We spoke, and PocketWizard was listening. The Plus III transceiver gets a highly coveted update, and you can say goodbye to sync cords. They have essentially turned the Plus III on its side and added TTL pass-through, along with a few other goodies.
My only complaint with my Plus IIIs was that I didn’t have the ability to shoot with my flash on camera and trigger another. The wedding photographer inside me just squealed with joy at the Plus IV announcement. I will be picking up a couple of these to work in tandem with my Plus IIIs as soon as I can, which is expected to be in January of 2016.
The Plus IV isn’t designed to be a replacement for the Plus III, rather a compliment. They feature the same zoning system for creating different looks or working in different areas as your counterpart. It also sports the long range and repeater modes to ensure you can get the job done, even in the largest of venues. PocketWizard has also added a metal shoe for durability, which is great when running around a wedding reception with a large flash attached.
The Plus IV will be compatible with most Canon, Nikon, and Panasonic cameras and flashes. The units are still in testing but should be capable of use with some Fuji and Olympus bodies as well. They should also be capable of triggering just about any flash set to manual power mode.
If you are attending PhotoPlus in New York City this week you can see this bad boy in action over at the PocketWizard booth.