#1. "RE: Pocket Wizards..." In response to Reply # 0
1/ you can purchase a tripod hot/cold shoe mount of you can use some bungee cord loop with lock balls to lash the PW III to a tripod or light support. 2/ FP sync is part of the CLS system and would require the MiniTTL1 or the FlexTT5 device.
#4. "RE: Pocket Wizards..." In response to Reply # 3
Flash zebra sells a cradle that is bungee corded to the stand and hold the pw3. I have used the provided lanyard with no problem and also rigged a mount using the 1/4-20 screw mount on the back side of the pw3. Lots of options. Truly how it hangs or mounts was never even one of those things that crossed my mind. There are so many ways of solving that issue.
#5. "RE: Pocket Wizards..." In response to Reply # 4
Thank you for all your input...
Yes, the mounting is not the most important issue with the Pocket Wizard Pro III... As you say wkilburg, there are many solutions.
FP sync is more of a dissapointment... The Pro III's are such a well designed, compact unit which would suit me well but FP sync is something I do use frequently... I apprecaite other units from Pocket Wizard cover this feature but it becomes an added expense and item of kit when I wanted something small and simple.
The Phottix Oddyn system, which has the mount method and FP sync, looks pretty awesome...? Still waiting for the Nikon version to appear in UK yet though. Have any of you tried this product in US?
#6. "RE: Pocket Wizards..." In response to Reply # 5
I have not personally tried the Odin set up from Phottix. I do like the company though and I gave it serious consideration. To me, the price of an Odin system that mirrors my PW Flex system (3 TT5's and a TT1) was not that much cheaper, especially when you factor in the recent rebate they offered. The ability to use the PW III's and use it with some packs with built in PW support sealed it. The Flex system works pretty well for me. I have used the Nikon FP Sync with it up to 1/2000 but have not tried PW's Hypersync yet. I recent picked up a Fuji X100 and with its leaf shutter I can sync manually at any speed with the right aperture. I will use it for most real high speed stuff. It's just easier.
I would not hesitate to go with the Odin if you can't use or will never need PW compatibility. Odin has been around for Canon for a while and it got super reviews, so far what I have read for the Nikon version has been good too. About the only drawback I could possibly see was the size of the on camera commander type unit but then the PW III isn't exactly tiny either. Good luck! Let us know how it works if you get it.
#7. "RE: Pocket Wizards..." In response to Reply # 0
AS a neophyte I am hesitant to jump in here,but, I have the pw system on my d700 and pw recommends using the 1/250 auto FP setting. I use the ac3 controller and love it. I don't have to know anything about cls I just adjust the speedlights until they look right with the controller at your finger tips. Shayne
#8. "Pocket Wizards Triggering Manual Flash" In response to Reply # 1
Lake Jackson, US
I have a D800 and want to set up six manual strobes (Lumopro 160)to trigger wirelessly when I press the trigger on the camera (Hummingbird) photography. I think I put the transmitter in the shoe on the camera but I'm still not clear on is if I have to purchase a receiver for each of the six strobes.
#9. "RE: Pocket Wizards Triggering Manual Flash" In response to Reply # 8 Sat 25-Aug-12 08:26 PM by gkaiseril
The Plus III uses transmits a coded RF signal, so unless your flash would need to have a builtin receiver module that can receive the the signal and decode it.
The Lumopro 160 does not appear to have such a module, so you will need a receiver for each unit.
Are you sure you can not use the buiitin flash on the D800 to trigger the LumoPro units?
Edited to add: It is possible in an outdoor setting that the photoelectric sensors on the remote units could be blinded by sunlight so your built-in or camera mounted flash's trigger flash would not be detected.
You might also consider some cheap RF triggers systems. The PW system is expensive and offers more options than you need.
#10. "RE: Pocket Wizards Triggering Manual Flash" In response to Reply # 8
>I have a D800 and want to set up six manual strobes (Lumopro >160)to trigger wirelessly when I press the trigger on the >camera (Hummingbird) photography. I think I put the >transmitter in the shoe on the camera but I'm still not clear >on is if I have to purchase a receiver for each of the six >strobes.
The LP160's have an optical slave trigger built in, so as long as you are able to fire one of the flashes, the others will react to the light and fire as well. I've got two LP160's that I use along side an SB900 (and sometimes SB600). I have PW TT5's on the camera and the SB900. The power of the LP160's have to be set manually, but I've had great luck having them fire when needed.
The two ways that I use them are as background or kicker lights in a small studio setup (where I have a pretty good feel for the power I need, and therefore don't have to fiddle with them too much) and then in a tri-flash bracket where again I will set them at a consistent power and then adjust the SB900 remotely to bring the overall light level up/down as needed.