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MicroSyncDigital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit with "H" Prong Plug
 
4.2

(based on 23 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attach securely (7)
  • Durable (7)
  • Good power output (7)
  • Long-lasting (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (12)
    • General purpose (8)
    • Outdoors (8)
    • Outdoor events / games (7)
    • Low light (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (14), Professional (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    This sensational sync is a sweet deal!

    I love my Microsync. It offers everything you've come to expect from using a PocketWizard at half the cost. The Microsync transmitter and receiver are small enough to fit in the side pocket of...Read complete review

    I love my Microsync. It offers everything you've come to expect from using a PocketWizard at half the cost. The Microsync transmitter and receiver are small enough to fit in the side pocket of your camera bag and reliable enough to use all day without changing batteries. I thought I'd have to use a Safe-Sync voltage reducer with the receiver, but was delighted to learn that it can be plugged directly into my Norman P800-D Power Packs without any problems. This is one of those rare products that has made my professional life simpler without destroying my budget.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Only lasted a year and a half!

    My first reaction a year and a half ago--excellent. Benefits of pocket wizard without the expense, weight and bulk. That was then. After a year and a half of light use...Read complete review

    My first reaction a year and a half ago--excellent. Benefits of pocket wizard without the expense, weight and bulk. That was then. After a year and a half of light use (home studio with Novatron monolights used once or twice a month), in the middle of shooting something important, it stopped working. I replaced the battery in the transmitter and the batteries in the receiver. After each change, it worked for a few shots and then stopped again. Luckily, a 580EX on manual and 1/128 power works to trip optical slaves, so we finished, but it was a bit embarrasing in front of a professional model, publicist, and marketing person.Repeated attempts to get support from Tamrac/Micro sync have yielded no reply. My advice would be: Spend a little more and get the real thing (Pocket Wizard) from B&H...[...]

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    1.0

    Not that great

    By bart

    from Oakland, Ca

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Doesn't attach securely

      Best Uses

        Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit with "H" Prong Plug:

        I bought this to sync a Dynalite strobe with my Canon 5D mkII, the first problem is that the transmitter doesn't fit tightly in the camera's hotshoe, so I had to tape it in place when working. The second problem is that the unit only syncs at 1/160 or slower despite it's 1/180 sec rating.
        If I had kept the box I would have returned it.
        Appropriately, it now seems to be a discontinued product.

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        5.0

        The Best Radio Slave Product

        By Saul Photo

        from Red Oak TX

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

        • NONE

        Best Uses

        • Special Events

        Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit with "H" Prong Plug:

        the radio Slave is ready to work as soon as you put the batteries, you do not need to change any other chanels, the reception is great. light weight. (not heavy) I use an old head novatron excellent perforance. I use an adaptor for my white lightings and they work great. for the price they are perfect. very reliable product

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        3.0

        works well enough after some adjustments

        By AirPanda

        from New London, CT

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Loose connection

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors

          Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit with "H" Prong Plug:

          Does the job but only after using a rubber band to hold it down so the connection was secure on my rebel t2i. I'll be getting a better one when i can afford it.

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          4.0

          great product

          By school photographer

          from missouri

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attach Securely
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Outdoors

            Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit with "H" Prong Plug:

            great price on a transmitter...i use it for school photography-indoor and out. having to bob and weave and move around with the younger kids is made easier without all the cords. it recycles fast...i have it connected to a speedatron brown line unit.

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            5.0

            This is what you want!!

            By timbo

            from marion, illinois

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

            • Slides out of shoe

            Best Uses

            • Indoors

            Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit with "H" Prong Plug:

            finally something that appears durable, not wires AT ALL to worry with. good price, solid construction

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            • No

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            5.0

            Peace of mind and affordable

            By Norco guy

            from Norco, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use

              Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit with "H" Prong Plug:

              I use the MicroSync sytem on my Nikon D700 primarily to fire my Speedotron 1204 power pac for portrait work and also to fire my strobes for off camera lighting (CLS). I specifically ordered the H prong unit for my Speedotron power pac so I could just plug it in and go, but I was very disappointed to find out that you can't use it for high voltage pacs without a Safe Sync voltage regulator! It is upsetting to buy something for a particular application then find out you need something more to make it work. The Safe Sync isn't cheap, costing almost half of the total cost of the whole radio slave system. The good is once you have it all, the unit works flawlessly; period. The unit triggers every time, that is the kind of peace of mind this system offers. Even after spending the extra money that I hadn't planned on,(which is still very affordable) you really can't beat the performance of this unit. I would recommend this system whole heartedly.

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              4.0

              Price is right!

              By Wide_Open

              from Northeast PA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Affordable
              • Easy to Use
              • Small

              Cons

              • Fragile
              • Needs locking foot

              Best Uses

              • Wireless flash

              Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit with "H" Prong Plug:

              Lots of Pros, lots of Cons. I had a microsync before and watched it get beat up and broken because of the top heavy design of the receiver. It was more gaffer tape than plastic when it finally died. The transmitter backs out of the hot shoe because it doesn't have a lock. I switched to an elinchrom skyport but it has broken too since it's made of cheap plastic. So, time for a third system and I went back to microsync- largely because it's now one hundred dollars less than a few years ago. It's still top heavy and it still needs a locking foot on the transmitter and I only expect it to last a year or two, but the price is right and once you've gone wireless sync, you can't go back to a pc cord.

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              5.0

              MicroSync Radio Slave

              By Prasad

              from Newport Beach, CA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attach Securely
              • Compacl
              • Light weight
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Low Light
                • Outdoors
                • Special Events

                Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit with "H" Prong Plug:

                I use it in studio with Dynalite Power Pack. This is so cool, so light waeight and compact yet so powerful. Works like a charm, love it.

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                5.0

                What a great Product

                By J. Trimble

                from Ft Lauderdale

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attach Securely
                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit with "H" Prong Plug:

                  MicroSync was a great buy. It has already paid for itself serveral times over.

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                  5.0

                  This sensational sync is a sweet deal!

                  By John Sealander

                  from Dallas, TX

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Cost effective
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Transmitter is not secure

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • With studio strobes

                  Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit with "H" Prong Plug:

                  I love my Microsync. It offers everything you've come to expect from using a PocketWizard at half the cost. The Microsync transmitter and receiver are small enough to fit in the side pocket of your camera bag and reliable enough to use all day without changing batteries. I thought I'd have to use a Safe-Sync voltage reducer with the receiver, but was delighted to learn that it can be plugged directly into my Norman P800-D Power Packs without any problems. This is one of those rare products that has made my professional life simpler without destroying my budget.

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                  5.0

                  Simple and works

                  By Steve

                  from Atlanta, GA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit with "H" Prong Plug:

                        I use this to triger a flash or a camera.

                        Very easy to use, very small & lightweight.

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                        5.0

                        compact and dependable

                        By M

                        from Denver, CO

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Great Size
                        • Long-Lasting
                        • Simple

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors
                          • Outdoors

                          Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit with "H" Prong Plug:

                          I've used this for about 4 years for editorial and advertising work with monolights, 120J, and other flashes. All you need is the right adapter. It's durable and compact and very dependable. The transmitter is small and could be easy to lose or forget about in a pocket. Ideal for photographers who like a light bag. I recommend it and would buy again.

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                          5.0

                          Best bang for the buck

                          By Foto Fun

                          from Fort Worth, TX

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Long-Lasting
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors
                            • Outdoors
                            • Special Events

                            Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit with "H" Prong Plug:

                            I have five of these and use them daily both in studio and on location, for a couple of years. NEVER have had a misfire.

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                            1.0

                            Only lasted a year and a half!

                            By Bill

                            from Houston, TX

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Light weight

                            Cons

                            • Short lifespan

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use

                            Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit with "H" Prong Plug:

                            My first reaction a year and a half ago--excellent. Benefits of pocket wizard without the expense, weight and bulk. That was then. After a year and a half of light use (home studio with Novatron monolights used once or twice a month), in the middle of shooting something important, it stopped working. I replaced the battery in the transmitter and the batteries in the receiver. After each change, it worked for a few shots and then stopped again. Luckily, a 580EX on manual and 1/128 power works to trip optical slaves, so we finished, but it was a bit embarrasing in front of a professional model, publicist, and marketing person.Repeated attempts to get support from Tamrac/Micro sync have yielded no reply. My advice would be: Spend a little more and get the real thing (Pocket Wizard) from B&H...[...]

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                            4.0

                            Works great

                            By Mark

                            from Victoria, Tx

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Outdoors

                                Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit with "H" Prong Plug:

                                I thought it would plug into my Sunpak 120J. I had to make an adapter. So far it works perfect. I love to be able to fire my flash by a press of the button to take a light reading.

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                                3.0

                                Like product came with dead battery

                                By scottsphotorama

                                from Monterey CA

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                • Flimsy

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit with "H" Prong Plug:

                                Frustrating to get a few fires out of it during a job then nothing.
                                this is my second Kit the first just stopped working.

                                I do like the size and it does work well normally.

                                The case accessory is a must.

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                                4.0

                                Compact & Convenient. Loose in Hotshoe?

                                By Cloud10Portraits

                                from Carrboro, NC

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Cheap
                                • Compact Portable
                                • Decent Range
                                • Easy set-up

                                Cons

                                • Seats Loosely

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors
                                • Special Events

                                Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit with "H" Prong Plug:

                                Really compact and a snap to setup.
                                Transmitter could seat tighter into the camera hot-shoe to prevent it joggling loose during use.
                                Transmitter button is convenient for activating the light system to test light levels.

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                                5.0

                                Small but powerful transceiver

                                By Don Jeraldo de Bosque del Apache

                                from San Antonio, NM

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Good Color Value
                                • Long-Lasting
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit with "H" Prong Plug:

                                  Small yet powerful only describes half this product. It is versital as well! Use it to activate a strobe or with an accessory cable, activate your camera from up to 100 feet. It is dependable and operates on four channels. Great tool! Does what the Pocket Wizard does at half the price and half the size.

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                                  4.0

                                  Pretty good unit, but caution

                                  By Photo Bob

                                  from Richmond, VA

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Yeh no more cords

                                  Cons

                                  • Did work on all units

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Studio

                                  Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit with "H" Prong Plug:

                                  My experience with this unit is still pretty limted, but have used it successfully for my studio flash that I used for post ceremony wedding shots. It is nice not to be tied down with a sync cord.

                                  I do have another model studio flash at home and it would not trigger it. Not sure why. I got around it by using the microsync to trigger a Vivitar 283 that triggers an old optical slave on the studio flash. A bit convoluted, but it works fine.

                                  If you purchase it, be sure you can return it just in case it doesn't work on your units.

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                                  5.0

                                  i would buy again

                                  By RickT

                                  from TX

                                  About Me Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attach Securely
                                  • Powerful

                                  Cons

                                  • None at this time

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors
                                  • Special Events

                                  Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit with "H" Prong Plug:

                                  very compact and easy for travel. fired novatron 600 power pack each time it was used. I will buy again when needed.

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