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Polaroid PL160 Dedicated Dual Flash (For Canon)

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Product Highlights
  • Dedicated Shoe-Mount TTL Flash
  • Guide Number 148' (45 m) at 85mm/ISO 100
  • Built-In LED Light
  • Bounce, Auto Zoom, and Swivel Head
  • Vari-Power 1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 & 1/16
  • Built-In Diffuser & Reflective Panels
  • Recycles in 0.5-9.0 Seconds
  • Backlit "Info-Central" LCD
  • Operates on 4x AA Batteries

This PL160 Dedicated Dual Flash (For Canon) from Polaroid has full TTL dedication, plus a continuous LED light, making this a terrific light if you're shooting still photos and video, since you don't need to switch back and forth between flash and continuous light. The flash has a guide number of 148' (45 m) at 85mm/ISO 100, vari-power settings of 1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 and 1/16, and built-in "self-storing" diffuser and reflective panels. The flash head tilts and swivels and features an auto zoom function that sets the flash zoom for the focal length of the lens (24-85 mm). Recycling time is between 0.5 and 9.0 seconds, depending on the power setting. An auto sleep mode means less charging time and more shooting time. The Dual Flash operates on 4x easy-to-find AA batteries.

Dedicated shoe-mount TTL flash with built-in LED light--ideal for stills and video
Bounce, auto zoom, and swivel head
Vari-Power 1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 & 1/16
Built-in diffuser and reflective panels that are self-storing
Auto Sleep mode means less charging time, and more shooting time
Recycles in 0.5-9.0 seconds
Backlit "Info-Central" LCD
Operates on 4x AA batteries (alkaline, lithium, NiCad and NiMH)
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, +0° to +90°
Swivel Head Yes, 270°
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) 5.2 x 4.0 x 3.0" / 13.2 x 10.2 x 7.6 cm
Weight 9.5 oz / 269 g Without batteries
Polaroid PL160 Dedicated Dual Flash (For Canon)
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  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    PolaroidPL160 Dedicated Dual Flash (For Canon)
     
    3.0

    (based on 4 reviews)

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        1.0

        Junk

        By bensmithson

        from Dallas, TX

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Slow Recycling

        Best Uses

        • General Use

        Comments about Polaroid PL160 Dedicated Dual Flash (For Canon):

        I can't get this thing - for the life of me - to play nice with my 7D. It eats through batteries, it's super noisy, and it take a super long time to charge up for the next flash.

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        1.0

        Not for me. Sent this back.

        By Marc Zier

        from Ewing, NJ

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Noisy
          • Slow Focus
          • Slow Recycling

          Best Uses

            Comments about Polaroid PL160 Dedicated Dual Flash (For Canon):

            Don't know if mine was defective, but it was REALLY noisy and super slow. Total piece of garbage.

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            5.0

            Terrific, dual-purpose light for HD SLRs

            By Jimages

            from Northwest Ohio

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • General Use
              • Night Photography
              • Photojournalism

              Comments about Polaroid PL160 Dedicated Dual Flash (For Canon):

              I had no idea Polaroid even made flashes! As a dedicated flash, this unit works perfectly with my Canon 7D. I love the swivel head for bounce flash plus the built-in mini-eye light and diffuser for the strobe. The real joy is the built-in 5 LED light. It works as a focus assist light but even better, as a convenient mini light for shooting HD video. Daylight balanced, it opens shadows for close-ups and at least gives you some illumination when none is otherwise available. It won't light a room, but it'll let you get something when you would otherwise be totally left in the dark.

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              5.0

              Great right out of the box

              By shutterbug mom

              from Nashville, TN

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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              Pros

              • Attach Securely
              • Easy to Use
              • Good Color Value
              • Not a lot of set up

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Low Light
                • Night Time

                Comments about Polaroid PL160 Dedicated Dual Flash (For Canon):

                I got this flash for Christmas to go with my Cannon T2i and I took it right out of the box and started using it to take pictures of my kids at Christmas. Im not a professional, just a camera happy mom, so this flash was super easy to use and made for GREAT pictures. I also took a lot of video and the added LED light was great for that. So, you get two uses for the price of one.

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