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PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver

B&H # WIPWPX Mfr # 801-129
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You Pay: $99.00
Product Highlights
  • Combination Transmitter and Receiver
  • 10 Channels with Backlit Channel Dial
  • Auto-Sensing Transceiver
  • Auto-Relay and Transmit Only Modes
  • Side View Design and Internal Antenna
  • Full PocketWizard Compatibility
  • Made in the USA

The PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver is a versatile radio trigger that features a wealth of functionality within a simple-to-use and intuitive design. This transceiver offers 10 standard channels from which to use, and navigation between these channels is easily controlled by a backlit channel dial. These 10 channels are fully backward-compatible with all other PocketWizard radios and PocketWizard-enabled devices for maximum efficiency with existing radio setups. Contributing to its functional abilities, the PlusX also features intelligent Auto-Sensing technology, which allows the device to instantly fluctuate between transmitter and receiver duties. Auto-relay is also supported in order to promote a completely remote workflow.

The PlusX design revolves around an internal antenna and side-profile design that contribute to overall durability and a streamlined appearance. This minimal design aesthetic is also benefitted by the simplified connection strategies that allow the radio to be fully functional when attached to a camera's hot shoe, without any cabled connections required. For attaching to remotes and external lights, a 3.5mm miniphone socket is available and three cables are included to offer an array of popular connection types.

10 Standard Channels
The PlusX features 10 standard channels for use to provide greater availability when working amongst other photographers or for greater control over complex lighting situations. These channels are compatible with all other PocketWizard of the same frequency.
Backlit Channel Dial and Status Indicator
An analog dial is used to quickly and easily switch between the 10 available channels. A full-time amber backlight is used to illuminate the selected channel for convenience and greater visibility when working in dimly-lit conditions. A tri-color LED is also incorporated into the design and provides a visual means for gauging the PlusX battery life when it is sending or receiving a transmission.
Internal Antenna
The internal antenna provides greater durability and eliminates the possibility or bending or breaking it during use. It also produces a more streamlined appearance when in use, and corresponds well to the side-profile design to create an overall visually unobtrusive look.
Simplified Connectivity
The transceiver is easily attached to most cameras through the hot shoe, with no extraneous cables required. For attaching to remotes and lights, there is an all-in-one sync port for wide compatibility. Cables are included for attaching from miniphone-to-miniphone, miniphone-to-phono, and miniphone-to-PC sync for cameras without a hot shoe. It is also compatible with all PocketWizard transmitters and receivers (of the same frequency) as well as PocketWizard-enabled lighting and metering equipment.
Auto-Sensing Transceiver
The PlusX is automatically set to intelligently and instantly switch between transmitter and receiver modes for the greatest amount of flexibility. You can also manually override this function and choose to have it act as a dedicated transmitter only, which will cancel its ability to receive or relay signals.
Auto-Relay Mode
When using three PocketWizard radios, you can remotely trigger a camera to fire and trigger a flash simultaneously. Utilizing the Auto-Sensing technology, the transceiver mounted to the camera can instantly receive a signal from an auxiliary transceiver, and then instantly convey the transmission to a remote flash. This provides a simple and highly efficient remote workflow.
Range and Sync Speed
When used in ideal conditions, this transceiver is capable of producing and receiving a signal up to 1600' away. It supports sync speeds up to 1/250 sec. with focal plane shutters and 1/500 sec. with leaf shutters with a maximum triggering speed up to 14.5fps.
Important Information
  • Units sold in USA use 344.0 MHz for channels 1-16, and 346.5-354.0 MHz for channels 17-32
  • Units sold in Europe use 433.62 MHz for channels 1-16, and 434.22 for channels 17-32
  • USA and Euro models cannot converse with each other
  • USA models may interfere with devices in Europe
  • Frequency 344.04 MHz (FCC/IC model)
    Channels 10 standard channels
    Zones Single zone
    Antenna Precision tuned internal coil
    Range Up to 1600' (487.7 m)
    Max Sync Speed Up to 1/250 sec. (focal plane shutter)
    Up to 1/500 sec. (leaf shutter)
    Triggering Speed Up to 14.5 fps
    Contact Time 62 ms (in normal operation)
    Transmitting Output Power Less than 1 mW
    Power Source 2x AA (LR6) batteries; 1.5V alkaline, NiMH, NiCAD, NiZn, or lithium chemistries accepted
    Battery Life Up to 100 hours (with alkaline batteries)
    Max Port Sync Voltage 300V (camera/flash port)
    Max Current Handling 1.0 A peak
    0.2 A continuous current limited
    Voltage Present 3V
    Housing High impact plastic with captive battery door
    Mounting Hot shoe, D-ring loop, 1/4"-20 threaded socket
    Input/Output 3.5 mm stereo miniphone jack, hot shoe
    Operating Temperature 5-120°F / -15-50°C
    Storage Temperature -22-185°F / -30-85°C
    Dimensions 4.2 x 2.1 x 1.2" / 10.7 x 5.3 x 3 cm
    Weight 3.9 oz / 110 g (with batteries installed)
    PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver
  • Stereo 3.5mm Miniphone-to-Miniphone Cable
  • Mono 3.5mm Miniphone-to-Locking PC Cable
  • Stereo 3.5mm Miniphone-to-1/4" Adapter
  • Lanyard
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    PocketWizardPlusX Transceiver
     
    4.8

    (based on 187 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (148)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (35)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (139)
    • Easy to use (137)
    • Reliable (125)
    • Packs small / compresses (68)
    • Strong construction (49)

    Cons

    • Poor quality (8)
    • Heavy / bulky (4)

    Best Uses

    • Weddings (72)
    • Family photos (71)
    • Portraits (53)
    • Sports/action (34)
    • Studio (29)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (78), Semi-pro photographer (43), Professional (25), Photo enthusiast (13), Semi-professional (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (176)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    The economy wizard

    For a long time I've been trying to save up for PocketWizards, and as many already know of the Pocket Wizard to have such an elite reputation , fortunately the brains behind Pocket Wizard...Read complete review

    For a long time I've been trying to save up for PocketWizards, and as many already know of the Pocket Wizard to have such an elite reputation , fortunately the brains behind Pocket Wizard decided to create an affordable device, the Plus X transceiver that wont cost you an arm or a leg. From the little conveniences of rubber test buttons buttons, to having the option of up to 10 channels to work with, the PocketWizard Plus X is very simple to use, and can affordably be found in B&H's store for less[$] I highly recommend this to anyone looking to get into off camera flash photography, or and have been in the same predicament as me.

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    Not Enthralled

    Too many software changes are needed to other pocket wizard models to be used with this one. If I want to use this one as a triggering device, I have to reconfigure my Pocket...Read complete review

    Too many software changes are needed to other pocket wizard models to be used with this one. If I want to use this one as a triggering device, I have to reconfigure my Pocket Wizard TT5 to be a receiver and fire a flash. If you can't get your own products to seamlessly work together, then how can you expect people to trust that they will work well with other manufactures' products?

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    5.0

    perfect for what i needed

    By candid ho

    from los angeles, CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Outdoors
      • Portraits

      Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

      I have old transmitter and transceiver, needed one more pocket wizard.
      Read reviews saying it's inexpensive yet work like another pocket wizard, decided to buy. I totally agree. it works like normal pocket wizard. I like new design also. Strong recommend.

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      4.0

      Simple

      By BillyBob

      from Bay Area, CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

            Turn on and use. Basic, simple.

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            4.0

            lus X Transceiver Plus X Review

            By photogman

            from West Brookfield, MA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use

              Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

              More compact than its predessor. It was a little inconsistent in it's performance.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Freedom

              By Steve L

              from Upstate NY

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Good value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Portraits
                • Special Events

                Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

                I just started using these based on other user reviews (and the fact that they are recommended by Zack Arias). Very easy to use and frees me from the line of sight that my Canon flashes require to work together. I don't even mind that you can't use E-TTL with these as I think it forces/allows me to be more creative.

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                5.0

                Simple yet effective

                By Mabel

                from Laredo, TX

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Long-Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

                  Works great! Very simple and was a perfect pairing with my Plus III (pink.)

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                  5.0

                  Hot shot performer!

                  By Low budget Mike

                  from Tallahassee, FL

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Bulky Profile

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Outdoors
                  • Portraits
                  • Product photography

                  Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

                  My new Canon 70D was not equipped with a standard PC sync socket like the Canon 40D I had used previously with my Novatron studio strobe setup. I needed a reliable solution to the flash triggering issue and this setup works flawlessly. I enjoy the wireless freedom it provides me for getting the right composition for my shots of models in costumes for my product photo sessions. The flexibility of the slave triggers will allow me to explore more creative ways to develop and enhance my studio shooting and field photography with remote camera activation.

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                  5.0

                  Wonderful Wizard

                  By J

                  from Columbia, MD

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long-Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors
                    • Outdoors
                    • Portraits
                    • Special Events

                    Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

                    I use this Pocket Wizard with my speedlights and several older Pocket Wizards. It's even better than the older ones; clearly a member of the PW family. I have used three other brands of triggers over the years, but PW is my hands down favorite. Reliable, simple; works great with my light meter.

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                    5.0

                    Works great

                    By Mike in DC

                    from Washington DC

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Long-Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Outdoors

                      Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

                      Using with Profoto Acute systems, so I only needed a transmitter with simple functionality, and this does the job! Great price for a solid piece of lightweight equipment that gets the job done. Works seamlessly with my packs and required no setup. Extra channels (10) is a nice plus. Would be nice if it was a little smaller, but that's nit picking.

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                      5.0

                      Perfect transceiver as usual from PW

                      By Dan

                      from Central Florida

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

                            After using Pocket wizards for over 12 years I love the new design with a lower profile and no rubber antenna. Works great with all of our transmitters and receivers that we have been using for years including the first blue ones.

                            One thing I don't care for is the power button facing the front of the camera and it is a little small.

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                            5.0

                            They Work!

                            By The Photo Hunter

                            from Beaufort, SC

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Outdoors
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

                              Work as advertised. Easy to use. Light weight and compact.

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                              5.0

                              would buy them again

                              By Yankee's dad

                              from Sikeston, MO

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Indoors
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

                                I am a part time pro and don't use them every day. They work great with my old Porta-master studio lights. Love not having to worry about the cords. Wish I had bought a third one to use when I use two power packs.

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                                5.0

                                Works

                                By TVRPhoto

                                from Monterey, CA

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight
                                • Long-Lasting
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use

                                  Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

                                  I work at an instution where the walls consist of massively thick cement. The RF signals of the Pocket Wizards work everytime.

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                                  3.0

                                  Not Enthralled

                                  By JJJJ

                                  from Cranston, RI

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

                                      Too many software changes are needed to other pocket wizard models to be used with this one. If I want to use this one as a triggering device, I have to reconfigure my Pocket Wizard TT5 to be a receiver and fire a flash. If you can't get your own products to seamlessly work together, then how can you expect people to trust that they will work well with other manufactures' products?

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Work great!

                                      By Photobug

                                      from Utah

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Long-Lasting

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

                                          I've only used these a handful of times out doors, but I use them in my studio weekly. They work great, no problems with them. So far battery life seems very good as well!

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                                          5.0

                                          Reliable

                                          By Shef

                                          from Boston, Ma

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • General Use

                                            Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

                                            I've used the Plus IIs and IIIs, and this works just as consistently. Unless you need the zone control or hypersync features, save money and get the Plus X instead of the Plus III.

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                                            4.0

                                            It worked as I expected.

                                            By Chris

                                            from Mattapan, MA

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Attaches Securely
                                            • Durable
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Powerful

                                            Cons

                                            • No Camera Cord

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Low Light
                                            • Night Time
                                            • Outdoors
                                            • Special Events

                                            Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

                                            It worked well through the high speed shutter exposure. I dit not miss a shot.

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                                            5.0

                                            Excellent trigger at a reasonable price

                                            By samleephoto

                                            from Vernon Hills, IL

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Indoors
                                              • Outdoors
                                              • Portraits
                                              • Special Events
                                              • Weddings

                                              Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

                                              I already own the older Plus IIs which I use in studio. I purchased a set of these to use on location and so far they have been fantastic. The antenna redesign is just what I was looking for in a mobile setup. I don't worry about the antenna breaking off or bending in the bag and on the light now. I need to test more but I could swear I'm getting a bit better range on these compared to my older ones, but that could be age or antenna issues cropping up on the IIs. Overall you just can't beat the what you get from these at the price point. Highly recommended if you're on the fence.

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                                              5.0

                                              One way to get rid of the cable clutter

                                              By Richard F of Shuttered Light Photography

                                              from Santa Clarita CA

                                              About Me Pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Small Studios

                                                Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

                                                Got a pair of Pcoketwizard X for one of my studios. Cheaper than the regular Pocketwizard but does the job.

                                                No more wire nd you are free to move without getting tangled up.

                                                Reliable and got 10 channels to choose from.

                                                Great investment for small studios.

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                                                5.0

                                                Ready to go

                                                By Meridethofms

                                                from Charleston, SC

                                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

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

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Indoors
                                                  • Low Light
                                                  • Night Time
                                                  • Outdoors
                                                  • Portraits

                                                  Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

                                                  The minute I set this equipment up....it changed the way I shoot. I love the ease of use in weddings and with newborn photography...I wish I had bought this system years ago!

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Great!

                                                  By JM

                                                  from NY, NY

                                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Attaches Securely
                                                  • Durable

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • General Use
                                                    • Indoors
                                                    • Outdoors

                                                    Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

                                                    I use it in the studio. Works great for what I need. Upgraded from a Pocket Wizard 2. Nice to have more channel selections.

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