Pentax AF360FGZ II Flash

Pentax AF360FGZ II Flash

Pentax AF360FGZ II Flash

B&H # PEAF360FGZ2 MFR # 30438
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Product Highlights

  • All Weather Construction
  • Compatible with Pentax P-TTL
  • Guide Number: 118' at ISO 100 and 85mm
  • Zoom Range: 24-85mm (20mm with Panel)
  • Tilts from -10 to 90°
  • Rotates 135° Left & 180° Right
  • Wireless Master/Slave TTL Functionality
  • LED Light with 5 Output Settings
  • Multi Flash Mode & Contrast Control Sync
  • Slow, High-Speed, 1st & 2nd Curtain Sync
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Pentax AF360FGZ II overview

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Complete your durable, rugged All Weather camera setup with the P-TTL capable AF360FGZ II Flash from Pentax which features 28 seals, including the hot shoe, that enable a reliable weather-resistant digital imaging system. This unit has a guide number of 118' at ISO 100 and 85mm along with a 35mm equivalent zoom range of 24-85mm, though the auto zoom function is compatible with smaller format Q-series mirrorless cameras, APS-C DSLRs, and medium format 645-series digital cameras. Also, with the use of a built-in diffusion panel the coverage can be extended to 20mm. Another benefit of this flash is tilt from -10 to 90° and rotation 135° to the left and 180° to the right for complete bounce functionality.

The AF360FGZ II has wireless master and slave TTL capabilities with access to 4 channels. It utilizes an optical pulse to transmit information and trigger flash units up to 13.1' away. Also, this unit can be set as a master, control, or slave unit and has access to a contrast control sync setting that enables the adjustment of the output of multiple flashes from a single unit.

An added feature for this flash is a constant LED light with 5 output settings for use during video, as an AF assist light, or as simply another light for your subject. Other settings include a multi-flash mode for stroboscopic photography as well as slow, high-speed, first and second curtain sync. Additionally, the AF360FGZ II runs on 4 AA batteries with a recycle time of 2.3-17.7 seconds and it comes with a case and stand.

Creative control modes include first-curtain sync, second-curtain sync, high-speed sync, and contrast control
Rotates from 180° right to 135° left with a lock at 0° and click stops
Right: 180°, 150°, 120°, 90°, 60°, and 30°
Left: 135°, 90°, 60°, and 30°
Tilts from +90° to -10° with stops at +90°, +75°, +60°, 45°, 30°, 0°, and -10°
Recycle time: NiMH/1.5 sec - Alkaline & Lithium/2.5 sec
Flash head automatically controls zoom from 24mm-85mm (full-frame) with compatible cameras and autofocus lenses
Wide-angle panel pulls out of flash head to expand coverage to a 20mm angle of view in full-frame format
Multi-flash mode for up to 100 flashes
Effective range of 2.3-17.7'
AF-assist beam for focusing under low light or low-contrast conditions
Daylight balanced flash for use outside without the need for gels or filters
Auto power off after 3 minutes of non-operation or after 1 hour while in wireless mode
LCD panel is backlit for use in poor lighting conditions
Runs on 4 alkaline, lithium, or Ni-MH AA batteries
UPC: 027075232990
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Pentax AF360FGZ II specs

Mount Shoe
Guide No. 118.11' / 36 m ISO 100 
Angle of Coverage 31° - 78° Horizontal
Wide-Angle Adapter: 98° Horizontal
23° - 60° Vertical
Wide-Angle Adapter: 85° Vertical
Vari-Power 1/1 to 1/256
Bounce Head +90 to -10°
Swivel Head 315°
Coverage 20 - 85 mm (Full Frame)
Distance Range 2.30 to 17.72' (0.7 to 5.4 m) at f/5.6
Zoom Head Full Frame: 24 - 85 mm
Recycle Time Approximately 1.5 to 2.5 Seconds
Flash Duration 1/1200 to 1/20000 sec
Flash-Ready Indicator Yes
Compensation -4 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Wireless Operation Method: Optical Pulse
Distance: Up to 13.12' / 4.0 m
Wireless Communication Channels 4 Channels
Power Source 4 x AA Alkaline, Lithium, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.7 x 4.4 x 4.2" / 68.6 x 111.8 x 106.7 mm
Weight 10.23 oz / 290.02 g
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Package Weight 1.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.0 x 4.1 x 2.4"

Pentax AF360FGZ II reviews

AF360FGZ II Flash is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 22.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally a flash for Pentax Kx 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.
Date published: 2015-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Small capable flash I bought this flash so I would have a TTL option when needed. I chose this one over the AF540FGZ II due to the faster recycle time. It does a good job in TTL. Exposures are correct I would say 90-95% of the time. A few things I am not thrilled about. 1. Off camera stand has no thread to attach it to a light stand. 2. No way of using an external power supply. 3. No PC sync socket It is nice and small with plenty of power. I am happy about that. I have not and will not be using the P-TTL off camera flash system due to the fact that I use manual flashes with Pocket Wizards for my strobist work. So I cannot comment on those capabilities.
Date published: 2016-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much Improved 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.
Date published: 2013-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High quality.� Works as expected. After having this for a year and a half with moderate use, I recommend this unit to any Pentax user.� I was not a fan of flash shots based on my experience with the K3 flash but with this unit, I have had virtually perfect exposures every time.� I have had no negative issues whatsoever.� I have not felt the need for increased power via the 540 II flash alternative.� Battery life has been excellent also. The build quality and moisture resistance just add to the experience.
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable and Weather resistant 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.
Date published: 2014-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good flash unit for a Pentax If this were a Nikon flash it would be so-so. But in terms of what is available for modern Pentax digital cameras like the K-1 and K-3, this is a good flash. It's compact, the head bounces and swivels (unlike the previous AF360, which did not swivel) and the exposures are usually (but not always) spot-on. This is now my go-to flash for general photography with my Pentax system.
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Makes my indoor shots looks absolutely stunning. It also has High Speed Sync capability so you can shoot with it at extremely high shutter speeds (1/8000th/s if you want to).
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from enjoying my new 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!
Date published: 2013-12-18
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