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8.5 out of 10

Pentax AF 160 FC

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Overall 10
10

You get what you pay for.

DrPic, B&H Photo
16 September 2014
  • Excerpt: Bought this ring flash to use for clinical dentistry. I also use it for my macro photography of flowers. It is unbelievable. Much different than the other cheaper LED third party manufacturers. Great exposure every time. Very consistent. Also capable of stopping up or donw on the left and right. Excellent buy for thos serious about macro photography.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
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Overall 10
10

Worth the Extra Dollars

Tim B, B&H Photo
19 March 2014
  • Excerpt: I use this flash for my close up macro photography when I use my 50 mm and 100 mm Pentax lenses. It is a great ring flash with several features that you will not find on the less expensive 3rd party manufactures ring flash model. I have no negative comments about this flash.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
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Overall 10
10

Great Ring Flash

Ed, B&H Photo
23 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Use this on several macro lenses, very good lighting. Nice modeling lights for dim locations. Excellent P-TTL performance, and good battery life. Hot shoe adapters are available to use it on other brand bodies. Very well built, comes with several lens adapters and storage case.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use
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Overall 10
10

LED Flash ring--does an excellent job!

Leah.wicked, B&H Photo
12 August 2012
  • Excerpt: I have needed a product that can fill in shadows, but not overwhelm the overall picture. This flash give me exactly what I need for my portrait and plant pictures, especially on over cast days. By having this flash, my digital camera ASA setting can be 200 so I can enlarge details. Since I use Pentax, this flash also provides a very comfortable interface, even though the cord looks a little funky when you first pull it out.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Versatile
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Product

Olivia, B&H Photo
27 April 2012
  • Excerpt: I am using the ring flash with the Pentax 35 mm macro lens. It has tremendously improved my macro shots by removing shadows and giving even lighting. I like having several adjustments for light intensity both through the automatic and manual modes. It is easy to use. I highly recommend this product.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

Classico, pentaxforums.com
17 February 2012
  • Excerpt: For the price cant ask for more. I use it almost solely with DA 16-45 on *ist DL. With the on camera flash you get that 1/2 moon of darkness from the lens sticking out on the 16/45 this flash fixes that for me and is light.
  • Pros: compact,works well
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Overall 10
10

finally back in business with macro

berkshire bee, Adorama
2 January 2012
  • Excerpt: I use this flash primarily for photographing honey bees and other insects, but it's great for all types of macro photography and portraits. I preferred the coil cable on my old af080c. This one is a little stiff and bulky, but hopefully that means it will be very durable.I also like the fact that it has multiple manual power settings,an led lights for previewing and focusing aid, and multiple adapters.To sum it up, this flash has it all.
  • Pros: Attach Securely, Can be hand held, Durable, Good Color Value, Powerful
  • Cons: Solid cable is bulky
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Overall 10
10

great macro tool

rjsd, Adorama
16 October 2011
  • Excerpt: Great macro tool. Gives you the ability to obtain required dof when shooting macro. Integrated with dfa wr and non wr lenes,allowing it to mount to the dfa lens barrel rather then the filter ring on tip of lens, less stress. For non pentax dfa lenses the flash has adapters for other filter ring sizes.
  • Pros: Attach Securely, Powerful
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Overall 8
8.0

Does a good job compared to cheap lights

clnoz, B&H Photo
17 July 2011
  • Excerpt: Somewhat bulky, with stiff cable and box of adapters, but worth it for the even lighting and simple controls. Like others, I played with LEDs and other lights, but finally got this flash to do better macro photography of small organisms.
  • Pros: Attach Securely, Good Color Value, Powerful
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Overall 10
10

Excelent tool for very close macro photo

Ed, B&H Photo
9 April 2011
  • Excerpt: I bought this flash just recently. I have not taken 'real' macro photos yet, because it is still early April here in Montreal and there are no flowers or insects yet. However, I did a few tests at home and I can say that this is a very effective tool. I like the separate semi-circular elements with 5-position switch providing full light on both segments , 3: 1 or 1: 3 ratio, and full: 0 or 0: full combinations.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Soft diffused light, Versatile
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