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PocketWizardPlus III Transceiver (Yellow)
 
4.7

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (11)
  • Durable (10)
  • Attaches securely (9)
  • Good power output (5)
  • Good color value (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (9)
    • Indoors (9)
    • Outdoor events / games (9)
    • Portraits (9)
    • Low light (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (7), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Yes, they are the best!

    I've used other brands of radio slaves. They all quit or have fragile parts, especially around the mount or the PC connector. It was time to give these a try and I'm very...Read complete review

    I've used other brands of radio slaves. They all quit or have fragile parts, especially around the mount or the PC connector. It was time to give these a try and I'm very glad I did. First time, every time, they just work. No missed shots or phantom pops, like other brands. My only challenge has been with the unit extended to tall, I have bumped into lights on table-top shoots. Other than that, this IS the go-to radio slave.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Cable issues

    I'm giving this product a 3 because I can't use them with the cables included. Discovered I have to use a reverse polarity cord with my strobes and that the included ones are cheap...Read complete review

    I'm giving this product a 3 because I can't use them with the cables included. Discovered I have to use a reverse polarity cord with my strobes and that the included ones are cheap quality and would only last a few short months anyway.. Ordered new cables at Paramount so hoping when I receive them, (that cost me $55) the pocket wizards will work!

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    5.0

    Yes, they are the best!

    By JRWPIX

    from Traverse City, MI

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Yellow Visibility

    Cons

    • A Bit Tall

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver (Yellow):

    I've used other brands of radio slaves. They all quit or have fragile parts, especially around the mount or the PC connector. It was time to give these a try and I'm very glad I did. First time, every time, they just work. No missed shots or phantom pops, like other brands. My only challenge has been with the unit extended to tall, I have bumped into lights on table-top shoots. Other than that, this IS the go-to radio slave.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Great transceiver !!!

    By Jvphoto1

    from Riverside Ca

    Comments about PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver (Yellow):

    I haven't had any problems , very reliable
    Most of my photography friends have pocketWizards
    They are very happy with the performance.
    I will buy more for my studio
    I recommend this to a friend .
    Hey ! Stop looking it , just buy it , you won't regret it !!

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    3.0

    Cable issues

    By Boris the cat

    from Santa Cruz

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Bad Cheap Cables

    Best Uses

      Comments about PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver (Yellow):

      I'm giving this product a 3 because I can't use them with the cables included. Discovered I have to use a reverse polarity cord with my strobes and that the included ones are cheap quality and would only last a few short months anyway.. Ordered new cables at Paramount so hoping when I receive them, (that cost me $55) the pocket wizards will work!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Updating Gear

      By Tom Ewart

      from Bentonville, AR

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Good Color Value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver (Yellow):

        Bought this to supplement my collection of Multi-Max units, not so happy I can't get private channels on this thing, but it looks like it will preform well and like the the antenna is inclosed in the body of the unit...Lighweight and the screen is smaller and should be less likely to crack...

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        • No

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        5.0

        Yellow to use as Master

        By Andy

        from New Mexico

        Comments about PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver (Yellow):

        I already have a set PocketWizard plus III. I just
        Had to have a sexy yellow one to use as a Master

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        5.0

        Added capabilities

        By Thomas

        from Hope Mills, NC

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Portraits
          • Special Events

          Comments about PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver (Yellow):

          I've ben using the Plus II's for years of flawless service. These new Plus III's give me the additional capabilities of zone control, more channels and the 'half press' trigger function.

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          • No

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          5.0

          What a great product and yellow too!

          By Jay

          from Michigan

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver (Yellow):

            Pocket Wizards are the best product i have found or used ..u get what u pay
            for !!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            always buy the best

            By blueaussie

            from Clements, CA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver (Yellow):

              I have several different types of slaves and triggers that are NOT reliable and have quit in the middle of photo sessions. Not sure why I wasted the money on those. I should have bought these to begin with. They are reliable, NEVER fail and have lots of settings. Love these.... and Love buying from B&H... FAST, and reliable and they back up what they sell. My go-to store.

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              • No

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              3.0

              bought to go with existing PW system

              By m1strsr

              from Lake Charles, La

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Not As Flexible As Advert

              Best Uses

              • Limited

              Comments about PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver (Yellow):

              doesn't fire some flashes even with their corded shoe

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Excellent upgrade

              By ALMacRae

              from New Hampshire

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Small display

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver (Yellow):

              This is an excellent replacement for the Multi-Max, which was discontinued earlier this year. The "restyled" unit, with the antenna integrated and contained is more compact and less likely to be damaged, especially the antenna.On the downside, the smaller display is more difficult to read than the one on the Multi-Max but, that is my only complaint.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great Unit

              By Carl

              from Petaluma CA

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Lightweight
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver (Yellow):

                Easy to use, lets me get my strobes in places that would be difficult without them.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Easy to Use

                By Semperlex

                from Milwaukee, WI

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                • Mode Changes Easily

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver (Yellow):

                I use the Mini/Flex combo and now these... These are easy to use. Be careful not to change the MODE by accident....

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Nice!

                By lroy

                from Columbus GA

                Comments about PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver (Yellow):

                Jumped on the Yellow variant, easy to spot!

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                5.0

                the best

                By Narno

                from Monterrey, NL, Mx

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver (Yellow):

                  Studio and Outdoor photo shoots, are amazing

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Where have you been all my life

                  By Jaybo

                  from Maryland

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • NONE

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver (Yellow):

                    Being to to pocket wizards I can honestly say I don't know what took me so long. I used other triggers in the past and was thoroughly dissapointed. I purchased the PocketWizards Plus III and I'm not looking back. They perform absolutely perfect. Thinking about picking up 2 more as I have already purchased 3 ad this will complete my setup.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Item

                    By Matteo's Photography

                    from Myrtle Beach, SC

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver (Yellow):

                      Works great, looks great, communicated to all my lights with no problem and never have a problem with this. If you are looking for something to sync your lights Pocketwizard is the way to go.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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