PocketWizard Plus II Auto Sensing Smart Transceiver with a Range of up to 1600 Feet

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About PocketWizard

PocketWizard, just raised the bar in wireless radio technology again with the launch of the New Plus II Transceiver. Faster, smarter and easier to use, just connect the Plus II to your camera and/or flash and you are wireless-ready. The Plus II offers all the popular features of the successful PLUS Transmitter/Receiver system but that's where the similarity ends.

The PLUS II offers the latest innovation in wireless triggering for remote cameras and flash units at an amazingly affordable price. Current PocketWizard owners will also appreciate that it's compatible with all PocketWizard radios past and present; it is also part of the PocketWizard Wireless Freedom system.

The PLUS II is the first radio triggering system to offer Auto-Sensing Transceiver Technology. This technology analyzes the status of the PLUS II's miniphone jacks, camera hot shoe or the TEST button to determine which mode (Transmit or Receive) to set itself. By default, the PLUS II is always in Receiver mode unless it senses a trigger pulse from a camera's hot shoe, then it quickly switches to a Transmitter. For shooting situations that may require the Auto-Sensing disabled, simply set the selector switch to LOCAL and the PLUS II will only receive radio signals.

Since the Plus II is a Transceiver, there's no need to worry about how many Transmitters or Receivers to bring with you on the shoot because it's All-in-One. The Plus II is so simple yet advanced; utilizing its new powerful microprocessor it will automatically trigger a camera and remote flash within 10 microseconds (1/100th of a millisecond) with its built-in Auto-Rely mode.

Photographers can remotely trigger their cameras and the camera-mounted PLUS II automatically relays the triggering signal to a remote flash. With the PLUS II's fast switching speed, there's no loss of camera shutter speed performance or triggering delays.

The Plus II also sports the fastest triggering speed in its class, at an amazing 12 fps; it can out pace the fastest D-SLR's available. The Plus II also offers PocketWizard's bullet proof, best in the biz reliable triggering with a range of up to 1600 feet away at synch speeds of 1/250 (focal) or 1/500 (Leaf shutter). Four selectable channels provide secure triggering and choosing which zone to trigger (on camera flash, remote flash or both) is as easy as sliding a switch.

The New PocketWizard Plus II offers great flexibility and ease-of-use for photographers who demand a reliable wireless solution that they can just plug it in, turn it on and shoot. In addition, the Plus II comes complete with various mounting solutions, PC-1 synch cable and batteries. A wide range of camera and flash triggering cables and adapters along with a 3-year warranty makes the PocketWizard Plus II the perfect choice for reliable wireless radio triggering.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (78),Easy to use (57),Packs small / compresses (39),Strong construction (24),Excellent interface (22)
Cons:
Poor quality (20),Expensive (7),Heavy / bulky (6)
Best Uses:
Reliable (83),Family photos (29),Weddings (27),Lighting (19),Photography (19),Sports/action (16),Travel (16),Fill flash (12),Night photography (11),Sports photography (10),Fast action (8),Landscape/scenery (7) Outdoor events / games (7),Close -ups (6),Nighttime (6),Photojournalism (6),Portraits (5),Tote along (5),Wildlife photos (3) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (37),Pro photographer (23),Professional (16),Photo enthusiast (8),Enthusiast (7)

PocketWizard Features

  • Auto-Sensing Transceiver Technology
  • Automatically Transmits or Receives Radio Signals
  • Auto Relay Mode
  • Wirelessly Trigger a Remote Camera and Flash Simultaneously
  • Fast Triggering Speed
  • Trigger Cameras and/or Flash Units up to 12 fps
  • Digital Wirelessly Radio Technology
  • Four 16 Bit Digitally Coded Channels for the Best Triggering Performance
  • 1600 foot range
  • Reliable triggering from 1 to 1600 feet
  • Sync Speeds
  • 1/250 (Focal Plane) 1/500 (Leaf Shutter)
  • PocketWizard Wireless Freedom System
  • Compatible with all PocketWizard built-in photographic equipment

PocketWizard Specifications

Range:
1600 feet +
Frequency:
344mhz
Code:
Complex 16-bit digital coding
Channels:
4 digitally coded ID#s (First 4 original PocketWizard Classic channels)
Synch Speed:
Up to 1/250 (focal plane); 1/500 (leaf)
Triggering Speed:
12 f.p.s.
Batteries:
2AA Alkaline
Weight:
6 oz. (with batteries)
Dimensions:
3.6"H x 2" W x 1.4" D (antenna adds 2.2")
Mounting:
Hot shoe and 1/4"-20 thread mount & eyelet for strap
Mfr #
801-125
SKU
PWWPT2

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4.7

(based on 95 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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    (68)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works as advertised (a rare thing)

Trigger my second oc light with it. Be sure to order the correct cable for your light. Product performs as advertised in my application.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Works well sometimes

I was looking for a remote triggering system more reliable than the Nikon Cantankerous Lighting System (CLS), which uses infrared. So I shelled out [$]for four of these units.First off, the cords are really cheesy. Come on, for [$]a pop, give us a better cord. No, a coiled cord costs another [$].The units seemed to work O.K. at my first wedding, until it came time for the garter and bouquet toss, and the unit would not fire. Just locked up and refused to trigger the strobes, which were about

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I was looking for a remote triggering system more reliable than the Nikon Cantankerous Lighting System (CLS), which uses infrared. So I shelled out [$]for four of these units.First off, the cords are really cheesy. Come on, for [$]a pop, give us a better cord. No, a coiled cord costs another [$].The units seemed to work O.K. at my first wedding, until it came time for the garter and bouquet toss, and the unit would not fire. Just locked up and refused to trigger the strobes, which were about 40 feet from the camera.Got some great underexposed shots, made useless by the high noise of the Nikon D200.Can't any manufacturer get this wireless thing right? I am still looking for something that works 100 percent of the time, especially at weddings.

Reviewed by 95 customers

 
4.0

Well Priced Used

By

from Los Angeles  -  Pro Photographer

The Product came well wrapped and right on time and was in exactly the condition if not better than advertised, in better shape than my own units of the same age at a very fair price. A better price than I saw other Pocket Wizards selling on Craigslist.

 
5.0

fair price.great product

By

from st louis mo  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Love the product. Have been wanting to get a couple of them for along time. Love everything about it.

 
4.0

So far so good

By

from Boulder, CO  -  Pro Photographer

-Used to light dance floor at wedding with Speedlights. Need to buy sturdier attachment to Speedlight. -Construction a bit weak.

 
4.0

Good product

By

from Atlanta,Ga  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Great for flash sync.

 
5.0

Excelent shipping-reception signal.

By

from Mexico  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Good product widely recommended.

 
5.0

Fires Every Times

By

from Southern Indiana  -  Pro Photographer

I use these to trigger my Photogenic monolights using Flex TT5 units on the camera. Works great. Fires almost every single time. Don't waste your money on a 'cheaper' solution as you will end up buying Pocket Wizard in the end.

 
4.0

Works great

By

from St.Cloud, MN  -  Pro Photographer

Mostly weddings and portrait. Sure beats sync cords laying around. Having mobility to move away from lights is a real bonus. The one thing I don't like is no TTL functionality, you go manual with your speedlights. If you know what your doing this is not that big of a deal though.

 
5.0

Works reliably

By

from Ontario, Canada  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Great product. Easy to use. Very reliable. My off camera strobes fire every time. Nothing bad to say.

 
4.0

Great wireless signal carrier

By

from Amherst, MA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Reliable signal receiver/transmitter. There's a reason they're the industry standard. Unfortunately, they're expensive and the build quality doesn't inspire much confidence, although I've never had one fail or break.

 
5.0

Solid product

By

from Apple Valley, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I have purchased two of the units. They are very reliable and simple to use. The batteries seem to last quite a long time. I use them in an in-home studio and they have worked flawlessly. I have used them in combination with a 7D, 5D Mark II, and 580EX II.

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ERIC STEPHEN J  misplaced the sych cord that goes from the receiver unit to my Travelite strobe unit. Can one just purchase a replacement cord?
AMELIA W  Yes, Eric, you can get a replacement. The cord that came with the pocket wizard is a PC Sync Cable. I use it to connect my Pocket Wizard to the PC terminal of my Canon 580exII flash. Specs of the cable are: Cable length: 1' (30.5 cm) From PC Male Terminal to 1/8" (3.5 mm) Mono Miniphone
ERIC STEPHEN J  Thanks Amelia....but I'll have to check on that. My Strobe unit doesn't have a miniphone plug, but a much larger format plug, and I'm not sure of the technical name of it. I'll have to check with the strobe unit manufacturer. But thanks, anyway.
ERIC STEPHEN J  misplaced the sych cord that goes from the receiver unit to my Travelite strobe unit. Can one just purchase a replacement cord?
AMELIA W  Yes, Eric, you can get a replacement. The cord that came with the pocket wizard is a PC Sync Cable. I use it to connect my Pocket Wizard to the PC terminal of my Canon 580exII flash. Specs of the cable are: Cable length: 1' (30.5 cm) From PC Male Terminal to 1/8" (3.5 mm) Mono Miniphone
ERIC STEPHEN J  Thanks Amelia....but I'll have to check on that. My Strobe unit doesn't have a miniphone plug, but a much larger format plug, and I'm not sure of the technical name of it. I'll have to check with the strobe unit manufacturer. But thanks, anyway.
Harry B  Do I understand this correct.... Do I need a minimum of two units to make this work???? one on the camera, and one on the flash?
JACKIE C  Yes, you understand it correctly...
Harry B  Thanks Jacky.
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