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Pentax AF-540 FGZ
7.9 out of 10

Pentax AF-540 FGZ

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax AF-540 FGZ

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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 8
8.0

Nice flash unit

fox hill, Adorama
30 July 2012
  • Excerpt: Haven't had a great need for a flash unit, the on-camera flash has been sufficient. But I'm finding that the subjects I'm currently shooting require something more versatile with greater output. The AF-540 fills the requirements. Can be hot shoe mounted or positioned off-camera using it's included base or on a light stand. Wired or wireless, as needed.
  • Pros: Powerful Output, Versatile
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

bird, Adorama
4 September 2011
Overall 8
8.0

Flash K5

bird, Adorama
4 September 2011
  • Excerpt: It was very to used. It will give me more flash.
  • Pros: Easy To Pack, Easy to Use, Reliable
  • Cons: Weak Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Good improvement of recycling time

Gerard, Adorama
4 September 2011
  • Excerpt: I use it for flash on tripod
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Fast flash recycling, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Not AAA batteries, Wire too short
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Gerard, Adorama
4 September 2011
Overall 8
8.0

Good but not great.

JB Photographer, Adorama
6 March 2011
  • Excerpt: I like this flash, but I do not love it. It does everything OK, but it needs more power and faster recycling. The exposures are mostly right-on.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Versatile, Works cordless
  • Cons: Slow Recycling, Weak Output
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

bdery, pentaxforums.com
6 August 2010
  • Excerpt: My experience with flashes is as follows : Pentax AF280T, Vivitar 285HV, Pentax AF500FTZ, Yongnuo 460, Yongnuo 560, Sigma 530 ST DG and now the Pentax AF-540FGZ. I've tried a bit of everything.
  • Pros: Powerful, offers just about every control possible
  • Cons: No standard synch port
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

px_pc, pentaxforums.com
23 May 2010
  • Excerpt: A good powerfull flash, which matches the Pentax bodies brilliantly. For easy photography it works very good: TTL techniques makes sure you get a well-lit image. Tilt and swivel head makes it possible to to use the reflective walls/ceiling and more depth in the image. That was the reason to buy a 540 (and not 360 instead, although I did not need the enourmous power of the 540).
  • Pros: Power, wireless, compatability with body
  • Cons: Price, build quality, foot
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Overall 8
8.0

Great flash that is simple to use.

Phyllis the photo nut., Adorama
21 March 2010
  • Excerpt: I use this flash mostly for general, everyday photography. The settings are easy to understand & it is easy to change settings quickly.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Versatile
  • Cons: Bulky
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