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PentaxAF360FGZ II Flash
 
4.7

(based on 16 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Fast recycling (10)
  • Consistent output (9)
  • Durable (9)
  • Good power output (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • General purpose (12)
  • Fill flash (10)
  • Portraits (8)
  • Night photography (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (4), Casual photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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...Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

2 broken mounting shoes, poorly designed

I use the product to take pictures. Spare parts are not available. Only option is $160 to repair at factory shop. Bracken has broken twice. Cannot afford repairs

I use the product to take pictures. Spare parts are not available. Only option is $160 to repair at factory shop. Bracken has broken twice. Cannot afford repairs

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5.0

Quick service, great product

By Enumclod

from Goldendale, Washington

Verified Buyer

Comments about Pentax AF360FGZ II Flash:

The AF360FGZII flash for my K10 Pentax arrived quickly. Reading all the options for this flash was a bit intimidating, way beyond my needs. Tried it out immediately shooting basketball games and it was fantastic. I probably will try and figure out how I can do some shooting that will take advantages of all the functions.

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5.0

GREAT FLASH

By RMFTOP

from NEW YORK

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:

    SOLIDLY BUILT - BETTER THAN PREVIOUS FLASHES FOR CANON & OLYMPUS.
    STRAIGHT FORWARD TO MODIFY AND ADJUST SETTINGS.
    LOVE ADJUSTABLE LED LIGHT OUTPUT

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    • No

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    5.0

    Perfecto!

    By Carlos

    from Buenos Aires - Argentina.

    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:

      Rápido reciclado, excelente exposición, muy práctico en su carga de baterías y montura en la cámara.

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      • No

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      1.0

      2 broken mounting shoes, poorly designed

      By jim

      from rockford, il

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Comments about Pentax AF360FGZ II Flash:

      I use the product to take pictures. Spare parts are not available. Only option is $160 to repair at factory shop. Bracken has broken twice. Cannot afford repairs

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      • No

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      4.0

      Small capable flash

      By Sarge

      from Mason IL

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No External Power Port
      • No Pc Sync Port
      • Stand Lacks Threads

      Best Uses

      • Fill Flash
      • General Use
      • Portraits

      Comments about Pentax AF360FGZ II 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.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Pentax AF360FGZ Flash Unit Review

      By John G

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash
        • General Use

        Comments about Pentax AF360FGZ II Flash:

        Works seamlessly with my Pentax K-3II camera and is very well built.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great flash. Works well.

        By Karl

        from Salt Lake City

        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
          • Photojournalism

          Comments about Pentax AF360FGZ II Flash:

          The remote is easy to use. It works well off camera. Would like to have had a flexible pop up white reflector like the AF360FGZ. The battery cover is much improved over the FGZ. The swivel head is a great improvement. The size is appealing. Not too large. It looks good.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great gear

          By Dave

          from NB Canada

          Comments about Pentax AF360FGZ II Flash:

          This works great so far. I am very pleased with my purchase.

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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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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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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                    • No

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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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                    • No

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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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