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Sunpak PZ40X II Flash for Sony/Minolta Cameras (Silver)

B&H # SUPZ40X2SM MFR # PZ040MS2
Sunpak PZ40X II Flash for Sony/Minolta Cameras (Silver)

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Product Highlights

  • Compatible with Sony/Minolta ADI / P-TTL
  • Guide Number: 131' at ISO 100 and 80mm
  • Zoom Range: 24-80mm
  • Tilts Upward 90°
  • AF Assist Light
  • Backlit LCD Screen
  • Recycle Time: 8-10 Seconds
  • Runs on 2 AA Batteries
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TTL System: Sony/Minolta

Nikon Sony/Minolta

You Pay: $99.95

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The Sunpak PZ40X II Flash combines high-performance features with innovative design. It has been updated to be fully compatible withSony/Minolta ADI / P-TTL metering system camera models.

The unique rounded angles and low-profile provide a more functional design and is the perfect match for current digital and photo cameras. While compatible with the latest TTL functions for 35mm digital and film SLR cameras, power-ratio and zoom setting can also be controlled manually in 5 steps.

AF Assist Light supports better autofocus performance in the dark
Equipped with vertical-up 90 deg. bounce function
Large Illuminated LCD panel
Flash-coverage scale on LCD screen
Automatic Shutdown mode shuts off flash from inactivity after 5 minutes
UPC: 090729100617
Mount Shoe
Guide No. 131.23' (40 m) ISO100 at 80 mm position
Angle of Coverage 84° - 30°
Vari-Power 1/1 - 1/16
Bounce Head 0° to +90°
Swivel Head None
Coverage 24 mm - 80 mm (Full frame)
Distance Range 4.92 to 65.62' (1.5 to 20 m)
Zoom Head Full frame: 24 mm - 80 mm
Recycle Time Approximately 8 - 10 seconds
Flash Duration 1/500 - 1/13000 sec
Flash-ready Indicator Yes
Power Source 2x AA Alkaline, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.7 x 2.5 x 3.5" / 93.0 x 63.0 x 90.0 mm
Weight 7.05 oz / 200 g without batteries
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 3.1 x 2.7"
Sunpak PZ40X II Flash for Sony/Minolta Cameras (Silver)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    SunpakPZ40X II Flash for Sony/Minolta Cameras (Silver)
     
    4.0

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    No Best Uses
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      • Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    For A33 and A55 owners!

    By SmittyBit

    from Muskoka, Ontario - Canada

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Decent Power For Size
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Natural Looking Result
    • Slt A33-55 Support

    Cons

    • Shoe Could Fit A Better

    Best Uses

    • Fill Flash
    • General Use

    Comments about Sunpak PZ40X II Flash for Sony/Minolta Cameras (Silver):

    I bought this flash as a result of two things:A had bought a bower flash, which claimed Sony Alpha compatibility, only (after much research) did I find out the the SLT models (A33 and A55 respectively) use different metering and the majaority of 'Sony Alpha flashes' do not work at all, they will not trigger.Second was the price. Having had a chance to use this flash, I am extremely happy with it.The power is decent, no wow factor, but it gets the job done.The size and built are quite good, mountains away from anything else sub-$.Features are great; Manual power and zoom are included on-flash, effective distance is shown on the LCD (yes, it has one, it's backlit).Most of All other reasons to like this flash however, is it's A33/55 compatibility. Note that only P/A/S/M Auto/+ are officially supported, however, most scenes - for the 10-20 people out there who use those anyways - seem to work fine; I don't use scenes so I haven't tested those much.One thing that bothered me was the Hotshoe fit, which wasn't all that tight. It has a lock-ring, so it's easy to ignore, but I would have liked it tighter.One thing that stood out was it's ability (with ADI) to get just the right amount of light, looking as natural as a shoe-flash can.If you own an A33/55 and need a great flash to start out, or a lightweight backup for the bag ask yourself whether you need huge power, or high speed sync. If you don't, save some cash and get this one. at $[$], I sure feel like I've stolen something!

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    1.0

    Not satisfied at all

    By Jake

    from Dallas

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Slow Recycling
    • Weak Output

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sunpak PZ40X II Flash for Sony/Minolta Cameras (Silver):

      I used it so far 3/4 times since I bought it. It does not fire when flash head is more than 30 degree up, so bounce flash is not possible. Very disappointed with the quality of this flash.

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      5.0

      Compact and powerful,

      By rodro

      from Monterrey, MX

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful Output
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • 2AA bat - slow recycle

      Best Uses

      • Fill Flash
      • General Use

      Comments about Sunpak PZ40X II Flash for Sony/Minolta Cameras (Silver):

      I can highly recommend this product. I've tested it with different cameras and was higly surprised with this little flash unit.

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      5.0

      Great Alternative to Sony/Minolta Flash

      By Silver Hair Phototaker

      from Myerstown PA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Equivalent Features
      • Great Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Outdoors

        Comments about Sunpak PZ40X II Flash for Sony/Minolta Cameras (Silver):

        This unit seems to provide the same variable flash features for Sony and Minolta digital SLR cameras for less than half the price of Sony/Minolta flash units. It also uses only two AA batteries instead of four. It works fine on my Sony a550 camera and I would recommend it to others with Sony alpha bodies or Minolta 5D/7D SLRs.

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