Monday, January 12, 2009

Pocket Wizard Accessories...

When I bought my Pocket Wizards I knew I was making an investment in my photography, but it was also a financial investment and it was one I wanted to protect.

So I decided to buy the Hildozine Transceiver Caddy and Storage Jacket. Though it was a pragmatic decision when I ordered them, I was down right giddy the first time I used them!

First the protection, when you throw your Pocket Wizards in with the rest of your gear, you don't have to worry about them getting banged up or putting a crimp in your antenna.

Second, when shooting outside on uneven ground or in windy conditions, there is a real possibility of your equipment taking a tumble, (again) your Wizards are protected from damage should they hit the ground (or a rock).

Third, the Transceiver Caddy has an integrated bungee that will keep it securely attached to almost anything. This was a big plus as I am not a fan of Velcro, it doesn't take long for it to become so imbedded with crap that it's no longer functional and when removed Velcro leaves a horrible sticky residue behind that would survive a nuclear winter.

I truly believe that if you make the decision to buy Pocket Wizards it would be silly not to include the Caddy and Storage Jacket.

If you have been reading this blog for any length of time you know two things about me, 1. I like good equipment and 2. I like to save money (though I am sure some of your picked 1. fat and 2. old).

Here comes the saving money part - The best price anywhere for the Caddy or the Jacket is only $12 and can be found at Midwest Photo Exchange.

If you are a Strobist fan Midwest Photo Exchange is the only place where you can find all of David Hobby's goodies, and having dealt with them myself I can understand why. Great people, outstanding selection, and pricing that will make your wallet smile.

So, if I had to boil this blog entry down to just three words they would be - "Cover Your Wizard!".


1 comment:

Miguel Palaviccini said...

I've only heard great things about PW, but at their price, I think it's a bit much for an amateur who doesn't specialize in off camera flash. With that said, this is such an elegant alternative to gaffer's tape or velcro (which I like quite a bit!)