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ProfotoAir Remote Transceiver
 
4.7

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (0)

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    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • 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 (8)

    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 is the Stones

    By JJJJJ

    from Cranston, RI

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Low Light
      • Portraits
      • Special Events

      Comments about Profoto Air Remote Transceiver:

      Works every time, just like it's advertised.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • 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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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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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