PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver

PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver

PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver

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Product Highlights

  • Combination Transmitter and Receiver
  • 10 Channels with Backlit Channel Dial
  • Auto-Sensing Transceiver
  • Auto-Relay and Transmit Only Modes
  • Side View Design and Internal Antenna
  • Full PocketWizard Compatibility
  • Made in the USA
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PocketWizard PlusX overview

  • 1Description

The PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver is a versatile radio trigger that features a wealth of functionality within a simple-to-use and intuitive design. This transceiver offers 10 standard channels from which to use, and navigation between these channels is easily controlled by a backlit channel dial. These 10 channels are fully backward-compatible with all other PocketWizard radios and PocketWizard-enabled devices for maximum efficiency with existing radio setups. Contributing to its functional abilities, the PlusX also features intelligent Auto-Sensing technology, which allows the device to instantly fluctuate between transmitter and receiver duties. Auto-relay is also supported in order to promote a completely remote workflow.

The PlusX design revolves around an internal antenna and side-profile design that contribute to overall durability and a streamlined appearance. This minimal design aesthetic is also benefitted by the simplified connection strategies that allow the radio to be fully functional when attached to a camera's hot shoe, without any cabled connections required. For attaching to remotes and external lights, a 3.5mm miniphone socket is available and three cables are included to offer an array of popular connection types.

10 Standard Channels
The PlusX features 10 standard channels for use to provide greater availability when working amongst other photographers or for greater control over complex lighting situations. These channels are compatible with all other PocketWizard of the same frequency.
Backlit Channel Dial and Status Indicator
An analog dial is used to quickly and easily switch between the 10 available channels. A full-time amber backlight is used to illuminate the selected channel for convenience and greater visibility when working in dimly-lit conditions. A tri-color LED is also incorporated into the design and provides a visual means for gauging the PlusX battery life when it is sending or receiving a transmission.
Internal Antenna
The internal antenna provides greater durability and eliminates the possibility or bending or breaking it during use. It also produces a more streamlined appearance when in use, and corresponds well to the side-profile design to create an overall visually unobtrusive look.
Simplified Connectivity
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.
Auto-Sensing Transceiver
The PlusX is automatically set to intelligently and instantly switch between transmitter and receiver modes for the greatest amount of flexibility. You can also manually override this function and choose to have it act as a dedicated transmitter only, which will cancel its ability to receive or relay signals.
Auto-Relay Mode
When using three 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 simple and highly efficient remote workflow.
Range and Sync Speed
When used in ideal conditions, this transceiver is capable of producing and receiving a signal up to 1600' away. It supports sync speeds up to 1/250 sec. with focal plane shutters and 1/500 sec. with leaf shutters with a maximum triggering speed up to 14.5fps.
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: 893577001958
    In the Box
    PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver
  • Stereo 3.5mm Miniphone-to-Miniphone Cable
  • Mono 3.5mm Miniphone-to-Locking PC Cable
  • Stereo 3.5mm Miniphone-to-1/4" Adapter
  • Lanyard
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    PocketWizard PlusX specs

    Wireless
    Channels 10
    Groups 1
    Wireless Range 1600' / 487.7 m
    Radio Frequency 344 MHz
    General
    Control Modes Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Flash Interval 14.5 Flashes per Sec
    Sync Speed 1/250 Sec (Normal)
    1/500 Sec (Leaf)
    Connectivity
    Ports 1 x 3.5 mm (Flash)
    Mounting
    Bottom Mount Hot Foot (Locking)
    1/4"-20 Thread
    Electrical
    Battery Type 2 x AA
    Sync Voltage 300 V
    Environmental
    Operating Temperature 5 to 120°F / -15 to 49°C
    Storage Temperature -22 to 185°F / -30 to 85°C
    Physical
    Dimensions 4.2 x 2.1 x 1.2" / 10.7 x 5.3 x 3 cm (Transmitter)
    Weight 3.9 oz / 110.5 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.2 x 4.1 x 1.8"

    PocketWizard PlusX reviews

    PlusX Transceiver is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 243.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from The economy wizard For a long time I've been trying to save up for PocketWizards, and as many already know of the Pocket Wizard to have such an elite reputation , fortunately the brains behind Pocket Wizard decided to create an affordable device, the Plus X transceiver that wont cost you an arm or a leg. From the little conveniences of rubber test buttons buttons, to having the option of up to 10 channels to work with, the PocketWizard Plus X is very simple to use, and can affordably be found in B&H's store for less$ I highly recommend this to anyone looking to get into off camera flash photography, or and have been in the same predicament as me.
    Date published: 2013-06-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely light and easy set up Very basic with limited options in comparison to the Plus III, but it does what it does very well and is great for those that don't need all the uses of a Plus III or similar. I use this as a receiver and a Plus III as the transmitter. It does the job well and setting it up is very easy. Just one gotcha - I have a Nikon SB700, and I didn't realise when buying this that I would need a separate part to be able to use this with it. Tf you want to use this with a SB700, then you will need a PC to Flash Hotshoe Adapter, (the Nisha Hot Shoe/Tripod Mount is available from B&H) The construction seems to be good and it is extremely light.
    Date published: 2013-05-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Plux X Transceivers I have used these to fire multiple speedlights as well as a studio light in the context of a wedding shoot. It is great to not have to use cords! I love the reliability and the range these have. So far I haven't had any problems with battery life, but I'll need to use them harder to see how long they can last. I wish they didn't fall sleep so easily. On my speedlights I have to fire once to wake it up, and fire again for the actual flash to go off. And of course, I wish it had TTL. But overall, a wonderful reliable product! Much better price than the Plus 3's, but still all the functionality I need!
    Date published: 2013-05-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple yet Fantastic I use these PocketWizards for both off-camera speedlights as well as studio strobes. They are ridiculously easy to use: you turn them on, set the channels, and they simply work. If you don't need some of the more advanced features of the Plus III (e.g., zones, relay, etc.), then these are well worth purchasing. If you want to remotely trigger your camera and flashes, you simply set your camera channel to one channel and your flashes one channel above and they automatically fire. These are priceless when it comes to off-camera flash and I have never had a no-fire situation. These simple radio transceivers by PocketWizard pack and punch!
    Date published: 2013-12-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Affordable quality I use multiple Nikon SB900 flashes regularly that I triggered from my Nikon camera's built-in wireless flash but the SB900 still had to see the camera flash. It was not reliable unless used at close range and/or the environment was relatively dark. The PocketWizard Plus X are currently the most affordable PocketWizards available. They are very reliable as they triggered my Nikon SB900 flashes every time where my Nikon camera's built-in wireless triggering would normally fail. I prefer manual settings so TTL capability is not my cup of tea however, changing power settings at the camera would have been beneficial. A good example of the pros and cons of using the PocketWizards Plus X is outdoors under several tents during the day into night. Pro-Reliable Triggering. Con-Changing the power settings of each flash under each tent when required.
    Date published: 2013-04-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does what it's supposed to do. There are fancier and more complicated flash triggers out there. But the PlusX meets my needs. The PlusX is reliable, reasonably rugged and straight forward to use. With 10 available channels, it allows me to shoot in environments where other photographers are also firing triggers. Since I do all of my strobe shooting in manual mode, I don't have need for the more expensive and complex TTL options available on the market. I also like the fact that it uses AA batteries which I always have on hand, instead of the more unique batteries that are required by some other triggers. I own three PlusX transceivers as well as a Plus III which I bought before the PlusX came on the market. The Plusx is a great product and serves my purposes.
    Date published: 2016-08-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent System For the Price For anyone looking to trigger strobes, flashes, or cameras, I would highly recommend this product. For the price, I don't think you can beat it. I was previously using radio triggers to fire strobes, but there are a lot of noticeable differences between the PW's and radio triggers. Probably the biggest difference I've noticed is that the PW's do not randomly trigger themselves off. When I previously had the radio triggers, they would randomly fire; sometimes they would not fire altogether... if you have the money, I would really look into purchasing a set of these. You will not be disappointed.
    Date published: 2013-08-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does the Job well Radio links for studio flash photography are pretty much required for multiple flash setups. The PocketWizard Plus X is a solid unit with a very easy user interface. Plug into the flash, set the channel and turn it on. The unit is highly reliable and handles both transmit and receive functions and can trigger a shutter or a flash. My only complaint was the build quality of the plastic casing. It seemed a little cheap compared to older Pocket Wizard units I have. Also why don't they incorporate the attachment functionality of the caddy that is currently an add on from a 3rd party company.
    Date published: 2014-05-14
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