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Archive 2012 · Would you buy RadioPoppers used?
  
 
DennisC
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p.1 #1 · Would you buy RadioPoppers used?


Said differently, is the design/construction/build good enough that you are comfortable buying used? Or, would you recommend buying new for the warranty protection?

Having asked that, I've used the JrX's for about a year with no hiccups whatsoever. Thinking about upgrading to PX.

Just interested in others' opinions.

Thanks.



Aug 09, 2012 at 11:57 AM
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p.1 #2 · Would you buy RadioPoppers used?


Yes. Like anything else used it depends on the seller's honesty and your expectations. It's not as if you're buying a used pizza.


Aug 09, 2012 at 04:00 PM
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p.1 #3 · Would you buy RadioPoppers used?


Just bought a set from buy/sell board.........they work great


Aug 09, 2012 at 07:33 PM
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p.1 #4 · Would you buy RadioPoppers used?


Appreciate the input; thanks for stopping by, guys.


Aug 10, 2012 at 01:07 PM
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p.1 #5 · Would you buy RadioPoppers used?


I bought some JrX and PX units used here on the board. No problems whatsoever. Just test them immediately to make sure they work fine.


Aug 11, 2012 at 01:42 PM
 

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p.1 #6 · Would you buy RadioPoppers used?


I have 6 of them, 4 rx, 2 tx. I had 2 of them go bad on me after a bit. Radiopopper was great about it, and while they knew that I had bought them used, did me a solid favor and replaced them with new in box units for a small fee. Even after that, I paid less than buying them new straight up.

However, later on, I bought a new unit during a sale they had, and when I tried to get it to work with my Nikon flashes, it randomly would only work with my SB900, not the 800s or 600.

I've since gone onto Pocketwizard Flex units.

Honestly, much as I liked the RP units at the time, in retrospect, the "bracket" design, the slave design of it needing to work with a commander unit, etc, just makes it seem a little half baked. I do like that they are "universal" for nikon and canon since I have flashes from both.

But, if you get a good deal, I admit they have their place.



Aug 12, 2012 at 04:55 AM
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p.1 #7 · Would you buy RadioPoppers used?


I too sold my RP units and went to PW TT5 and TT1 flex units and dont regret it one bit.



Aug 12, 2012 at 04:58 AM
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p.1 #8 · Would you buy RadioPoppers used?


Max and Chris

Excellent info, thanks.

Gotta admit, PWs hypersync mode is very appealing for sports.



Aug 12, 2012 at 11:48 AM
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p.1 #9 · Would you buy RadioPoppers used?


the PW hypersync only works to a certain extent, and it's meant more for strobes with a long tail (flash duration).

However, the ControlTL system does improve on the camera's built in high speed sync (fp sync for nikon). And I will say for that, it's a great system. I personally like using my flashes in manual mode, but even there, the AC3 unit really works very well.



Aug 13, 2012 at 05:29 AM
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p.1 #10 · Would you buy RadioPoppers used?


Bought them on the buy and sell boards here too. They just lowered their prices for new ones by a lot.


Sep 13, 2012 at 12:29 PM





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