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PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver (Black)

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PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver (Black)
Key Features
  • Compatible with FCC Compliant Items Only
  • Combination Transmitter and Receiver
  • Frequency: 340-354 MHz (FCC/IC)
  • Long Range of 1640'
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.
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PocketWizard Plus III Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2
  • 332 Channels
  • 4Quad-Zone Triggering
  • 5Auto-Sensing Transceiver
  • 6Auto-Relay Mode
  • 7Long Range Capability
  • 8High Speed Capability
  • 9Simplified User Interface and Design
  • 10Wide Compatibility and Connectability

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.

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.
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.
UPC: 893577001811

PocketWizard Plus III Specs

Wireless
Channels16 (Normal)
16 (Selective)
Groups4 (A, B, C, D)
Wireless Range1640' / 500 m
Radio Frequency340 to 354 MHz
General
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)
Mounting
Bottom MountHot Foot
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: 5.25 x 2 x 1" / 13.3 x 5.1 x 3.2 cm
Weight4 oz / 120 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.6 x 4.8 x 2.3"

PocketWizard Plus III Reviews

Good Flash Triggers

By Scott
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-02

I have always used PW triggers and these new ones are nice. My only complaint is battery life. They seem to eat batteries faster than the old triggers I have.

Pocket Wizards Essential Tool For Lighting

By Bob
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-16

I was going to do an outdoor shoot and the PW triggers I had were getting old and sometimes unreliable, I picked up this pack of Pocket Wizards to connect a 1dX II to Canon 580 I and II speedlites. I also used them to trigger my Henesel Integra monolights. They worked well for me. They were very reliable. I though the cae was a bit small. I think it should have been bigger to hold the PWs pluss the assorted cables. It can hold some cables but I wa nted to keep more in the case.

gotta love 'em

By Lois
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-13

I really love these little guys. They are sturdy and easy to operate

Love these for remote camera work

By Vasha
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-08-22

I bought this to add some remote camera capability for shooting soccer, baseball, softball and basketball. The yellow helps with spot-checking the setup from a distance. PWIII's of any color are great for firing remote cameras (you need the right cable btw) and excellent for firing strobes as well.

Pocket Wizard III

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-07-14

They are great!!

Siempre fiables y sencillos de usar

By Paz
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-07-12

Este producto está realmente bien hecho: su construcción es de plástico de buenas terminaciones, tiene un excelente diseño y muy fácil de usar. Son un accesorio muy útil, los uso frecuentemente.

Amazing

By Gledston
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-30

Very good

Wonderful for getting unusual photographs

By Philip
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-26

I use this for many awkward locations, steam trains, aircraft and many other similar action shots.

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