PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver (Black)

PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver (Black)

PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Combination Transmitter and Receiver
  • Frequency: 340-354 MHz (FCC/IC)
  • Long Range of 1640'
  • 32 Channels and Quad-Zone Triggering
  • Auto-Sensing and Auto-Relay
  • Up to 14.5 fps Shooting
  • Side-View Design and LCD Monitor
  • Full Compatibility with Previous Models
  • Runs on Two AA Batteries
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PocketWizard Plus III overview

  • 1Description

The black PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver is a highly versatile and robust radio trigger that is compatible with all prior FCC-version PocketWizards, as well as most flash and camera systems. Featuring 32 channels to choose from, this transceiver is simple to use in even the busiest of situations. Wireless remote control is possible through the use of Quad-Zone Triggering, which allows you to manage up to 4 zones of remote PocketWizard-enabled cameras or flashes from one position. Without having to leave camera position, you can activate and deactivate groups of flashes quickly and easily. This transceiver also employ's PocketWizard's Auto-Sensing technology, which instantly allows your device to fluctuate from transmitter to receiver. This technology works directly in line with the Auto-Relay function for a completely remote workflow.

The efficiency of this transceiver is further extended by allowing up to 1640' transmissions in normal mode, and nearly double with Long Range mode. High speed, continuous shooting is made possible with the High Speed Receive mode, permitting up to 14.5 fps firing at up to 1/250 sec. for focal plane shutter and 1/500 sec. for leaf shutters.

The design of the Plus III incorporates a side-view LCD screen and touch pad interface for switching between modes, zones, and settings. It connects to any camera featuring a hot shoe and is also compatible with a variety of cables for linking to lighting and other remote systems.

32 Channels
Featuring 16 standard and 16 Quad-Zone Triggering channels, finding an open channel to use is simplified and efficient. Switching between channels is accomplished with one-touch operation.
Quad-Zone Triggering
You can program up to 4 working zones for remote control of flashes. This allows you the ability to wirelessly activate and deactivate your flashes, enabling you to remain in camera position without having to manually adjust lighting setups. This is ideal for using multiple lighting setups and managing remote cameras as needed.
Auto-Sensing Transceiver
When set in TxRx mode, the transceiver is able to instantly switch between transmitter and receiver modes for the greatest amount of flexibility. You can also manually override this and choose to have it act as a dedicated transmitter or receiver.
Auto-Relay Mode
When using 3 PocketWizard radios; you can remotely trigger a camera to fire and trigger a flash simultaneously. Utilizing the Auto-Sensing technology, the transceiver mounted to the camera can instantly receive a signal from an auxiliary transceiver, and then instantly convey the transmission to a remote flash. This provides a simplistic and highly efficient remote workflow.
Long Range Capability
When used in ideal conditions, this transceiver is capable of producing and receiving a signal up to 1640' / 500m away. When conditions are not ideal for a long range transmission, Long Range mode can be used to nearly double the effective range of the signal. There is also Repeater mode, which will repeat the signal several times, increasing the possibility of a successful transmission at long range.
High Speed Capability
When in High Speed Receive mode, this transceiver is capable of triggering cameras or flashes up to 14.5 fps. Normal performance also permits triggering up to 12 fps. It is also capable of sync speeds up to 1/250 sec. for focal plane shutters and 1/500 sec. for leaf shutters.
Simplified User Interface and Design
Clearly displayed on a 1" / 2.5cm backlit LCD, all of the channels, zones, and modes can be configured using a soft-touch keypad. The design of the transceiver also incorporates a side-view LCD for easier viewing and an internal antenna for a less obtrusive appearance.
Wide Compatibility and Connectability
The transceiver is easily attached to most cameras through the hot shoe, with no extraneous cables required. For attaching to remotes and lights, there is an all-in-one sync port for wide compatibility. Cables are included for attaching from miniphone to miniphone, miniphone to phono, and miniphone to PC sync for cameras without a hot shoe. It is also compatible with all PocketWizard transmitters and receivers (of the same frequency) as well as PocketWizard-enabled lighting and metering equipment. The Plus III is powered by 2 x AA batteries and can be kept up to date with firmware updates utilizing the USB port.
Important Information
  • Units sold in USA use 344.0 MHz for channels 1-16, and 346.5-354.0 MHz for channels 17-32
  • Units sold in Europe use 433.62 MHz for channels 1-16, and 434.22 for channels 17-32
  • USA and Euro models cannot converse with each other
  • USA models may interfere with devices in Europe
  • UPC: 893577001811
    In the Box
    PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver (Black)
  • Quick Guide
  • Stereo 3.5mm Miniphone to Miniphone Cable
  • Mono 3.5mm Miniphone to Locking PC Cable
  • Stereo 3.5mm Miniphone to 1/4" Adapter
  • Lanyard
  • Operation Reference Sticker
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    PocketWizard Plus III specs

    Frequency 340-354 MHz (FCC/IC)
    Channels 16 standard channels
    16 selective Quad Zone Triggering channels
    Zones A/B/C/D
    Antenna Precision tuned internal coil
    Display Backlit 1" / 2.5 cm LCD
    Range 1640' / 500 m
    Max Sync Speed Up to 1/250 sec. for focal plane shutters
    Up to 1/500 sec. for leaf shutters
    Triggering Speed Up to 14.5 fps
    Contact Time 62 milliseconds in normal
    2 milliseconds in High Speed Receive mode
    Output Power <0.001 W
    Power Supply 2 x AA batteries (alkaline, NiMH, NiCAD, NiZn, Li-ion)
    USB (with optional adapter)
    Battery Life Up to 50 hours
    Max Port Sync Voltage 300 V
    Max Current Handling 1.0 A peak, 0.2 A continuous current limited
    Voltage Present 3 V
    Operating Temperature 5-120°F / -15-50°C
    Storage Temperature -22-185°F / -30-85°C
    Input/Output 3.5 mm stereo miniphone jack
    Hot shoe
    Dimensions 5.25 x 2 x 1" / 13.3 x 5.1 x 3.2 cm
    Weight 4 oz /120 g
    Packaging Infoffrutvcyzfe
    Package Weight 0.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.6 x 4.8 x 2.3"

    PocketWizard Plus III reviews

    Plus III Transceiver (Black) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 497.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great as remote camera triggers I purchased two devices primarily to use as a remote camera trigger and receiver, however they will also serve as back-ups to my radio strobes. They work really well as remote triggers and using the corresponding cables, they provided two-stage triggering to my professional Canon bodies (CM-N3-ACC cable) as well as my Canon G11 and Rebel (CM-E3-ACC cable). My plan is to use remote cameras in a theatre setting so that the photographer will be hidden and not be a distraction. The Plus III radios should work great for that use or sports photography or any similar work where you can plant a camera close to the action and not personally be in the way.
    Date published: 2014-03-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Flawless The Plus III Transceiver works perfect. I am industrial photographer and recently shot the assembly line at an auto plant. As you could imagine there's steel every ware. The Plus III didn't miss a beat. I had a flash on the floor behind a steel basket full of camshafts a good 40ft from the camera, no problem. Two down sides, the batteries are hard to get out. It would be nice if PocketWizard would put a small strap you could pull to pop out the batteries. Also I used the leash provided to hang the Plus III to my light stand. It works, the problem is when you move the light it bang and swings against the stand. Either you buy the stand mount PocketWizard makes or you figure something out your self.
    Date published: 2015-07-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Trigger I've used the previous models, but this is a great improvement over earlier models. I love the choice of four zones. I originally bought two triggers but quickly bought a third and the cable to connect this trigger to my camera. Now I can fire the camera and strobe remotely. I also can get my camera and strobes set up, then use the third trigger to fire test shots to verify lighting. The display is clear and easy to understand. The on/off switch has been improved and is easier to access. I have several Pocket Wizard products and I've found them to be reliable and to perform in demanding conditions.
    Date published: 2016-01-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice new design I have used Pocket Wizard Plus II and MultiMax, now the III. I like the new design without the rubber antenna as they seem to get bend very easily. I am not sure why the display is facing left of camera. A back facing or right facing design would make more sense when shooting portrait orientation. The lcd display is smaller then I thought, but still big enough to read it clearly. It has a very loose fit on the hotshoe, so tightening the lock ring is necessary. The overall unit is smaller than the Plus II and I like the new look. So far it has been reliable for me, III on channel 17 on the camera controlling 3 MultiMax connected to strobes and 1 built-in receiver in the power pack.
    Date published: 2012-05-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought 4 of these to zone my weddings I exchanged my +2s in BH for 4x PW+3s to have zoning option. Those radios work perfect. Well built and awesome range. I find that this is an ultimate product for weddings. TTL versions didnt work for me. These are reliable and solid. Worth every dollar. Now few hints I discovered: when used simultanously with speedlight - do not touch the metal PC sync screw cable by the socket - it causes PW+3 to stop working. Also - if anyone is wondering if these radios work in MANUAL BULB (continous radio signal on press and hold) mode. They do. Tested and confirmed with WIN10ACC1 cable on Nikon D3. So yes fireworks and light painting is a go with those.
    Date published: 2014-10-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Disappointing in only one aspect It has backward compatibility but not exactly. With all it's channels and zones it only plays nice with another PERSON Plus 3.To make full use of this awesome tool you need to buy 4 of them.Otherwise if you have older models or even the new plus x the zone function is useless. If only we started the channel count at 1 rather than 17.If you have $ or your willing to wait and build go ahead its perfect. If you have older units you want to use with it... buy the plus x or understand that the plus 3 zones are useless until you buy more of them. Great equipment just know before you buy.
    Date published: 2014-11-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Update: I need to remove a star After further use in studio I really dislike the sideways facing mount. Guess what? When shooting in portrait position it now becomes a DOWNWARD facing trigger. Really? Now turning on and off different lighting groups which is it's claim to fame turns me into a contortionist. The first company to make an adaptor to mount it correctlly is going to make some bank! I'll be the first to buy.
    Date published: 2012-05-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Design Issues I've owned the original Plus transmitters & receivers, the Plus II transcievers, the FlexTT5, and now the Plus III units. Yesterday I used the IIIs on a large commercial shoot firing SB900s and SB910s. Here are my notes: 1) They work. They fire every time. And that's the most critical consideration for me. 2) In landscape orientation, I don't like it that transmitter controls now face to the left. It was easier to access the channel controls on the PLUS II when it was facing the rear of the camera. 3) As somone already mentioned, when the camera is in portrait orientation, the controls are facing down. That was really, really irritating. 4) They don't power off by themselves. With the cool new technology featured you'd think that PocketWizard would include an option to turn them off automatically after X hours of inactivity. I'm hoping for a firmware update but I'm not holding my breath.
    Date published: 2012-05-23
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