As promised, part 2 of my Radiopopper PX review. (PART 1 HERE) Although for my purposes, I can’t imagine I’d need to trigger my slave strobes from >100 feet, I figured why not push them a bit and see how far I could get before they started to flake out!
I set up 2 strobes with PXs in the windows of my 3rd floor studio, and walked outside.
Across the street. Click. no problem.
Ok, let’s try around the corner [click], yup, still firing…
Unfortunately, due to the angle of the streets I couldn’t get *too* far before I lost sight of the windows, and couldn’t verify if there was a flash or not. I walked into the park, getting as far as I could while still maintaining LOS to my studio. I would estimate it was about the length of a city block, maybe more. -click- I had to check the image, zoomed all the way in, but sure enough the flashes still fired.
Probably can’t see it in that pic, so here it is zoomed in and cropped.
I rattled off a bunch more frames, and as best I could tell it still fired every time.
Finally walking back I tested out the HSS functionality. Across the street at an ambient-killing 1/8000:
and finally a much more reasonable 1/1000:
Conclusion: In the end, I broke before the RPs did. I actually wansn’t able to get far enough away to make them misfire – even in what I’m sure is a heavy RF interference environment (downtown Philly!) Even though I’ll probably never have a need for this much range, it’s good to know I have it on demand 🙂
Now I just can’t wait for my JrXs!