Wein PN Peanut Slave (100' Range)

Wein PN Peanut Slave (100' Range)

Wein PN Peanut Slave (100' Range)

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Wein PN Peanut Slave (100' Range)

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The Wein PN Peanut Slave is the most basic in the line of optical slaves. It connects to any standard PC sync socket, directly or with use of a PC cord. It provides coverage with a range of up to 100'.

Note: Not compatible with the Canon 580EX II flash

Tiny size, weighs less than 1/2 ounce
Up to 100' range (indoors)
Solid cast epoxy won't crack, protects micro-circuitry inside
UPC: 053661065185
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Wein PN Peanut Slave (100' Range)
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    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.5 x 2.7 x 1.1"
    PN Peanut Slave (100' Range) is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 42.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Never miss I used it to trigger a slave flash with an umbrella. It never miss a flash, even in full daylight. BUT BUT BUT do not work with the digital camera flash. The modern camera flash, emit pre-flash (unvisible to the naked eyes) to ajust, and compute the power to the final flash, for the photo. This sensor is to quick and trigger the slave flash at the first pre-flash, leaving no power, for the real one, the one that count. If you can disable the TTL flash option on your camera (like many SLR do) and set it to manuel then this little peanut will do its job perfectly. There exist the same peanut but for digital camera, that do not trigger the slave during TTL pre-flashes.
    Date published: 2011-01-14
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Does not work with triggering voltages below 5V I have used the Wein Peanut to try to trigger 3 differentNikon Speedlights: SB-24, SB-28 and SB-600. None of themever flash with the Peanut. Using an old Sunpak Auto411 ittriggers 100% of the time (indoors). An e-mail from Wein inresponse to my query says that it requires at least 5V totrigger which excludes many (?most) modern low voltage smallflashes. The Sunpak triggers at nearly 200V. Expertise: Advanced amateur Problems Encountered: See above
    Date published: 2007-11-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it so much, bought two more! I bought several electronic slave trigger devices for my old Vivitar 283 flashes that have been tucked away in the closet for the last 15 years. The others attach to the hot shoe. But, I absolutely love this one! It fits right into the dedicated Vivitar plug socket of the 283 flash (I leave it in and don't have to remove it). It is small and looks like it was built right into the flash. It works perfectly. I trigger the Vivitar 283s with the peanut slaves optically either by using a bounce-flash mounted on the camera or by using a radio transmitter mounted on the camera to first trigger a slave flash which then triggers the 283s.
    Date published: 2012-03-19
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Verify sync voltage before you buy. Although the info is not readily available, this flash requires a sync voltage of greater than 5V to operate the circuitry. I've tested 3 peanuts it on three different Nikon SB-24's (sync voltage around 4.5 V), and got very mixed results. Maybe 1 in 10 shots would trigger the flash. As I understand it, it's a very competent product, when paired with a high enough sync voltage, but I cannot attest to that.
    Date published: 2011-07-13
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Took A Gamble MANY mixed reviews but for the price I figured Id try. Ordered one to use for a 2nd off camera light, along with a pair of radio triggers, for a portable strobe studio. Went off about 10 times reliably, results were good. Then stopped working as good. 10 flashes no trigger, then one here and there. Going to just bite it and buy another set of radio triggers. Great idea and a great product if it functioned properly. It just doesn't. Build quality is shabby at best and just seems like a neglected product. (The epoxy that the electronics reside in on mine wasnt even fully cured; still sticky.) Do yourself a favor and just pass this one over. Major QC issues with this one. 2 stars because a lot of people have had a good experience with them.
    Date published: 2011-12-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality adequate sensitivity This is a durable design. It works well as long as you'rein the same room as the triggering flash. It reliably worksto about 20 feet away indoors and perhaps much farther ifthe triggering flash is bright. If you're working outdoorsor in a larger room get a slave with ambient light filtering and higher sensitivity. Expertise: Pro Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Various wein slaves
    Date published: 2007-07-20
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from No use with new Vivitar 285HV This unit will not fire Vivitar 285HV flashes. It appears the trigger voltage of the Vivitar flash is too low. I bought two of these and two 285HVs and none of them will work together. The peanut will work with other flashes that I have. It seems strange that wein promote the fact that the peanut will plug straight into a 285, when it's not compatible. Expertise: Professional Problems Encountered: Doesn't work
    Date published: 2007-10-04
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not good with vivitar and nimh batteries When I use freshly charged batteries on my vivitar 285 it works very good but as their voltage goes down a little (say 75% charge) it become very unreliable. Maybe something about the peanut minimum voltage operation. So if you use alkalines or an external battery pack it should work fine.
    Date published: 2008-11-22
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