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Bolt VS-510P Wireless TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax & Samsung Cameras

B&H # BOVS510P Mfr # VS-510P
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You Pay: $179.00
Product Highlights
  • Supports Wireless TTL
  • Guide Number: 141' at ISO 100 & 50mm
  • Auto & Manual 24-105mm Zoom Head
  • Adjustable Tilt & Swivel Head
  • 1.8" Rear Backlit LCD Display
  • 6x Manual Levels: Full to 1/32 Power
  • AF Assist for Low-Light Photography
  • High Speed Sync Up to 1/8000 sec
  • Rear-Curtain Sync
  • Built-In Reflector & Diffuser

The VS-510P Wireless TTL Shoe Mount Flash from Bolt is a dedicated flash for use with Pentax & Samsung DSLR, mirrorless or point-and-shoot cameras. The VS-510 features a guide number of 141' at ISO 100 and an adjustable tilt head with five positions: 0 to 90°. You can also twist it to the left up to 120° and to the right up to 180°. It covers a 24-105mm range (in 35mm full frame format) and also offers rear curtain synchronization for shooting at slower shutter speeds. The included stand allows you to set the flash up on a flat surface, or to attach it to a tripod head, light stand, or clamp that has a standard 1/4"-20 mount.

The VS-510 has an autofocus assist for low-light photography, and an automatic power-saving function that turns the flash off when it's inactive. It is powered by four AA batteries (not included), with a flash duration between 1/1000 and 1/20,000 of a second. The flash supports high-speed sync up to a quick 1/8000 sec for shooting outdoors at wide apertures and fast shutter speeds. It also has rear-curtain sync.

Note! Although this model is compatible with Pentax and Samsung's SLR TTL metering systems, the current series of NX cameras use a different TTL system.

This speedlight is fully compatible with Pentax & Samsung's TTL metering, though it is not compatible with the current series of Samsung NX cameras.
It also supports wireless TTL controls for multiple units and groups, including 4 channels and 3 groups up to 33' away.
The guide number for this flash is 141' (43 m) at 50mm and ISO 100, and 164' (50 m) at 105mm and ISO 100.
The adjustable five-position flash head can be tilted up 0-90°, left 0-120° and right 0-180°. It has an automatic and manual 24-105mm zoom head.
The 1.8" rear backlit LCD Display allows you to easily make adjustments in low light and clearly see what your flash is set to for accurate readings.
With six different manual power levels you can easily change from full to 1/32 power.
With a built-in autofocus-assist beam you can shoot in low-light conditions, using the beam to aid your camera's AF modes.
This flash supports both high speed and rear-curtain sync for more speed and flash control. It supports high-speed sync up to 1/4000 sec--with cameras that support this speed--for shooting outdoors at wide apertures and fast shutter speeds, helping you to freeze motion better
A built-in reflector allows you to enhance the light coming from your flash and the diffuser softens the light for more flattering shadows and images.
Flash compensation is done in-camera. The flash supports the flash compensation range of the camera
The automatic power-saving function turns the flash off to conserve power, allowing you to shoot longer.
Mount Shoe
Guide No. 141.08' (43 m) ISO100 at 50 mm position
164' (49.99 m) ISO100 at 105 mm position
Exposure Control Manual/TTL
TTL Dedication Yes
Bounce Head Yes, +0° to +90°
Swivel Head Yes, 300° 1
Please Note:

120° left, 180° right

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Coverage 35 mm (Full frame)
Zoom Head Full frame: 24 mm - 105 mm
Off Camera Terminal None
Recycle Time Approximately 0.5 - 9 seconds
Flash Duration 1/20000 - 1/1000 sec
Flash-ready Indicator Yes
Wireless Transmission Method: Optical pulse
Distance: Up to 33' / 10.06 m
Wireless Communication Channels 4 Channels
Wireless Groups 3 Groups
Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, Lithium, Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.6 x 3.9 x 4.7" / 6.5 x 10.0 x 12.0 cm
Weight 9.17 oz / 260 g Without batteries
Bolt VS-510P Wireless TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax & Samsung Cameras
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  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    BoltVS-510P Wireless TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax & Samsung Cameras
     
    4.7

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Consistent output (3)
    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (3)
      • Portraits (3)

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      4.0

      Well worth the money.

      By pixelshooter1

      from Newport Beach, CA

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Photojournalism
        • Portraits

        Comments about Bolt VS-510P Wireless TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax & Samsung Cameras:

        Using it with a Pentax K-30.Very accurate and consistent TTL flash control, resulting in perfect exposures under most conditions. With the Lithium Ultimate batteries, recharge time is under 1 sec., when shooting at f5.6.A cool feature: With the flash mounted and turned ON, the camera's built-in exposure compensation controls the flash output, not the exposure settings. Which is what you want, since the ambient light isn't going to do anything, anyway, under low-light conditions.A beef: Hi-Speed sync is not available with the K-30. No matter what the shutter speed is set at, the flash will command a shutter speed/sync speed no higher than 1/90 sec. (The camera's native sync speed is 1/180 sec.) This is a problem when using the flash as fill-flash in bright daylight (like on a beach, with the sun behind the object) since the ambient light on the background gets overexposed......

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        5.0

        Chosen Over the Camera's Brand

        By JayDog

        from Milford, MA

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fill Flash
          • General Use
          • Portraits

          Comments about Bolt VS-510P Wireless TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax & Samsung Cameras:

          The Bolt VS-510P is a perfect fit for my Pentax K5. It provides me with all the essential functions (tilt, swivel, ttl, guide numbers, etc.) I need to create fine portrait images indoors and outside. I also use it for photographing objects in situations with poor, or improper lighting. It has a nice size and weight that is easy to carry and maneuver. Including a carrying case would have been a nice touch. There are many similar flashes on the market, but the VS-510P may very well be the best in its class for my K5 and the best alternative to the higher-priced Pentax model.

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          5.0

          Great experience using this product.

          By Alex

          from Gulfport, MS

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          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Easy To Use
          • Powerful Output

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Night Photography
            • Portraits

            Comments about Bolt VS-510P Wireless TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax & Samsung Cameras:

            I experimented with all different types of shots and it really made a diffence in my pictures.

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