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8.0 out of 10

Polaroid PL160

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Reviews and Problems with Polaroid PL160

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Overall 2
2.0

A great idea badly executed

Claude King, B&H Photo
4 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Was I ever so excited to open this package. Then, using it for the first time on a very important photo-shoot, the flash stopped firing half-way through the project. Afterward, thoroughly checked it over (batteries, connections, etc, and found nothing wrong with those aspects). Informed B & H, who were absolutely fantastic in their aftersales-service. They agreed to immediately send me a replacement which arrived in double-quick time.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Good Design, Good Extra Led For Video, Price
  • Cons: Bad Manufacturing Quality
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Overall 2
2.0

garbage

kay, B&H Photo
21 July 2012
  • Excerpt: only fires 10-20% of the time. takes forever to recycle. mount bracket is not compatible with most cameras.
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: Slow Recycling
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Overall 2
2.0

Junk

bensmithson, B&H Photo
19 July 2012
  • Excerpt: I can't get this thing - for the life of me - to play nice with my 7D. It eats through batteries, it's super noisy, and it take a super long time to charge up for the next flash.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Slow Recycling
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Overall 2
2.0

Not for me. Sent this back.

Marc Zier, B&H Photo
14 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Don't know if mine was defective, but it was REALLY noisy and super slow. Total piece of garbage.
  • Cons: Noisy, Slow Focus, Slow Recycling
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Overall 6
6.0

Almost Great all around flash

Jay Photography, B&H Photo
30 April 2012
  • Excerpt: I use this flash as my main light when I shoot nightlife or general outdoors photography as a fill light. The Video light is bright and perfect, but I'd suggest a bracket because the lens gets in the way at low focal lengths. Also the cover pops of the video light easily, making it simple to add light filters and diffusers.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 10
10

Terrific, dual-purpose light for HD SLRs

Jimages, B&H Photo
8 March 2012
  • Excerpt: I had no idea Polaroid even made flashes! As a dedicated flash, this unit works perfectly with my Canon 7D. I love the swivel head for bounce flash plus the built-in mini-eye light and diffuser for the strobe. The real joy is the built-in 5 LED light. It works as a focus assist light but even better, as a convenient mini light for shooting HD video.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
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Overall 10
10

Great right out of the box

shutterbug mom, B&H Photo
4 January 2012
  • Excerpt: I got this flash for Christmas to go with my Cannon T2i and I took it right out of the box and started using it to take pictures of my kids at Christmas. Im not a professional, just a camera happy mom, so this flash was super easy to use and made for GREAT pictures. I also took a lot of video and the added LED light was great for that. So, you get two uses for the price of one.
  • Pros: Attach Securely, Easy to Use, Good Color Value, Not a lot of set up
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Overall 4
4.0

Didn't workout, stopped working

David, B&H Photo
8 December 2011
  • Excerpt: I bought this on in November 2011 and in less than a month I am returning it. It stopped working? I bought two new sets of batteries and it would not work. The LED light is handy to help see your focus and the flash worked great while it lasted. I got good full lighting using the built in wide angle bounce shield. I used it with a 10 - 24 MM lense and it reached the widest areas I needed.
  • Pros: Powerful
  • Cons: Flimsy
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Overall 6
6.0

PL160 Flash for Nikon--Early Impressions

Nalin K, B&H Photo
2 December 2011
  • Excerpt: I notice that the results are really variable and the photos are often overexposed,especially when the subject is against a dark background. I have not yet tried the LED light for video. The contruction quality is fairly mediocre, so longevity might be an issue. All-in-all I am not too happy with the product. However, I might grow to like it if I can figure out how to tweak the settings to give decent results.
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Overall 2
2.0

Baja calidad. No funciona como flash esclavo

andromeda, amazon.es
24 February 2014