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Sunpak 622 Super Pro Flash Body

B&H # SU622S MFR # 0622S
Sunpak 622 Super Pro Flash Body

Sunpak 622 Super Pro Flash Body Back View Flash Head (Not Included) Tilt & Swivel

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Product Highlights

  • Compatible with Dedicated TTL Modules
  • Accepts Multiple Head Types
  • Tilts Upward 90°
  • Rotates 330°
  • Power Settings from 1/1 to 1/128
  • Recycle Time: 0.25-20 Seconds
  • Runs on 4 C Batteries or Power Pack
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You Pay: $179.95

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Power your older Sunpak flash heads with this 622 Super Pro Flash Body. It allows you to connect a Standard, Zoom, Ring Flash, Wide Angle, or Infrared head for enhanced flash capabilities and it is compatible with a variety of dedicated TTL modules for automatic flash metering. Also, it allows for tilt upwards 90° and rotation of 330°. In addition to TTL support, it can be set to manual settings from 1/1 to 1/128. Additionally, it terms of power it can be run off of four C batteries, an external power pack, or an AC adapter. And, depending on which power source is being used it has a recycle time of 0.25 to 20 seconds.

Compatible Camera Systems
Bronica
Canon EOS (Non-AF)
Canon Manual
Hasselblad
Konica
Minolta Maxxum
Minolta MD
Mamiya 645 Pro-TL
Nikon (Manual)
Nikon
Pentax
Ricoh
Contax/Yashica
Mount Handle
Exposure Control Manual/TTL
Vari-Power 1/1 - 1/128
TTL Dedication Yes
Bounce Head 0° to +90°
Swivel Head 330°
Off Camera Terminal Household
Recycle Time Approximately 0.25 - 20 seconds
Flash Duration 1/400 - 1/30000 sec
Dimensions (WxHxD) 10.8 x 4.3 x 6.1" / 275.0 x 108.0 x 155.0 mm
Weight 2.07 lb / 940 g
Sunpak 622 Super Pro Flash Body
  • CG-10 Battery Cartridge
  • 3-Prong HH to PC Male Sync Cord
  • Standard 35mm Bracket Base
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Sunpak622 Super Pro TTL Flash (w/o Head)
     
    4.2

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    82%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good power output (7)
    • Consistent output (5)
    • Durable (5)
    • Fast recycling (3)
    • Versatile (3)

    Cons

    • Heavy (4)
    • Heavy / bulky (3)

    Best Uses

    • Night photography (6)
    • Portraits (6)
    • General purpose (5)
    • Photojournalism (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-professional (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best light/$$$ ratio

    The Sunpak 622 Super Pro has a higher guide number than the AB800. I guess the Metz 76 MZ-5 is the only 'potato masher' w/ more light output, but for...Read complete review

    The Sunpak 622 Super Pro has a higher guide number than the AB800. I guess the Metz 76 MZ-5 is the only 'potato masher' w/ more light output, but for 4-5x the price, so this amazing flash is absolutely the best value. I think it's great for just about anything, but ETTL on digital bodies. The 1/128 power setting is sweet.

    It can easily overpower indoor ambient light (don't you love those halogens). Bounces from far away surfaces... Outdoors w/ a camera mounted on the supplied bracket and w/ the built-in battery pack is actually great to walk around and it works perfectly in auto mode. Manually zooming the head is easy.
    I am also using it w/ the Softliter 46" & 60" umbrellas and w/ the Westcott Apollo 26" softbox for full body & portraits.

    The concept of interchangeable heads is brilliant - I bought two bare bulb heads for bouncing indoors.
    I wish other heads are available as well esp. the ring light.
    The build quiality is good, the thing is massive compared to speedlights, but still nothing compared to monoblocks. With two or more of these one would need a dedicated lighting kit bag, but one unit still fits in a shoulder bag along w/ a couple of lenses and camera bodies.

    I am using the Quantum turbo SC (w/ CS6 cable) when I need fast recycling and the AD-26 when there is a powerpoint. I found that recycle is faster from the Quantum battery pack than from the wall (?)

    They are triggered w/ pocketwizards or Sonia optical slaves (flashzebra). The Crane MB-4 is not a necessary accessory, but it does the job.
    I only own the units for a month, so there is still a lot to learn, but so far I'm very happy.
    Cons: you can go blind on full power.
    Enjoy,
    Sz

    VS

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    Without Head, what good is it?

    The tube finally failed. I cannot find a new one to make the rest of my unit work - granted, it's a couple decades old, but come on. Sell the base and...Read complete review

    The tube finally failed. I cannot find a new one to make the rest of my unit work - granted, it's a couple decades old, but come on. Sell the base and handle, but not a new head!? USELESS if the flash tube has failed.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Without Head, what good is it?

    By Jim

    from Thompson Falls MT

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Long-Lasting
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Too Heavy 4 Handheld Uses

    Best Uses

    • Low Light
    • Outdoors

    Comments about Sunpak 622 Super Pro TTL Flash (w/o Head):

    The tube finally failed. I cannot find a new one to make the rest of my unit work - granted, it's a couple decades old, but come on. Sell the base and handle, but not a new head!? USELESS if the flash tube has failed.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Single purpose flash

    By photoo

    from south bay, ca.

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Good Color Value
    • Long-Lasting
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoors
      • Special Events

      Comments about Sunpak 622 Super Pro TTL Flash (w/o Head):

      Wish the company would make the heads for these again, but alas... Used this flash with the white head (almost bare bulb) and it provides bounce and direct great. You can with the zoom head make dark paper smoke at close range. Yes it is that powerful!! It will cover flash an person at 100ft.

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      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Big Bang

      By Mike

      from VABCH VA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Powerful Output

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Night Photography
        • Portraits

        Comments about Sunpak 622 Super Pro TTL Flash (w/o Head):

        Already had the head so this was just what I wanted. Had one years ago and wished I had never gotten rid of it. It's a Powerful Flash. Love it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The King of hand-held flashes.

        By David Wheelock

        from Norman, OK

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Fast Recycling
        • Powerful Output
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Bulky
        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Bounce flash
        • General Use
        • Long distance flash
        • Night Photography

        Comments about Sunpak 622 Super Pro TTL Flash (w/o Head):

        This was the brightest fully self-contained hand-held flash in its day, and still may be, guide number 200. I'm addicted to bounce flash and invested in one of these about 1994. It would and will light up a room and give great bounce flash results at mid-range F-Stops at ISO-400. I can't tell you how many beautiful bounce flash photos I've taken through the years. Actually replaced it when it died a couple of years ago.

        It is extra-bulky and so heavy that I know a fellow that wouldn't use it for that reason alone. But it's OK if you're large-boned and fit.

        Alas, technology has overtaken it and the new cameras with ISO-1600-3200-6400 are rendering large flashes mostly obsolete. Except that high-ISO cameras NOW enable bounce flash with the 622 in really large rooms. I used it just the other night at an event with ISO-1600 & 3200 and got GREAT results...as usual. ;) I expect to use my current one for years to come until it becomes totally obsolete.

        It's now discontinued by Sunpak and it's sad to hear you can no longer get the head, so that newcomers can't get one anymore.

        There's a ship these days called the "Mighty Servant" that they use to transport really-really large things. Farewell to the Mighty Servant of photography, the Sunpak 622 Super Pro.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Not a good investment

        By Jimmy

        from New York

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Powerful Output

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Portraits

        Comments about Sunpak 622 Super Pro TTL Flash (w/o Head):

        This flash maybe great but the problem with it is it doesn't come with a flash head and B&H doesn't even carry the flash head. It is discontinued...jim

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Affordable, powerful flash!

        By Bill

        from Allen, TX

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Powerful Output
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash
        • General Use
        • Night Photography
        • Photojournalism
        • Portraits

        Comments about Sunpak 622 Super Pro TTL Flash (w/o Head):

        I've primarily used this flash "off-camera" on a light stand or tripod at weddings and other events. It provides the powerful flash for most of my lighting needs. The price for this flash is very reasonable when compared to the QFlash product line.

        The only thing is that the handle grips aren't glued on very well....some of the edges aren't glued down very well.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very durable and versatile

        By Jim

        from Heavener, Oklahoma

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash
        • General Use
        • Night Photography
        • Portraits

        Comments about Sunpak 622 Super Pro TTL Flash (w/o Head):

        My first 622 flash I own was bought used and I had no idea how old or how much it had been used.
        It worked great. I was taking rodeo photographs from inside the arena and it held up to MUCH ABUSE for several years then went out after approx. 7-years of various types of use. My second 622 flash has been used on numerous weddings and many various types of photo shoots using several head types. After approx. 18-years it had it's first malfunction but it still works on full flash power only. I have not tried to have it repaired YET and just bought another one knowing that all my various heads and accessories would fit the new flash. The purchase of the appropriate dedicated module is all you need to use on any other camera. I have been through several different camera models in the past 25 years, all using the same flash. It worked great with all of them. I plan to use it with my next camera that I am about to purchase.

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best light/$$$ ratio

        By kobold

        from Melbourne, AU

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sunpak 622 Super Pro TTL Flash (w/o Head):

              The Sunpak 622 Super Pro has a higher guide number than the AB800. I guess the Metz 76 MZ-5 is the only 'potato masher' w/ more light output, but for 4-5x the price, so this amazing flash is absolutely the best value. I think it's great for just about anything, but ETTL on digital bodies. The 1/128 power setting is sweet.

              It can easily overpower indoor ambient light (don't you love those halogens). Bounces from far away surfaces... Outdoors w/ a camera mounted on the supplied bracket and w/ the built-in battery pack is actually great to walk around and it works perfectly in auto mode. Manually zooming the head is easy.
              I am also using it w/ the Softliter 46" & 60" umbrellas and w/ the Westcott Apollo 26" softbox for full body & portraits.

              The concept of interchangeable heads is brilliant - I bought two bare bulb heads for bouncing indoors.
              I wish other heads are available as well esp. the ring light.
              The build quiality is good, the thing is massive compared to speedlights, but still nothing compared to monoblocks. With two or more of these one would need a dedicated lighting kit bag, but one unit still fits in a shoulder bag along w/ a couple of lenses and camera bodies.

              I am using the Quantum turbo SC (w/ CS6 cable) when I need fast recycling and the AD-26 when there is a powerpoint. I found that recycle is faster from the Quantum battery pack than from the wall (?)

              They are triggered w/ pocketwizards or Sonia optical slaves (flashzebra). The Crane MB-4 is not a necessary accessory, but it does the job.
              I only own the units for a month, so there is still a lot to learn, but so far I'm very happy.
              Cons: you can go blind on full power.
              Enjoy,
              Sz

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              (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              very good flash

              By Geco

              from [@]

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Night Photography
              • Sports Photography
              • Wedding/Event Photography

              Comments about Sunpak 622 Super Pro TTL Flash (w/o Head):

              is powerfull, fast, I use it profesionaly on events and products photos

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              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I would buy this product again

              By robert

              from desert hot springs,ca

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Fast Recycling
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Photojournalism
                • Portraits

                Comments about Sunpak 622 Super Pro TTL Flash (w/o Head):

                I use the flash for outdoor and indoor portriats.
                It is so use to use and overpower day light.

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                (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Power Flash

                By DL

                from 118w 37n

                About Me Casual user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Easy To Clean
                • Fast Recycling

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Night Photography
                • Photojournalism
                • Portraits
                • Sports Photography

                Comments about Sunpak 622 Super Pro TTL Flash (w/o Head):

                Able to flash at long range makes this product great. For closer in use, high power allows stop down for good depth when you have a wide focal range to catch. If your bored, you can find a glossy black magazine page and make it smoke under full power.

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