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PocketWizardPlusX Transceiver
 
4.8

(based on 191 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (152)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (141)
  • Easy to use (137)
  • Reliable (125)
  • Packs small / compresses (68)
  • Durable (49)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Weddings (72)
  • Family photos (71)
  • Portraits (55)
  • Sports/action (34)
  • Studio (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (78), Semi-pro photographer (45), Professional (25), Photo enthusiast (14), Semi-professional (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (179)

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

 

Not Enthralled

Too many software changes are needed to other pocket wizard models to be used with this one. If I want to use this one as a triggering device, I have to reconfigure my Pocket...Read complete review

Too many software changes are needed to other pocket wizard models to be used with this one. If I want to use this one as a triggering device, I have to reconfigure my Pocket Wizard TT5 to be a receiver and fire a flash. If you can't get your own products to seamlessly work together, then how can you expect people to trust that they will work well with other manufactures' products?

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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.

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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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                    • 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.

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                                • 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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                                  5.0

                                  Works

                                  By TVRPhoto

                                  from Monterey, CA

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Long-Lasting
                                  • Powerful

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use

                                    Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

                                    I work at an instution where the walls consist of massively thick cement. The RF signals of the Pocket Wizards work everytime.

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                                    • No

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                                    3.0

                                    Not Enthralled

                                    By JJJJ

                                    from Cranston, RI

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

                                        Too many software changes are needed to other pocket wizard models to be used with this one. If I want to use this one as a triggering device, I have to reconfigure my Pocket Wizard TT5 to be a receiver and fire a flash. If you can't get your own products to seamlessly work together, then how can you expect people to trust that they will work well with other manufactures' products?

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Work great!

                                        By Photobug

                                        from Utah

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Long-Lasting

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

                                            I've only used these a handful of times out doors, but I use them in my studio weekly. They work great, no problems with them. So far battery life seems very good as well!

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Reliable

                                            By Shef

                                            from Boston, Ma

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • General Use

                                              Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

                                              I've used the Plus IIs and IIIs, and this works just as consistently. Unless you need the zone control or hypersync features, save money and get the Plus X instead of the Plus III.

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                                              • No

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                                              4.0

                                              It worked as I expected.

                                              By Chris

                                              from Mattapan, MA

                                              About Me Pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Attaches Securely
                                              • Durable
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Powerful

                                              Cons

                                              • No Camera Cord

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Low Light
                                              • Night Time
                                              • Outdoors
                                              • Special Events

                                              Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

                                              It worked well through the high speed shutter exposure. I dit not miss a shot.

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                                              • No

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