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8.2 out of 10

Pentax AF-540 FGZ

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax AF-540 FGZ

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Overall 10
10

Really Nice Flash

Janell B, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: This is more powerful than the 360 and has a wonderful learning curve that is a wonderful problem. It's time to learn more about flash photography!
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Powerful Output, Versatile
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Overall 10
10

Nice High End Strobe

Kingman, B&H Photo
2 June 2014
  • Excerpt: Best match with my existing Pentax DSLR's with TTL metering. Other 3rd party strobes did not perform as well with TTL metering.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Powerful Output, Versatile
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Overall 10
10

works like a glove in hand with the K3

daflasher, B&H Photo
7 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Came as part of the camera package with my K3. I had a third party flash that I have used for years. This flash is a world beater.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
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Overall 10
10

Works great so far

chipma, B&H Photo
21 August 2013
  • Excerpt: I use It mainly for off a camera flash. Works Great for me.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 6
6.0

A Little Disappointed

Phil, B&H Photo
22 July 2013
  • Excerpt: I replaced a Sigma 610 with this flash and was surprised at the lack of power. Build quality seems ok, except for the battery door which is flat out lame. The lighting was inconsistent and consequently I'm for a very long editing session from a wedding I shot last weekend. I expected better from Pentax.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Recycling
  • Cons: Inconsistent Output, Weak Output
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Overall 10
10

Bought this for my wife's bday!

The guy that supports his wife., B&H Photo
21 June 2013
  • Excerpt: Wireless, easy to mount, learning curve for the newbie, she will use it mostly for portraits and family photos at events. She bought a cheap one a month ago and it has been sent back. This is the real deal.
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Overall 4
4.0

Plastic Foot Ruins This Flash

Jp Dowling, IngotImaging, B&H Photo
13 February 2013
  • Excerpt: I've used this flash for a couple of years, and today I ordered a Canon 580exII to replace it, for one reason: The plastic hotshoe foot. I've snapped two off of this flash by knocking short light stands over (Its companion 580exII has suffered the same fate multiple times without issue due to the metal foot.) Replacing the hotshoe assembly is $, and after a couple of times it becomes not worth it.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Versatile
  • Cons: plastic hot shoe
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

stormtech, pentaxforums.com
17 December 2012
  • Excerpt: This is the flagship flash for Pentax which for me has been worth the money spent buying it new ~1 year ago.
  • Pros: Powerful - Easy off-camera P-TTL - Nice Controls
  • Cons: Plastic foot
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Overall 6
6.0

Not perfect, but OK

pmgrnvl, B&H Photo
19 November 2012
  • Excerpt: This is one of the few pro-level flash options for Pentax. It has the capability to work well, but has a few annoying attributes. The flash head has a button to unlock it to pivot, but, in reality, the button only locks the flash from going to a negative angle - questionable value. The flash often doesn't quite nail the exposure with P-TTL. Recycling times could be better, too.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Powerful Output, Versatile
  • Cons: Slow Recycling, Sometimes inconsistent
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Flash for my Pentax K-5

CableGuy, B&H Photo
18 November 2012
  • Excerpt: This flash is easy to use. I use it on my Pentax K-5. I was using a 3rd party flash and was not satisfied with it. The Pentax is more expensive, but well worth the extra $$ spent.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Versatile
  • Cons: Slow Recycling
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