Summary: I purchase this for a Canon G10 because I wanted a more powerful flash than the popup that would tilt for bounce flash. The PZ40X works well with the G10. The flash head zoom responds to the camera focal length change and the flash output can be changed easily by the camera controls. Even though the G10 is not a true ttl camera, good and consistent exposures can be easily obtained.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast Recycling, Flash Head Tilt, Lightweight, Powerful Output
Summary: I have a Canon G9 and wanted a pivotable flash that wouldn't be so large/heavy that it would the camera awkward to handle. My one problem is I haven't had luck getting it to work well with TTL mode (consistently overpowers the image even with flash compensation dialed in).
Summary: This is an amazingly useful product. I use it as fill light in a lot of situations, for interiors for example, but also as hairlight or as a kicker. It's also perfect for macro photography ! The power at 200 asa is just enough for most purposes. Unfortunately two of them burned out some component, but neverteless I bought two new ones at B&H, there's nothing like it on the market !
Summary: first time out use as a fill in flash. Working in digital media format this was great for getting the exposure correct. Recycle time fair to good. Normally I shoot with a QFlash. Light quality very good. Not too cold. While it has a hot shoe it needs the sync cord to work. Got a few head turners or that could have been the model. As a key light it was great! At the end of the day would I reccommend - Yes. But not as your workhorse flash. But good none the less.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Quiet
Summary: Used with G9 to increase effective range of flash. Fairly compact with good range. E-TTL metering works well. Zoom can cause some dim spots at the fringe but not much. Only 2 AA cells (read compact) take a while to charge after full flash. But efficient metering allows fast recycle time.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast Recycling
Summary: As this is my first foray into digital photography, I have a few things to learn all over again. Gone is my large, heavy, Nikon F4(bad CBGB's incident...I digress), replaced by what I consider to be my training "gun", a smaller lightweight Canon XT. Not a bad little gunner, more than apt to handle the concerts I cover here and there. I have a limited budget to work with, as I do intended to go back to a heavy hitter again down the road.