Updating Of Pocket Wizard Capabilities

PlusIV ORIGINAL three quarters

Pocket Wizard products tapped in to the increasingly high numbers using Speedlights over the last decade or so, and are used by many with Studio lighting also.

I think the Plus IV Transceiver sounds like a needed up date, to keep the range at the forefront of third party triggering/receiving products.

TTL compatible with more brands (note the increasing rise in portable camera systems), not just Canon and Nikon, but also Olympus, Fuji and Panasonic.

For Sony shooters it offers manual control of flash as it also does with the others.

Here we go with the quite detailed press release:

Introducing the Plus IV Autosensing Transceiver from PocketWizard

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You now have the best of both worlds in one easytouse, reliable wireless trigger.

The Plus IV AutoSensingTransceiver allows photographers the benefit of on camera TTL flash combined with
remote manual flash.

When used as a transmitter, the top shoe provides on camera TTL compatibility with most Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Fuji and Olympus cameras and flashes.

When used as a receiver, the top shoe pairs with virtually any speedlight for easy mounting and manual power adjustment of a remote

Built on the reliability and simplicity of the PocketWizard PLUS legacy line of products and loaded with numerous features and functionality, the Plus IV Transceiver is the “go to”
radio when a fast setup is required.

The Plus IV features 32 channels (16 Standard plus 16 QuadZone Triggering channels) allowing you to activate or deactivate your remote flashes or camera wirelessly in 4
separately controllable zones (A, B, C or D).

Whether you shoot portraits, weddings or sports, having the ability to combine on camera TTL flash with remote manual flash provides
you with a huge competitive edge.


Super Easy SetUp
Easily slide a remote speedlight flash into the top shoe of the Plus IV and you are good to go. No sync cord required.

On Camera TTL Flash / Remote Manual Flash
On camera TTL compatibility with most Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Fuji and Olympus cameras and
Remote flashes will not do TTL, manual only.

Simple User LCD Interface
All channels, zones andmodes can be easily engaged via a keypad on the
front of the Plus IV located just above the viewfinder of your camera.

Activate or deactivate up to four zones of remote flashes or

Features & Functions

OnCamera TTL Flash / Remote Manual Flash
The Plus IV features a top shoe providing TTL compatibility with most Canon, Nikon and Panasonic cameras and flashes as well as some Fuji and
Olympus equipment. This allows photographers the versatility to shoot with an on camera flash in TTL mode while triggering their remotes in manual mode.

Easily slide a speedlight into the top shoe of your receiving radio and you are ready to start triggering your remote flash in minutes. A perfect setup for wedding photographers.

32 Channels
With 32 channels (16 standard plus 16 QuadZone
Triggering channels), the
PocketWizard Plus IV Transceiver enables you to trigger individual or groups of lights simultaneously or
individually. This is critical for working in crowded venues or with multiple lighting setups.

QuadZoneTriggering Selective QuadZone
Triggering keeps you shooting photos, not running back and forth to your lighting or cameras. Without leaving the camera position, you can wirelessly activate or
deactivate your remote flashes or cameras in 4 separately controllable zones: A, B, C, or D.
This is ideal when using multiple lighting setups or turning remote cameras or flashes on and of as needed.

AutoSensing Transceiver
With our patented AutoSensing Transceiver technology, the Plus IV
Transceiver is one smart radio. When set to TxRx, it will instantly and intelligently switch between
transmitter and receiver modes as needed for greater flexibility on the job. The Plus IV may be set to
transmit (Tx) or receive (Rx) independently if needed.

Two StageRemote Camera Triggering
The Plus IV Transceiver is the perfect solution for remote camera triggering.
The unique two stage TEST button on the Plus IV works just like the shutter release button on your camera. Press it halfway and your remote camera wakes up to meter and focus.
Press TEST all the way to take your photo.
When released, your remote camera will return to sleep mode
normally; a real battery saver.

AutoRelay Mode Our AutoSensing
Transceiver technology lets you trigger a remote camera in sync
with remote flashes using only 3 PocketWizard radios: the one in your hands, a Plus IV cabled to your
remote camera, and the one connected to your remote flash set to one channel higher.

Long Range Capability
Range is comparable to other PocketWizard radios. Shooting environments
are seldom ideal, so the Plus IV incorporates two range extending modes for the challenges of the real
world. Use Long Range Mode (LR) to nearly double the effective triggering distance in almost any

Repeater Mode (RP)
In very challenging environments or extremely long working ranges, place a Plus
IV in Repeater Mode (RP) between your transmitter and receiver to repeat the signal and complete the
connection. These modes take a little extra time to do their jobs, so maximum Xsync
may be reduced when firing remote flashes in LR or RP modes.

Improved High Speed Receiver
Normally, the Plus IV is capable of triggering lights or cameras at a
sustained rate of up to 12 frames per second (FPS), with a standard for PocketWizard radios. Set the
Plus IV to High Speed Receive Mode (HSR) and trigger at rates up to 14.5 FPS, beyond the capability of
most of today’s cameras. This mode can also help high FPS triggering compatibility for any flash TTL
operation reduces the fastest FPS a system can use.

External Power and Firmware Upgradeable
The Plus IV is normally powered by two AA (IEC:LR6) batteries.
For long term remote placement, use an AC adapter, like the PWACUSB Adapter, that plugs into the standard MiniB USB port of the Plus IV. The USB port also enables future upgrades of the Plus IV operating system.

PocketWizard Compatible
The Plus IV is compatible with all Standard channel or simple triggering
PocketWizard radios of the same frequency* including PocketWizard enabled photo gear from Profoto,Dynalite, Norman, Photogenic and Sekonic light meters.
The PocketWizard wireless system allows for total flexibility with whatever lights or cameras you may be working with. (*FCC and CE PocketWizard
radios work on different frequencies)

Simple User Interface
The Plus IV has an intuitive user interface where all channels, zones and modes
can be easily engaged via a softtouch keypad, and displayed on an easy to read backlit 2.5cm (1”) LCD display.
When you’re working in dark environments, simple press any other key then TEST to illuminate the LCD.


Frequency FCC/IC 340.00 354.00 MHz CE 433.62 434.22 MHz

Channels 32 channels
1-16 Standard channels
17-32 Selective QuadZone

Triggering channels
Reverse compatible with all PocketWizard radios of the same frequency* using Standard or
QuadZone Triggering channels
(*FCC and CE PocketWizard radios work on different frequencies)

Zones A B C D
Compatible with other PocketWizard radios with QuadZone
Triggering channels

Antenna Precision tuned internal coil

Display Backlit 2.5cm (1.0”) liquid crystal display (LCD)

Hot Shoe/Metal Foot ISO compatible, TTL passthrough for pin / electrical compatible equipment including most Canon,Nikon, Panasonic, Fuji and Olympus. Sony MultiInterface
cameras and speedlights pin compatible for simple manual triggering only (no TTL).

Range Comparable to other PocketWizard radios (Actual range is dependent on multiple factors including equipment, mode, environment, positioning, orientation and interference)

Sync speed Up to 1/250 (focal plane) Up to 1/500 (leaf shutter)

Triggering Speed Up to 14.5 FPS (On camera TTL operation reduces FPS)
Contact Time 62 milliseconds in normal operation 2 milliseconds in High Speed Receive (HSR) Mode
Status Indicator LED: Green, Amber, Red status indications

Transmit Output Power Less than 1 milliwatt (0.001 watt)

Power Two (2) AA (IEC:LR6) alkaline recommended
NiMH, NiCAD, NiZn, Lithium acceptable (these chemistries may not report battery life accurately)
USB (optional AC adapter PWACUSB available)

Battery life Approximately 50 hours (with alkaline batteries)

Max Sync Port Voltage Camera / Flash Port: 300 Volts

Hot Shoe (off camera): 300 Volts

Hot Shoe (on camera): When using a 3rd party flash on camera, verify camera and flash specifications for voltage compatibility. On camera speedlights are directly connected to the
camera’s hot shoe electrically.

Max Current Handling Camera / Flash Port: 1.0 A peak, 0.2 A (1/5 Amp or 200 milliamp) continuous current limited

Voltage Present 3 volts, safe for use with all digital and film camera USB USB 2.0 MiniB Connector

Housing High impact plastic with captive battery door

Weight 130 grams (4.7 oz) with alkaline batteries installed; 90 grams 3.1 oz (no batteries)

Dimensions Height: 4.5cm (1.8”) | Width: 5.9cm (2.3”) | Depth: 10.4cm (4.1”)

Operating Temperature Above 15°C (5° F) and below 50° C (120° F)

Storage Temperature Above 30° C (22° F) and below 75° C (167° F) (without batteries)

Input/Output 3.5mm (1/8”) stereo miniphone jack, hot shoe

Mounting Metal foot, ¼20 threaded insert

In the box Quick Guide, Operation reference sticker

Optional Accessories Isolation bar, trigger buttons, camera motor drive cables, PC cables and adapters, flash sync
cables and protective cases.

Note: Information subject to change. Visit PocketWizard.com for the most up to date product information.

SRP: £150

End. (07/06/16).