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PocketWizardPlusX Transceiver
 
4.7

(based on 239 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (189)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (159)
  • Easy to use (137)
  • Reliable (125)
  • Packs small / compresses (68)
  • Durable (66)

Cons

  • Poor quality (8)
  • Heavy / bulky (4)

Best Uses

  • Weddings (73)
  • Family photos (71)
  • Portraits (70)
  • Indoors (35)
  • Outdoors (35)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (93), Semi-pro photographer (50), Professional (25), Photo enthusiast (18), Semi-professional (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (203)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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...Read complete review

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed with range

I use to use pocket wizard for years a long time ago, but I changed to profoto air syncs when they offerer control of the packs.
I have had problems when shooting...Read complete review

I use to use pocket wizard for years a long time ago, but I changed to profoto air syncs when they offerer control of the packs.
I have had problems when shooting in the middle of large cities with triggers for flash working, so I brought three of these along with some Chinese made syncs (Cant remember the name) so I could swap if I had problems.

But I needed to trigger my camera (and flash on another shot) the other day, far away from any city or interference (in the desert in the emirates) and I got terrible range out of these. The profoto and the Chinese way out performed these.

So, unless you have the syncs very close, I cant recommend these. This is a shame as I love the simple clear controls these have.

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2.0

Does not work with Nikon 7000

By Ken

from Bristol Va

Verified Buyer

Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

Unable to get the Plusx Transceivers to work with my Nikon 7000. They will manually fire studio unit but won't fire by the camera.

 
5.0

Reliable trigger

By Cary

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

This is a basic trigger that is extremely reliable. It has 10 of the PocketWizard standard channels. If you want more channels you'll want to get the 16 channel PocketWizard Plus III or Plus IV. For TTL metering support you will want to get PocketWizard Mini-TT1 and Flex-TT5. They have 16 standard and 16 Control TL channels.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Disappointed

By Ken

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

Not sure if there is problem with the Plusx units or the Nikon 7000 but it does not fire the studio strobes reliably. The camera firm ware must be current, manual settings only. I had hoped the Plusx units would work but so far no success.

 
4.0

I would buy this product again

By Philip

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

The older generation with the antena seams to work better. However I do prefer this design.

 
5.0

Is the second time I've bought them.

By Bruce

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

Easy to use and works great. It uses RF frequency.

 
4.0

Work well, never had accidental or missed trigger

By Michael

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

Works well. I use with old Nikon sb28 flashes (incompatible with digital) on manual mode. Very easy to set up. Sekonic light meter can trigger and meter flash output perfectly.

Soon may be obsolete as Nikon and canon are making flashes (bodies?) with built in radio triggers. Optical/infrared triggers are useless outdoors.

 
5.0

easy

By Christopher

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

Great transceiver, easy to use. Worked great with my older units

 
5.0

I highly recommend this product!

By Brett

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

The PlusX Transceiver performed extremely well. Easy to use.

 
5.0

I would by this again

By Matthew

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

it fires everytime and is an excellent product solves a lot of problems

 
5.0

PlusX transceiver

By Tammy S.

from VA

Verified Buyer

Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

I absolutely love the Pocket wizards PlusX transceiver...it always does what it supposed to do, love the reliability and build quality is top notch.

 
5.0

This is an awesome product, well worth it.

By Backstage Photog

from New York

Verified Buyer

Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

I am so satisfied with it, it is very reliable, sturdy and best of all, portable. So glad I made this purchase. Thanks to B & H for selling quality items, at great prices. Thank you.

 
2.0

Disappointed with range

By Paul

from New Zealand

Verified Buyer

Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

I use to use pocket wizard for years a long time ago, but I changed to profoto air syncs when they offerer control of the packs.
I have had problems when shooting in the middle of large cities with triggers for flash working, so I brought three of these along with some Chinese made syncs (Cant remember the name) so I could swap if I had problems.

But I needed to trigger my camera (and flash on another shot) the other day, far away from any city or interference (in the desert in the emirates) and I got terrible range out of these. The profoto and the Chinese way out performed these.

So, unless you have the syncs very close, I cant recommend these. This is a shame as I love the simple clear controls these have.

 
5.0

Works great

By John

from Inverness, Fl

Verified Buyer

Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

I have the old PW Plus set and it works like a charm with it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Product

By Canadian Guy

from Vancouver, Canada

Verified Buyer

Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

Simple to use and works as advertised. A basic trigger but would satisfy most people's needs.

 
5.0

Does what it's supposed to do.

By PabloH3

from Maryland

Verified Buyer

Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

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.

 
5.0

Works like a champ.

By RandallH

from Surfside Beach, SC

Verified Buyer

Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

Pocket Wizards work when nothing else will. So far I have 5, with 3 being close to 10 years old. They have never failed to work as needed.

 
5.0

Solid Performer- Line of Sight, anyway

By mikewinb

from Queens, NYC

Verified Reviewer

Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

This model is for standard flash triggering only.
Works well with PW Flex TT5 for Canon.

How i use it:
Set my PWPlusX to (standard) Channel 2
Set it in the Flashshoe of my 1978 Nikon FE (Film Camera)
Set my Canon 580EX ii Speedlight to CF 5-3 (Manual External Flash control)
Set my Speedlight in the Hotshoe of of Canon Flex TT5 - Standard Chanel 2

Press the shutter release on my Nikon FE and my Canon Flash Fires with [auto] External Manual Flash exposer.. and voila - perfectly exposed.
** NO SYNC SHOT was needed to get the transceivers to be "on the same page", thereby wasting a frame of film (This above process also works with two TT5s, but you need to take a couple "sync" shots first to get the Flex's to communicate correctly - wasting film isnt a luxury these days.

Nice addition - Remote Flash Sync Cables and Adapter were included (no remote shutter release was included though).

I've essentially bought a Nikon Speedlight for the cost of the pocketwizard plus X

 
5.0

Does what it needs to do.

By NYPhotog

from NY, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

I have two of these now. I have them hooked up to Einstein Studio lights. This way the strobes will only fire from the channel i'm set to with the transmitter on my camera rather than someone else's flash.

 
5.0

X is great

By Duane J

from Fayetteville, NC

Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

Great product and very inexpensive

 
3.0

Well, at least it fires the flash

By CurtD

from Washington, MO

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Comments about PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver:

Can we just get a trigger? Not a combo trigger/reciever? And maybe one that is not gigantic. The PW MiniTTi came close, and would have been nice except it doesn't connect consistently with a Canon 1DX. PLEASE PW just a transmitter and receiver, no bells, no whistles!

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