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Impact PowerSync16-80 Transceiver

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Impact PowerSync16-80 Transceiver
Key Features
  • 80-Channel Wireless Control
  • 4 Individual Groups
  • Sync up to 1/250s
  • Range: up to 720'
The PowerSync 16-80 Transceiver from Impact is a combination wireless transmitter/receiver with 80 channels for elimination of interference, as well as 4 groups that can each handle multiple devices that can be triggered individually or simultaneously. Besides remote flash triggering, with the appropriate optional cable, the PowerSync 16-80 can focus and trigger your camera in single, continuous, and bulb modes or be used as a wireless shutter release.
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Impact PowerSync16-80 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Digital Wireless Transceiver
  • 380 Digital Channels
  • 4Digitally Coded 2.4GHz Signal
  • 5Four Individual Groupings
  • 6Ideal for Long Exposure and Macro photography
  • 7Extended Wireless Range
  • 8Auto Syncing

The PowerSync 16-80 Transceiver from Impact is a combination wireless transmitter/receiver with 80 channels for elimination of interference, as well as 4 groups that can each handle multiple devices that can be triggered individually or simultaneously. Besides remote flash triggering, with the appropriate optional cable, the PowerSync 16-80 can focus and trigger your camera in single, continuous, and bulb modes or be used as a wireless shutter release.

The PowerSync 16-80 is used with at least 1 other unit. In its most basic mode, one transceiver slides onto the camera's hot shoe or is mounted to a bracket's cold shoe and is connected to the camera using the included 2.5mm to PC cable. A second transceiver acts as a receiver and accepts a shoe mount flash using its built-in hot shoe or is wired to the flash in the case of power packs or monolight. The connected flash will fire at distances up to 720'. You can even extend the range further by adding a third intermediate transceiver to extend the range to 1,440'.

A similar technique is used to fire your camera remotely by connecting a transceiver to it using an optional dedicated cable - a handy feature for macro photography. Add another handheld PowerSync 16-80 to trigger the camera remotely, like a wireless cable release. Pressing the release button halfway focuses the camera; fully depressing it triggers the shutter. Taking this a step further, you can fire the camera and a flash remotely with just 3 transceivers - one connected to the camera, one to the flash, and one handheld acting as a transmitter.

The long exposure mode brings you into the realm of the unit's additional features. With a wired transceiver or a wireless 2-tranceiver setup, depressing the bulb button activates a digital stopwatch on the LCD screen that indicates elapsed time. Stop the exposure by depressing the button fully.

Ideal for surveillance or wildlife photography using a remote camera, Continuous Focus Lock minimizes triggering lag time by locking the camera into focus mode, similar to depressing the camera's focus release button half way. With the PowerSync 16-80, you'll never have to miss a shot because you had to wake a sleeping camera.

The grouping function allows you to assign each light in a portrait setup to one of the 4 groups allowing you to use all of the lights in unison or to add or subtract an accent, hairlight or backlight, for example, at will for different effects. Alternatively, you can assign a channel to 4 different lighting setups in a large studio and move from setup to setup for different looks or products. Each setup would require at least 1 transceiver wired to a master light to set off the optical slaves on the other units. With its reasonable cost you could, of course, wire a transceiver to each flash in the studio.

The PowerSync 16-80 runs on 2 included, easily-sourced AA batteries. Also included are 2.5 mm to PC and 3.5 mm to 3.5 mm flash sync cables, a lanyard, pouch case, self-adhering accessory shoe, and a 3.5 mm to 1/4" phono adapter. The PowerSync 16-80 is backward compatible with PowerSync 16 but limited to 16 channels.

Note:
Compatible with all cameras that feature the standard universal hot shoe (incl. Sony Multi-Interface Shoe).
Compatible with all flashes (set to Manual mode), except for Sony brand Multi-Interface Shoe series flashes (e.g. HVL-F60M etc.)
Digital Wireless Transceiver
Powerful multi-purpose transmitter/receiver can act as a flash trigger and remote shutter release for multiple devices simultaneously
80 Digital Channels
Ideal for operating multiple devices wirelessly without having to worry about radio or flash interference
Digitally Coded 2.4GHz Signal
A stronger and more reliable radio signal that allows the units to communicate, even with barriers between them, eliminating the need for a line-of sight between devices
Four Individual Groupings
Provides the user with the ability to wirelessly bundle multiple units in clusters, creating separate groups with alternate settings
Ideal for Long Exposure and Macro photography
The hands-free shutter release features of the device make it ideal for photographic situations where eliminating camera shake is desired
Extended Wireless Range
The PowerSync 16-80 has the ability to extend its signal range using multiple units for flash and camera triggering
Auto Syncing
Synchronizes your remote flashes with a camera's shutter release using only 3 transceivers
UPC: 847628577954

Impact PowerSync16-80 Specs

Key Specs
Channels
80
Groups
4
Wireless Range
720' / 220 m
Inputs/Outputs
1x 2.5 mm (Flash)
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm (Camera Shutter)
1x Mini-USB
Battery Type
2x AA
Wireless
Channels
80
Groups
4
Wireless Range
720' / 220 m
Radio Frequency
2.4 GHz
General
Sync Speed
1/250 Sec
Connectivity
Inputs/Outputs
1x 2.5 mm (Flash)
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm (Camera Shutter)
1x Mini-USB
Electrical
Battery Type
2x AA
Physical
Dimensions
Transmitter: 4.75 x 1.75 x 1.25" / 120 x 44.5 x 31.7 mm
Weight
2.9 oz / 82.2 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.605 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.55 x 5.35 x 2.05"

Impact PowerSync16-80 Reviews

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question

I have a HVL-F60M flash that I use with the Sony A7r. Will this trigger be compatible to use with both the flash I have and the A7r? I am assuming I will need to purchase 2 units - one for the camera and the other for the flash, right? Thank you,Nicholas Lutfi
Asked by: Nicholas L.
I bought two after reading about other's experience.
Answered by: Wendy W.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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is this compatible with Pocket wizard?
Asked by: James S.
This product is not compatible with Pocket Wizard.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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COMPATIBLE CAMERAS?
Asked by: Anonymous
This radio sync transceiver will work with most cameras that have a standard hotshoe.It is not TTL so the flashes will be manual only.It comes as one unit so you need at least two, one for the camera and one for the off camera flash.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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is it work for sony alpha 6000 Impact PowerSync16-80 Transceiver ?
Asked by: manju n.
Depends what flashes you want to trigger. Impact PowerSync 16-80's work fine as a transmitter in the Sony Multi-Interface shoe to trigger THIRD-PARTY flashes like Profoto, Elinchrom or Bolt. The problem is Sony HVL-Flashes won't connect to third party triggers via their flash foot.
Answered by: Brian S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

Good day, will it be synchronized if I put it on ...

Good day, will it be synchronized if I put it on Nikon D850 with Godox Professional Studio Flash?
Asked by: Lilya
If you are using 2 units of the 16-80 it should work just fine. Godox studio flashes have built in wireless sync capability and I would suggest getting the Godox XPro TTL flash trigger for Nikon to use with the with your D850.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2020-08-19

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I have a PowerSync10 transmitter. Is this compatible?
Asked by: Phillip
Unfortunately, this unit is not compatible with the Impact PowerSync 10 transmitter.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2019-07-30

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Can I use this transceiver with Elinchrom D-Lite 400W/s RX 4 Flash Head?
Asked by: Juan H.
If you had 2 of these transceivers you could use it with the Elinchrom D-Lite 400W/s RX 4 Flash Head. The Impact PowerSync 16-80 will not fire the internal receiver on the Elinchrom. You need to have 1 PowerSync 16-80 attached to the 3.5mm sync port of the Elinchrome and 1 PowewerSync 16-80 on the camera.
Answered by: Lawrence C.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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I bought the Impact PowerSync16-80 Transceiver because it's backward compatible, but it will not fire my Speedlite 430 EX or my Travelite 750's... I can see that it is triggering on the display, but nothing happens. Any advice?
Asked by: William S.
The PowerSync 16-80 is backward compatible with the Impact PowerSync 16. The PowerSync 16-80 will only trigger PowerSync 16-80 and PowerSync 16 receivers. When using the PowerSync 16-80, which has 80 channels, with the PowerSync 16, which has only 16 channels, use the dip switch guide found inside the battery door of the PowerSync 16-80. The PowerSync 16-80 uses channels 65-80 to correspond to the 16 channels on the PowerSync 16. Additionally, make sure all groups are shut off on the PowerSync 16-80.
Answered by: Lawrence C.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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