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Pentax TR Power Pack III for AF-540 FGZ Flash

B&H # PETRPP3 Mfr # 37225
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You Pay: $139.99

The Pentax TR Power Pack III is an external power pack for the AF-540 FGZ flash. It runs on six "C" cell batteries, and will significantly increase the flash capacity and decrease the recycling time of the flash.

Power Source 6 "C" batteries (NiCD not compatible)
Recycling Time 4.5 Seconds (at full power)
Number of Flashes Approx. 700
Dimensions 3.7 x 7.5 x 1.6" (95 x 190 x 40mm)
Weight 12 oz (340 g) [w/o batteries]
1.6 lb (740 g) [with batteries]
Pentax TR Power Pack III for AF-540 FGZ Flash
  • Power Cord
  • Case
  • Strap
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    PentaxTR Power Pack III
     
    4.5

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (11)
    • Consistent output (6)
    • Fast recycling (6)
    • Good power output (4)
    • Reliable (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fill flash (6)
      • Photojournalism (5)
      • Weddings (5)
      • General purpose (4)
      • Night photography (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (5), Semi-pro photographer (5), Professional (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Cheap, long lasting, easy to use!!

      If you have an all day event (wedding, etc.) then I would definitly recommend this power pack. Its small, recycle times are about 1 sec on full manual power (with good...Read complete review

      If you have an all day event (wedding, etc.) then I would definitly recommend this power pack. Its small, recycle times are about 1 sec on full manual power (with good batteries), easy battery changes, and way cheaper than a quantum battery pack.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      needs a longer cable

      It works, but that cable is no where near long enough to be clipping this pack to your belt. Pentax needs to make another cable for this that is 2-3 feet longer.

      It works, but that cable is no where near long enough to be clipping this pack to your belt. Pentax needs to make another cable for this that is 2-3 feet longer.

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      4.0

      I would buy this again

      By JR

      from Fairfax, VA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Reliable

      Cons

      • HEAVY

      Best Uses

      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Pentax TR Power Pack III:

      Using this to take hundred plus photos in an hour documenting WW2 and Korean Vets participating in Honor Flights to Washing DC to see Memorials. Greatly speeds up flash cycling and battery life over 4 AAA batteries.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      I wish I bought it years ago.

      By Tech Pubs Solutions

      from Northwestern Jersey

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Pack
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Pentax TR Power Pack III:

        It makes an evening of flash work much easier. The only thing I don't care for is that if you carry it on your belt it must be threaded onto the belt rather than using a slip over clip-type arrangement.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Pentax TR Power Pack III

        By TerryTooTall

        from Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Pack
        • Easy to Use
        • Faster recycle tmes
        • Robust assembly

        Cons

        • Short coiled cord

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Pentax TR Power Pack III:

        Just picked up the Pentax TR Power Pack III at my post box. I loaded fresh alkaline "C" batteries and tried my AF540FGZ Flash recycle time. Without the battery pack, the recycle time is 4-5 seconds (fully recharged ENELOOP batteries), and the Pentax TR Power Pack III shortened the recycle time to a little less than 2 seconds.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        I am happy with this product

        By aljojamo

        from Miami, Fla

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Pentax TR Power Pack III:

          I bought this product in order to have more capacity in my Pentax Flash

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Must have for the AF-540 FGZ

          By Models and Modifieds

          from Colorado Springs, CO

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Pack
          • Easy to Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Sports/Action
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Pentax TR Power Pack III:

            The Power Pack III allows my flash to recycle almost instantly.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Fast recycling of the flash!

            By dustbunny

            from Missouri

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Sports/Action
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Pentax TR Power Pack III:

              I purchased this to shoot a wedding later in December and I think it will help out a lot as far as flash recycle time and capacity.
              I had no problems hooking it up and it seems to be well built. It has an easy to see indicator light right by the recessed sliding power switch. It functions well and I have had no issues so far. The strap that comes with it is fine but I may wish it had a pad by the end of the day...

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Highly recomended

              By Geoff

              from New Zealand

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Fill Flash
                • General Use
                • Night Photography

                Comments about Pentax TR Power Pack III:

                A must have addition to the AF-540FGZ flash unit as I do a lot of night photography - no problems with cord pulling out as in previous comments - plugs clip in nice and secure now. Very fast recycle time and easy to use.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Rare Pentax product

                By tomgabrielphotography[@]

                from Toronto, Ontario

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Fast Recycling
                • Powerful Output
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Cord is too short

                Best Uses

                • Fill Flash
                • General Use
                • Night Photography
                • Photojournalism

                Comments about Pentax TR Power Pack III:

                Other than the cord being too short, an excellent addition to my kit when extra portable power is needed.

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                5.0

                Great Buy from B & H

                By Ned Kelly 69

                from Wellington Australia

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Fill Flash
                  • Night Photography

                  Comments about Pentax TR Power Pack III:

                  I had to do a Fashion shoot for the local show and boy, I sure could have used this baby then.
                  The recharge time on the AF540 with rechargeable batteries is woe-full without one .
                  I couldn't find a TR III in Australia (out of stock),
                  B & H to the rescue ,best value as well.
                  I'm only an amateur ,but I have been playing with cameras for 27 years now
                  ( I own 42 different Pentax cameras,from the original Asahiflex to the latest K7) And this unit really makes life that much easier for me.
                  I've heard a few grumblings about the weight ,and cords pulling out ,but to be honest ,It's not that heavy ,I wear it around my neck ,and I haven't had a problem with the cord coming adrift yet.
                  Sure the cord could be a little longer, but nothing is ever perfect for every one.
                  Doing any repetitive flash work with an AF540FGZ I would definitely recommend the TR III

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                  4.0

                  A must have for weddings or events!

                  By HawaiianOnline

                  from Honolulu, Hawaii

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Pros

                  • Fast Recycling

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Fill Flash
                    • Photojournalism

                    Comments about Pentax TR Power Pack III:

                    This thing really helps the recharge rate on the AF540FGZ, and it's a must have accessory for that flash if you do events, weddings, or any photography that needs a relatively rapid series of flashes. The one thing about it, and it's been mentioned in other reviews, is that the cable is too short. It is definitely too short if you clip it to your belt. I put another camera strap on it so that it is just below my underarm or along my rib cage. The other problem is the plugs do not have locks and have a tendency to pull out. This can be solved by using a rubber band wrapped around the flash, and a long velcro strap wrapped around the power pack. Position them so that they can hold the plugs in. The customer really should not have to deal with this problem this way, but this is the only external power pack available for the AF540. Quantum doesn't make one yet (or at least a cable to let one of the existing ones work with it). The difference in performance is worth it. I would give it 5 stars for the performance, but this usability hit only lets it rate 4 stars in my opinion.

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                    4.0

                    Essential for photo-event jobs

                    By Gastao

                    from Sao Paulo, Brasil

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Fill Flash
                      • Photojournalism

                      Comments about Pentax TR Power Pack III:

                      PENTAX should make another professional photo acessories like that, for those worker using the brand! The strings should be longer...

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      I Like It!

                      By Stan

                      from West Monroe, LA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Cord Pulled Out

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Photojournalism

                      Comments about Pentax TR Power Pack III:

                      I use this for wedding photography. I like the fact that the batteries it uses are commonly bought anywhere, not proprietary. The only problem I had with it was that the cord pulled out of it while I was wearing it on my belt. I'll have to find a way to prevent that.

                        • Similar:
                        • Sunpak power supply

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                        5.0

                        I would by this product again

                        By Joseph

                        from Chicago, Il

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast Recycling
                        • Powerful Output

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Fill Flash
                          • General Use
                          • Night Photography
                          • Photojournalism

                          Comments about Pentax TR Power Pack III:

                          Very good for low light photography.

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                          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          needs a longer cable

                          By Charles

                          from New York, NY

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Charges Quickly
                          • Good Value
                          • Long-Lasting
                          • Reliable
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                          • Short Cable

                          Best Uses

                          • Paparazzi
                          • Professional Cameras
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Pentax TR Power Pack III:

                          It works, but that cable is no where near long enough to be clipping this pack to your belt. Pentax needs to make another cable for this that is 2-3 feet longer.

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                          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Cheap, long lasting, easy to use!!

                          By reknelb

                          from Buffalo , ny

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Charges Quickly
                          • Good Value
                          • Lightweight
                          • Long-Lasting
                          • Reliable
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Professional Cameras

                            Comments about Pentax TR Power Pack III:

                            If you have an all day event (wedding, etc.) then I would definitly recommend this power pack. Its small, recycle times are about 1 sec on full manual power (with good batteries), easy battery changes, and way cheaper than a quantum battery pack.

                            Share this review

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