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Pentax AF540FGZ II Flash

B&H # PEAF540FGZ2 MFR # 30456
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Product Highlights
  • All Weather Construction
  • Compatible with Pentax P-TTL
  • Guide Number: 177' at ISO 100 and 85mm
  • Zoom Range: 24-85mm (20mm with Panel)
  • Tilts from -10 to 90°
  • Rotates 135° Left & 180° Right
  • Wireless Master/Slave TTL Functionality
  • LED Light with 5 Output Settings
  • Multi Flash Mode & Contrast Control Sync
  • Slow, High-Speed, 1st & 2nd Curtain Sync

Complete your durable, rugged All Weather camera setup with the P-TTL capable AF540FGZ II Flash from Pentax which features 28 seals, including the hot shoe, that enable a reliable weather-resistant digital imaging system. This unit has a guide number of 177' at ISO 100 and 85mm along with a 35mm equivalent zoom range of 24-85mm, though the auto zoom function is compatible with smaller format Q-series mirrorless cameras, APS-C DSLRs, and medium format 645-series digital cameras. Also, with the use of a built-in diffusion panel the coverage can be extended to 20mm. Another benefit of this flash is tilt from -10 to 90° and rotation 135° to the left and 180° to the right for complete bounce functionality.

The AF360FGZ II has wireless master and slave TTL capabilities with access to 4 channels. It utilizes an optical pulse to transmit information and trigger flash units up to 13.1' away. Also, this unit can be set as a master, control, or slave unit and has access to a contrast control sync setting that enables the adjustment of the output of multiple flashes from a single unit.

An added feature for this flash is a constant LED light with 5 output settings for use during video, as an AF assist light, or as simply another light for your subject. Other settings include a multi-flash mode for stroboscopic photography as well as slow, high-speed, first and second curtain sync. Additionally, the AF360FGZ II runs on 4 AA batteries with a recycle time of 2.6-26.2 seconds and it comes with a case and stand.

Creative control modes include first-curtain sync, second-curtain sync, high-speed sync, and contrast control
Rotates from 180° right to 135° left with a lock at 0° and click stops
Right: 180°, 150°, 120°, 90°, 60°, and 30°
Left: 135°, 90°, 60°, and 30°
Tilts from +90° to -10° with stops at +90°, +75°, +60°, 45°, 30°, 0°, and -10°
Recycle time: NiMH/3 sec - Alkaline & Lithium/5 sec
Flash head automatically controls zoom from 24mm-85mm (full-frame) with compatible cameras and autofocus lenses
Wide-angle panel pulls out of flash head to expand coverage to a 20mm angle of view in full-frame format
Multi-flash mode for up to 100 flashes
Effective range of 2.6-26.2'
AF-assist beam for focusing under low light or low-contrast conditions
Daylight balanced flash for use outside without the need for gels or filters
Auto power off after 3 minutes of non-operation or after 1 hour while in wireless mode
LCD panel is backlit for use in poor lighting conditions
Runs on 4 alkaline, lithium, or Ni-MH AA batteries
Mount Shoe
Guide No. 177.17' (54 m) ISO100 
Exposure Control Manual/TTL
Angle of Coverage 31° - 78° Horizontal
Wide-Angle Adapter: 98° Horizontal
23° - 60° Vertical
Wide-Angle Adapter: 85° Vertical
Vari-Power 1/1 - 1/256
TTL Dedication Yes
Bounce Head +90° to -10°
Swivel Head 315°
Coverage 20 mm - 85 mm (Full frame)
Distance Range 2.62 to 26.25' (0.8 to 8.0 m) at f/5.6
Zoom Head Full frame: 24 mm - 85 mm
Recycle Time Approximately 3 - 5 seconds
Flash Duration 1/1200 - 1/20000 sec
Flash-ready Indicator Yes
Compensation -4 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Wireless Transmission Method: Optical pulse
Distance: Up to 13.12' / 4.0 m
Wireless Communication Channels 4 Channels
Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, Lithium, Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.0 x 4.4 x 4.3" / 76.0 x 113.0 x 108.0 mm
Weight 12.35 oz / 350 g
Pentax AF540FGZ II Flash
  • Flash Case O-AC141
  • Flash Stand for AF360FGZ II/AD540FGZ II Flashes
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    PentaxAF540FGZ II Flash
     
    4.8

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (3)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

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        5.0

        AF540FGZ II Flash

        By Trey45

        from Dismal Swamp NC

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Pack
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • No Diffusers Yet
        • Zoom Limit For K5iis

        Best Uses

        • Art Gallery
        • Detail Lighting
        • Family Photos
        • Indoor
        • Portrait
        • Some Macro
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Pentax AF540FGZ II Flash:

        I am using this flash on a K5iis with great success. I have only used it indoors though and have not had a chance to try outdoor shots with it. So far it does exactly what I need a powerful high end flash to do. I prefer manual mode but shooting with the P-TTL gives great results. I don't think I will ever need a better flash than this.

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        5.0

        Pentax AF540FGZ flaxh

        By Dseng55

        from Chicago,IL

        Comments about Pentax AF540FGZ II Flash:

        I already owned the older model of this flash and loved it! I recently purchased the Pentax K3 and wanted to get a new flash for my new camera. One of the main reason is this flash is weather resistant as is the camera. So far it has worked far above my expectations would defiantly recommend this flash it is well worth the cost.

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        4.0

        Small yet powerful, I want another one

        By RobH

        from Hawaii

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Pack
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Pentax AF540FGZ II Flash:

          While I try NOT to use on camera flash, I find I have to in many occasions, particularly weddings and events, this is where this small, lightweight flash shines. The High Speed sync works like a charm. Just finished testing that on my 645Z, now to put it to work. The small light in front is a godsend, have no idea why other companies dont follow suit. My only gripe is that its not more powerful. So really, I give it 4.5 Stars.

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          5.0

          I want to buy one more...

          By Gastao

          from Brasil, SP

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Easy To Use
          • Fast Recycling
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use

            Comments about Pentax AF540FGZ II Flash:

            Well constructed, smaller than old 540, more efficient and fast... I was waiting long time for Pentax introducing new devices. Finally, the day is in!

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            5.0

            Great

            By Jay

            from Las Vegas

            Comments about Pentax AF540FGZ II Flash:

            Easy to use, and I love that it's weather resistant.

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