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MicroSyncDigital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit
 
4.1

(based on 53 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attach securely (20)
  • Durable (17)
  • Good power output (11)
  • Good color value (8)
  • Long-lasting (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Indoors (28)
  • General purpose (21)
  • Outdoor events / games (18)
  • Low light (14)
  • Night time (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (23), Semi-pro photographer (10), Photo enthusiast (8), Professional (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works great with Nikon CLS

I am a big fan of the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS). I didn't need a trigger for my flashes, just to fire the camera. I needed something that would still allow...Read complete review

I am a big fan of the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS). I didn't need a trigger for my flashes, just to fire the camera. I needed something that would still allow me to use the CLS the way I like. This meets my requirements. It connects without difficulty and requires no additional setup stuff to mess with. Connect and fire. What could be easier? I bought the optional 10-pin connector cable that works with my D300 and this thing works great. The optional wallet is perfect for carrying the whole package. I recommend it highly.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Would be great if it worked!

Nice portable design, but unfortunately never got one that worked. Tried two kits before requesting a refund. Problem was with the receivers in both. Neither would sync or power on. Tested with...Read complete review

Nice portable design, but unfortunately never got one that worked. Tried two kits before requesting a refund. Problem was with the receivers in both. Neither would sync or power on. Tested with two different light kits from different manufacturers. Tested the transmitter with the receiver of a co-workers kit and worked fine. Tested the receiver with his transmitter and did not work. [...] Looking to replace with an Elinchron Universal kit shortly.

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5.0

Amazingly consistant

By Penumbra Productions

from Bremerton, WA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Simple

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Any

    Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit:

    Professional Studio Use

    We had a real problem with other triggers not firing the strobes consistently. This really has made a difference.

    This trigger works from different rooms, regardless of angle or interference, and we've only had one instance where it didn't fire properly out of hundreds if not thousands of uses.

    What's not so good? No idea. Haven't had any issues at all. The only thing I can see is maybe some internal battery going dead?

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    • No

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    5.0

    Wonderful system!

    By A Bash

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attach Securely
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors

      Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit:

      I bought this system to use indoors in our studio. It worked just as promised - plug in and shoot! Great product.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Great product for the price

      By SF_Rez

      from San Francisco

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attach Securely

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors

        Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit:

        Works great for stable, studio work. Has some misfires here and there and the occasional no-fire, but overall a great product for the price.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Second time around

        By Jamal

        from Jacksonville, Florida

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attach Securely
        • 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:

          This is my second time purchasing this set. It is just as it was advertised, small, versatile, affective.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Love it!

          By anothercalphotog

          from San Diego, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Attach Securely
          • Durable
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit:

            Been using these for years. I mostly use them in studio & indoor settings. It's a low-profile setup, and I like how they plug directly into my strobes. Thus, it makes for a quick setup. They have always worked very reliably for me.

            They could benefit if the manufacturer raised the sync a tad, but it's not an issue for what I use them for.

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            • No

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            5.0

            NIce to have around

            By bblight

            from Wilke-Barre, PA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Low Light
              • Night Time

              Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit:

              At first I wasn't sure about it. But now that I've used it for a few weeks I really like it.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Genesis 200/400 Monolight

              By rofr

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Low Light

                  Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit:

                  I have not real experience with the product yet so cannot speak to range or other qualities but can provide some advice if your intent is to use this to trigger a Genesis 200 Monolight. I assume a Genesis 400 would behave similarly.

                  To get this to work with the Genesis monolight you'll need the PC to Sub-Mini adapter. The 1/4" to 3.5mm adapter will not work. You'd assume, like me, that if it all snaps together properly, it ought to work. But the voltage requirements of the 1/4" connector on the receiver are different (higher) than those for the 2.5 Sub Mini connector on the receiver. Check out the mfg website to see where the 2.5mm connection is located on the receiver. You might also think that a cable with a 3.5mm Mini on each end would work, but it doesn't either.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Compact & Competent!

                  By Paul Farace

                  from Cleveland, OH

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors
                    • Special Events

                    Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit:

                    Other hotshoe transmitters look like oldfashioned cellphones stuck to the camera hotshoe. Not the MicroSync! The small unit mounts easily and stays out of the way. The reciever just plugs into my Paul Buff White Lightnings. It can't be much simpler than that.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Amazing range

                    By dayvid42

                    from York, PA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Very small easy to use

                    Cons

                    • NONE

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit:

                      This is worth every penny in my own opinion. The RF range is awesome! Total control and not just line of sight like IR remotes.

                      I had one issue.. trying to decide to buy based solely on the pictures the company and web sites provide. B&H got it correct! I understood what I was buying and how it worked before I even got the product.

                      Excellent choice if you wan to fire your DSLR without being tied down to a 6ft cable.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      MicroSync Rocks

                      By sept2749[@]

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attach Securely
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit:

                        great product. very easy set-up. Works perfectly.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Good construction

                        By Alex Barros

                        from São Paulo - Brasil

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors
                          • Studio lighting

                          Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit:

                          Good product, compact and efficient. For use within the studio.

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          don't judge a book by its cover

                          By yanaphoto

                          from newport beach

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Special Events

                              Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit:

                              Works like magic.
                              I am not limited by sync cord length..., obviously.
                              The best thing is that it works with my 30 years old Bowen mono light which I was afraid to connect to my digital camera.It saved me from buying whole new studio light set.

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                              • No

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                              1.0

                              You'll loose your money or your time...

                              By Aquiles

                              from Vancouver B.C.

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit:

                              I bought it the first time it didn't work with my photoflex starlite nor with any impact monolights, I sent it back and I got a new one that doesn't work either, maybe is the voltage on the strobe that is not sufficient or I was two times lucky with a non working item.. Either way that shows how unreliable it really is, and if you need another accessory to make it work as I read in some reviews, then they aren't selling you a working kit...

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                              • No

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                              1.0

                              Bad Bad Bad!!!

                              By Roberto

                              from São Paulo Brazil

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Doesn´t work

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors

                                Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit:

                                I received this product last friday and don´t work!
                                The product came with a problem and doesn´t work!
                                I will call BH tomorrow morning and try to solve this problem!

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Worth the money

                                By The Flash

                                from Burlington, NC

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use

                                Cons

                                • Sync speed 180th

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Indoors

                                Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit:

                                Used in studio and on location advertising photography
                                Easy to use right out of box, the transmitter is nice and small
                                I wish it would sync at a faster shutter speed

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                                5.0

                                Slave Kit

                                By puznum

                                from cedarhurst, ny

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Good Color Value
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors

                                  Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit:

                                  I bought this slave kit in order to be able to go wireless. This was a great choice, very inexpensive and you just plug it in and go, works very well in my studio space.

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                                  3.0

                                  Will not work with some strobes

                                  By amateur product photographer

                                  from san jose ca

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable

                                  Cons

                                  • 1180 sync rate slower

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit:

                                    I purchased the 1/4 plug version and I couldn't make it sync with my Strobelites from Westcott.

                                    Turns out the strobes are operating at a much lower voltage range and the receiver was not recognizing it. MicroSync did a good job by sending me an adapter to use the PC sync port instead. The transmitter also wasn't making good electrical contact with my hotshoe, I had to be creative in order to make it work.

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                                    3.0

                                    it's good when it works

                                    By SB Photo

                                    from Wichita, KS

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attach Securely

                                    Cons

                                    • Loses Charge Quickly
                                    • Weak

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Indoors
                                    • Low Light
                                    • Night Time
                                    • Special Events

                                    Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit:

                                    the product was very good when it worked - it fired 75% of the time, and I would often have to unplug and replug the receiver into the flash. The batteries were brand new and the cord was as well. Good price, but might be worth it to purchase a product little bit higher quality to ensure it works.

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                                    3.0

                                    Transmitter doesn't make good contact

                                    By Good Sky Day

                                    from Fort Wayne, IN

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit:

                                    This is my second purchase. On this particular unit, the transmitter is a little loose in the hot shoe, and needs a piece of paper wedged in to make good contact. I contacted the manufacture and they weren't too concerned with my particular issue. Guess that's the last time I will buy from them.

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                                    5.0

                                    Excellent Product

                                    By Domino

                                    from Wilkes-Barre, PA

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Great Value
                                    • Works as described

                                    Cons

                                    • NONE

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use
                                    • Indoors
                                    • Outdoors
                                    • Special Events

                                    Comments about MicroSync Digital 4 Channel Radio Slave Kit:

                                    Works exactly as described. Took literally two minutes to asemble and start using and that included unpackaging and installing the batteries. I use it for triggering my head and pack system and I literally plugged it in and it worked. Allows me to move around the studio to do automotive photography as well as more creative people photography.

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