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Remote Trigger via Pocket Wizards

PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:40 am
by DanielKPictures
Hi all, I wanted to ask if any of you know an easy way to remote trigger an XF Camera and 350 Back via a pocket wizard setup. I have never seen a cable for the XF camera that would connect to a pocket wizard, so figured maybe you all have. I used to do this all the time on my Canon's and it was great, anyone no a solution. I don't want to do this over wifi or computer with tethered either. Only pocket wizards.

Re: Remote Trigger via Pocket Wizards

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:58 am
by Ulf
Hi
PocketWizard makes a Mamiya / 645 AF trigger cable.
https://www.pocketwizard.com/products/c ... eracables/
Issue here is that this is a 8pin HiRos while the XF body have a 12pin.
What you could do is to get the Phase One XF Brake out box (BoB) to be able to connect a 8pin which converts to 12pin.

In the end, this is a much more expensive solution and complicated then simply getting a Profoto remote / transceiver.
https://profoto.com/in/products/air-remotes

With the latest update to the XF platform you can use any Profoto transceiver to trigger the built-in profoto module.
The body can also transmit a profoto air signal to trigger the flash.
On top of that, you get the sync speed advantage that profoto has over pocketwizards.

Re: Remote Trigger via Pocket Wizards

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:27 pm
by Paul Richards Leeds UK
I have both systems but don't use the PW as much as the PRoFoto I have used the PW in the flashgun connecter with other PWs but the profoto is just easier .

Re: Remote Trigger via Pocket Wizards

PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:58 pm
by NNN637067625488388393
Hi...make sure you get PW that has a Relay mode. This will allow you to triger the camera remotely, and will switch (relay) to another channel to possibly trigger your remote flashes in the same instance, if needed.
I am not sure how this would work in the bulb mode? since only a single command to trigger camera is issued. Possibly pressing PW transmitter again will close the Bulb mode on the camera(?) or bulb mode may not be possible (?)

Re: Remote Trigger via Pocket Wizards

PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:39 pm
by Dana21
DanielKPictures wrote:Hi all, I wanted to ask if any of you know an easy way to remote trigger an XF Camera and 350 Back via a pocket wizard setup. I have never seen a cable for the XF camera that would connect to a pocket wizard, so figured maybe you all have. I used to do this all the time on my Canon's and it was great, anyone no a solution. I don't want to do this over wifi or computer with tethered either. Only pocket wizards.

If you use the Profoto Air remote, the XF has Profoto Air built in. I just keep Air remote in my camera case as my dedicated XF remote.