Review: Impact Powersync 16-80 Radio Flash Transceivers

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Impact Powersyncs 16-80 product images (1 of 9)ISO 4001-125 sec at f - 1.4

Radio flash triggers like the Impact Powersync 16-80 have always fascinated me: if you get your bag run through an x-ray at the airport, they’ll give you trouble for your camera gear. They’ll rough house the camera–but put a radio flash trigger in there and they won’t bat an eye despite the fact that they’re capable of triggering something from a far distance and boosting their signals. Over the years, radio flash triggers have become even more powerful and even more capable; that’s the idea embraced by the Impact Powersync 16-80 flash triggers.

Impact, which claims to formerly be a B&H Photo house brand, has had a bunch of hit or miss products over the years though they’ve improved quite a bit. These triggers not only serve to set off flashes and studio strobes when connected, but also serve to trigger your camera as a remote shutter release when provided with the according cable. They do their job, and they do it quite well.

But for the more 4.0 (as opposed to 2.0) photographers amongst us, this product may have come too late.

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