patliean1 wrote in post #13930973
Does this mean the Sigma 85 is NOT a professional grade lens because it's not an L lens??? It's "cheaper" than the 85L right??
This is just for the sake of argument but really, who determines "professional" grade?
I mean only own L lenes....but still LoL
Durability, reliability, ease of use (try hooking any other brand of trigger up to an arena's strobe system), availability everywhere. They invented the radio trigger for off-camera lighting purposes, and are still really the most reliable solution for large applications of lighting systems. They're ubiquitous, and you can get them in any major city across the country at the drop of a hat if something goes wrong.
Nearly every major studio light company has PocketWizard capability built in:
Paul C Buff
I'm sure there are others that I'm forgetting. Hopefully this clears it up a bit. Sure, you can create professional work with other triggers, but it's the above factors that make them the industry standard. I would put money on 99.5% of commercial studios using PocketWizard products. The other .5% shoots with natural light