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Polaroid PL-126PZ Flash for Canon Cameras

B&H # POPL126PZC MFR # PL-126PZ-C
Polaroid PL-126PZ Flash for Canon Cameras

Polaroid PL-126PZ Flash for Canon Cameras Swivel Bounce Zoom Back View Case

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Product Highlights

  • Compatible with Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II
  • Guide Number: 138' at ISO 100 and 85mm
  • Zoom Range: 28-85mm
  • Tilts Upward 90°
  • Rotates Left 180° & Right 90°
  • AF Assist Light & Sleep Mode
  • Recycle Time: 0.5-8 Seconds
  • 1st & 2nd Curtain Sync
  • Runs on 4 AA Batteries
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You Pay: $89.95

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Polaroid's PL-126PZ Flash is a fully automatic, Canon dedicated E-TTL / E-TTL II flash with a guide number of 138' at ISO 100 and 85mm. The power-zoom flash head provides coverage for lenses from 28mm to 85mm and it has a vertical bounce of 90° and a horizontal swivel of 270°. An auto sleep mode means less charging time, more shooting time and an AF assist light will help in low light situations. Also, it has a recycle time of 0.5-8 seconds with 4 AA batteries and has both 1st and 2nd curtain sync modes. A protective fitted case, a diffuser and reflective panels are included.

Flash has vertical bounce of 90° and horizontal swivel of 270°, with manual zoom settings of 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm
Autofocus auxiliary lamp helps the camera to focus in low-light situations
Recycles in 0.5 second
Includes a diffuser and reflective panels
Auto Sleep mode means less charging time, and more shooting time
Mount Shoe
Guide No. 137' (41.76 m) ISO100 at 85 mm position
Angle of Coverage 75° - 28°
Vari-Power None
TTL Dedication Yes
Bounce Head Yes
Swivel Head Yes
Coverage 28 mm - 85 mm (Full frame)
Zoom Head Full frame: 28 mm - 85 mm
Off Camera Terminal None
Recycle Time Approximately 0.3 - 8 seconds
Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, Lithium, NiCad, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.2 x 4.0 x 3.0" / 13.2 x 10.2 x 7.6 cm
Weight 9.2 oz / 261 g
Polaroid PL-126PZ Flash for Canon Cameras
  • Diffuser
  • Reflective Panel
  • Protective Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    PolaroidPL-126PZ Shoe Mount Flash for Canon
     
    1.7

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    1.0

    Do not waste your money.

    By Kmontes

    from New York, NY

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Flimsy
      • Weak

      Best Uses

        Comments about Polaroid PL-126PZ Shoe Mount Flash for Canon:

        I am a semi-pro photographer. I dont do high end shoots, but I do get a paying gig taking headshots and events from time to time. So I need an external flash, but I dont make enough money to warrant getting one of those $400 Canon ones. So I wanted to spend in the [$] range for a bounce flash.This seemed like a good buy, nice price, good power,and nice additions. I know that the life span could be an issue so I bought the two year protection plan, together both ran [$]. Perfect I thought.I got home, took three shots and then it stopped firing. Turned it off and on, changed the batteries. Nothing. So I take it back a few days later,[...]Second flash I get the day before I have to do a series of portrait shots. The day of the shoot I get about 20 shots on the second brand new flash then it stops working again. Good thing I was using a T2i and had the pop-up flash to finish next 100 shots with.Doing some research, and talking to the sales guy at B&H it seems spending [$] and below you can pretty much expect them to die fairly easily. Anyway he suggested a SunPack flash for [$]. It's been a few days but it seems like it can last more than a few days like the Polaroid ones.It's worth the extra money to not have to return a flash after only a few shots each time. I gave it one star because you can't give a negative score.Avoid this flash at all cost.

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        1.0

        Works well...when it works.

        By Alien M

        from New York

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Poorly built

        Best Uses

          Comments about Polaroid PL-126PZ Shoe Mount Flash for Canon:

          I am set to return this flash yet again. I bought it last week, came home and took three shots then it stopped firing.Took it back and [...] exchanged the flash for a new one. [...].I felt like I might have been one of those overly cautious people that I myself find annoying.Got home, took a few practice shots. Worked fine. Took the flash to a shoot and it worked great for about 30 shots or so then again stopped firing. When it works, it's a great flash especially for the price but then it's hard to say the price is reasonable since the thing seems to stop working after a small number of shots. [...]this is now the second time I'll have to take time out of my day to exchange the flash. You can't put a price tag on reliability. I know it's not a Canon 580 or whatever but it's still not unreasonable to expect a [$] flash to work for longer than an hour. I bought a two pack of flashes last yeat for 12 bucks on [...]and they both work whenever I need them. Granted they're not great...but they fire. Doesn't matter if something is free, if it doesn't work you can't appreciate a low price.I've never written a review before but am so ticked off about this flash I decided to writ

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          3.0

          Great Value

          By Alta

          from Canada

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Works well

          Cons

          • Slow Recharge

          Best Uses

            Comments about Polaroid PL-126PZ Shoe Mount Flash for Canon:

            Mostly does what it claims and is remarkably similar to Canon flashes costing 2.5x more. However, does not recharge as fast as the Canon.

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