Yesterday I received two PocketWizard PowerMC2 receivers for the Paul C. Buff Einstein studio strobes.
Haven’t had a chance to pay with them, but from the quickie tests I did, you can change the channel of the PowerMC2 from the back of the Einstein’s LCD control panel, Standard Channels 1-32, and Control-TL channels 1-20.
I haven’t tried the HyperSync capabilities, which is what lots of people are interested in. Personally, I just wanted less expensive PocketWizards for my Einsteins. At $99, the PowerMc2 is still a bit pricey, but less expensive than buying a PocketWizard Plus II, MultiMax, FlexTT5, etc, and it doesn’t require mono-sync cables.
I’ll post a more expanded review in the near future. I do have a shoot this Saturday, so I should be able to put the PowerMC2 through the paces and get reliable data to provide some useful feedback on the product. I should also have a PocketWizard AC3 Zone Controller by the weekend, so I’ll be able to try the remote power control of the MiniTT1 + PowerMC2 + Einstein combination.
Note: The PocketWizard PowerMc2 is (currently) sold exclusively through Alien Bees / Paul C. Buff.
Here’s a short video overview I made after I unboxed the PowerMC2 units.
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Thank you for your posts ocabj.. love your website and blog..
I wanted your opinion on this..
I’m buying einsteins soon.. do you recommend the Pocketwizard mc2s over the cyber commanders and Cybersyncs? and why ??? …
And i already own 2 radiopoppers for my flashes.. which i really love..
what should i do :D??
Check out my “In-Depth” blog about the PowerMC2. I give opinions on PowerMC2 vs Cybersyncs in the article. http://www.ocabj.net/?p=1663
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