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Old 20th of February 2012 (Mon)   #1
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Default New Pocketwizard PlusIII

This might be new info, but any thoughts on the new PW Plus III from Pocketwizard? I am glad that they did away with those flaky antennaes. Info found at

http://plusiii.pocketwizard.com/#Home

Specifications:
Frequency
FCC/IC model: 340.00 – 354.00 MHz
CE model: 433.42 – 434.42 MHz
Channels
32 channels
1-16 standard channels
17-32 selective Quad-Zone Triggering channels
Reverse compatible with all PocketWizard radios of the same frequency* using standard or Quad-Zone Triggering channels (*FCC and CE PocketWizard radios work on different frequencies)
Zones
A – B – C – D
Compatible with other PocketWizard radios with Quad-Zone Triggering channels
Antenna
Precision tuned internal coil
Display
Backlit 2.5cm (1.0") liquid crystal display (LCD)
Range
Up to 500 meters (1600 feet)
(actual range is dependent on multiple factors including equipment, mode, environment, positioning, orientation and interference)
Sync speed
Up to 1/250 for focal plane shutters
Up to 1/500 for leaf shutters
Triggering speed
Up to 14.5 FPS
Contact time
62 milliseconds in normal operation
2 milliseconds in High Speed Receive (HSR) Mode
Status Indicator
LED: Green, Amber, Red status indications
Transmit output power
Less than 1 milliwatt (0.001 watt)
Power
Two (2) AA (IEC:LR6) alkaline recommended
NiMH, NiCAD, NiZn, Lithium acceptable (these chemistries may not report battery life accurately)
USB (optional AC adapter PW-AC-USB available)
Battery life
Up to 50 hours (with alkaline batteries)
Max Port Sync Voltage
300 Volts (Camera/Flash Port)
Max current handling
1.0 A peak, 0.2 A (1/5 Amp or 200 milliamp) continuous current limited
Voltage present
3 volts, safe for use with all digital and film cameras
USB
USB 2.0 Mini-B Connector
Housing
High impact plastic with captive battery door
Weight
120 grams (4 ounces) with batteries installed
Dimensions
Height: 13.3 cm (5.25")
Width: 5.1 cm (2.00")
Depth: 3.2 cm (1.25")
Operating temperature
Above -15° C (5° F) and below 50° C (120° F).
Storage temperature
Above -30° C (-22° F) and below 85° C (185° F) (without battery)
Input/Output
3.5mm (1/8") stereo miniphone jack, hot shoe
Mounting
Hot shoe, lanyard/D-Ring loop, ¼-20 threaded insert
In the box
Quick Guide
Stereo 3.5mm (1/8") miniphone to miniphone cable
Mono 3.5mm miniphone to locking PC cable
Stereo 3.5mm miniphone to 6.3mm (¼") adapter
Lanyard
Operation reference sticker
ROHS Compliant
Yes
Optional accessories
Isolation bar, trigger buttons

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Default Re: New Pocketwizard PlusIII

Yup. They're amazing.

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Default Re: New Pocketwizard PlusIII

I want one... I have 4 plus IIs... I wonder if the zoning feature of the plus III will work with the plus IIs. So I can just have one plus III on my camera and the plus IIs on my strobes.
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I wonder how they are going to be priced. The new stuff from Phottix seems pretty awesome.
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Maybe AI can pick up a couple used Plus IIs at a good price when everyone jumps up to these.
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I wonder how they are going to be priced. The new stuff from Phottix seems pretty awesome.
$139 USD
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Old 20th of February 2012 (Mon)   #7
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I want one... I have 4 plus IIs... I wonder if the zoning feature of the plus III will work with the plus IIs. So I can just have one plus III on my camera and the plus IIs on my strobes.
The PW Plus III Zoning is available only on channels 17-32, the Plus II's only have channels 1-4.
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Looks cool. I was going to order another Plus II this week. Any guesses as to when these will be available? I'd rather wait since these are cheaper and don't have the giant antenna.
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Old 20th of February 2012 (Mon)   #10
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Default Re: New Pocketwizard PlusIII

Not impressed. Everybody seems to be amazed about the battery indicator... really? I'll pick up 4 cactus V5's for the price of 1 plusIII. Also, a plastic foot? common!
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That they priced it $30 cheaper than the Plus II's is really cool, IMO.

Still too rich for my blood, but I appreciate that they didn't price at the PWII price (or more) - when they could have (and PW fans would have totally forked out for it).
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Looks cool. I was going to order another Plus II this week. Any guesses as to when these will be available? I'd rather wait since these are cheaper and don't have the giant antenna.
B&H have the pre-order option up and it says 15th March.
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B&H have the pre-order option up and it says 15th March.
Excellent, thanks. I'll have to put my order in
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Old 20th of February 2012 (Mon)   #15
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i may sell my cybercyncs and commander to get these i like them but i had wizard plus iis before and iked them a lot more
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