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8.1 out of 10

Pentax AF-540 FGZ

Guide Number 178 at ISO 100/ft (54 at ISO 100/m) Auto-zoom f Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax AF-540 FGZ

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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 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 6
6.0

Reliability problems

Streuli, B&H Photo
13 September 2011
  • Excerpt: It's great when it works, but I've had to buy three of then in two years
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Versatile
  • Cons: Unreliable
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Overall 5
5.0

User Review

Outlaw, pentaxforums.com
11 October 2009
  • Excerpt: I bought mine here in Adelaide in 2007 with the K10. Paid a premium price for a less than premium product. Operation is/has been inconsistent.
  • Pros: When it works, it works well!
  • Cons: Noisy Zoom, Flimsy battery door, sticks to hot shoe
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Overall 6
6.0

Hit and Miss

BluJai, Adorama
24 June 2009
  • Excerpt: The TR Power Pack III does a great job at its intended purpose -- providing fast recycle time, maximum flash power and extended battery life. However, its problems (which lowered my review from 5 to 3) all stem from one thing: the connecting cord. First, the cord is short. I knew this from other reviews, but didn't realize how short it was.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast Recycling, Powerful Output
  • Cons: Short cable, Unsecure connection
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Overall 6
6.0

Not a bad little flash...

O. Bana, B&H Photo
9 July 2008
  • Excerpt: looks like this is the one to go for. has all the bells and whistles, fairly good recycle time and provides overall good functionality. Have not had a chance to use the wireless yet, as I could not figure out how to get it setup.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Lightweight
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

Lightspeed1, Photography Review
12 November 2007
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: Worked great and as advertised on my Pentax K10D, *istDl, LX & 645's. Compact, reasonable battery life and excellent output.
  • Cons: Disappointing component quality and pricey.
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Overall 6
6.0

Utilie e pratico.

Cherrino, Ciao
30 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Potente flash automatico TTL, orientabile in orizzontale e in verticale. Il lampeggiatore elettronico mette a disposizione di chi lo utilizza un numero guida pari a 54 (a ISO100/m), adatto a soddisfare la massima varietà di applicazioni che richiede l’uso ...
  • Pros: innovativo
  • Cons: costa tanto
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Overall 5
5.0

User Review

александр, Nadavi
5 April 2011
  • Excerpt: крякнула после месяца серьёзной работы, а запчасти только специальные просто транзисторов не найти в Россию не возят
  • Pros: всё есть
  • Cons: сложная много лишнего и потому дорогая
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