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Polaroid PL-144AZ Shoe Mount Flash for Sony

B&H # POPL144AZS Mfr # PL-144AZ-S
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Product Highlights
  • Guide No. 148'/45m @ 85mm, ISO 100
  • Fast 0.5 Second Recycling Time
  • Bounce, Zoom & Swivel Head
  • AF Assist Lamp
  • Built-In Optical Slave
  • Includes Diffuser and Reflective Panels
  • Power-Saving Auto Sleep Mode
  • Includes Fitted Protective Case
  • For Sony SLR Cameras

Polaroid's PL144 Shoe Mount Flash for Sony is a full TTL-enabled flash with support for Sony SLR cameras. The power-zoom flash head provides coverage for lenses from 24mm to 85mm, with a guide number of 148'/45 m at the 85mm position. A built-in slave allows it to be positioned off-camera, and triggered by another flash. The output level can be adjusted from full-power down to 1/16th power, and an auto sleep mode means less charging time, more shooting time. This is a perfect all-purpose, economical flash for anyone using digital or 35mm Sony SLRs. A "self-storing" diffuser and reflective panels, as well as a fitted protective case, are included.

Bounce, Zoom & Swivel Head
Flash has vertical bounce of 90° and horizontal swivel of 270°, with automatic or manual zoom settings of 24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm
AF Assist
Autofocus auxiliary lamp helps the camera to focus in low-light situations
Fast Recycle Times
Recycles in 0.5 second
Remote Triggering
Built-in optical slave function allows for off-camera operation
Light Modifiers
Includes "Self-Storing" Diffuser and Reflective Panels
Power Saving
Auto Sleep mode means less charging time, and more shooting time
Mount Shoe
Guide No. 148' (45.11 m) ISO100 at 85 mm position
Angle of Coverage 75° - 28°
Vari-Power 1/1 - 1/16
TTL Dedication Yes
Bounce Head Yes
Swivel Head Yes
Coverage 24 mm - 85 mm (Full frame)
Zoom Head Full frame: 24 mm - 85 mm
Off Camera Terminal None
Recycle Time Approximately 0.5 - 9 seconds
Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, Lithium, NiCad, Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.0 x 4.0 x 3.0" / 12.7 x 10.2 x 7.6 cm
Weight 9.5 oz / 269 g
Polaroid PL-144AZ Shoe Mount Flash for Sony
  • "Self-Storing" Diffuser and Reflective Panels
  • Fitted Protective Cover
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    PolaroidPL-144AZ Shoe Mount Flash for Sony
     
    4.3

    (based on 3 reviews)

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          3.0

          Okay, but I returned it

          By Steve

          from Maryland

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast Recycling
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use

            Comments about Polaroid PL-144AZ Shoe Mount Flash for Sony:

            This flash pack a lot into a low price. The TTL wasn't always dead on with my Sony A-57 whereas my HVL-F58AM is always dead on with the appropriate lighting. That's not bad in itself because, for the price, I got pretty good at adjusting my exposure to match the flash output. The reason I returned it is because I kept maxing out the sync speed and really need HSS (which isn't the flashes fault, it's my fault for buying this expecting it to be more than it is).

            In the end, I bought the flash that works for me in personal and professional environments. Again, not the flash's fault.

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            5.0

            PL-144AZ and Sony SLT-A55V

            By Mike

            from Vicenza, Italy

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • Portraits

              Comments about Polaroid PL-144AZ Shoe Mount Flash for Sony:

              Great Flash does wonders for the pictures of my SLT-A55V. Day or Night Images are perfect using this flash. The Sony will triger this flash when off the mount.

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              5.0

              Great price, great tool!

              By Matt

              from Switzerland

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Lightweight
              • Powerful Output
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Fill Flash
                • General Use
                • Photojournalism
                • Portraits

                Comments about Polaroid PL-144AZ Shoe Mount Flash for Sony:

                The Polaroid flash offers all the functions you could imagine for a mount flash, and this for a great price!
                I especially like the slave function and the adjustable power output. Rear-curtain function is not something i would have expected in this price range.
                I use this flash in combination with another one and a radio trigger as a light-weight, mobile portrait lighting setup and it work just great!

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