Pocket Wizard is like a Timex. "It takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin!"

May 21, 2014

 

Warning: Do not try this at your studio!

While teaching a lighting class I made several brand new discoveries.

1. You can trigger Elinchrom flash units with two separate triggers simultaneously. The built in Skyport AND a Pocket Wizard.

2.  If you aren't careful about the placement of trigger #2, you will melt it much like the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz.

But, the biggest news of all could be the next one.

3.  If you don't discover you've melted it until the end of the day, and the display isn't working, and it shut itself off, never fear, it may be OK!

Yep, as hard as it may be to believe, this unit stills powers up and works as intended. As you can see, this isn't a minor melt, it was pretty serious, but it's just fine.

There was a mixture of nervous laughter and a few hushed, "oh my's" in the class. I just figured it would have to go back to Pocket Wizard so Rameesh could work his magic. As bad as it looks, it is refreshing to know that it isn't fragile at all and a serious working trigger.

Phil is the Product Manager and an incredible resource. He's always ready to help you get the results you need. When I sent him this image he enthusiastically responded, "I must have this for my collection!" There is a lot to say about a company that gets excited when they find out their customers accidentally tested them beyond any reasonable usage, and helps get it back to normal. Thanks for a super rugged trigger and great customer service guys!


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