Review of the MicroSync Digital Wireless Flash Trigger

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

Pros:
Small, works well

Cons:
More expensive than cables

What Digital Camera Score: 88%

  • Lonnie

    Iffy performance, barely outlasted the one year warranty, and costs as much to repair the transmitter as it cost to replace it. I was more happy with a cheap $27 system I bought on ebay.