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PocketWizardPlusX Transceiver
 
4.8

(based on 196 reviews)

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    (156)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (145)
  • Easy to use (137)
  • Reliable (125)
  • Packs small / compresses (68)
  • Durable (52)

Cons

  • Poor quality (8)
  • Heavy / bulky (4)

Best Uses

  • Weddings (72)
  • Family photos (71)
  • Portraits (57)
  • Sports/action (34)
  • Studio (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (79), Semi-pro photographer (46), Professional (25), Photo enthusiast (16), Semi-professional (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (183)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The economy wizard

For a long time I've been trying to save up for PocketWizards, and as many already know of the Pocket Wizard to have such an elite reputation , fortunately the brains behind Pocket Wizard...Read complete review

For a long time I've been trying to save up for PocketWizards, and as many already know of the Pocket Wizard to have such an elite reputation , fortunately the brains behind Pocket Wizard decided to create an affordable device, the Plus X transceiver that wont cost you an arm or a leg. From the little conveniences of rubber test buttons buttons, to having the option of up to 10 channels to work with, the PocketWizard Plus X is very simple to use, and can affordably be found in B&H's store for less[$] I highly recommend this to anyone looking to get into off camera flash photography, or and have been in the same predicament as me.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

DOES NOT WORK 100% OF THE TIME

I use these transceivers to fire off camera flashes. Transmit from the hot shoe on a Nikon D 3 DSLR, 20 feet or so, to the receiver attached to a Nikon SB-800...Read complete review

I use these transceivers to fire off camera flashes. Transmit from the hot shoe on a Nikon D 3 DSLR, 20 feet or so, to the receiver attached to a Nikon SB-800 flash. New fully charged batteries in both units and still the flash does not fire 100% of the time. I still recommend them, but am a little disappointed.

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5.0

do it

By jon

from san diego

Verified Buyer

Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

works great

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5.0

The Best

By N C WV

from West Virginia

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors
    • Low Light
    • Portraits
    • Special Events

    Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

    IT Works Every Time It Supposed Too!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Simple, effective and reliable

    By mike_kuk

    from Newnan, GA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

      This is my fourth PlusX, as I've got three Canon 600EX-RT units, and the intended use is to facilitate off camera flash with any non-Canon camera, or older film camera.

      The unexpected surprise was that two of these and the correct cable work as a great remote trigger for a camera that doesn't have one otherwise, such as a EOS-1V or similar. Even for cameras that have a Wifi or infrared remote, this is a longer range and small replacement, easy to conceal after triggering the remote (fi you've got the 2 second timer activated)

      These things are great!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Good Solid Trasnceiver

      By Kerry Jones

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Good Color Value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

        Overall: Light/Excellent

        Pros:
        * Small (Smaller than old ones)
        * Consistent (no misfires yet)
        * Compatible with old ProFoto lights (using old Profoto 600/300s)
        * 2/3 the price of the Plus iii

        Cons:
        * Doesn't have the features of the Plus iii

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        3.0

        DOES NOT WORK 100% OF THE TIME

        By Big Bill

        from Austin TX

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Does Not Always Work

        Best Uses

          Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

          I use these transceivers to fire off camera flashes. Transmit from the hot shoe on a Nikon D 3 DSLR, 20 feet or so, to the receiver attached to a Nikon SB-800 flash. New fully charged batteries in both units and still the flash does not fire 100% of the time. I still recommend them, but am a little disappointed.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          It's a PocketWizard. It works.

          By EricR

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use

            Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

            Simple to use. Works well.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great for off camera flash!

            By Frank

            from Sparks, NV

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Always Fires
            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • NONE

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

            Purchased this Pocket Wizard for use on my flash off-camera. Using Nikon system to fire off-camera flash was not giving a consistent result. Tried another triggering system with no success. Returned that system to B&H with ease and purchased my 2nd Pocket Wizard. Works flawless on my off-camera flash unit. Excellent results.

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            • No

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            5.0

            The industry standard for a reason

            By Charlie W.

            from Alabama

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Long-Lasting
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

              I needed one more transciever to expand my studio. These things are rock solid in performance and very light weight. You cannot go wrong with these.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Works perfectly, and better!

              By Jon

              from El Paso, TX

              Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

              I've tested the range of this thing and it's wow! Works really far away so I could put my flashes everywhere to create my dramatic look. Just perfect!

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              5.0

              perfect for what i needed

              By candid ho

              from los angeles, CA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Outdoors
                • Portraits

                Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

                I have old transmitter and transceiver, needed one more pocket wizard.
                Read reviews saying it's inexpensive yet work like another pocket wizard, decided to buy. I totally agree. it works like normal pocket wizard. I like new design also. Strong recommend.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Simple

                By BillyBob

                from Bay Area, CA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

                      Turn on and use. Basic, simple.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      lus X Transceiver Plus X Review

                      By photogman

                      from West Brookfield, MA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use

                        Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

                        More compact than its predessor. It was a little inconsistent in it's performance.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Freedom

                        By Steve L

                        from Upstate NY

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Good value
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Portraits
                          • Special Events

                          Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

                          I just started using these based on other user reviews (and the fact that they are recommended by Zack Arias). Very easy to use and frees me from the line of sight that my Canon flashes require to work together. I don't even mind that you can't use E-TTL with these as I think it forces/allows me to be more creative.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Simple yet effective

                          By Mabel

                          from Laredo, TX

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight
                          • Long-Lasting

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

                            Works great! Very simple and was a perfect pairing with my Plus III (pink.)

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Hot shot performer!

                            By Low budget Mike

                            from Tallahassee, FL

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely
                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Bulky Profile

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Outdoors
                            • Portraits
                            • Product photography

                            Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

                            My new Canon 70D was not equipped with a standard PC sync socket like the Canon 40D I had used previously with my Novatron studio strobe setup. I needed a reliable solution to the flash triggering issue and this setup works flawlessly. I enjoy the wireless freedom it provides me for getting the right composition for my shots of models in costumes for my product photo sessions. The flexibility of the slave triggers will allow me to explore more creative ways to develop and enhance my studio shooting and field photography with remote camera activation.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Wonderful Wizard

                            By J

                            from Columbia, MD

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight
                            • Long-Lasting

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors
                              • Outdoors
                              • Portraits
                              • Special Events

                              Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

                              I use this Pocket Wizard with my speedlights and several older Pocket Wizards. It's even better than the older ones; clearly a member of the PW family. I have used three other brands of triggers over the years, but PW is my hands down favorite. Reliable, simple; works great with my light meter.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Works great

                              By Mike in DC

                              from Washington DC

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely
                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight
                              • Long-Lasting

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Indoors
                                • Outdoors

                                Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

                                Using with Profoto Acute systems, so I only needed a transmitter with simple functionality, and this does the job! Great price for a solid piece of lightweight equipment that gets the job done. Works seamlessly with my packs and required no setup. Extra channels (10) is a nice plus. Would be nice if it was a little smaller, but that's nit picking.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Perfect transceiver as usual from PW

                                By Dan

                                from Central Florida

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

                                      After using Pocket wizards for over 12 years I love the new design with a lower profile and no rubber antenna. Works great with all of our transmitters and receivers that we have been using for years including the first blue ones.

                                      One thing I don't care for is the power button facing the front of the camera and it is a little small.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      They Work!

                                      By The Photo Hunter

                                      from Beaufort, SC

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attaches Securely
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Outdoors
                                        • Portraits

                                        Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

                                        Work as advertised. Easy to use. Light weight and compact.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        would buy them again

                                        By Yankee's dad

                                        from Sikeston, MO

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • General Use
                                          • Indoors
                                          • Portraits

                                          Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

                                          I am a part time pro and don't use them every day. They work great with my old Porta-master studio lights. Love not having to worry about the cords. Wish I had bought a third one to use when I use two power packs.

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                                          • No

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