Real competition for Pocket Wizards?

I like PWs, they always work but at 170 USD each, they get expensive which is why I’m currently shooting with Cybersyncs. But I still would like to get a set of PWs or I did till I read a very interesting review on a new product called “Phottix Atlas Professional Wireless Flash Trigger“.

Charles Verghese wrote a really nice three part review on using the new Atlas triggers with a direct comparison between them and Pocket Wizards. In short, the Atlas triggers worked as well or in some cases, better than the old standby PWs.

You can see both side by side here.

wireless triggers side by side

Side by Side

Pocket Wizard and Atlas

Pocket Wizards and Atlas

As you can see, they look very close to each other. Charles makes the point that the build quality is very good unlike many of the ebay cheapo triggers.

These are interesting enough that I think for a 100 USD, I will spring for a pair to try out when they are released in the US in a few months. Right now, they are only CE certified for Europe. Maybe Pocket Wizard will finally lower their prices where I can afford the real deal 😀

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