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PocketWizardPlusX Transceiver
 
4.8

(based on 199 reviews)

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (147)
  • Easy to use (137)
  • Reliable (125)
  • Packs small / compresses (68)
  • Durable (55)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Weddings (73)
  • Family photos (71)
  • Portraits (59)
  • Sports/action (34)
  • Studio (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (81), Semi-pro photographer (47), Professional (25), Photo enthusiast (16), Semi-professional (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (186)

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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4.0

Works Fine--My experience ruined by the MiniTT1's...

By Mosaic Photographics

from Atlanta GA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Long-Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors
    • Low Light
    • Outdoors
    • Special Events

    Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

    We got this along with some miniTT1's to use with our simple off-camera flash and on camera flash setup. Boy was I disappointed...

    The PlusX seemed to work perfectly, but the MiniTT1's just did not want to trigger both on and off camera flash.

    I still have this good marks because this thing just works. Set it to the right channel and you're good to go.

    That said, we replaced the PocketWizard's with some Phottix Strato II's and are SO happy with them! They work just the way they are supposed to and they are much simpler to operate--not to mention cheaper...

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    • No

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    5.0

    Don't mess with anything else.

    By CLE Wedding Photographer

    from Cleveland, OH

    About Me 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
      • Weddings

      Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

      I honestly can't work without these. Pocketwizards just work every single time - period. Never had a single misfire with any of my lights. I can use them with any camera and any light. I simply turn them on and start working. Nothing says professional like not fussing with your gear.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Works as advertized

      By AJC

      from Potomac MD.

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portraits

        Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

        It feels solid, and was able able to trigger my strobe and Canon 580 EXII when needed.

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        • No

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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!

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          • 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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            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

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              • 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.

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                • 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.

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                  • 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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                  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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                      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.

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                            • 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.

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                              • 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.)

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                                  • 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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                                  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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