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ImpactPowerSync16 Transmitter
 
4.8

(based on 88 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (74)

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    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (41)
  • Durable (37)
  • Reliable (25)
  • Good power output (23)
  • Easy to use (22)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (38)
    • General purpose (33)
    • Outdoors (31)
    • Low light (23)
    • Outdoor events / games (23)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (40), Pro photographer (27), Photo enthusiast (15)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (79), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    EXCELLENT flash triggers

    I use this transmitter with two receivers and they are perfect. They act just like PocketWizards and they perform flawlessly. The price is just right for these triggers as you get what you pay...Read complete review

    I use this transmitter with two receivers and they are perfect. They act just like PocketWizards and they perform flawlessly. The price is just right for these triggers as you get what you pay for. They are small and lightweight and incredibly durable. They stand up perfectly fine with heavy flashes and mount on a tripod/light stand with ease. The battery inside the transmitter is like a watch battery and is very easy to find at almost any store. The battery that comes in the transmitter & receiver has an extremely long battery life.

    My only minor complaint is that the antenna on top is somewhat flimsy and seems like it could break off. However I have bent it to 90 degrees and it popped right back into place.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great while it worked...

    Unfortunately, this transmitter failed on me 10-minutes into the first photoshoot using it. The transmitter would simply not consistently trigger the receiver when on the camera's hot shoe to the point where it...Read complete review

    Unfortunately, this transmitter failed on me 10-minutes into the first photoshoot using it. The transmitter would simply not consistently trigger the receiver when on the camera's hot shoe to the point where it completely quit triggering. Tried troubleshooting on the field to no avail. Had to switch to tethered shooting to complete the shoot. I was looking fwd to getting a long run with this transmitter but will not be the case.

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    5.0

    worked great

    By Bob

    from Tallahassee

    Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

    Felt small but that's good. Less weight to lift and carry.no problems. No misfires.

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    5.0

    Great! So happy I bought it!

    By Giovanna

    from Sao Paulo, Brazil

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits

      Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

      It's very easy to use and doesn't fail.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Small, compact and works great

      By David Michaels Photography

      from Las Vegas

      Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

      This is just the transmitter I was looking for. The higher GHz worked great At the last event I went to. All the other photographers were struggling to keep their gear from interfering with each other. Mine operated flawlessly

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      5.0

      so far so good

      By Ty C.

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Night Time

        Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

        I've only been using this for a week now and so far it is working great. Flash triggers every time so it is doing what it is supposed to.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Works great

        By Ed

        from Idaho

        Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

        Has worked great with my Canon 5D mark2 . Also love how small it is. Do wish it layed flat and not strait up..Other than that its been flawless.

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        4.0

        So far so good

        By Grantshutter

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Weak

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Outdoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

        Got these almost a year ago, I've used them a little outside but never in contact with rain (yet) so i can't attest to that. But using them in smaller studio shoots I haven't had one issue.

        Some complaints are that it's small (which is also a positive) yet feels like it would easily break if dropped but hey it was a great price correct?

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        compact but nice transmitter

        By Nick

        from Clive, Iowa

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Color Value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Night Time
          • Portraits

          Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

          Finally I returned this one. it was not because this one was not good, but I'd like to have a transmitter to trigger my wireless flash. Honestly, I really like this one, very compact and tiny, light. PowerWizard is too bulky.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Very nice product

          By Torontonian

          from Toronto Canada

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Good Color Value
          • Lightweight
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Portraits
            • Special Events

            Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

            The product is of very good quality, and the range is fantastic. B and H service is exceptional. Delivery to canada was in 2 1/2 days with their basic shipping. Thanks guys @ B&H. keep it up. I am very happy with both the receiver and transmitter.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            excellent trandmitter

            By photosLRdesign

            from Florida, USA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Outdoors
              • Portraits
              • Special Events

              Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

              Very versatile working with multiple lights. It works great. Very comfortable to use in the runner of the camera

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              great product!!

              By markomarko

              from il

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Lightweight
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

                i use this product for off camera flash. it has helped me alot with getting the right shot and the right look for me . Pluss its alot of fun to use. i use it with my nikon d5100 and my nikon sb700 and it works great!! it fires from really far away witch is awesome and the consistancy is close to 100% except when i mess something up haha. id def redcomend this for someone that doesnt mind changing settings manually or cant offord the expesive pocket wizards at first or for beginners.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Excellent et très petit !

                By David C.

                from Geneva, Switzerland

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

                  Vraiment simple d'utilisation et très compact. A recommander!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Reliable, good buy.

                  By LA

                  from NY

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

                      I've been using it for about 3 months now, and it's very reliable and easy to use. Everyone recommends it,.... and the people at B&H. They say it's better than PocketWizard, for less! Seems to work well so far.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Good Product

                      By rjh71

                      from Toledo, OH

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

                            Works as advertised. (The on/off switch is small and inconspicuous. It's easy to forget to turn it off.)

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great Product

                            By Dukes

                            from Royersford PA

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors
                              • Outdoors
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

                              Really works great. Purchased more and will buy more.

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                              5.0

                              Does what it's supposed to

                              By Eytan

                              from Brooklyn, NY

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely
                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Small Channel Switches

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Low Light
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

                              I use this flash to fire my flash off camera, mostly for portraits and event photography. Overall very good, though the channel switches are slightly too small and often require a tool of some kind to adjust.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Must need

                              By WJ

                              from San Jose, CA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely
                              • Durable
                              • Good Color Value
                              • Lightweight
                              • Long-Lasting
                              • Powerful

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

                                Use for off camera flash

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                great product

                                By Joe Photo

                                from Phila. Pa

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Good Color Value
                                • Lightweight
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                • NONE

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors
                                • Low Light
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

                                strobe control

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                great

                                By Eric

                                from VT

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Lightweight
                                • Long-Lasting

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

                                    I got this as part of a kit, Iv had it for a few weeks and so far its been working very well. Its very small, light and durable.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Couldn't be easier to use!

                                    By Bob

                                    from Lake Stevens, WA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    See all my reviews

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attaches Securely
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Powerful

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • General Use
                                      • Indoors
                                      • Low Light
                                      • Night Time
                                      • Portraits

                                      Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

                                      I wrote a more detailed review for the PowerSync16 receiver, however, this is a very good remote trigger for camera-mounted strobes. You can also get receivers for AC strobes, but I haven't tried them.

                                      Overall, this was easy to set up and use and it works great, even with my 12-year-old strobe unit.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      It isn't a Pocket Wizard......

                                      By Johno

                                      from Oakland CA

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attaches Securely
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

                                          ....but it's about half the price.
                                          As a pure amateur and hobbyist, I need to be price conscience and still maintain a certain level of build quality.

                                          I love the freedom of a wireless set up and the ability to fire off an outdoor flash 100 feet away from my camera and the fact I don't need to fire off a frame every time I want an exposure reading.
                                          I plan on getting the AC receiver for my strobe lighting and not having to rely on optical triggering.

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                                          • No

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