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Polaroid PL160 Dedicated Dual Flash (For Olympus/Panasonic)

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Polaroid PL160 Dedicated Dual Flash (For Olympus/Panasonic)

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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
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This PL160 Dedicated Dual Flash (For Olympus/Panasonic) 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)
UPC: 815361015392
Mount Shoe
Guide No. 148' (45.11 m) ISO100 at 85 mm position
Angle of Coverage 75° - 28°
Vari-Power 1/1 - 1/16
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 NiMH 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
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.4 x 4.6 x 3.2"
Polaroid PL160 Dedicated Dual Flash (For Olympus/Panasonic)
  • Soft Case
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    A great idea badly executed

    By Claude King

    from Johannesburg, South Africa

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast Recycling
    • Good Design
    • Good Extra Led For Video
    • Price

    Cons

    • Bad Manufacturing Quality

    Best Uses

    • Ext Flash

    Comments about Polaroid PL160 Dedicated Dual Flash (For Olympus/Panasonic):

    Was I ever so excited to open this package. Then, using it for the first time on a very important photo-shoot, the flash stopped firing half-way through the project. Afterward, thoroughly checked it over (batteries, connections, etc, and found nothing wrong with those aspects). Informed B & H, who were absolutely fantastic in their aftersales-service. They agreed to immediately send me a replacement which arrived in double-quick time. After a week, this 2nd unit's zoom function packed up, though the flash continued to function. The problem was that now I had no TTL facility from it, which crashed my 2nd project. I smashed the unit against the wall in frustration, and didn't even bother to inform B & H of this 2nd unit's failure, because it is not their fault at all. And if I had decided to, and B & H agreed to come to the rescue again, I would still be the loser, because I would have to pay import duties again, like I had to for the first replacement.

    So if you want endless heartache and a waste of your hard-earned $'s, buy this rubbish. It is sad that such a highly revered name as Polaroid has been so trashed by Chinese inability to incorporate quality manufacture into their culture.

    Kudos however to B & H, who from the word go, did everything right, and with utmost grace, efficiency & kind consideration, to try and assist. Thus, I will buy from B & H until I die... thanks very much guys, for your fantastic service, and all the other, great products that you sell.

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    1.0

    garbage

    By kay

    from arizona

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Pros

    • None

    Cons

    • Slow Recycling

    Best Uses

    • Returning

    Comments about Polaroid PL160 Dedicated Dual Flash (For Olympus/Panasonic):

    only fires 10-20% of the time. takes forever to recycle. mount bracket is not compatible with most cameras.

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    Required item: Batteries are not included, and are required to power your flash.

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