The Big Flash Trigger Comparison: PocketWizard vs. Phottix vs. YongNuo vs. Cyber Commander

This extensive comparison guide video by photographer Tony Northrup takes a look at 4 different flash triggering units. If you are using flashes or monolights for your studio work you would probably want to use some sort of a remote trigger.

The 4 units Northrup looks at on the video are (keep in mind that the price Northrup mentioned in the video are for triggering 3 flashes – the units below are the basic kits):

  • Yongnuo YN-622N YN 622 Wireless I TTL ITTL HSS 1/8000S Flash Trigger (for Canon / Nikon – $85 on Amazon).
  • Phottix Odin TTL Flash Trigger/Receiver Kit (for Canon / Nikon – $300/$330 on Amazon).
  • Cyber Commander triggerfrom Buff (starting from $180 for the transmitter alone).
  • PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver / Transmitter – you will need both transmitter and transceiver to work (for Canon / Nikon – the Transmitter will go for $194 and transmitter for $174)

More guides and comparisons of photographic gear can be found on our photography gear guides – here on LensVid.


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