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Pocket Wizards As Shutter Triggers

 
BigBadWolfie
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Jun 20, 2012 05:39 |  #1

Got a question. I know that the Pocket Wizards can wirelessly trigger the camera's shutter. But can it give a 2 second or longer count like a self-timer?

In addition, what do I need if I want to use the Pocket Wizard III as a remote shutter release? Do I need to buy two pocket wizards? One on the camera and one in my hand? A cable? Not sure what comes in the package.




  
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Jun 20, 2012 11:36 |  #2

Two pocket wizards are needed. You'll need one camera specific cable. The only way to give a delay is to set your camera on self-timer. A PWIII can trigger a PWII and vice versa.


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Jun 20, 2012 19:54 |  #3

ZXDrew wrote in post #14606309 (external link)
Two pocket wizards are needed. You'll need one camera specific cable. The only way to give a delay is to set your camera on self-timer. A PWIII can trigger a PWII and vice versa.

So if I set the camera to say 2 second self-timer. Can I use the PWIII to trigger and have a delay?




  
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Jun 21, 2012 08:40 |  #4

When you trigger a pocket wizard connected to your camera via a second pocket wizard in your hand it will make the shutter actuate. If you camera is set to the timer, it will start the timer.

You need:
Two pocket wizards
One camera specific cable to attach one pocket wizard to the camera


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Jun 21, 2012 20:10 |  #5

ZXDrew wrote in post #14610994 (external link)
When you trigger a pocket wizard connected to your camera via a second pocket wizard in your hand it will make the shutter actuate. If you camera is set to the timer, it will start the timer.

You need:
Two pocket wizards
One camera specific cable to attach one pocket wizard to the camera

Thank you. Just wanted to make sure it does what I want, although I should probably look at cheaper options since I'm primarily using this as a shutter trigger.




  
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Jun 23, 2012 00:43 |  #6

I have a set of Phottix Cleon IIs. I don't use mine all that often, but I have never had a misfire.

http://www.phottix.com …es/phottixr-cleon-ii.html (external link)

You can find them on eBay for around $60 shipped, just be sure to get the correct model for your camera (shutter release ports vary with Canon models).


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