MicroSync Digital Wireless Flash Trigger

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MicroSync Digital Wireless Flash Trigger

Review of the MicroSync Digital Wireless Flash Trigger

Pros: Small, works well
Cons: More expensive than cables

Manufacturer: MicroSync
Model: Digital Wireless Flash Trigger
Price: £185
www.tamrac.co.uk

If you use studio flash, then you probably know that the long sync cables that connect the camera to flash can get in the way, may not always work and generally are a bit of a nuisance.

This wireless transmitter and receiver make life easier and tidier.

Billed as the world’s smallest wireless radio system for firing flash, the MicroSync transmitter attaches to the hotshoe of your DSLR and after the shutter is tripped fires a radio signal to the receiver in the flash sync socket which then triggers the flash.

There’s even a range of adaptors and connectors for non Mono-plus flash systems, including small flashgun adaptors.

For studio photographers, the unit serves to maximise shooting options without adding more cabling for clients and models to trip over.

Even from a separate room the model works well, thanks to its radio powered trigger, rather than infrared or even slave-driven flashes, which require line of sight to work.


Verdict

OK so it's more expensive than cables but wireless technology is so much easier to use, is reliable and doesn't get in your way

Jon Tarrant

Jon Tarrant

Former professional photographer and photography journalist, Jon has now put his physics degree to good use by becoming a physics teacher. He contributes technical features to WDC and is our primary lens tester, where his science background comes in very handy. He is the author of eight photography books on topics ranging from portraiture and lighting to Understanding Digital Cameras.

Price as reviewed

£185.00

Scores

Scores
Overall Score 88%

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