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WeinSync-Link Universal IR Flash Trigger - Hot Shoe
 
4.0

(based on 10 reviews)

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    (2)

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    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Reliable (6)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Packs small / compresses (5)
  • Strong construction (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Weddings (4)
  • Family photos (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It works like perfectly

[...]My assistant did most of the event I purchased this for. When I did get behind the lens the recovery time was incredible. This trigger cut out nearly all of the...Read complete review

[...]My assistant did most of the event I purchased this for. When I did get behind the lens the recovery time was incredible. This trigger cut out nearly all of the shadowing effects on my set and there were no cases of red eye and very little eyeglass glare. (I was playing Santa for a fundraiser - eyeglass glare was a big issue) [...]

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Almost there

Wanted a trigger for my Photogenic strobes. It works good if your strobe is parallel to the camera or in front. I was using a strobe behind me yesterday though and wasn't getting a...Read complete review

Wanted a trigger for my Photogenic strobes. It works good if your strobe is parallel to the camera or in front. I was using a strobe behind me yesterday though and wasn't getting a burst everytime. I need some more time to play with it...

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1.0

Limited Use

By Pat

from WNY

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Wein Sync-Link Universal IR Flash Trigger - Hot Shoe:

      This product has limited range and did not work with a nikon flash. It did work with an optical slave unit that I have.
      I had seen it work in a video using a Nikon flash.
      This is why I purchased the product.
      The instructions that came with it are poor.

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      • No

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      3.0

      adequate, but could be better

      By goshane

      from alberta

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor build quality
        • Too Narrow

        Best Uses

          Comments about Wein Sync-Link Universal IR Flash Trigger - Hot Shoe:

          should disperse wider, flashes off to the side won't trigger. Build quality very poor.

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          • No

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          3.0

          Almost there

          By zbent

          from seattle

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Wein Sync-Link Universal IR Flash Trigger - Hot Shoe:

          Wanted a trigger for my Photogenic strobes. It works good if your strobe is parallel to the camera or in front. I was using a strobe behind me yesterday though and wasn't getting a burst everytime. I need some more time to play with it...

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          • No

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          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Sync-Link Universal IR Flash Trigger

          By D M Irmscher

          from Storrs, CT

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Wein Sync-Link Universal IR Flash Trigger - Hot Shoe:

            Great product for the price.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Stronger than I thought !

            By Norman

            from Raleigh NC

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Reliable
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Studio

              Comments about Wein Sync-Link Universal IR Flash Trigger - Hot Shoe:

              I bought this to replace my WEIN SSR which had gotten damaged in a fall. I was not impressed when I first started using it. It seemed to be much slower than my old one. I soon found out that while it is slightly slower than my older model, this is the higher power model with greater range. The only drawback is a slight delay to recharge. It's not big enough to cause any problems in the studio, but may cause problems for some.
              My advice - Unless you are working in a HUGE studio space, you can go with the lower power unit and have faster recycle times. I always use a wein ultra slave in at least one of my flash units, and the older, lower power model worked fine for 8 years until I dropped and stepped on it by accident.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Works like a "charm"!

              By Loose Canon

              from Kirkland, WA.

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Pack
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight
              • No accessories needed
              • Reliable
              • Strong Construction
              • Very "self-contained"

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • "Studio" subjects
                • Family Photos
                • Real Estate interiors
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Wein Sync-Link Universal IR Flash Trigger - Hot Shoe:

                I shoot a digital Canon camera and I needed to be able to trigger optical White Lightning Monolights, but I couldn't use the Canon E-TTL flash units to do it because the E-TTL pre-flash discharged the WL before the actual exposure. The Wein IR Trigger trips the WL's from the Camera hot shoe without adding "light" to the subject and without wires!!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Problem solver

                By Kenny M

                from Newton, MA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Pack
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • Weak Construction

                Best Uses

                • Studio lighting

                Comments about Wein Sync-Link Universal IR Flash Trigger - Hot Shoe:

                As someone who has just made the transition in studio work to digital, the flash trigger is a perfect solution for my purposes, working with Novatron lighting equipment. I had heard horror stories of toasting digital cameras (mine are Canon) by using the original sync cord I had used with previous single lens reflex film cameras and the Wein system is a real life saver.

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                5.0

                great studio accessory

                By proshoot

                from richmond, va

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Pack
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Wein Sync-Link Universal IR Flash Trigger - Hot Shoe:

                    really valuable in the studio to fire strobes. Does not need to be direct line of site. No wires, No cords needed....really simple

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Excellent!

                    By Inclusive Arts

                    from Waynesburg, PA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Pack
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Wein Sync-Link Universal IR Flash Trigger - Hot Shoe:

                      Gives a good strong, wide signal to all the strobes in the room.

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                      5.0

                      It works like perfectly

                      By Vince

                      from Knoxville, TN

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Pack
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Eliminates flash shadow
                      • Fast recovery time
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable
                      • Strong Construction
                      • Very battery efficient

                      Cons

                      • No negative issues

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoor sets wstrobes
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Wein Sync-Link Universal IR Flash Trigger - Hot Shoe:

                      [...]My assistant did most of the event I purchased this for. When I did get behind the lens the recovery time was incredible. This trigger cut out nearly all of the shadowing effects on my set and there were no cases of red eye and very little eyeglass glare. (I was playing Santa for a fundraiser - eyeglass glare was a big issue) [...]

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