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Pentax AF540 FGZ TTL Flash Flashes

3 star rating
                      3 / 5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $339.00


  • DedicationDedicated
    Guide Number54 @ ISO 100
    Flashe TypeRegular Flash
    Mount TypeHot Shoe Mount
    BounceWith Bounce
    Min. Recycle Time6 Seconds
    Power Source4 x AA Batteries
    TTL MeteringWith TTL Metering
    Weight13.04 oz.
    UPC027075116269
    Product ID27942686

Product Description

The AF540FGZ Electronic-Flash unit features a large guide number of 54 (at ISO 100) and provides a variety of advanced flash applications, including advanced P-TTL auto flash, high-speed synchronisation and wireless P-TTL auto flash (when mounted on a Pentax SLR camera). When mounted on a Pentax Auto-focus SLR (after the Z-10 and including Digital Format models) equipped with an FA-, FA J-, DFA- or DA- series lens, the AF540FGZ automatically adjusts its angle of discharge to the lens' focal length. The AF540FGZ auto-flash unit also features a newly provided 'Digital' position on the focal-length conversion scale of the Zoom Head which can accommodate digital SLRs, Bounce Flash function with adjustable angles of -10 to 90 degrees vertically and up to 180 degrees horizontally, and Power-zoom flash head to cover angles of view for 24mm to 85mm lenses (in 35mm format).


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Lightspeed1 a Professional

Date Reviewed: November 12, 2007

Strengths:    Worked great and as advertised on my Pentax K10D, *istDl, LX & 645's. Compact, reasonable battery life and excellent output.

Weaknesses:    Disappointing component quality and pricey.

Bottom Line:   
Worked great and as advertised on my Pentax K10D, *istDl, LX & 645's. Compact, reasonable battery life and excellent output.
Looked very promising until the first failure in week 2 when the internal flimsy plastic linkage that retracts the pin locking the flash to the camera hotshoe failed and the flash and camera body became one piece.
A second failure occurred just after warranty expiry. The auto zoom and manual zoom functions have failed and the cause is unknown at this time.
A very disappointing performance from a pricey mainstream flash unit with moderate useage.
Back to old faithful, the Vivitar 285HV and my Metz 60Cts.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Purchased At:   Amazon.com

Similar Products Used:   Vivitar 285HV & Metz 60 CTs

Type of photography:   Other



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