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Sunpak PZ42X TTL Shoe Mount Flash (Guide No. 138'/42 m at 35mm) for Sony

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B&H # SUPZ42XS Mfr # PZ42XS
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Product Highlights
  • Manual Power & Zoom Head Settings

The Sunpak PZ42X TTL Shoe Mount Flash is a flash unit designed to fully support current advanced digital SLR cameras. It is fully compatible with Sony digital cameras.

The PZ42X has many advanced features, such as: automatic zoom head from 24-105mm, bounce and swivel capabilities, built in wide-angle diffuser, and AF assist. It also offers several manual controls for the experienced photographer. It offers a bright and easy-to-read LCD display and easy-to-use controls for manual flash output, digital or film lens coverage and zoom head settings.

For a more detailed camera/features compatibility chart, please click here.

Fully compatible with Sony TTL systems
AF Assist Light supports better autofocus performance in the dark (up to 16')
EV adjustment (-1.5, -1, -0.5, 0, +0.5, +1, +1.5)
Large panel with bright, easy-to-read LCD display
Flash-coverage scale on LCD screen
Automatic Shutdown mode shuts off flash from after several minutes of inactivity
Mount Shoe
Guide No. 112' (34.14 m) ISO100 at 50 mm position
Angle of Coverage 84° - 23°
Vari-Power 1/1 - 1/64
TTL Dedication Yes
Bounce Head Yes
Swivel Head Yes, 300°
Coverage 24 mm - 80 mm (Full frame)
Zoom Head Full frame: 24 mm - 105 mm
Off Camera Terminal None
Recycle Time Approximately 3.5 - 4.5 seconds
Power Source 4x AA Alkaline Batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.6 x 4.6 x 4.1" / 6.6 x 11.7 x 10.4 cm
Weight 9.1 oz / 258 g Without batteries
Sunpak PZ42X TTL Shoe Mount Flash (Guide No. 138'/42 m at 35mm) for Sony
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    SunpakPZ42X TTL Shoe Mount Flash (Guide No. 138'/42 m at 35mm) for Sony
     
    4.3

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (9)
    • Consistent output (7)
    • Durable (6)
    • Fast recycling (4)
    • Good power output (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (9)
      • Portraits (5)
      • Fill flash (4)
      • Night photography (3)
      • Photojournalism (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (5), Casual photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      5.0

      Great light

      By Shaaro

      from Dell rapids, SD

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash
        • General Use
        • Photojournalism

        Comments about Sunpak PZ42X TTL Shoe Mount Flash (Guide No. 138'/42 m at 35mm) for Sony:

        Five stars based on with the flash is supposed to be. It works great on my NEX-7, zooms with ease useing the lens, great Fill-Flash, easy to use and control

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        5.0

        totally worth the trip

        By Sam

        from New York city

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Night Photography
          • Photojournalism
          • Portraits

          Comments about Sunpak PZ42X TTL Shoe Mount Flash (Guide No. 138'/42 m at 35mm) for Sony:

          Love B&H. Only store in NYC that carried accessories for my Sony alpha! Bought this flash to shoot my boss's birthday party, worked like a dream! I love that I can adjust it.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          A good flash for the money

          By Johnny Photog

          from Little Rock, AR

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Fast Recycling
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Portraits

          Comments about Sunpak PZ42X TTL Shoe Mount Flash (Guide No. 138'/42 m at 35mm) for Sony:

          I have been looking for a bounce flash for my a500 for shooting candids at events. This one does a great job.

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          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good purchase for beginners

          By Slow Pixels

          from Greensboro NC

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Heavy
          • Slow Recycling

          Best Uses

          • Fill Flash
          • General Use
          • Night Photography

          Comments about Sunpak PZ42X TTL Shoe Mount Flash (Guide No. 138'/42 m at 35mm) for Sony:

          As an amateur SLR owner I can say PZ42X TTL Shoe Mount Flash worked as I was expecting. I didn't want to buy the Sony one which is significantly higher in price. It fit my Sony A 500 very well and it does what is meant to do, help on lighting specially in dark situation such as night and indoors. The flash swivels very well giving you the option to bounce light which is a plus.
          Here is how it can be improved:
          It's a little heavy, when mounted on the camera you hands will get tiered. Works wonders on a tripod though.
          Recovery is slow. If you are doing multiple shots at once, don't count on it. It will only flash for the 1st one.
          It overheats. The instructions clearly say not to leave it on for more than 10 minutes because it can over heat. I obey and shut it off, therefore can't really say it has overheated on me.
          Overall I will recommend this flash to a friend who is starting and want to improve its night/dark photography. Eventually I'll invest on a higher quality flash.

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          4.0

          Great for beginners

          By Haraldur

          from Iceland

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Night Photography
            • Portraits

            Comments about Sunpak PZ42X TTL Shoe Mount Flash (Guide No. 138'/42 m at 35mm) for Sony:

            I am quite happy with this flash. For a guy that is messign around with photograpy this is good. Its cheap. Easy to use. And works perfectly.

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            • No

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            4.0

            So far so good!

            By golfermickey

            from Barrington, IL

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast Recycling
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Slow Focus

            Best Uses

            • General Use

            Comments about Sunpak PZ42X TTL Shoe Mount Flash (Guide No. 138'/42 m at 35mm) for Sony:

            I purchased this unit for personal use and have found that it works great. I still need to spend time with the settings, but the pics so far have been good.

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            4.0

            Nice alternative to the expensive SONY

            By joesaintlouis

            from Saint Louis, MO

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • General Use
              • Photojournalism
              • Portraits

              Comments about Sunpak PZ42X TTL Shoe Mount Flash (Guide No. 138'/42 m at 35mm) for Sony:

              Works great. I looked at the SONY flash. Its was a little more then I wanted to spend. This Sunpak flash works great. Build quality very good. Shoe mount solid. Would give 5 stars if it had wireless.

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              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Flash

              By Sarah

              from Charleston, West Virginia

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Fill Flash
                • General Use
                • Portraits

                Comments about Sunpak PZ42X TTL Shoe Mount Flash (Guide No. 138'/42 m at 35mm) for Sony:

                I use this flash with my Sony A700 and wow is it a great flash. I'm very pleased at how the flash works seamlessly with the camera. It is also very quite and it recycles very quickly. It gets a little heavy after awhile but what flash wouldn't. It is great for the price. [...]

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                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good product

                By John

                from Easton, PA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Slow Recycling

                Best Uses

                • General Use

                Comments about Sunpak PZ42X TTL Shoe Mount Flash (Guide No. 138'/42 m at 35mm) for Sony:

                Over all, a good product. A little slow recovery time when shooting quick movement shots.

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