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PocketWizardReceiver Module for Select Bowens Monolights
 
3.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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  • Durable (3)

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    Best Uses

    • Indoors (3)
    • Portraits (3)
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    5.0

    TALK ABOUT SERVICE

    By txstbobcat

    from New Braunfels Tx

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Long-Lasting
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Low Light
      • Portraits

      Comments about PocketWizard Receiver Module for Select Bowens Monolights:

      Wow. all i can say!
      I tried to install this in my Bowens Gemini 750 and it would not fit.
      I called Pocket Wizard and they are OFF THE CHART helpful. Turns out my Bowens in an older model and was eligible for a free upgrade. I shipped it to PW, they modified it and shipped it back!
      now THAT is service

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      5.0

      Flawless set up and use

      By bsmukler

      from Visalia, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Ease of setup
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • NONE

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about PocketWizard Receiver Module for Select Bowens Monolights:

      I purchased a few of these modules for use with the Bowens Gemini 500 Pro PW series monolights. I am new to the Pocket Wizard system and found the setup of these units to be faultless and easy, right out of the box. The "learn" procedure--connecting the Pocket Wizard transceiver with the modules and assigning a separate zone to each one--worked perfectly on the first try (unlike a lot of electronics!). I like the fact that the Bowens lights have a covered compartment for the modules so that, once installed, the modules can stay in place, safely tucked away from bumps and jarring.

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      1.0

      Great idea but faulty production

      By Doublewoods

      from Tempe, Arizona

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Not Sure Cannot Be Used

      Cons

      • Faulty Production

      Best Uses

      • Not Sure Cannot Be Used

      Comments about PocketWizard Receiver Module for Select Bowens Monolights:

      I was very excited to hear about this new product and immediately purchased a pair for my two Bowens 500Pro monolights that currently use PocketWizard FlexTT5 for remote operation. It was disappointing to find out, however, that this PocketWizard receiver module does not fit the slot on the monolight. The twelve pins on the module are shifted to the left side about 1 mm. Because of the restriction of the guiding grooves in the slot, it is impossible to make any side way adjustment in order to insert the twelve pins into the female end in the slot. Called B&H, the return is very easy. Also called the lab/distribution center as suggested by B&H. I was told that I need to ship in my two monolights for them to make modifications on both my lights and the module, for which I need to pay all the expense. This is the first time for me to see an add-on products/accessories that require modification of original products. Very disappointed indeed.

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      5.0

      Good product.

      By Lena Moro

      from Cleveland OH

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about PocketWizard Receiver Module for Select Bowens Monolights:

      It works and I have a high quality images.

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      1.0

      It does not fit Bowens monolights.

      By Doublewoods

      from Tempe, Arizona

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Not Sure Yet

      Cons

      • Faulty Product

      Best Uses

      • Not Sure Yet

      Comments about PocketWizard Receiver Module for Select Bowens Monolights:

      I bought one pair of this module for my two Bowens 500Pro after reading the overview of this product that says compatible with Bowens Gemini C, R, & Pro-Series Monolights. I got them quickly from B&H. But it cannot be insert into the place because the twelve pins on the module are shifted about 1 mm to the left. Because the guiding grooves in the slot, it is impossible to make any adjustment. Called B&H and return was not a problem. As suggested by B&H, I called Mac Group about this issue. They told me that modification has to be done for all Bowens monolights in order to use this module. They claimed that this module would not work for any Bowens monolights without the actual monolights being modified. They suggest I ship my monolights to them at my own expense and also need to pay $25 for modification for each of my monolights. Do I believe them? Not a bit. These are simply faulty products. I just don't believe PocketWizard would produce and release the product by design not compatible to Bowens products but claim it would in the product description. Apparently they want to transfer the expense of correcting their problem onto the consumers. I guess not all of the PocketWizard module for Bowens in the market are faulty given the first reviewer's great experience listed on this site. Maybe I just bought the modules from a bad lot.

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      5.0

      Beats the Bowens reciever.

      By TomH

      from Austin, TX

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about PocketWizard Receiver Module for Select Bowens Monolights:

        Used the PocketWizrd gear for the first time this past weekend. It worked great in my Bowens gear.

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        • No

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