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PentaxAF360FGZ II Flash
 
5.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Durable (5)
  • Fast recycling (5)
  • Consistent output (4)
  • Good power output (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (7)
    • Fill flash (5)
    • Portraits (5)
    • Night photography (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Small & powerful.

    By Chief

    from nyc

    Comments about Pentax AF360FGZ II Flash:

    Lightweight and LED is very helpful in many situations.

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    5.0

    Finally a flash for Pentax Kx

    By ClearWatercolors

    from Quincy, CA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fill Flash
      • General Use
      • Night Photography
      • Portraits

      Comments about Pentax AF360FGZ II Flash:

      I have been looking for a seemingly non-existent flash for my Pentax Kx. The older AF360FGZ flash was totally inadequate for such a price range. Everything else on the market seemed to have some sort of major design flaw. But this one has all needed features including bounce and rotation. The P-TTL feature works excellently for photographing my artwork which I use for limited edition prints. I also use this flash for weddings and parties. Additionally, I needed something which would work for a future upgrade to a newer Pentax camera. I have only owned this flash for two weeks, but it is a vast improvement over my 30 year old thyristor.

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      5.0

      Works great

      By tas2000

      from NJ

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash
        • General Use
        • Night Photography

        Comments about Pentax AF360FGZ II Flash:

        A trip to New Orleans for Party-grah, with a nighttime parade allowed me to test the flash out and it performed as advertised and all my shots were perfect!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Flash Unit

        By Neil from New Milford

        from New Milford CT

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Fast Recycling
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fill Flash
          • General Use
          • Portraits

          Comments about Pentax AF360FGZ II Flash:

          This is my first Pentax flash I brought it for my K5 while it was on sale.
          Other than just trying it out I haven't had a chance to use it much.
          It seems well made and easy to use both on the camera and in the wireless mode.
          The LED lamp is nice to have.
          I was taking some Micro pictures on a table top and I needed some extra light I set the flash unit on the stand that came with it turned on the LED light and that gave me the extra light I need.

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          5.0

          Very Bright and easy to use

          By Pentaxuser86

          from Wisconsin

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Fill Flash
            • General Use
            • Portraits

            Comments about Pentax AF360FGZ II Flash:

            I am a beginner to using flash and have found this flash to be very easy to use with my K-50. It is very bright and works great in low light conditions. I would definitely recommend.

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            5.0

            Durable and Weather resistant

            By Harm

            from Omaha, NE

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • General Use

              Comments about Pentax AF360FGZ II Flash:

              This was my first Pentax flash so I can't compare it to the previous version. I picked this one up mainly for it's weather-resistant construction to match the K-3. The learning curve on this one is very easy to get into and start using the manual settings and wireless features. It's a dramatic increase over the standard pop-up flash. My only complaint would be that it does not have an internal bounce card to extend.

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              5.0

              enjoying my new flash

              By ig0r0k

              from Baltimore, MD

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Fast Recycling
              • Lightweight
              • Powerful Output
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Slow Focus

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Night Photography
              • Photojournalism
              • Portraits

              Comments about Pentax AF360FGZ II Flash:

              It is my first flash and I don't have much to compare to. I have purchased it along with diffuser during the special sale event and I must say that it made instant impact on my indoor and low light photos. I have been using the flash in the automatic mode most of the time but the pictures are truly worth it. Cant wait to get the second flash!

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              5.0

              Much Improved

              By bru-in

              from Manchester, NH

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Portraits

                Comments about Pentax AF360FGZ II Flash:

                This version seems to be much improved over the AF360FGZ. It even comes standard with the flash stand now which means you don't have to buy the stand as an accessory. I've not had the time to use it extensively but in my limited use I find it to be very well made. I'm well pleased with it.

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                • No

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