Right, a little bit annoyed with the whole situation.
I bought a new set of 4 Bowens 500R pros.
Nice lights, fans in to combat heat, generally very good. One of the nice things that attracted me was the slot in wireless cards.
So.....as a pulsar user I bought the pulsar cards. They were crap, basically. I had a simple setup of a lastolite pop up background with a light in, card inserted and two fill lights in front. So all carded up.
Despite this, totally at random any one of these lights didn't fire. They'd be fine at first then go wrong, then be fine, then go wrong. I can't operate like this and call myself a pro. The furthest any light was away from me at any one time was 2 metres.
I thought to myself, that's it, over to pocketwizards.
I ordered the PW slot in cards, bought myself a Multimax transceiver and thought this would be it. But it wasn't.
When I finally got the cards to recognize the trigger (and remember the setting) 25% of the time one of the lights wouldn't fire.
For those familiar with the multimax, 'A' on the lcd would be one light, 'B' would be the other. with A + B selected B wouldn't fire 25% of the time. In some cases it would IF I moved closer to the lights. I can't really call it interference because I ftested flash A by walking 6 metres away from it and it still fired.
So, basically, what the hell?
I'm content in staying with pocketwizards now but want to know the BEST wireless receiver option for the multimax other than the cards. Because today I had a shoot using the old Pulsars, which were fine but often they can be problematic and I need something 99.9% reliable if it exists.