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ShutterCraze (NUEL) 11:54pm, 9 January 2009
I was curious myself when someone at the last meetup was trying to figure out how to trigger a remote camera with Pocketwizards. I also wondered about triggering a remote camera with remote flash at the same time (known as remote relay mode). I consulted the user's manual below on page 8.

www.pocketwizard.com/upload/photos/424Plus_II_US_English_...

Also use this link below to figure out which connector cable you need for your respective flash and/or camera.

www.pocketwizard.com/support/cable_finder/

It helped me remember those cool Pocketwizard features I don't use often, hope it helps some of you too.

-Nuel.
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LukeOlsen PRO 9 years ago
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ShutterCraze (NUEL) 9 years ago
Thanks PhotoInference for the cable point. I edited the post with a link to the cable selector.
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OregonVelo 9 years ago
I am not a fan of USB, but I will be really happy when camera adopt USB as the sole connector to the camera system; much like cell phones have. Then you will no longer have the cr*py PC connection issue and several different cables. One cable will be able to do it all, or at least one cable type.
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OregonVelo 9 years ago
Oh yeah, thanks for the information, it was me that was asking at the party. I was giving the PC connector cable too much credit, or maybe the software engineers at the camera companies... not sure which one is the reason it won't work.
Flash Zebra is a great resource for PW cables of all types. Here is a link to the shutter release cables but they have most any type of PW cable you need.

www.flashzebra.com/shutter_pw/index.shtml

I've bought from them a few times for what it's worth.

Aaron
All Who Wander 9 years ago
That's a pretty neat feature. Anyone have any cool shots that it enabled?
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OregonVelo 9 years ago
I was hoping to do that at Ken's place but didn't have all the connectors I need it. I am not sure it is worth it to me to buy the connector either.
All Who Wander 9 years ago
The lack of standardization in trivial connectors is a little frustrating.

If you have already have a remote release cable, it may have a external port that you can connect with a few dollars worth of parts...

Anyway, I was trying to think of situations where I could actually use the extra range. I have the $10 infrared line-o-sight remote for my camera which works great for hands-off tripod or self-portraits (coupled with a 2 second timer to give you enough time to hide the remote).

I remember the main strobist blog talking about setting up several cameras at the starting line of a derby and firing it from a 1/8 mile away. Okay, I guess I can see that use.

Or an outdoor shot from the top/bottom of something where you have to go climb it to get the photo...

But in general, I don't really see myself setting up my rig and then walking 1/4 mile away... ;)

Maybe a wide interior architectural shot where you need to get out of the frame?
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OregonVelo 9 years ago
I could see myself using it for sports. Getting those really low angles or awkward positions that would just be easier as a remote release. But I don't need to be doing it so far away that a regular remote would not work.
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