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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Pocket Wizard PlusX vs Plus III Which is the Better Buy?


There are a lot of radio triggers on the market ranging from $20 Cowboy Studio triggers to Pocket Wizard's very pricey E-TTL transceivers. For some reason, the PW Plus lineup of transceivers offer enough features at a barely-decent price to be found in a majority of photographer's bags.

With the announcement of the new Pocket Wizard PlusX, do you think it's a better buy than the Plus III?

I have written an article comparing the PlusX and Plus III, you can read that here http://blog.soskiphoto.com/2013/03/pocket-wizard-plusx-vs-plus-iii-flash.html. I want to know your thoughts on the two transceivers though.

Are the features of the PlusX too little, is the Plus III in a lost market, or are the cheaper alternatives good enough?




Mar 07, 2013 at 01:08 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Pocket Wizard PlusX vs Plus III Which is the Better Buy?


To me this is apples to oranges.....Plus X is very basic, like a single speed bicycle. Plus III's are like a bicycle with gears. Different products for different uses.


Mar 07, 2013 at 01:18 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Pocket Wizard PlusX vs Plus III Which is the Better Buy?


Waki wrote:
To me this is apples to oranges.....Plus X is very basic, like a single speed bicycle. Plus III's are like a bicycle with gears. Different products for different uses.


+1

Definitely don't look at these that way.



Mar 07, 2013 at 04:09 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Pocket Wizard PlusX vs Plus III Which is the Better Buy?


The plus x is a single group trigger meaning everything is fired every time the plus 3 is multi group capiable so you can trigger all groups or a single group or anywhere in between


Mar 07, 2013 at 03:04 PM
 

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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Pocket Wizard PlusX vs Plus III Which is the Better Buy?


I use the TT1/TT5 with AC3 which supports three groups...the III's work well with them and the III's mesh well with the built in PW systems on my packs. The X's have a place and I can see uses but to me, like I mentioned, they are very different and I can't see a comparison.


Mar 07, 2013 at 11:33 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Pocket Wizard PlusX vs Plus III Which is the Better Buy?


I just got two plus2 here lately and from what I'm learning I may have to get a plus3 to use to remotely trigger a flex on a remote camera using it as a hand trigger. The plus2 only has Chanel's 1-4 whereas the plus3 has access to the controltl channels. You can never win. Next purchase is a Sekonic l358 flash meter plus a rt-32ctl module. Good thing I filed my taxes and will get enough to cover this with some left over for a freexwire system for the qflash system I getting plus a NAS for backing up a 4 bay raid 5 system is what I'm looking at.


Mar 08, 2013 at 05:06 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Pocket Wizard PlusX vs Plus III Which is the Better Buy?


You can trigger a Flex on a remote camera with a Plus 2. You don't need to send ttl info to your camera to trigger it.


Mar 09, 2013 at 09:59 PM





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