"Pocket Wizard II" - Hensel - "Canon 580 EX II"

Discussion in 'Lighting Equipment' started by konstantinos_athanasiadis|1, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. Hello everyone, I am a wedding photographer, and I have a wedding the coming
    Saturday, I would like to know if : My two Hensel's, the 500 pro plus, that have
    built in radio slave (slave capability), (and my 500EX II that I maybe will put
    on a tripod set as slave,) will cooperate with the Pocket Wizard II ?I will buy
    one these days, and I attend to mount it on my Canon 400D ? Should I go ahead
    with purchasing the Pocket Wizard ?
    Or what about Hensel's transmitter, Ofcourse it will trigger the Hensel's. But
    can it trigger my Canon 580 EXII if I set it to slave?
    I don't know why, but "Pocket Wizard II" have better resumes by various users.


    Marc Williams - Franklin/Mich said:-
    "If you are using the Hensel slave trigger at a wedding, everyone who fires
    their little point & shoot camera will fire your strobes.
    Check if your Hensels are radio ready units ... if so, they use propritary
    technology that I do not think is compatible with Pocket Wizards. Not a problem,
    the Hensel radio transmitter is better than the Pocket Wizards in terms of
    individual strobe control at the camera.
    You can individually adjust each Hensel head to whatever level you want using
    the Hensel shoe mount radio sender. It's much smaller than a Pocket Wizard also.
    Go to the Hensel web site for complete info.
    If your strobes are not radio ready, you will need a Pocket Wizard for each
    strobe, plus one in the camera's hot shoe. The Canon flash is not compatible
    with the Pocket Wizards unless you connect a Pocket Wizard to that also."



    ps what is radio ready



    And what if I wish to use two 580EX II. as slaves. will the pocket wizard
    cooperate with them, without making me attach Pocket wizards on them to ?
     
  2. "My two Hensel's, the 500 pro plus, that have built in radio slave (slave capability), (and my 500EX II that I maybe will put on a tripod set as slave,) will cooperate with the Pocket Wizard II ?"

    Doubtful, if you are talking about using the HEnsels built in receivers with a Pocketwizard transmitter. Of course you could bypass the built-in Hensel receivers and use external Pocketwizard Plus II transceivers as receivers.

    "Or what about Hensel's transmitter, Ofcourse it will trigger the Hensel's. But can it trigger my Canon 580 EXII if I set it to slave?"

    Only if you got an external Hensel receiver and there's a way to connect it to the 580 EX II.
     
  3. How is that possible ?
     
  4. Get some hotshoe adapters for remote triggering from flashzebra.com.Cheap and fast delivery.
     

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