AlienBees new Remote Control

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  1. beckyh

    beckyh TPF Noob!

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    I was just wondering if anyone has bought AlienBees new Remote Control?
    If they liked them or not?

    I was looking at pocket wizards, but with AlienBee coming out with this (half the price) i am more interested in the bees. Plus, i have there studio lights and LOVE them.

    So i was just wondering if anyone else had tried the new remote controls.
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What type of environment do you use your lights in? I'm guessing that you won't need the 1600 foot range of the Pocket Wizards.

    I know someone who has the AB radio remote, I think it's the new one but I'm not sure.

    I've been using the $30 Cactus (Gadget Infinity / E-bay) remotes with my AB lights and I've never had a problem. A typical studio set up is well withing their capabilities and the price is hard to beat.
     
  3. Johnboy2978

    Johnboy2978 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have their previous version and the only issue I have with it is that the transmitter had no off switch. Thus, when you put a new battery in it, there was a constant drain even if you didn't use it. A month or so later, the battery was dead and you had to remember to always take it apart and remove the battery. Otherwise, it has worked flawlessly for me. I may buy the new version later, but for now, the old one works and I've slowed down on paid gigs anyway, so I'll stick w/ what I have.
     

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