews!

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Small and Reliable

                                  By Gary M

                                  from Norco CA

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Live performances
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about MicroSync II VM2TR Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Kit:

                                    Use these with my SB-900's when I am out of TTL range. Very reliable and compact.

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                                    5.0

                                    I will buy another one when I have money

                                    By NALE

                                    from Seattle, WA

                                    About Me Semi-Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Studio

                                      Comments about MicroSync II VM2TR Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Kit:

                                      This transmitter is perfect for me at the Church and location studio. It is small and fast enough to sync to my light.

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                                      5.0

                                      Exactly what I expected

                                      By BRag

                                      from New York

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

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

                                        Comments about MicroSync II VM2TR Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Kit:

                                        This is my second try with the micro sync product. The first version worked well when the transmitter stayed on the hot shoe. Now that the transmitter can be tighten it is perfect. I would recommend it.

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                                        Batteries & Power

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                                        Don't get caught in middle of a shoot without power.

                                        Duracell -  CR2032 3V Lithium Button Battery
                                        • You Pay: $1.99
                                         

                                        Brackets, Support and Cords

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                                        Quality Light Stands and support to hold your lights and accessories

                                        Impact -  Umbrella Bracket
                                        • You Pay: $17.99
                                         

                                        Not compatible w/Nikon SB-900. As an alternative, please see BH # IMUB

                                        Sync Cords & Flash Remotes

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                                        Offers TTL Hot Shoe & or remote Connection

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

                                        Light meters

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                                        Will determine the proper exposure for a photograph

                                        Interfit -  Flash Meter
                                        • You Pay: $48.50
                                         

                                        Misc Accessories and Adapters

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                                        Offers PC Connection.

                                        MicroSync II -  PC Male to Sub-Miniphone Sync Cord for MycroSync 16.5"
                                        • You Pay: $18.95
                                         
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