The PocketWizard PlusX is the simplest PocketWizard radio ever and the perfect entry into the PocketWizard Wireless System.
How simple? Attach one PlusX to your camera, another PlusX to a remote flash using an included cable, set both radios to the same channel and start taking pictures.
The PlusX is compatible with all Standard Channel-capable PocketWizard transmitters and receivers, so it's the perfect companion for your existing radios and new flashes.
10 Standard Channels
With the PlusX's 10 Standard Channels you can work in your own "zone." Claim your own channel for exclusive triggering when working with other photographers at crowded events. Use different channels for different setups or looks and select them simply and intuitively with the turn of a dial. And these 10 channels are compatible with every PocketWizard ever made* set to Standard Channels 1 - 10. (* radios of the same frequency)
Backlit Channel Dial
Setting channels is as easy as turning a dial. The backlit channel dial clearly displays the set channel and because the backlight consumes so little power, it stays on all the time for convenience.
The PlusX features a durable, side profile design with an unobtrusive, internal antenna minimizing visual obstruction between you and your subject. By utilizing an internal antenna, there's no chance to kink or break it when on location. The total height of the transceiver and antenna is less than 4.2 inches, and it weighs only 4 ounces, including batteries.
Easily Connected / Cable Port
On your camera, the PlusX slides into the hot shoe with no cables required. For your remotes, it features one do-it-all miniphone (3.5mm or 1/8") sync port. The miniphone connector is much more reliable than a PC connection and every PlusX comes complete with a miniphone-to-miniphone cable, a miniphone-to-phono (1/4" or 6.3mm) adapter for triggering the majority of modern flashes, and a miniphone to locking PC cable for triggering some remote speedlights or for using your PlusX on-camera when you can't put it in a hot shoe. Other miniphone connector cables are available for major brands of lighting equipment in a variety of lengths. Dedicated remote camera triggering cables are also available for popular camera systems.
With our patented Auto-Sensing Transceiver Technology, the PlusX Transceiver is one smart radio. The PlusX will instantly and intelligently switch between transmitter and receiver modes keeping setup as simple as possible. The PlusX may be set to Transmit (Tx) only when needed.
Our Auto-Sensing Transceiver Technology lets you trigger a remote camera in sync with remote flashes using only 3 PocketWizard radios: the one in your hands, a PlusX cabled to your remote camera, and the one connected to your remote flash. The PlusX cabled to your remote camera will receive a radio signal and trigger the camera's motor drive, then switch to transmit mode and trigger your PocketWizard-connected remote flashes on the next channel up, all automatically. Start the sequence by simply pressing the TEST button of any PocketWizard transmitter in your hands. Remote cameras require motor drive cables. Find the correct cable for your gear using the PocketWizard Cable Finder.
Status Indicator/Battery Life Indicator
The PlusX features a tri-color LED status indicator that serves two functions. When the PlusX sends or receives a triggering signal, the LED will glow red. During normal operation, the indicator will blink a single green blink meaning it is operating normally and the battery life is above 50%. It will blink a double amber blink when the battery is below 50% but above 25% and it will blink three red blinks when the battery life is below 25% and it's crucial to replace the batteries.
Transmit Only Mode
There are times when you only want your radio to transmit, usually when two or more photographers are sharing a set of lights. By enabling transmit only mode, you disable the receive and auto-relay functions to make sure all your radio is doing is transmitting.
Range and Reliability
PocketWizard Plus radios are known for their range and reliability. Although the PlusX costs less than other PocketWizard radios, you still get the range and reliability you'd expect.
Ultra-fast microprocessors allow for reliable sync speeds of 1/250 for focal plane shutters and 1/500 for leaf shutters.
The PlusX is compatible with all PocketWizard transmitters and receivers including PocketWizard-enabled photo gear from Profoto, Dynalite, Norman, Photogenic and Sekonic light meters. The PocketWizard Wireless System allows for total flexibility with whatever lights or cameras you may be working with.
Made in the USA
Like almost all PocketWizard radios, the PlusX is made in the USA. We keep production close to ensure the highest quality.
Used this in shooting first year football practice of my grandsons. I t was so easy to use right out of the box, no hours of reading to learn how to use it. Quality product for a first time radio trigger user. I was used to using the corded remote control.. enjoying the freedom of movement and off camera flash.
I love this product it is so simple to use and works every time no more trying to capture a family shot - run to get in the shot and you waiting for the self timer to fire. now I get to take as many as I want knowing It will work .
Simple, well made (in the USA, no less). Tried the various popular "cheap" triggers and, while they worked OK, was always put off by the correspondingly cheap build quality. The Cactus V6 was the last one I had and the battery door couldn't even stay shut. Bit the bullet and went PW. The Plus X doesn't have TTL or any of the other bells and whistles but to me that's its strength: virtually guaranteed compatibility with virtually any lighting system.
I used a pair of these transceivers to use my flash "off-camera". I have to say that the units were very simple to set up with my flash and worked as needed every time I tripped the shutter.
Used 2 Pocket Wiz Plus X to do some off-camera shots and both worked like a charm. My first use of the product and I was most impressed at the ease of use and the fact that they always fired the flash.
Ok I am not a professional photographer so why did I buy expensive wireless triggers. Well I did not buy the most expensive. I bought Plus X, the stripped down cheaper version. But did I get my money's worth? I don't know because my Cactus V5's do basically the same thing. The problem is that when you put them on a hot shoe and you tighten the knob it pulls up and away from the hot shoe contact on the camera and you get misfires. So you have to not tighten. Here is the truth. Almost any wireless trigger will work if you have fresh batteries and good contact at the hot shoe and the connectors. Otherwise, for what I paid, I think that PocketWizard is still too high for a hobbyist like myself. I will never know if the product will stand up to hard use because I don't use them daily to make a living. So take what I say with that in mind.
Works as it should
I was amazed at how easy it was to use the Pocketwizard Plus X. I used them right out of the box. Connected them to my monolights, and camera then set the chanel and started shooting, that simple. They just work, nothing else to say.
PocketWizard does it again with this new Radio.
So glad I bought these. Frees me up (no cords). Easier when taking set-up/test shots, especially for big groups. Works very well with no miss fires/very reliable. Price was good. Wish I had bought them years ago. I had bought another brand many years ago and was never happy with them, these with the AA batteries and that they can be a receiver or transmitter make it simple to use.