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About Wein

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Reliable (6),Lightweight (4),Easy to use (3),Strong construction (3)
Cons:
Unreliable (3)
Best Uses:
Fill flash (4),Lighting (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (3),Pro photographer (3),Semi-pro photographer (3)

Wein Features

  • Tiny size, weighs less than 1/2 ounce!
  • Up to 100 foot range (indoors).
  • Solid epoxy won't crack, protects micro-circuitry inside.
  • Standard PC sync connector attaches directly to Vivitar 283/285 or any other flash via PC or cord.

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
3.2

(based on 14 reviews)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Just what I needed

Works perfectly with my Vivitar 283 and my Vivitar 285HV. I have one for each. Never had a misfire with them.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Did not work

The Wein Slave would not work. Returned for refund.

Reviewed by 14 customers

 
1.0

Did not work

By

from McLean, VA  -  Pro Photographer

The Wein Slave would not work. Returned for refund.

 
1.0

The product is defective.

By

from Princeton, NJ  -  Photo Enthusiast

I tried this on two different flashes. The peanut didn't work on either of the flashes. I believed it was a defective item.

 
1.0

Total Junk

By

from Pottstown, Pa.  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Save your money for a wireless trigger, or find a better quality optical trigger. Total gargbage.

 
5.0

Couldn't be more simple

By

from New Orleans, LA  -  Pro Photographer

So cheap but triggers flash at quire a distance

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect with my Vivitar 285hv

By

from Rock Hill, SC  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I've used this on a Vivitar 285hv with a Nikon Speedlight set on CLS. The Wein peanut fired perfectly along with my speedlight. Great value and function.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Works great indoors

By

from illinois  -  Pro Photographer

Wein should specify the range outdoors drastically drops depending on the ambient light. In bright sun, it is very inconsistent and must be placed within a 5-10' range from nearly direct line of sight with the master flash unit.

 
4.0

so far so good

By

from Lakeland, FL  -  Semi-pro Photographer

While I haven't shot with them yet, they've fired every time in testing. The only issue was with installation on one Vivitar 283, but I think the fit was more an issue with the flash than with the slave.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Works well, syncs fast

By

from Canada  -  Photo Enthusiast

It does what it is supposed to do. I've used this to trigger a Vivitar 283 and other off-brand flashes with a D90 at 1/200 (max sync speed). Sometimes it is a bit sensitive and sometimes it takes a bit of fiddling to get it to work, so it doesn't get full marks.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

not a reliable solution

By

from utah

used for a week it stopped working. Do not buy

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just what I needed

By

from Anaheim,CA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Works perfectly with my Vivitar 283 and my Vivitar 285HV. I have one for each. Never had a misfire with them.

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Questions about this item:

Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
JOHN H  good reputation
Paul J  Could I connect this unit directly to the PC port on my nikon flashes? Or do I need something additional?
ABDUL K  There is some confusing info out there on this one. You can kind of jimmy it to work in a PC, but it is not intended. I think there is one version that Wein makes that goes into a PC or Vivitar jack. However the PC connection is the worst one you can use. The PC connection is known to fail repeatedly. Bad design. Use the hotshoe. The terminal won't break or warp, and the connection is more solid. Just because something 'will' work, doesn't mean it WORKS.
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