RadioPopper PX Distance and Reliability Testing

I did a small test of my Radiopopper PX distance and reliability testing.  The results were, I think, impressive.  Having come directly from the world of GI radio triggers my expectations were, well – way beyond exceeded.   The video below is using my D300 pop-up as master.  I’ve mounted the Radiopopper PX transmitter on a Nikon SG-3IR panel (You can see D300 with the pop-up towards the end of my PX un-boxing video here).

This test isn’t all that scientific or anything and I didn’t really follow the directions on the RadioPopper instructions because I just laid the flashes on the window ledge.  The antennas were pointing sideways and they are supposed to point up “for best performance”.  Regardless, these were soooo much better than anything I’ve ever used that I’m very happy.  In shorter range tests, they have been 100% reliable.

Next on the list of things to play with – highspeed sync.  That’s gonna be fun so stay tuned…


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  1. R0dan in Iowa says

    Very interesting test. I had to send my Pocket Wizard flex system back because of the TERRIBLE range and ineffectiveness of the system. My Radio Poppers will be here 04/06 and I can’t wait to give them a try. Thank-you for your wonderful blog and information.

  2. George Kaiser says

    It appears Canon flashes generate a lot of RF noise that are causing problems with the PW product but Radiopoppers do not suffer because of the Canon design. PW has now developed an RF shield for the Canon flahes.

    • says

      Hi George,

      You’re right. I saw the shield on Strobist.com and the PW web page. Do the include those with the cost of the Flex/Mini or are they extra? I think they should just throw them in. I wish I understood why the RP is immune to the RF when the PW isn’t. Maybe its a frequency thing.

      Tom

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