Discussion Forum Leica S System Leica S (Typ 006) Using a Leica (006) and a Pocketwizard
  • #10980

    I have a Leica S (006) and am starting to shoot more indoor portrait type photos. I have a Profoto B-1. When I bought the Profoto I bought the Profoto airplay and it works flawlessly (although not TTL) on the Leica S. I also use the Leica Corded remote. Lately I thought it would be nice to fire the Leica and the Profoto from across the room so i purchased a couple of Pocketwizard Plus III’s. I also bought a cord from Michael Bass to connect the S to the Pocketwizard. I thought i could cordlessly connect the Profoto to the Pocketwizard since the Profoto connects to the Profoto airplay wirelessly but it seems i need another Pocketwizard to connect to the B-1. So it seems I need 3 Pocketwizards to make this work. Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated. By the way the Leica S does amazing portraiture work. I have the 120mm S lens and absolutely love it.

  • #10981

    Your question is a bit confusing.

    When you say “Profoto airplay” do you mean Profoto AIR Transceiver or Profoto AIR Sync?

    Profoto AIR and Pocket Wizard are not compatible. One cannot trigger the other. Only Profoto AIR Receiver is built into the B1,
    which means you will need a Pocket Wizard plugged into the Profoto B1.

    So yes, you will need three Pocket Wizards. One at the camera, one plugged into the B1, and one to use as the remote trigger.

    I think you could have just got one Profoto AIR Sync to act as a remote trigger because you already have one for the camera,
    and AIR Receiver is already built into the B1.

    – Marc

    • #10982

      Marc – Thank you so much…you perfectly answered my question

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