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Sunpak-pz42x.3355440
8.5 out of 10

Sunpak PZ42X

Compatible with digital SLR cameras.  PZ42X to be workable with Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Charging Sound

Photog, B&H Photo
22 January 2015
Overall 8
8.0

best flash for value and use options

MsPhotoKLD, B&H Photo
2 January 2015
  • Excerpt: this is the best flash for options like swivel, up and down rotation, and especially adjustable power (many flashes don't have this feature). for an off brand its just as great as the name brand. wish it recycled faster, as the battery dies it takes longer and i don't think it has slave master capabilities (only down sides though).
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight
  • Cons: Slow Recycling
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Overall 8
8.0

Works fine, after a firmware upgrade

Brycee's Dad, Adorama
5 September 2014
  • Excerpt: I wanted a flash with manual settings, and many I looked at were $300+. My goal was "shooting" hummingbirds and "freezing" the rapidly beating wings. It wasn't so much for illumination (although that helped with some twilight shots), but for the (use of) the flash to effectuate a higher shutter speed. BUT, though TTL settings worked fine, the flash would not fire on manual settings with my Sony A65.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Excellent Value, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output
  • Cons: Firmware Upgrade Needed
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent Flash

Adorama
2 September 2014
  • Excerpt: I am extremely happy with this flash. It does a wonderful job and works exactly as I need.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

good value, sturdy

lalo, B&H Photo
18 August 2014
  • Excerpt: Got a second one, since a cheapo sold by b&H conked out as a backup. The auto zoom flash angle drives me nuts, but I use diffuser(s) for most of my shots. Love the manual vari-power settings, since the auto settings are fickle on all flash units. B& H did not carry a simple diffuser for it. Shame shame. Still got my old one though. Make your own or buy one of their fancier ones.My old one recycles quickly and has been very reliable.
  • Pros: Durable, Fast Recycling, Good value, Lightweight, Versatile
  • Cons: Fickle Zoom Head
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Overall 8
8.0

So far so good on my Nikon D5300

Eric, B&H Photo
16 May 2014
  • Excerpt: I am using this with my Nikon D5300. I had to play with it a little bit to get it to work TTL with the camera but it seems to be working well. The light seems even and well measured. I took some test shots with it at different metering modes (matrix, center, and spot) and it seemed to adjust the light output appropriately.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output
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Overall 8
8.0

love that it flashes when I take pic

cameracrazy, B&H Photo
9 April 2014
  • Excerpt: I need to use the flash sometimes when inside
  • Pros: Fast Recycling
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Overall 8
8.0

Good for the money

www.dvdronk.com, Adorama
29 March 2014
  • Excerpt: I have used this Sunpak for 2 years with my Canon 7d and have been very pleased with it. I do mostly event photography and some photo-journalism. I have seen the reviews that say it is superior to Canon of similar price. It is and itn't compared to the Canon 430EX I just purchased. It may be: -Similar guide number. -It has good durablity-Good on camera and off camera with compatable ETTL cord or PocketWizzard.-Buttons are larger and easier to use.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling
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Overall 8
8.0

On 7d vs 430EX

www.dvdronk.com, B&H Photo
29 March 2014
  • Excerpt: I have used this Sunpak for 2 years with my Canon 7d and have been very pleased with it. I do mostly event photography and some photo-journalism. I have seen the reviews that say it is superior to Canon of similar price. It is and itn't compared to the Canon 430EX I just purchased. It may be: -Similar guide number. -It has good durablity -Good on camera and off camera with compatable ETTL cord or PocketWizzard. -Buttons are larger and easier to use.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable
  • Cons: 7d Menu Does Not See It, No high speed sync, No slave
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Overall 8
8.0

Flash Updatge

Adorama
21 March 2014
  • Excerpt: This flash works great as long as you have it attached directly to the camera, or using a flash cord. But when I tried to use it with radio transmitter for off-camera flash use, it does not work. I don't understand why. But when I use my really inexpensive flash, (just on and off switch), I have no problems with the radio transmitter. It works beautifully, I just can't adjust the flash power.
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