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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Help and advise please


I stopped doing profession gigs 12 years back. Used to use pocket wizards back then. What's the recommended trigger/receiver in today's world?

I have elinchrome and AB lights.

Thanks for your time and assistance!



Jun 27, 2022 at 12:42 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Help and advise please


I switched to the Godox "X" system 2 years ago and haven't been sorry. It uses the WIFI frequencies for communication. Their X Pro transmitter is about $69 and many of their lights have built-in receivers for their "X" system. They also offer external receivers for triggering and adjusting other lights. The X1R comes in different versions to work with different light brands, and it's about $40. The X Pro transmitters can be set to handle up to 16 groups of lights.

Their X2T transmitter is also available for different popular camera models, but limited to 5 control groups max. It has a pass-thru hot shoe on top of it to allow you to continue using your old transmitter while converting to the Godox "X" system, or you can stack a speedlite on top for on camera flash as well as controlling 5 groups of other flash units.

I haven't had a single hardware mis-fire since switching, operator failures yes, but not equipment failures, and the prices of their products are much more reasonably priced..

Charley



Jun 27, 2022 at 05:06 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Help and advise please


Thank you! That was very helpful!


Jun 28, 2022 at 11:17 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Help and advise please


tutumon wrote:
I have elinchrome and AB lights.


Each of those have their own trigger/controller systems.
https://www.elinchrom.com/products/remotes/
https://www.paulcbuff.com/remotes

I don't know if your elinchrome lights are compatible with their modern trigger/controller systems, but you can certainly find out.

Your AlienBees will be compatible with any of the current Paul C Buff trigger/controllers.




Jun 29, 2022 at 08:02 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Help and advise please


kaplah wrote:
Each of those have their own trigger/controller systems.
https://www.elinchrom.com/products/remotes/
https://www.paulcbuff.com/remotes

I don't know if your elinchrome lights are compatible with their modern trigger/controller systems, but you can certainly find out.

Your AlienBees will be compatible with any of the current Paul C Buff trigger/controllers.



Understand that...looking for a universal system...Still have my PW's...just wondering if there was something else that is the gold standard now...been out of touch for about 10 years!



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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Help and advise please


Another vote for Godox here!

CharleyL wrote:
I switched to the Godox "X" system 2 years ago and haven't been sorry. It uses the WIFI frequencies for communication. Their X Pro transmitter is about $69 and many of their lights have built-in receivers for their "X" system. They also offer external receivers for triggering and adjusting other lights. The X1R comes in different versions to work with different light brands, and it's about $40. The X Pro transmitters can be set to handle up to 16 groups of lights.

Their X2T transmitter is also available for different popular camera models, but limited to 5 control groups max.
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Jun 29, 2022 at 12:23 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Help and advise please


tutumon wrote:
Understand that...looking for a universal system...Still have my PW's...just wondering if there was something else that is the gold standard now...been out of touch for about 10 years!


A system that will control both Paul C Buff and Elinchrom would be, AFAIK, only PocketWizard (https://pocketwizard.com/powerst4/ , https://pocketwizard.com/powermc2/, https://pocketwizard.com/ac9-alienbees-adapter/). Possibly, the Raven by FusionTLC will control Elinchrom (through PW receivers) and certainly it will do the Paul C Buff strobes (natively).

Triggering is another matter, any simple trigger will do it.




Jun 29, 2022 at 03:36 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Help and advise please


Unless I am mistaken, Godox won't allow control of Elinchrom and AB lights?


Jun 29, 2022 at 09:00 PM
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bobby350z wrote:
Unless I am mistaken, Godox won't allow control of Elinchrom and AB lights?

You are not mistaken... unless I am But no, Godox transmitters control only Godox lights. So the OP, apparently wishing to use his existing lights, cannot use Godox transmitters.





Jun 30, 2022 at 09:09 AM
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kaplah wrote:
You are not mistaken... unless I am But no, Godox transmitters control only Godox lights. So the OP, apparently wishing to use his existing lights, cannot use Godox transmitters.



Thank you.



Jun 30, 2022 at 11:24 AM







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