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PocketWizard Plus IV Transceiver (Black)

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PocketWizard Plus IV Transceiver (Black)
Key Features
  • Compatible with FCC Compliant Items Only
  • Combination Transmitter and Receiver
  • Hot Shoe on Top
  • On-Camera TTL with Remote Manual Flash
PocketWizard introduces the Plus IV Tranceiver with the many professional features we've come to expect plus TTL on-camera flash combined with remote manual flash using most Canon, Nikon, Panasonic cameras and some Fuji and Olympus equipment. The Plus IV has 32 channels (16 standard and 16 Quad Zone). Besides eliminating interference this also allows you to trigger flashes in 4 separate (A,B,C,D) zones when doing multiple setups. Auto-Sensing automatically selects the transmitter or receiver mode appropriate to the setup. Auto-Sensing also works in tandem with Auto-Relay mode to allow to can also trigger a remote camera along with remote flashes. Two-Stage Triggering technology allows to wake and focus your camera by partially depressing the test button and fire it by fully depressing it.
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PocketWizard Plus IV Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2
  • 3On-Camera TTL Flash / Remote Manual Flash
  • 4Top Shoe
  • 5Simple User Interface
  • 632 Channels
  • 7Quad-Zone Triggering
  • 8Auto-Sensing Transceiver
  • 9Two-Stage Remote Camera Triggering
  • 10Auto-Relay Mode
  • 11Long-Range Capability
  • 12Repeater Mode (RP)
  • 13High-Speed Receive
  • 14External Power and Firmware Upgradeable
  • 15PocketWizard Compatible

PocketWizard introduces the Plus IV Tranceiver with the many professional features we've come to expect plus TTL on-camera flash combined with remote manual flash using most Canon, Nikon, Panasonic cameras and some Fuji and Olympus equipment. The Plus IV has 32 channels (16 standard and 16 Quad Zone). Besides eliminating interference this also allows you to trigger flashes in 4 separate (A,B,C,D) zones when doing multiple setups. Auto-Sensing automatically selects the transmitter or receiver mode appropriate to the setup. Auto-Sensing also works in tandem with Auto-Relay mode to allow to can also trigger a remote camera along with remote flashes. Two-Stage Triggering technology allows to wake and focus your camera by partially depressing the test button and fire it by fully depressing it.

The Plus IV's long triggering range is consistent with other PocketWizards but setting it to Long Range mode nearly doubles the triggering distance for difficult situations. For the maximum in extended range shooting place a Plus IV in Repeater Mode (RP) between your transmitter and receiver to repeat the signal and complete the connection.

The Plus IV is compatible with all Standard channel or simple triggering PocketWizard radios of the same frequency including PocketWizard-enabled photo gear from Profoto, Dynalite, Norman, Photogenic, and Sekonic light meters.

This item is FCC compliant and can only be used with corresponding USA FCC compliant models. Using this item outside of the United States may be illegal. B&H is not responsible for any fines, fees, or penalties that may come from inappropriate spectrum usage.
On-Camera TTL Flash / Remote Manual Flash
The Plus IV features a top shoe providing TTL compatibility with most Canon, Nikon, Panasonic cameras and flashes as well as some Fuji and Olympus gear. This allows photographers the versatility to shoot with an on-camera flash in TTL mode while triggering their remotes in manual mode. Easily slide a speedlight into the top shoe of your receiving radio and you are ready to start triggering your remote flash in minutes. A perfect setup for wedding photographers.
Top Shoe
The top shoe on the Plus IV allows photographers to easily set-up their speedlights. No sync cord required.
Simple User Interface
The Plus IV has an intuitive user interface where all channels, zones and modes can be easily engaged via a soft-touch keypad, and displayed on an easy-to-read backlit 1" LCD display. When you're working in dark environments, simply press any key other than TEST to illuminate the LCD.
32 Channels
With 32 channels (16 standard plus 16 Quad-Zone Triggering channels), the PocketWizard Plus IV Transceiver enables you to trigger individual or groups of lights simultaneously or individually. This is critical for working in crowded venues or with multiple lighting set-ups.
Quad-Zone Triggering
Selective Quad-Zone Triggering keeps you shooting photos, not running back and forth to your lighting or cameras. Without leaving the camera position, you can wirelessly activate or deactivate your remote flashes or cameras in 4 separately controllable zones: A, B, C, or D. This is ideal when using multiple lighting setups or turning remote cameras or flashes on and off as needed.
Auto-Sensing Transceiver
With its patented Auto-Sensing Transceiver technology, the Plus IV Transceiver is one smart radio. When set to TxRx, it will instantly and intelligently switch between transmitter and receiver modes as needed for greater flexibility on the job. The Plus IV may be set to transmit (Tx) or receive (Rx) independently if needed.
Two-Stage Remote Camera Triggering
The Plus IV Transceiver is the perfect solution for remote camera triggering. The unique two-stage TEST button on the Plus IV works just like the shutter release button on your camera. Press it halfway and your remote camera wakes up to meter and focus. Press TEST all the way to take your photo. When released, your remote camera will return to sleep mode normally: a real battery saver.
Auto-Relay Mode
Our Auto-Sensing Transceiver technology lets you trigger a remote camera in sync with remote flashes using only 3 PocketWizard radios: the one in your hands, a Plus IV cabled to your remote camera, and the one connected to your remote flash set to one channel higher.
Long-Range Capability
Range is comparable to other PocketWizard radios. Shooting environments are seldom ideal, so the Plus IV incorporates two range extending modes for the challenges of the real world. Use Long Range Mode (LR) to nearly double the effective triggering distance in almost any environment.
Repeater Mode (RP)
In very challenging environments or extremely long working ranges, place a Plus IV in Repeater Mode (RP) between your transmitter and receiver to repeat the signal and complete the connection. These modes take a little extra time to do their jobs, so maximum X-sync may be reduced when firing remote flashes in LR or RP modes.
High-Speed Receive
Normally, the Plus IV is capable of triggering lights or cameras at a sustained rate of up to 12 frames per second (fps) - a standard for PocketWizard radios. Set the Plus IV to High Speed Receive Mode (HSR) and trigger at rates up to 14.5 fps, beyond the capability of most of today's cameras. This mode can also help high fps triggering compatibility for any flash.
External Power and Firmware Upgradeable
The Plus IV is normally powered by two AA (IEC:LR6) batteries. For long term remote placement, use an AC adapter, like the PW-AC-USB Adapter, that plugs into the standard Mini-B USB port of the Plus IV. The USB port also enables future upgrades of the Plus IV operating system.
PocketWizard Compatible
The Plus IV is compatible with all Standard channel or simple triggering PocketWizard radios of the same frequency including PocketWizard-enabled photo gear from Profoto, Dynalite, Norman, Photogenic and Sekonic light meters. The PocketWizard wireless system allows for total flexibility with whatever lights or cameras you may be working with.

PocketWizard Plus IV Specs

Wireless
Channels32
Groups4 (A, B, C, D)
Wireless Range1000' / 304.8 m
Radio Frequency340 to 354 MHz
General
Control ModesTTL
Flash Interval14.5 Flashes per Sec
Sync Speed1/250 Sec (Normal)
1/500 Sec (Leaf)
Connectivity
Inputs/Outputs1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm (Flash)
1 x Mini-USB (Power)
Mounting
Bottom MountCold Foot with 1/4"-20 Thread
Top MountHot Shoe
Electrical
Battery Type2 x AA
Sync Voltage300 V
Environmental
Operating Temperature5 to 120°F / -15 to 49°C
Storage Temperature-22 to 185°F / -30 to 85°C
Physical
DimensionsTransmitter: 1.8 x 2.3 x 4.1" / 4.5 x 5.9 x 10.4 cm
Weight4.7 oz / 133.2 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.3 x 4.1 x 2.2"

PocketWizard Plus IV Reviews

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Is this or any other PocketWizard product compatible with the Sony a7/a9 mirrorless camera system?
Asked by: Jake S.
The Plus IV PocketWizards are compatible with virtually any camera in manual mode, up to the camera's X-sync. Including Sony. If you have Sony flashes, this radio has a hot shoe specifically designed for the longer Sony shoe. It can only trigger Sony flashes in manual.
Answered by: PocketWizard Expert
Date published: 2019-01-09

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Is this unit strong enough to hold the flash on top? I shoot weddings and most of the time carry my flash on camera in case I need some fill
Asked by: Hugo
Hugo I tested it with the flash on it and it on the camera, it held up.
Answered by: Hersheal T.
Date published: 2018-10-24

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Compatible with Nikon D300 and Alien Bees 800?
Asked by: John
YES. I keep the PW Plus IV exclusively on my D800e with a speedlight attached to it for event shooting where I trigger a remote studio strobe (AlienBee or other make) that has another Pocket Wizard (PlusX) attached to it. The PW Plus IV is also a RECIEVER for studio strobes, so if you buy two of them you have versatility of attaching a speedlight or studio strobe. I haven't tested if TTL works if you use a Nikon Speedlight attached to the Plus IV OFF-CAMERA and is triggered by another Plus IV on-camera because I only have one. But TTL works with a Nikon Speedlight attached to the Plus IV when mounted onto a Nikon body. (and you can have the Plus !V turned off too if you don't want to trigger a remote flash)
Answered by: Farley M.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Please explain to me how this unit causes a strobe to flash once the shuter release is fired. Do you need both a receiver and transmitter? If so, please suggest a pocket wizard kit.Thanks.
Asked by: Harvey
The PocketWizard Plus IV will not trigger a strobe by itself. It is only a transmitter, although it can act as a receiver to another Plus IV unit. It requires a receiver to trigger any type of strobe. The PocketWizard Plus IV works very well with the PocketWizard Plus X. Hope this helps.
Answered by: Peter C P.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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I have a Nikon D80, one SB-900 Speedlight, two SB-700 units. Currently I use NIkons CLS system to manage all, but I have issues when all flashes are not in direct line of communication with the master. Which pocketwizard do you recommend for this setup?
Asked by: Andres
The Plus IV has a hot shoe on the top of it to connect your speed lights. The Plus III will also remotely fire the flashes, but will require the use of a sync cable from the pocket wizard to the flash if the flash has a sync port. I would say that one Plus IV for each speed light and either a Plus III or Plus IV on your camera to trigger.
Answered by: John P.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Is this compatible with Leica M rangefinder cameras?
Asked by: Stanley L.
I'm not familiar with your camera, but if it has a hot shoe mount similar to Cannon or Nikon, it should work with your camera. The nice thing about the Plus IV is that it has a hot shoe mount on top of it, so that you can attach a TTL speed light or other flash on it and fire it in conjunction with your other flashes being fire by the Plus IV.
Answered by: STEVEN M.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Is this work with usa and eu frequency pockedwizard plus iii too?
Asked by: Anonymous
I currently use the plus IV and the plus iii together. They work flawlessly. I usually keep the IV attached on the hotshot of my camera to use ettl and the plus3 is off camera. No issues so far.
Answered by: Miguel M.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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This description intrigues, It will communicate with the older Plus III models as well for tying together speedlight and studio flash commingled setups. Can anyone confirm the Plus IV is compatible with Profoto Air Remote TTL?
Asked by: Danny
I sent an email in to PocketWizard support to find out about combining my flashes with Profoto B1s and B2s with Profoto Air TTL system. HEre is the response I received:Through my testing I have found a that there is a way to fire both PocketWizard and Profoto Air radios in a way that makes them all sync. In order to do this you will need a PocketWizard Plus IV radio to place on your cameras hot shoe and then place your Profoto Air transmitter in the hot shoe of the Plus IV. This will allow you to use your Profoto's TTL and Power Control Features while standard triggering your PocketWizard controlled flashes.Your FlexTT5 receivers will need to be set to Basic Trigger Mode in order to properly recieve the signal from the Plus IV. To enable Basic Trigger Mode, connect the radio to your computer with a USB cable. Run the PocketWizard Utility, and then navigate to the Misc tab. Select Basic Trigger Mode. Navigate back to the Channel tab, and then select your desired Channels. When you are satisfied, click Apply Changes. Please be aware: in Basic Trigger Mode all ControlTL features are disabled. That means that you will be unable to use TTL, remote power control, or High Speed Sync/FP. You will need to adjust power settings on the back of the speedlights or strobes manually. HSS is the one thing that won't work between the two systems. While the Profoto Air will still be able to perform HSS, your PocketWizard radios will only be using standard triggering and you will not be able to shoot at speeds beyond x-sync.
Answered by: Jaye J.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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