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From our own Justin Van Leeuwen

Our reviewer Justin spent some time with the Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x and did a review that didn’t include birds or bears. One of the shots was a unique model shoot using the lens as well as the PocketWizard Plus IIIs so he could trigger his light from 1600 feet away!


Says Justin about the PocketWizard Plus IIIs

“What impresses me though, is that those PocketWizard’s made it from transmitter on the camera to receiver 1600 ft away, over a moving river, up to a cliff, and set off my Elinchrom Quadra pack reliably and consistently. Wow. I highly recommend these if you ever need to shoot between provinces or states.”


Read the story at the PocketWizard blog | PocketWizard III at B&H Photo


Get more of Justin Van Leeuwen on his siteFacebook, and Twitter.


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Re: How to Trigger a Light from 1600 Feet Away With the PocketWizard Plus III
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2013, 04:50:06 PM »
Nice work

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Re: How to Trigger a Light from 1600 Feet Away With the PocketWizard Plus III
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2013, 05:02:46 PM »
Enthusiasm matters!
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Re: How to Trigger a Light from 1600 Feet Away With the PocketWizard Plus III
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2013, 05:21:57 PM »
Wow! Now that's really impressive. Both the technical "It worked!" and the sheer chutzpah to give it a try.
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Re: How to Trigger a Light from 1600 Feet Away With the PocketWizard Plus III
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2013, 05:36:36 PM »
Great imagination and creativity I say!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) +1000000
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Re: How to Trigger a Light from 1600 Feet Away With the PocketWizard Plus III
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2013, 11:29:34 PM »
I might be missing something but what does "over a moving river, up to a cliff" have to do with the range? 

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Re: How to Trigger a Light from 1600 Feet Away With the PocketWizard Plus III
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2013, 11:50:02 PM »
I might be missing something but what does "over a moving river, up to a cliff" have to do with the range?

dramatic effect

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Re: How to Trigger a Light from 1600 Feet Away With the PocketWizard Plus III
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2013, 11:50:02 PM »

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Re: How to Trigger a Light from 1600 Feet Away With the PocketWizard Plus III
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2013, 01:03:54 PM »
I might be missing something but what does "over a moving river, up to a cliff" have to do with the range?

dramatic effect

Pretty much my thought. Although theoretically I suppose the water, especially if it's not flat water, could cause some amount of interference through reflections & such.
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Re: How to Trigger a Light from 1600 Feet Away With the PocketWizard Plus III
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2013, 01:10:24 PM »
I might be missing something but what does "over a moving river, up to a cliff" have to do with the range?

dramatic effect

Pretty much my thought. Although theoretically I suppose the water, especially if it's not flat water, could cause some amount of interference through reflections & such.

I didn't know RF waves could see reflections.   :o

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Re: How to Trigger a Light from 1600 Feet Away With the PocketWizard Plus III
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2013, 04:20:55 PM »
I might be missing something but what does "over a moving river, up to a cliff" have to do with the range?

dramatic effect

Pretty much my thought. Although theoretically I suppose the water, especially if it's not flat water, could cause some amount of interference through reflections & such.

I didn't know RF waves could see reflections.   :o

Sure it can, if the conditions are right. RF is just a different part of the EM spectrum than visible light. It'll be different at different conditions for the reflections & such, but of course it's possible.
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Re: How to Trigger a Light from 1600 Feet Away With the PocketWizard Plus III
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2013, 09:14:43 AM »
I could but not at that distance, the pocket wizards work in the uhf ultra high frequency which is line of sight, being it was an open area it will travel further than if it was blocked by a building at that distance.

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Re: How to Trigger a Light from 1600 Feet Away With the PocketWizard Plus III
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2013, 09:14:43 AM »