Bolt VS-510P Wireless TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax & Samsung Cameras

Bolt VS-510P Wireless TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax & Samsung Cameras

Bolt VS-510P Wireless TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax & Samsung Cameras

B&H # BOVS510P MFR # VS-510P
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Product Highlights

  • Compatible with Pentax/Samsung TTL
  • Guide Number: 141' at ISO 100 and 50mm
  • Zoom Range: 24-105mm (18mm with Panel)
  • Tilts Upward 90°
  • Rotates 120° Right & 180° Left
  • Wireless Master/Slave TTL Functionality
  • 1.8" Backlit LCD & AF Assist Light
  • Recycle Time: 0.5-9 Seconds
  • High-Speed, 1st & 2nd Curtain Sync
  • Built-In Reflector & Diffuser
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Bolt VS-510 overview

  • 1Description

The VS-510P Wireless TTL Shoe Mount Flash from Bolt is a dedicated TTL flash for use with Pentax & Samsung DSLR, mirrorless or point-and-shoot cameras. The VS-510 features a guide number of 141' at ISO 100 and an adjustable tilt head with five positions: 0 to 90°. You can also twist it to the left up to 120° and to the right up to 180°. It covers a 24-105mm range (in 35mm full frame format) and also offers rear curtain synchronization for shooting at slower shutter speeds. The included stand allows you to set the flash up on a flat surface, or to attach it to a tripod head, light stand, or clamp that has a standard 1/4"-20 mount.

The VS-510 has an autofocus assist for low-light photography, and an automatic power-saving function that turns the flash off when it's inactive. It is powered by four AA batteries (not included), with a flash duration between 1/1000 and 1/20,000 of a second. The flash supports high-speed sync up to a quick 1/8000 sec for shooting outdoors at wide apertures and fast shutter speeds. It also has rear-curtain sync.

Note: Although this model is compatible with Pentax and Samsung's SLR TTL metering systems, the current series of NX cameras use a different TTL system.

This speedlight is fully compatible with Pentax & Samsung's TTL metering, though it is not compatible with the current series of Samsung NX cameras.
It also supports wireless TTL controls for multiple units and groups, including 4 channels and 3 groups up to 33' away.
The guide number for this flash is 141' (43 m) at 50mm and ISO 100, and 164' (50 m) at 105mm and ISO 100.
The adjustable five-position flash head can be tilted up 0-90°, left 0-120° and right 0-180°. It has an automatic and manual 24-105mm zoom head.
The 1.8" rear backlit LCD Display allows you to easily make adjustments in low light and clearly see what your flash is set to for accurate readings.
With six different manual power levels you can easily change from full to 1/32 power.
With a built-in autofocus-assist beam you can shoot in low-light conditions, using the beam to aid your camera's AF modes.
This flash supports both high speed and rear-curtain sync for more speed and flash control. It supports high-speed sync up to 1/4000 sec--with cameras that support this speed--for shooting outdoors at wide apertures and fast shutter speeds, helping you to freeze motion better
A built-in reflector allows you to enhance the light coming from your flash and the diffuser softens the light for more flattering shadows and images.
Flash compensation is done in-camera. The flash supports the flash compensation range of the camera
The automatic power-saving function turns the flash off to conserve power, allowing you to shoot longer.
In the Box
Bolt VS-510P Wireless TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax & Samsung Cameras
  • Flash Mount Stand
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Bolt VS-510 specs

    Mount Shoe
    Guide No. 141.08'  / 43 m ISO 100 at 50 mm Position
    164'  / 49.99 m ISO 100 at 105 mm Position
    Exposure Control Manual, TTL
    Vari-Power 1/1 - 1/32
    Bounce Head 0 to +90°
    Swivel Head 300°

    120° left, 180° right

    Coverage - mm (Full Frame)
    Zoom Head Full Frame: 24 - 105 mm
    Off-Camera Terminal None
    Recycle Time Approximately 0.5 - 9 Seconds
    Flash Duration 1/20000 - 1/1000 sec
    Flash-Ready Indicator Yes
    Wireless Operation Method: Optical Pulse
    Distance: Up to 33' / 10.06 m
    Wireless Communication Channels 4 Channels
    Wireless Groups 3 Groups
    Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, Lithium, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.6 x 3.9 x 4.7" / 6.6 x 9.9 x 11.9 cm
    Weight 9.17 oz / 260 g without batteries
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.9 x 4.8 x 2.9"

    Bolt VS-510 reviews

    VS-510P Wireless TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax & Samsung Cameras is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 8.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chosen Over the Camera's Brand The Bolt VS-510P is a perfect fit for my Pentax K5. It provides me with all the essential functions (tilt, swivel, ttl, guide numbers, etc.) I need to create fine portrait images indoors and outside. I also use it for photographing objects in situations with poor, or improper lighting. It has a nice size and weight that is easy to carry and maneuver. Including a carrying case would have been a nice touch. There are many similar flashes on the market, but the VS-510P may very well be the best in its class for my K5 and the best alternative to the higher-priced Pentax model.
    Date published: 2013-06-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well worth the money. Using it with a Pentax K-30.Very accurate and consistent TTL flash control, resulting in perfect exposures under most conditions. With the Lithium Ultimate batteries, recharge time is under 1 sec., when shooting at f5.6.A cool feature: With the flash mounted and turned ON, the camera's built-in exposure compensation controls the flash output, not the exposure settings. Which is what you want, since the ambient light isn't going to do anything, anyway, under low-light conditions.A beef: Hi-Speed sync is not available with the K-30. No matter what the shutter speed is set at, the flash will command a shutter speed/sync speed no higher than 1/90 sec. (The camera's native sync speed is 1/180 sec.) This is a problem when using the flash as fill-flash in bright daylight (like on a beach, with the sun behind the object) since the ambient light on the background gets overexposed......
    Date published: 2013-07-26
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed, returned it. Firstly I like B&H and this could have been a good product. I returned it after one day of use on a K5 IIs. In live view the shutter speed bounced around like a pinball. I didn't know if I was going to get 1/80th or 0.8 seconds. Just crazy. Without live view I did not experience this at all. Makes no sense. Also, many of my exposures were very overexposed. I imagine if I got a good unit it would have been perfectly acceptable. I decided not to replace it with another one, as I use my flash a lot & cannot afford unpredictability. Secondly, this appears to be identical to the Bower 926P but 50% more expensive! I used a Bower 926 a couple of years ago on 4/3 with very poor results. It too went back the next day. Had I realized ahead of time that this was the Bower 926 I wouldn't have ordered it.
    Date published: 2016-02-22
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from This flash is compatible with the old Pentax and Samsung This speedlight is fully compatible with Pentax & Samsung's TTL metering, though it is not compatible with the current series of Samsung NX cameras. Recommend if you have the old model Pentax&Samsung Not recommend with the new age Pentax&Samsung B&H remove it in the accessories for Pentax K and Samsung NX, please.
    Date published: 2016-08-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent customer service from Bolt / The Gradus Group After two years of moderate use the Bolt developed a minor mechanical malfunction with the variable zoom. No big problem because the distributor (Gradus Group) took care of my complaint to my utmost satisfaction, despite the fact that the warranty was long expired. The 5 stars are for customer care and service, with which I am very happy. Kudos to The Gradus Group!
    Date published: 2016-03-15
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from TTL Quit I just purchased a new K-3ii but this flash, bought in 2014, doesn't register through the lens at all and causes dark images - even though the flash fires.
    Date published: 2017-02-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great experience using this product. I experimented with all different types of shots and it really made a diffence in my pictures.
    Date published: 2012-12-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for the price Exactly what I was looking for!
    Date published: 2014-12-27
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