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Old    RileyBangerter (steezyshots)      Join Date: Feb 2008       08-06-2008, 9:47 AM Reply   
How many of you shoot with them? I am thinking about investing in the PW Plus 2 and some strobes for some night wake shots. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
Old    Russell (xcharrier)      Join Date: Jul 2002       08-06-2008, 10:32 AM Reply   
I've got a couple of them and they're great. With that being said, and the fact that you wont be shooting around a lot of other photographers, there are much more affordable options if price is a concern. I have a set of quantum radio slaves that I probably use more often than my PW's however they are on a dedicated channel where as the PW's have a number of channels to pick from. Also depends on the strobes you go with... my studio strobes are profotos with pocket wizards built in so when I'm shooting in the studio I'm always using the PW's. However, on location and for sporting events I tend to lean towards my sunpaks and quantums.

Not sure if that helped but if you have specific questions, let me know.
Old    Scott (scott_a)      Join Date: Dec 2002       08-06-2008, 11:02 AM Reply   
Two thumbs up for Pocketwizards. Sure you can buy cheaper radio slaves, but if you plan on looking at them as an investment that you'll be using for years to come, then I would buy them without thinking twice.
Old    RileyBangerter (steezyshots)      Join Date: Feb 2008       08-06-2008, 1:48 PM Reply   
Thanks for the input!
Old    Walt (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       08-06-2008, 5:10 PM Reply   
I've only read good things about them and hope to pick up a couple some day.
Old    Joshua Turner (joshturner)      Join Date: Jun 2007       08-06-2008, 10:32 PM Reply   
mine arrived today and from my experience using loaners and from testing a bit tonight they are spot on.
here is a shot taken with pocket wizards that i rented last fall. i know the ambient should have been a little higher but there wasnt much i could do about it by that time of the evening. anyway i was shooting from like 100 feet away and the slave was inside a water housing. didnt fail once.
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Old    RileyBangerter (steezyshots)      Join Date: Feb 2008       08-07-2008, 11:05 AM Reply   
SICK! That's what I want to do!

Sick shot Josh!
Old    Joshua Turner (joshturner)      Join Date: Jun 2007       08-07-2008, 7:00 PM Reply   
thanks. this was my first attempt at shooting wake with flash, and i ended up with a heap of pretty decent shots.
www.joshturnerphoto.com
Old    RileyBangerter (steezyshots)      Join Date: Feb 2008       08-08-2008, 1:17 PM Reply   
Im getting a housing in on friday of next week! Next thing will be a housing for my flash I just ordered.

Can't wait!
Old    Joshua Turner (joshturner)      Join Date: Jun 2007       08-08-2008, 5:13 PM Reply   
sick dude, having more stuff definetly add to the creative possibilities.
Old    Adam Balon (adam_balon)      Join Date: Jul 2003       08-13-2008, 1:49 AM Reply   
i have 5 i love them.
Old    Robby McFarland (robmcfarland)      Join Date: May 2008       08-31-2008, 9:07 PM Reply   
Can u use a sb600 for this kinda shot? or is that way too small?
Old    Loren (helix_rider)      Join Date: Mar 2003       09-01-2008, 3:53 PM Reply   
*hijack* Loved the moto shots Josh, especially the surrealistic HDR ones. I also thought the personal statement in your bio was spot on... *end hijack*
Old    Joshua Turner (joshturner)      Join Date: Jun 2007       09-01-2008, 8:34 PM Reply   
loren, thanks heaps for your kind words.
robby, i used an sb-800 for this shot but at half power, iso 400 and f/2.8. if you look at the highlights on dustin's face it is a bit overexposed so even at 1/2 power we are looking at a bit too much.
basically the point is that an sb-600 should be just fine for a shot like this. but note that the 600 does not have a pc sync jack so you will have to spend another 15 or so on a pc to hotshoe adapter.
Old    Robby McFarland (robmcfarland)      Join Date: May 2008       09-15-2008, 7:28 PM Reply   
I guess that is a cord that connects the pocket wizard to the sb 600? (pc to hotshoe)
Old    Adam Balon (adam_balon)      Join Date: Jul 2003       09-15-2008, 10:27 PM Reply   
yes.
Old    Robby McFarland (robmcfarland)      Join Date: May 2008       09-16-2008, 5:20 PM Reply   
cool, thanks

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