Smith-Victor PG6S Mini Slave Flash

Smith-Victor PG6S Mini Slave Flash

Smith-Victor PG6S Mini Slave Flash

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The Smith-Victor PG6S Mini Slave Flash is ideal for lighting up small groups of people, as an accent, or background light. It features a standard (1/4") tripod mount socket, and a built in slave. It can sit vertically or at a 45°. Requires 2 AA batteries, available separately.

1/4"-20 socket to mount onto bracket, tripod, or light stand
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Smith-Victor PG6S Mini Slave Flash
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    Smith-Victor PG6S specs

    Guide Number 20' (6 m)
    Recycle Time 4-6 seconds
    Ready Light Indication Yes
    Built-in Slave Cell Yes
    Test Button Yes
    Power Source 2x AA 1.5v batteries
    Dimensions 2.5 x 2.6" (63 x 65mm)
    Weight 7.3 oz (104.9 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.0 x 2.9 x 2.7"

    Smith-Victor PG6S reviews

    PG6S Mini Slave Flash is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 23.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small and handy I got this one to use as fill-in both outside and at home. The GN is 20 so it is powerful enough for most situations. The light spread is also very good. There are two drawbacks however: First is that it has no settings, so if you need to reduce the light, you need to cover it with ND gels or something. The second is that there is no PC plug as you will find on more expensive brands. That is easy to fix however - but be warned that such modding will void your warranty, and you risk electric shocks if you don't know what you are doing. It has 1/4-20 thread so you can put it on tripods or ultrapods. Recycling is moderately fast.
    Date published: 2008-04-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Slave Flash Really handy when needing a cheap and fast way to fill in areas. The recycling time is some what slow, and does not work some of the time unless you have it placed the right way and the right location. What I mean by not working is that it does fire but does not always get in the picture sense it flashes to early. But like I said in the right location it does work like suppose to. Other then that it does give of full power which can be some what of a problem.
    Date published: 2010-07-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product for the price The product is small, recycles in 5 seconds with rechargeable batteries. The other review was right in saying it needs direct line of sight for the slave to work. With line of sight, indoors at reasonable distance it works fine. If you put it behind something in it's path (person) it won't work consistently. Like many optical slaves won't work outdoors in bright conditions, but then I guess you probably wouldn't need a slave. Removing the tiny tinted plastic over the photo cell will dramatically improve sensitivity for low light use. I like the 1/4 inch thread which allows me to use it with a small table top tripod. The battery cover is difficult to open but gets easier after several uses.
    Date published: 2010-11-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Lighting Accessory The unit I received has a cracked dome. I believe I received a # unit. Nonetheless, it worked fine and I did not return it to B&H. The unit is larger than I expected and produces a bright flash that can easily be controlled with a translucent cloth. I also was able to attach a Flash Bender light modifier to focus the direction in the way that I wanted.I did find that it requires a strong line-of-site master flash and works better in low ambient light conditions.All in all, this is a nice addition to my lighting kit.
    Date published: 2015-11-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Syncing issues? I'm giving this product 4 stars because everyone else has been having so much success with these, and I do as well except when I try to sync it with my on-camera flash. they go off (to the naked eye) but do not show up in the exposure. I might need to dive into it further to see if there's a work-around, but be forewarned up front that it may not work with pop-up flashes that are on your DSLR camera.
    Date published: 2009-03-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from everyone should have at least one I am a crime scene photographer and most of my work is not under normal conditions. These slave flashes help extend my flash distance, remove shadows so I get that perfect shot.
    Date published: 2008-07-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought 7 of these because BH had only 7 in stock. I plan on getting 5 more asap. Have used them for about 2 weeks now, so far no issues. They've been on 2 shoots, very easy to carry. But now the recycle time is down to about 10sec, so it's time to replace the AA batts. Seriously, 12 of these cost about as much as an Orbis adapter or a Canon 430EX-II. These little buggers are way more fun and flexible. Get a few of these and get creative!
    Date published: 2010-03-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as expected - Maybe even better I purchased 3 of these as fill lights and I find they work perfectly, even for the outdoor fill light shots I'm using (to my surprise). For an inexpensive slave flash unit, battery life seems decent, and as long as you have enough room to move them back, you can control the fill to a decent degree. What more can you expect from a slave flash that operates as a slave flash every time?
    Date published: 2008-10-24
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