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Pentax AF-360 FGZ Autofocus P-TTL Shoe Mount Flash (Guide No. 119'/36 m at 85mm)

B&H # PEAF360FGZ Mfr # 30333
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A professional flash for the Pentax family of SLR cameras, the Pentax AF-360 FGZ works with everything from the original 67 to today's 645N & MZ-S, MZ-SD or Digital *ist series cameras.

Full manual control of flash output is possible, or use the TTL flash capabilities of the camera it is mounted on to achieve painless exposure with every aperture. The pop-up flash incorporated into many Pentax 35mm SLRs can be used to trigger the AF-360 FGZ wirelessly, and when combined with the MZ-SD or *ist D camera this is done with TTL metering!

NOTE: Off-camera corded TTL or P-TTL flash with the AF-360 FGZ requires two pieces; either Hot Shoe Adapter F (catalog #31022) or Hot Shoe Adapter Fg (catalog #31045) and Extension Cord F5P or Extension Cord F5PL (37347 & 37349 respectively).

Autozoom head covers from 24-80mm (20mm wideangle adapter included)
Compatible with every Pentax camera, but has special features when used with MZ-S or MZ-SD cameras
-"P-TTL" Preflash evaluative metering
-"HSS" Focal plane high-speed flash sync
-Wireless TTL capability with ratio lighting control & four transmission channels
Second-curtain sync
Illuminated LCD panel
AF Infared lowlight assistance illumination grid reaches an impressive 23'
Mount Shoe
Guide No. 98.5' (30.02 m) ISO100 at 50 mm position
Angle of Coverage 84° - 28°
Vari-Power 1/1 - 1/32
TTL Dedication Yes
Bounce Head Yes
Swivel Head None
Zoom Head Full frame: 24 mm - 80 mm
Recycle Time Approximately 6 - 7 seconds
Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, Lithium, Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.8 x 4.3 x 4.5" / 7.1 x 10.9 x 11.4 cm
Weight 9.59 oz / 272 g
Pentax AF-360 FGZ Autofocus P-TTL Shoe Mount Flash (Guide No. 119'/36 m at 85mm)
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    PentaxAF-360 FGZ P-TTL Shoe Mount Flash
     
    4.4

    (based on 53 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (24)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (27)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (34)
    • Easy to use (33)
    • Reliable (25)
    • Lightweight (23)
    • Good power output (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday (31)
      • Portraits (28)
      • Home (24)
      • Travel (16)
      • Landscape photography (10)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (23), Semi-professional (12), Casual user (6), Getting started (3), Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (28)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Good Quality Flash

      I use the AF-360FGZ for indoor photography only. I usually use two units together, one, on the camera k-X, one, off the camera (wireless), or both units off the...Read complete review

      I use the AF-360FGZ for indoor photography only. I usually use two units together, one, on the camera k-X, one, off the camera (wireless), or both units off the camera.

      Generally, the unit is powerful and gives a lot of light for anything indoor. The flashgun head can be tilted up (90 degrees) and down (10 degrees) which is really useful for bouncing the light of the reflectors. Zoom is automatic and is synchronized with camera zoom. It doesn't swivel sideways, but I don't find that very important.

      What would be great about this flashgun?
      The device is both mechanically and electronically made very solid, which is not that common in today's mass production. It can be triggered by camera built-in flash in "Auto mode" and in P-TTL mode only when the built-in flash is in control mode, not master mode (however blame k-X for that, not the flash). It can be triggered by another AF-360FGZ from the camera in P-TTL, Auto or Manual mode. Can be triggered wirelessly in all three modes by radio waves (3 channels), or in Auto and Manual mode by light impulse from another flash - including camera built-in flash (Pentax). Contrary to Pentax manual the unit does NOT need off camera hot shoe adapter F to work wirelessly, however it needs it if mounting to tripod is required. When lithium batteries are used, the charging time is relatively short approximately 2 to 3 seconds, depends on light intensity discharge.

      What would be not so great about AF-360FGZ?
      The main reason I am giving 4 stars instead of 5 is user manual. It is really confusing and way out of date. It doesn't include many newer Pentax cameras and their options and doesn't explain important settings. It doesn't give a clue how the things are working together. I have read the manual several times and still had to figure many things myself.
      Another thing which may look like problem is P-TTL mode. When the flash is in P-TTL mode, there is a feeling that it underexposes. Special care must be taken when shooting against any shiny or reflective surface. I often increase the flash/es output/s for 1 step to get normal histogram. That can be annoying as it resets to zero every time the flash is turned off. Decrease of the output is available down to 3 steps, but increase is only up to 1 step. Sometimes more flash output increase is required and would be very helpful to have an option to increase the output for 2 or 3 steps. This is nothing to do with the flashgun power as it has enough power to overexpose the photograph many times in Auto or Manual mode.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good, but could be better

      I used this as an on camera flash with a K100D Super but have replaced it with the more powerful Sigma EF-530 DG ST. The Sigma has a quieter zoom and better battery...Read complete review

      I used this as an on camera flash with a K100D Super but have replaced it with the more powerful Sigma EF-530 DG ST. The Sigma has a quieter zoom and better battery door design. Both the Pentax and Sigma provide an AF assist light that is much less annoying than the K100D built-in flash strobe. The Pentax has more features including wireless. I bought the version of the Sigma that does not do wireless and it came with a stand mount, why not Pentax?

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Better than the after market brands

      By Karl

      from Salt Lake City, Utah

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Not Durable

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Home
      • Landscape Photography
      • Macro Photography
      • Portraits
      • Traveling

      Comments about Pentax AF-360 FGZ P-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

      The AF-360 FGZ P-TTL is compatible with my Pentax K-5. It works as a slave and in the wireless mode. I like the feature that allows me to increase or decrease the light output using the "S" mode. The battery chamber cover prongs have a tendency to break off so be very careful in securing the cover with as little force as you can. As a precaution, I use blue #2093 Edge Lock masking tape pasted over the cover to prevent extended stress on the cover which I experienced on my first AF-360 which still works and I can still use as a back-up or slave for multiple lighting.

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Flash

      By D Mom

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use

      Comments about Pentax AF-360 FGZ P-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

      Great Flash for value

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      4.0

      Very nice product

      By Fatboy

      from Oregon

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use

        Comments about Pentax AF-360 FGZ P-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

        Easy to use and does what it is supposed to do. The manual could use a little updating.

        I would recommend this product

        K20D

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Excellent Export Service,

        By Steve

        from Paihia New Zealand

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Family
          • Everyday Travel
          • Everyday use
          • Home
          • Landscape Photography
          • Portraits
          • Traveling

          Comments about Pentax AF-360 FGZ P-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

          This is another excellent Pentax product that works perfectly with my Pentax K200.
          All of my Pentax products still work perfectly including a 1974 Pentax Spotmatic 11 which will still shoot a roll of 35mm film.

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          • No

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Pentax Flash

          By RCELT

          from Manchester Ct

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use

            Comments about Pentax AF-360 FGZ P-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

            I have bought generic flashes in past for my Pentax DSLR but they never gave good results. As expected the Pentax flash works very well with my K-30 and was not that much more expensive. The only quibble I have with the flash is that its head does not rotate..

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            They said there would be no math!

            By animator Phil

            from Arvada, CO

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Grip And Grinn Shots
              • Parties
              • Weddings

              Comments about Pentax AF-360 FGZ P-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

              Up until now I've been shooting with a flash in manual on my Pentax K20D with the usual results. There are some pictures that can't be retakes and when you miss calculate your flash, those shots are lost forever. With the accurate P-TTL operation of this flash, I've stop thinking about the math and have just enjoyed getting the shots that could have gotten away.

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              • No

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              4.0

              AF-360 Flash

              By Diver

              from Garden Grove, CA

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use

                  Comments about Pentax AF-360 FGZ P-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

                  I use the 360 flash for basic indoor photography & outside shooting for "fill-in".
                  To be frank- I've only used it for a few weeks? I be
                  I believe it is the best "bang for the buck", compared to the "top- of -the-line" model.

                  The reviews tell it all: fabulous flash, great value- instruction manual- that is almost useless. This is a terrific flash unit, but not for a beginner. The manual offers no instruction on how to use for "basic set-up".

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                  5.0

                  This flash takes the place of the one I

                  By Tony

                  from Omaha, Nebraska

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Home
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Pentax AF-360 FGZ P-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

                    The instructions made it easy to use. Although this was the same as what I had before. I don't remember using them. I have had better pictures with this new flash.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good fash but!

                    By garbare

                    from North Dakota

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Pentax AF-360 FGZ P-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

                      Great little flash. Like the high speed sync. To bad the battery cover latches are flimsy.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Great Flash

                      By Herc

                      from Pittsburgh, PA

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Pentax AF-360 FGZ P-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

                          Works great. Easy to use. For the novice, just mount to your camera and turn it on.

                          The only con is the plastic hot shoe attachment.

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                          5.0

                          perfect

                          By Bruce

                          from Bensalem Pa

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Home
                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Macro Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Studio
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Pentax AF-360 FGZ P-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

                            easy to use-perfect pictures

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            AF-360 FGZ P-TTL Shpe mount flash by Pen

                            By Misty Dawn

                            from Utah

                            About Me Photography Student

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attach Securely
                            • Durable
                            • Good Color Value
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors
                              • Low Light
                              • Night Time
                              • Outdoors

                              Comments about Pentax AF-360 FGZ P-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

                              I am still in school learning my equipment, and loveing it. This flash has been easy for me to work with, so far I haven't found and situation it has not been able to do exactly want I need. It is very light weight, I can hardly tell when it is on my camera.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              It is an excellent flash

                              By ND_Engineer

                              from Fargo ND

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attach Securely
                              • Durable
                              • Good Color Value
                              • Long-Lasting
                              • Powerful

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors
                                • Low Light
                                • Night Time

                                Comments about Pentax AF-360 FGZ P-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

                                It is a excellent flash. It is simple to use and helps me get professional looking pictures.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                great value for ALL Pentax hot-shoe cams

                                By Mal_C

                                from Wollongong, Australia

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Good Color Value
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                • Can be complicated

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Indoors
                                • Low Light
                                • Night Time

                                Comments about Pentax AF-360 FGZ P-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

                                Works with my K-r, K-100 and *ist DS !
                                AF, A and fully manual lenses!
                                ie great value
                                Good even coverage and white balance.
                                Thinking of buying another one.
                                ie One on-camera and one off-camera; wireless sync.
                                Like the locking style of attachment vs the old screw-down-til-tight style.
                                Full auto everything works great for 99% of my shots.
                                Some modes, like wireless, take some learning how it's done.

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                                5.0

                                Shoe mount flash by pentax

                                By sunshine

                                from slc ut

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors
                                  • Low Light

                                  Comments about Pentax AF-360 FGZ P-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

                                  I used the flash for a wedding. It was so much better than my built in flash

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Found needed product

                                  By The fire investigator

                                  from Oklahoma

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Powerful

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Indoors
                                    • Low Light
                                    • Night Time

                                    Comments about Pentax AF-360 FGZ P-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

                                    [...]Had been needing the flash for a while and they had one at a lower priced than anyone else I found.

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                                    5.0

                                    great flash

                                    By brownclown

                                    from saint louis

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attach Securely
                                    • Durable
                                    • Powerful

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Indoors
                                      • Low Light
                                      • Outdoors
                                      • Special Events

                                      Comments about Pentax AF-360 FGZ P-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

                                      Bought this flash primarily for outdoor use where subjects are backlit. Very impressed with the functions of this flash for the price. Wireless functions flawlessly which is nice in a pinch when you are looking to manipulate the lighting indoor. This flash does not swivel however when the flash is detached you can adjust the show by holding the flash or using a bracket. Can't beat it for the money.

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                                      4.0

                                      Liked it so much a purchased a second on

                                      By dukenuke

                                      from Alberta, Canada

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Powerful

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Indoors
                                        • Low Light

                                        Comments about Pentax AF-360 FGZ P-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

                                        I purchase the AF-360 flash as a wire less companion to my AF-560. it works so well in wireless mode that i purchased a second one, i am using them in a studo set up thru an unbrella, it works very good. i have also been trying it as an on camera flash. and in most situation works as well as the AF-560, but is considerabley lighter and less bulky.

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                                        4.0

                                        Great Flash - Lousy outdated manual

                                        By Utah Jeepers

                                        from Monticello, UT

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attach Securely
                                        • Durable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • General Use
                                          • Indoors
                                          • Low Light
                                          • Night Time
                                          • Outdoors

                                          Comments about Pentax AF-360 FGZ P-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

                                          The flash itself is great and will do all the things I need it to do and more but it will take some work to figure things out because the manual was written in 2003. It is badly outdated and vague. It regularly refers to variables based on which Pentax camera you are using with it but, of course, those references do no include any of the current cameras they sell.

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                                          4.0

                                          Nice Flash

                                          By Dgali

                                          from lancaster,pa

                                          About Me Semi-Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                          • Hard to understand manual

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Everyday use
                                          • Home
                                          • Portraits

                                          Comments about Pentax AF-360 FGZ P-TTL Shoe Mount Flash:

                                          Needed a flash w/high speed sync without breaking the bank. I use this for weddings and portraits along with an old af500ftz which can also reach out and touch someone.

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