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Sunpak RD2000 Digital Flash for Canon Cameras

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Product Highlights

  • Compatible with Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II
  • Guide Number: 66' at ISO 100 and 32mm
  • Coverage: 32mm (24mm with Panel)
  • Tilts Upward 90°
  • Exposure Compensation
  • Recycle Time: 4-5 Seconds
  • Runs on 2 AA Batteries
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TTL System: Canon

Canon Nikon

You Pay: $79.95

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The Sunpak RD2000 Digital Flash is a compact and ultra-low profile flash, which fully supports TTL flash operation with digital SLR cameras. This version is dedicated to the Canon camera line, and fully supports their E-TTL / E-TTL II flash operating system.

The flash is powered by two AA batteries, which keeps it compact and lightweight. At the same time, it provides up to 200 flashes at full power. Following a low profile design, this flash barely extends 2" above the camera. It can also be used fully vertical, for ceiling bounced shots. Its light output can be adjusted with a range of +/-1 EV in 0.5 increments (5 settings).

When you are done shooting the shoe can be rotated into the body making it very convenient to carry around. The RD2000 is a handy flash that complements the compact design of digital SLR cameras.

Vertical Bounce
Flash features 90° vertical bounce
EV Adjustment
Allows you to increase or decrease the flash output by using the EV adjustment button, with a choice of 5 steps (-1, -0.5, 0, +0.5, +1)
Compact Storage
The shoe rotates into the flash body for easier storage
Power Saving
Auto power stand by and auto shut off after 5 minutes
UPC: 090729608809
Mount Shoe
Guide No. 65.62' (20 m) ISO100 at 32 mm position
Vari-Power None
Bounce Head 0° to +90°
Swivel Head None
Coverage 24 mm - 32 mm (Full frame)
Zoom Head None
Off Camera Terminal None
Recycle Time Approximately 4 - 5 seconds
Flash Duration 1/800 sec
Flash-ready Indicator Yes
Compensation -1 EV to +1 EV (in 1/2 EV steps)
Power Source 2x AA Alkaline, NiCad, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.7 x 2.4 x 3.5" / 43.5 x 60.0 x 88.0 mm
Weight 3.53 oz / 100 g without batteries
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.1 x 4.6 x 1.9"
Sunpak RD2000 Digital Flash for Canon Cameras
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

  • Included Free

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    SunpakRD2000 Digital Flash for Canon Cameras
     
    4.4

    (based on 85 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (47)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (29)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (78)
    • Easy to use (77)
    • Consistent output (41)
    • Versatile (40)
    • Fast recycling (28)

    Cons

    • Weak output (15)
    • Slow recycling (14)

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (65)
    • Fill flash (57)
    • Portraits (25)
    • Night photography (12)
    • Photojournalism (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (42), Casual photographer (16), Semi-pro photographer (11), Pro photographer (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (58)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great small and lightweight flash!

    I bought this small flash for its portability and ability to allow ceiling bounced shots.

    This flash is very light and compact and fits well atop my Canon G10. I also...Read complete review

    I bought this small flash for its portability and ability to allow ceiling bounced shots.

    This flash is very light and compact and fits well atop my Canon G10. I also own the 420EX flash, but its size and weight makes the G10 difficult to hold and balance.

    It works great in full auto ETTL-II mode as well as in manual mode. Along with an external test button, it also has external EV buttons for quickly adjusting the power output (-1 to +1 in half stops).

    Power is a bit better than the built in flash, but its ability to tilt up to bounce for softer fill is what sets this flash apart.

    Overall, a great compact, affordable, and versatile piece of kit to have.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Unique but Imperfect

    I bought the RD2000 to use as a highly portable fill flash for my Canon 40D, with the added benefit that moving flash duties to an external device would improve camera battery life and...Read complete review

    I bought the RD2000 to use as a highly portable fill flash for my Canon 40D, with the added benefit that moving flash duties to an external device would improve camera battery life and provide a little more light than the built-in flash. In that respect, the flash does the job: folded up, it is small and sleek and slips easily into a pocket, and it is an effective fill flash in all but the brightest backlit situations.

    It's not perfect, however. The flash arrived with the button/LED overlay half peeled off, and although I was able to reposition it, it doesn't look like it will be permanent. The tilt mechanism feels flimsy- the detents are vague, although it does work. The big issue is that the flash easily migrates out of position in the flash shoe, and "locks up" until it is repositioned and powered off/on. SunPak could readily fix this by using a locking pin on the shoe.

    One nice thing about the flash's design, though, is that it can be tilted down slightly, so that the light source is very close to the lens axis. That helps eliminate redeye, and makes the light/shadow patterns easy to predict.

    So, although I have doubts about the product's durability (particularly if it keeps falling out of the hot shoe,) its compact design is unique and extremely useful.

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    4.0

    Great choice

    By Carlos

    from Brazil

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast Recycling
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Weak Output

    Best Uses

    • General Use

    Comments about Sunpak RD2000 Digital Flash for Canon Cameras:

    Small, fast recycling, easy to carry and operate.
    Dos not expect a strong power or a professional flash, but it´s a really good option for a backup or a track flash.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Great travel flash

    By Jerry

    from North Carolina

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Slow Recycling

    Best Uses

    • Fill Flash
    • General Use

    Comments about Sunpak RD2000 Digital Flash for Canon Cameras:

    This is a great flash for beginners and for travel. It is very compact and easy to store where it does not take a lot of room in your pack. As always there are limitations, but for the price and what you get is a great value. The only negative I can think of or would like better is a faster recharge time.

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    5.0

    Small & Powerful

    By TommyF

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fill Flash
      • General Use

      Comments about Sunpak RD2000 Digital Flash for Canon Cameras:

      I wanted this as a small carry around flash for my Canon 5D Mk II. It is small, powerful enough, so is just what I was hoping it would be.

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      4.0

      Just what my 6D needed!

      By Ferny Fern

      from NYC

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash

        Comments about Sunpak RD2000 Digital Flash for Canon Cameras:

        I missed the built-in flash my T4i had. I have the 403EX ii but wanted something small enough to fit in my pocket. This fit the bill nicely.

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        • Yes

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        3.0

        Limited compatibility with EOS-M

        By winklebleck

        from Milwaukee WI

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Auto
          • Fill Flash
          • General Use

          Comments about Sunpak RD2000 Digital Flash for Canon Cameras:

          Solid little flash, worked on most of my cameras with the exception of the one I wanted to use it for, the EOS-M.

          If all you want is full auto on P mode with auto ISO, the RD2000c works with the EOS-M. Any straying from auto everything initiates a full powered flash and a washed out image.

          I contacted Sunpak and was told the EOS-M is not support, and there are no plans to add it.

          If you do not have an EOS-M, this is a pretty great little flash unlike anything on the market.

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          2.0

          Really weak flash

          By MinAZ

          from Phoenix, AZ

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Weak Output

          Best Uses

          • Fill Flash

          Comments about Sunpak RD2000 Digital Flash for Canon Cameras:

          This flash has a few really desirable features such as ETTL metering, tilting head for bounce flash, and a small portable size. The unfortunate downside is that the flash is extremely weak. If the camera has a built in flash, then its a good bet that the built in unit has almost if not equal power to this unit. Therefore, I cannot recommend it unless there is no flash on board and portability is paramount.

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          • No

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          4.0

          NIce Flash for the price

          By rainrunner

          from Portland, Oregon

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Slow Recycling

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sunpak RD2000 Digital Flash for Canon Cameras:

            I was searching for an inexpensive flash which had good reviews, and I think I found it.
            Using this flash with my lumaquest pocket bouncer and a Vello off camera cord which I also purchased, I am able to take flower pictures with a dark sky background, using this flash off camera.

            It has a slow recycle time, but I feel it is worth what I paid for it.

            This will be my hiking/backpacking flash since it is small and lightweight.

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            5.0

            works well with Canon G15

            By TommyDee

            from Joliet, IL

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • General Use
              • Portraits

              Comments about Sunpak RD2000 Digital Flash for Canon Cameras:

              I use this both on and off camera (with a Vello TTL cord) with my Canon Powershot G15 and it works perfectly, within its power limits. The built-in diffuser works very well, and the TTL functionality works pretty well with my G15. I do occasionally need to adjust the flash output, but the G15 menus allow you to easily vary the output up to plus or minus 3 stops in 1/3 stop increments when in the aperture or shutter priority or program modes. When shooting manual, the camera adjustment menu shows full power, 1/2 power, 1/4 power, etc. all the way down to 1/64th power, also in 1/3 stop increments. The flash actually is much more flexible than I expected. Super nice little flash that really will fit in your pocket and provides much more power than the built-in flash on the G15. Seems very well built, but it does have a plastic shoe mount so handle with care.

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              1.0

              Unacceptable Customer Service

              By NiceShotSteve

              from Denver, CO

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              Comments about Sunpak RD2000 Digital Flash for Canon Cameras:

              Did not work on my Canon 6D. Sent to manufacturer for repairs. That was in March 2013, and haven't seen the unit since. Sunpak just says "We're working on it." Buy something else.

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              4.0

              Great little flash for Canon EOS Rebel

              By Chino Hills Photographer

              from Chino Hills, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Slow Recycling

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sunpak RD2000 Digital Flash for Canon Cameras:

                Great Flash for price.

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                • No

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                5.0

                This little guy does big work

                By Photosteve

                from Kansas City, Mo

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • A Little Slow Recycling
                • Limited range

                Best Uses

                • Bad For Active Children
                • Fill Flash
                • Great For Car Interiors

                Comments about Sunpak RD2000 Digital Flash for Canon Cameras:

                I use this flash to take pictures of car interiors at a local car dealership. It is small and light and easy to use. Adjustable +/- 3 stops through my Canon menu. Perfect flash for this type of work

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                4.0

                great little flash

                By Dan the man

                from Allentown,PA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • none

                Best Uses

                • Fill Flash
                • General Use

                Comments about Sunpak RD2000 Digital Flash for Canon Cameras:

                I use this for a bounce flash with my canon G 15,folds up to fit in my pocket,recycles in aprox. 2 seconds in the aplications I use it for.perfect match for my G 15.

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                4.0

                A flash in a small package

                By Larry

                from Sammamish, WA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Slow Recycling

                Best Uses

                • Fill Flash
                • Portraits

                Comments about Sunpak RD2000 Digital Flash for Canon Cameras:

                This flash is just the right size to carry in
                my pocket and use with my 6D. Have taken a few
                indoor shoots and seems to work quite well.
                I like the bounce feature and power select.
                Not for rapid fire use. Inexpensive choice for
                flashless cameras.

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                5.0

                GREAT BANG FOR BUCK

                By KUJO

                from Loma Linda CA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Fill Flash

                  Comments about Sunpak RD2000 Digital Flash for Canon Cameras:

                  I use it on my Canon G-12 great output for this little flash I usually take it with me on my Cruises dont bring my EOS 30D anymore it is way to bulky

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Nice compact flash

                  By Tran

                  from St Louis, MO

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Consistent Output
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Fill Flash
                    • General Use
                    • Photojournalism

                    Comments about Sunpak RD2000 Digital Flash for Canon Cameras:

                    I got the flash to use with the EOS Mark III. It puts out good enough flash, has bounce capabality, and very compact in size.

                    I am very happy with the purchase.

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                    4.0

                    It is a perfect flash for Canon EOS

                    By Sun

                    from Anahiem,CA

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use

                      Comments about Sunpak RD2000 Digital Flash for Canon Cameras:

                      It is light and easy use. The most importance is provided nice light source for ndoor photo. I highly recommend for everyone.

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                      4.0

                      Great small Flash Unit

                      By Photo Guy

                      from San Luis Obispo, CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Fill Flash

                        Comments about Sunpak RD2000 Digital Flash for Canon Cameras:

                        Unit worked as advertised. Mounting simple and secure.You would need to work at it to make it break. Battery compartment a little tricky to open but not really a problem. Various flash settings useful. Does the trick for a small, easily portable "fill-in" flash with 5DII. Much more reasonably priced than Canon.

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                        5.0

                        Just what I wanted.

                        By me myself

                        from western Oregon

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Bounce
                          • Macro Photography

                          Comments about Sunpak RD2000 Digital Flash for Canon Cameras:

                          This compact flash, combined with the extension cord I bought with it, allows off camera use. I use it hand held for macro photography and on the camera for bounce flash. The built in flash on my t3i won't do either job. The flash has easy adjustment of power. It is not powerful, as advertised. Build quality is pretty good. It is really small.

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                          4.0

                          love it

                          By kay

                          from arizona

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast Recycling
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Weak Output

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Night Photography

                          Comments about Sunpak RD2000 Digital Flash for Canon Cameras:

                          great little walkaround flash for my 5D2. Use at ASA1600. Do have to adjust power level sometimes.

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                          • No

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great purchase

                          By Pierre

                          from Laval, Canada

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Fill Flash
                            • General Use
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Sunpak RD2000 Digital Flash for Canon Cameras:

                            This is a vey small and handy flash. I use it with my Canon 5D Mark iii. It is powerfull enough for most uses indoor or as flash fill for backlit pictures during the day.

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