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ImpactPowerSync16 Transmitter
 
4.8

(based on 100 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (83)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (48)
  • Durable (42)
  • Good power output (28)
  • Reliable (25)
  • Attaches securely (24)

Cons

  • Flimsy (3)

Best Uses

  • Indoors (45)
  • General purpose (38)
  • Outdoors (35)
  • Portraits (28)
  • Outdoor events / games (27)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (42), Pro photographer (30), Photo enthusiast (17), Casual photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (87), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

EXCELLENT flash triggers

I use this transmitter with two receivers and they are perfect. They act just like PocketWizards and they perform flawlessly. The price is just right for these triggers as you get what you pay...Read complete review

I use this transmitter with two receivers and they are perfect. They act just like PocketWizards and they perform flawlessly. The price is just right for these triggers as you get what you pay for. They are small and lightweight and incredibly durable. They stand up perfectly fine with heavy flashes and mount on a tripod/light stand with ease. The battery inside the transmitter is like a watch battery and is very easy to find at almost any store. The battery that comes in the transmitter & receiver has an extremely long battery life.

My only minor complaint is that the antenna on top is somewhat flimsy and seems like it could break off. However I have bent it to 90 degrees and it popped right back into place.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great while it worked...

Unfortunately, this transmitter failed on me 10-minutes into the first photoshoot using it. The transmitter would simply not consistently trigger the receiver when on the camera's hot shoe to the point where it...Read complete review

Unfortunately, this transmitter failed on me 10-minutes into the first photoshoot using it. The transmitter would simply not consistently trigger the receiver when on the camera's hot shoe to the point where it completely quit triggering. Tried troubleshooting on the field to no avail. Had to switch to tethered shooting to complete the shoot. I was looking fwd to getting a long run with this transmitter but will not be the case.

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4.0

Little Transmitter Take Care of Business

By Johnathon the Henninger of New Haven

from New Haven, CT

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Portraits

    Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

    This little unit is much cheaper than the Pocket Wizard and takes care of my needs just fine. I trigger studio lights and take it outdoors to trigger strobes. I even have a shoe on the side of one of my flashes so I can trigger it via the flash sync and make use of an on camera fill flash. This replaced an older one I had that I lost. The rubber antenna broke off but it still had enough range to trigger a flash up in the windows of Grand Central Station in NYC where I had a bride and groom standing. The switches allowing for light grouping are tiny and slightly tricky to use but I rarely use them so not a big deal.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    A Cost Effective Alternative to Higher Priced Controls

    By Kyle May

    from Cleveland

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Portraits
      • Special Events

      Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

      I already owned a transmitter and two receivers and bought this transmitter for a 2nd body. I use two bodies while shooting events and portraiture. Having a 2nd transmitter allows me to switch bodies frequently to keep electronics and batteries cooler. At a recent charity event, I shot a red carpet situation where I took 700+ frames of 200 attendees at the benefit. Having this 2nd transmitter allowed me to keep switching bodies at will and made for a more comfortable, trouble-free shoot.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      PowerSync16 Transmitter is reliable product

      By Ricky Panjabi

      from High Point, NC

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portraits

        Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

        I already own 3 more transmitters and receivers of the same company, bought form B & H in the past.
        Although not used regularly, it is dependable whenever i need to use it. It works fine without fail

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Tons of fun

        By Markito

        from East Wenatchee, WA

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Low Light
            • Portraits

            Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

            I teach high school photography and this is a great tool to get the kids thinking about light intensity and direction. We use these along with two PowerSync receivers attached to two Impact VSD 160 strobes. Since the strobes are not attached to the camera, students can position them wherever they want in order to achieve different effects. We are using this lately for jump shots and the students are having fun and getting some cool results. Occasionally there is a misfire, but I think that's pretty typical of any remote firing technology.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            good product

            By PanamaZR1

            from Panama, Rep of Panama

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Low Light
              • Night Time
              • Outdoors
              • Portraits

              Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

              I actually owned a more economical radio triger system that did not work to well (you get what you pay for). This one on the other hand is not that expensive and does work very well.
              I use it with my two speed lights and umbrelas

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              3.0

              Take care with it.

              By iantm

              from Ann Arbor, mi

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Flimsy

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Night Time
              • Outdoors

              Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

              The only thing wrong with this is that I've had two break because the antenna is so fragile. I probably should be less hard on my gear. The receivers are more well built and I'm going to buy a transceiver even though it costs more because it looks more sturdy.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Works as expected - EASY!

              By David

              from Atlanta, GA

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

              Moved from being tethered to having this... its amazing! I am happy with my purchase and have always been happy with Impact's quality and product line. They are very cheap to invest in and they seem to last a long time... I am a repeat buyer!

               
              5.0

              Would buy this unit again

              By Jerry

              from Kansas City, MO

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Portraits
                • Special Events

                Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

                So far this unit has worked every time. It is so much better than the other units I have used.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Compact on camera transmitter

                By Rob From jersey

                from Jobstown, NJ

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Low Light
                  • Night Time
                  • Outdoors
                  • Portraits
                  • Special Events

                  Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

                  Small, light weight but big on power

                   
                  5.0

                  Great product

                  By Libby

                  from Asheville, NC

                  Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

                  Works as promised and satisfies my needs.

                   
                  5.0

                  Flawless Performance!

                  By Chadly

                  from Steubenville, Ohio

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Outdoors
                    • Portraits
                    • Special Events
                    • Studio work

                    Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

                    I can not say enough positive things about the Powersync 16 setup. I own this Transmitter, an AC Receiver that I use with my moonlights and a DC Receiver that I use with a Yongnuo 565EX TTL Speedlite for a hair light or too flash a portrait background. This transmitter works flawlessly and every time. I couldn't be more happy with it's build quality and performance. And this thing is so tiny and lightweight, but don't let that fool you. It's no toy.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Best product,

                    By Cowboy

                    from Connecticut

                    Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

                    I found the Impact PowerSync 16 a easy to use, affordable and quality system. I shopped around for months looking for a system similar to the Impact system. Everything led me back to Impact. Please note the customer service is unsurpassed. They answered all my question. Plus more

                     
                    5.0

                    worked great

                    By Bob

                    from Tallahassee

                    Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

                    Felt small but that's good. Less weight to lift and carry.no problems. No misfires.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great! So happy I bought it!

                    By Giovanna

                    from Sao Paulo, Brazil

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

                      It's very easy to use and doesn't fail.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Small, compact and works great

                      By David Michaels Photography

                      from Las Vegas

                      Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

                      This is just the transmitter I was looking for. The higher GHz worked great At the last event I went to. All the other photographers were struggling to keep their gear from interfering with each other. Mine operated flawlessly

                       
                      5.0

                      so far so good

                      By Ty C.

                      from Seattle, WA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors
                        • Low Light
                        • Night Time

                        Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

                        I've only been using this for a week now and so far it is working great. Flash triggers every time so it is doing what it is supposed to.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Works great

                        By Ed

                        from Idaho

                        Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

                        Has worked great with my Canon 5D mark2 . Also love how small it is. Do wish it layed flat and not strait up..Other than that its been flawless.

                         
                        4.0

                        So far so good

                        By Grantshutter

                        from Chicago, IL

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Weak

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Outdoors
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

                        Got these almost a year ago, I've used them a little outside but never in contact with rain (yet) so i can't attest to that. But using them in smaller studio shoots I haven't had one issue.

                        Some complaints are that it's small (which is also a positive) yet feels like it would easily break if dropped but hey it was a great price correct?

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        4.0

                        compact but nice transmitter

                        By Nick

                        from Clive, Iowa

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Color Value
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Night Time
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

                          Finally I returned this one. it was not because this one was not good, but I'd like to have a transmitter to trigger my wireless flash. Honestly, I really like this one, very compact and tiny, light. PowerWizard is too bulky.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          Very nice product

                          By Torontonian

                          from Toronto Canada

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Good Color Value
                          • Lightweight
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Indoors
                            • Portraits
                            • Special Events

                            Comments about Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter:

                            The product is of very good quality, and the range is fantastic. B and H service is exceptional. Delivery to canada was in 2 1/2 days with their basic shipping. Thanks guys @ B&H. keep it up. I am very happy with both the receiver and transmitter.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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