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ProfotoAir Remote Transceiver
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

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    (2)

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    (1)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Reliable (8)
  • Packs small / compresses (5)
  • Strong construction (4)

Cons

  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good product but could be built sturdier

    Used for professional advertising photography. This product has great range and saves a lot of time when adjusting the power settings of multiple lights especially when the lights are in different rooms. For the...Read complete review

    Used for professional advertising photography. This product has great range and saves a lot of time when adjusting the power settings of multiple lights especially when the lights are in different rooms. For the price, I would like to see them built sturdier and with a locking mechanism for the hot shoe mount. I had one slip off the camera's shoe mount and fall onto concrete from 4 feet in the air causing all the lights on the remote to stop working.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    great but construction is CHEAP

    works great with air lights, but construction feels so cheap... i also dropped mine and it stopped working... needs to have a rubberized case.

    get the cheaper one as...Read complete review

    works great with air lights, but construction feels so cheap... i also dropped mine and it stopped working... needs to have a rubberized case.

    get the cheaper one as less costly when you drop it

    not as reliable as pocket wizards, does not fire every time... but working with USB air remote and using laptop is a dream.

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    5.0

    Profoto Air remote is reliable

    By RKOZ

    from The Villages, Florida

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Profoto Air Remote Transceiver:

      Just plain out works. Most reliable trigger for my Profoto B1 heads. Just attach it to the top of your camera and shoot. That's it!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Does the job

      By SK_Chicago

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Profoto Air Remote Transceiver:

          Works well with My new B1 Flash heads.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Makes Life Easier

          By Sparks

          from San Mateo, Ca.

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Convenience

            Comments about Profoto Air Remote Transceiver:

            You can just stay in one spot and control all lights that are in your setup. This product is very convenient, especially if you have lights setup pretty high like a beauty dish. You don't have to walk back and forth to adjust power on your power pack. If your shooting without an assistant this is a must have when using strobes!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Works! That's all that matters.

            By John Ricard

            from NYC

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Profoto Air Remote Transceiver:

                I have been using Pocket Wizard to trigger my Profoto D1 Airs. They work, but it sort of a pain to attach them to the D1s and you have to replace the AA batteries in each unit peridoically. I decided recently to just get the Profoto remote and reduce the clutter of having 4 Pocket Wizards. The Profoto trigger works great. It's smaller than the PW when it sits on my camera and there are no misfires. I like the fact that the test button is white. It's easy to see.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Love this remote

                By Bill D

                from Chicago

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Studio

                  Comments about Profoto Air Remote Transceiver:

                  The Air remote is easy to use, offers full control of you Profoto Air equipped lights.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Love the air system!

                  By Home Goods Studio Photog

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Weak Construction

                  Best Uses

                  • Studio
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Profoto Air Remote Transceiver:

                  Overall this is a great system. Excellent features and control.

                  However, they wear out batteries quickly and the plastic hot shoe connection is pretty delicate.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Still Trying

                  By Lulu

                  from NYC

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Profoto Air Remote Transceiver:

                    Had to return first one as hot shoe was faulty.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    great but construction is CHEAP

                    By steve

                    from sydney, australia

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Weak Construction

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Profoto Air Remote Transceiver:

                      works great with air lights, but construction feels so cheap... i also dropped mine and it stopped working... needs to have a rubberized case.

                      get the cheaper one as less costly when you drop it

                      not as reliable as pocket wizards, does not fire every time... but working with USB air remote and using laptop is a dream.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Good product but could be built sturdier

                      By sthuen

                      from Fargo, ND

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Weak Construction

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Profoto Air Remote Transceiver:

                        Used for professional advertising photography. This product has great range and saves a lot of time when adjusting the power settings of multiple lights especially when the lights are in different rooms. For the price, I would like to see them built sturdier and with a locking mechanism for the hot shoe mount. I had one slip off the camera's shoe mount and fall onto concrete from 4 feet in the air causing all the lights on the remote to stop working.

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        quite simply... amazing.!

                        By PT

                        from Sydney, Australia

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Profoto Air Remote Transceiver:

                            Extremely useful. makes studio work effecient. easy to use. awesome!

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Work perfectly with the D1

                            By AD013 by David Benoliel

                            from Miami

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Studio lighting

                              Comments about Profoto Air Remote Transceiver:

                              it's so much less time consuming!
                              Very easy to use, you can manage each light or even by group if you want (Ex: raise the stop for all your background's light at the same time, ...).
                              You have to own one if you have some D1's!

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