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Dot Line RPS Automatic Thyristor Bounce Flash

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Dot Line RPS Automatic Thyristor Bounce Flash

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Product Highlights

  • Guide Number: 82' at ISO 100 and 50mm
  • Zoom Range: 28-135mm
  • Tilts from -7 to 90°
  • Rotates Left 150° & Right 180°
  • Recycle Time: 0.1-7 Seconds
  • 2.5mm Sync Port
  • Runs on 4 AA Batteries
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You Pay: $36.95

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The Dot Line RPS Automatic Thyristor Bounce Flash is the economical solution for the SLR user who wants a simple-to-use flash. The flash is fully automatic, and safe to use with digital or film SLR cameras. Compact and lightweight the flash has many advanced features. With a guide number of 82' at ISO 100 and 50mm, a 0.1-7 second recycle time, dual range automatic to 30', and the ability to zoom, bounce, and swivel the head this flash is a great value. The flash will sync to your camera from the hot shoe or via an optional sync cable.

Bounce & Swivel Head
Flash has vertical bounce and horizontal swivel
Range
Has a automatic range of 3-30'
AF Assist
Autofocus auxiliary lamp helps the camera to focus in low-light situations
UPC: 034447201836
Mount Shoe
Guide No. 82.02' (25 m) ISO100 at 50 mm position
Exposure Control Manual
Angle of Coverage 60° Horizontal
45° Vertical
Bounce Head Yes, +5° to +90°
Swivel Head Yes, 330°
Coverage 28 mm - 135 mm (Full frame)
Distance Range 3.28 to 29.53' (1 to 9 m) at f/2.8
Zoom Head Full frame: 28 mm - 135 mm
Off Camera Terminal 2.5mm
Recycle Time Approximately 0.1 - 7 seconds
Flash Duration 1/1000 - 1/20000 sec
Compensation None
Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, Lithium, NiCad, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.7 x 3.5 x 3.0" / 145.0 x 88.0 x 76.0 mm
Weight 9.52 oz / 270 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.4 x 4.1 x 2.3"
Dot Line RPS Automatic Thyristor Bounce Flash
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    Dot LineRPS Automatic Thyristor Bounce Flash
     
    4.4

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (9)
    • Lightweight (7)
    • Consistent output (5)
    • Fast recycling (5)
    • Good power output (5)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (7)
    • Fill flash (3)
    • Portraits (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

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    5.0

    Great Flash

    By Matthew

    from Boston

    Comments about Dot Line RPS Automatic Thyristor Bounce Flash:

    Great flash for the money. You can tell the materials are kind of cheap, but it really works just as well as any more expensive flash of the same variety. Can't beat the price.

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    5.0

    Very please with it!

    By DeAnna

    from Weatherford, OK

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Sports/Action
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Dot Line RPS Automatic Thyristor Bounce Flash:

      I am in Photography school and it is a great and easy flash to learn on. I have a Canon rebel T3 that it is compatiable with. You basically have a cheat sheet right on the back of the flash unit itself. I like the fact that it takes normal batteries, so I can always have some on hand, no need to have to recharge one.

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      4.0

      Does the Job

      By Shaun of the Dead

      from Trinidad

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Fast Recycling

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash
        • General Use

        Comments about Dot Line RPS Automatic Thyristor Bounce Flash:

        This flash does feel a little plasticy, but does reliably perform.

        The sync port is a big plus, and the auto mode seems to work well so far.

        I wish there was a manual control to dial back the power (or maybe I've missed it) but so far it seems, when not in auto, all it really does is fire at 100% each time. Controlling the brightness of the flash therefore comes to using apertures, which is a little inconvenient, but not unworkable.

        Recycle time is very good; Around 3 seconds, compared to the 6 seconds that my Vivtar flash takes (though the Vivitar seems about a half stop brighter, and can be manually dialed down to reduce recycle times).

        It really comes down the price. That's the strongest argument in favour of this flash.

        Here's a quite bright, very workable flash, for almost no money. Good!

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        4.0

        Great product, great price

        By Bambam

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Dot Line RPS Automatic Thyristor Bounce Flash:

              Ideal flash for the hobby photographer or someone just starting out. Slightly harsh if used for direct flash. Best results when used with a diffuser

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              • No

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              4.0

              Always keep spare batteries!

              By BForePhotography

              from El Paso, TX

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Hard To Fill Flash

              Best Uses

              • Night Photography
              • Portraits

              Comments about Dot Line RPS Automatic Thyristor Bounce Flash:

              Great swivel ability for bouncing no matter the angle of the camera from the subject. The three intensity levels and flash zoom give great flash for far away subjects at night. Works great with a mini flash diffusor. Only problem is when the batteries are dying, the ready light will still come on and the manual test flash still goes off, but when shooting, the flash only goes off once every 20 or so shots. No way to tell if batteries are low until you miss shots, so always keep spare batteries!

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              5.0

              Excellent

              By Mike

              from Ontario

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Slow Recycling

              Best Uses

                Comments about Dot Line RPS Automatic Thyristor Bounce Flash:

                Once you figure out how to use these automatic flash units, it becomes a breeze! I used to use it just in the manual setting until I figured out how to use the Thyrister modes. Just set the aperture on the back and go for it!

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                5.0

                Good Value!

                By DBartonN85

                from Arizona

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Photojournalism
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Dot Line RPS Automatic Thyristor Bounce Flash:

                  This flash is powerful and has easy to use features. The zoom option is very simple to caluculate as the corrisponding mm is set and easy to read.

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                  4.0

                  Good flash for the price!

                  By Luis

                  from Venezuela

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Powerful Output

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Fill Flash
                    • General Use

                    Comments about Dot Line RPS Automatic Thyristor Bounce Flash:

                    Reliable flash for an excelent price, it lost 1 star because the lack of adjusting intensity. Otherwise, a nice-affordable item.

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                    4.0

                    Excellent for the money!

                    By john lathram

                    from Columbus, Ohio

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Night Photography
                      • Photojournalism

                      Comments about Dot Line RPS Automatic Thyristor Bounce Flash:

                      I do a lot of band and dark bar photography. This unit is light weight. I used to have a heavy vivitar, but was too heavy for my digital Olympus. I am able to light a stage from 50 + feet away when set on the 100-135 mm setting.

                      The swivel head is very useful when bouncing light away from a subject.

                      The light is extremely powerful when shooting directly at the subject and results in very harsh hotspots, so I use a diffuser when shooting subjects close up.

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                      5.0

                      Great product

                      By MLH

                      from Sioux City, IA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Fill Flash

                        Comments about Dot Line RPS Automatic Thyristor Bounce Flash:

                        This item is exactly what I was looking for, very simple to use!

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                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Big bang for your buck

                        By Beckers

                        from Wagner, SD

                        About Me Photography Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Color Value
                        • Light weight

                        Cons

                        • Hard to understand

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors

                        Comments about Dot Line RPS Automatic Thyristor Bounce Flash:

                        I am going to use this product for portrait purpuses. The things that are great about this is that it can be used for film or digial camera. The things that are not so great about it is that its not all digital.

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                        • Yes

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                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        great first flash

                        By DCS

                        from Charleston, SC

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fully functional
                        • Good value

                        Cons

                        • Needs better instructions

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Dot Line RPS Automatic Thyristor Bounce Flash:

                          A great first-time flash. There are certainly nicer models out there, but this equipment does everything it needs to and is great to learn on. It is fully functional but not at a huge price tag.

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                          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Good product good prise

                          By Moose

                          from Royersford, PA

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Dot Line RPS Automatic Thyristor Bounce Flash:

                            Good range of adjustment and intensity of flash. Used as a bounce flash with great results for indoor portraits.

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                            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            i would buy this flash again

                            By BOB

                            from WILLIAMSVILLE N.Y.

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use

                              Comments about Dot Line RPS Automatic Thyristor Bounce Flash:

                              good backup or every dayflash. great price! have used it with canon D50_- REBEL-& PENTAX 2000. ALL work well

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