Better Beamer The Flash X-Tender () FX-5 Flash Output Booster for Canon 430-EX, Pentax AF500FTZ

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About Better Beamer FX-5

Now there is an easy way to have the extra "flash power" you need in the field.

The Flash X-Tender packs flat, weighs less than 3 ounces and sets up in 30 seconds and your flash output is extended a minimum of 2 full f-stops! Bring your birdsand animals to life with an eye highlight. Used and praised by nature photographers world-wide.

When used with TTL (Through-The-Lens) flash metering, exposure is automatically handled by your camera and flash, and no special compensation is required.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Lightweight (3)
Best Uses:
Wildlife photos (3)

Better Beamer FX-5 Features

  • Increases light output from your flash
  • Focuses flash with big telephoto lenses
  • Faster recycle times
  • Reduced battery consumption
  • Exposure handled automatically by TTL
  • Easy mounting, removal, and storage

Better Beamer FX-5 Reviews

Reviewed by 3 customers


Exactly what I expected.


from Newport News, Va  -  Photo Enthusiast

Enables me to light up birds in difficult settings.


Better Beamer for Canon430 EX


from New Zealand  -  Photo Enthusiast

I use this flash extender/better beamer for birding and it works perfectly as fill flash. It's a bit pricey and not the easiest thing to set. And it doesn't feel robust either but the velcro is enough to keep the lens attached. I would really appreciate if it comes with a pouch/bag and not just cheapy plastic bag.


I would purchase this item again


from Lithonia Ga  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I have found this flash extender to be very useful in a variety of shots wildlife in paticular. It is easy to pack and set up, the biggest benefit for my use is the lighting of deep shadow's in secluded bird's and animals in dense limb's or brush. I recommend this item for it has many use's in the field.


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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
RICHARD S  Easier to use and less bulky than a previous LEPP model. Compact and easy to carry
Shopper  Does this Better Beamer fit the Pentax 540 FGZ? If not does anyone know if any of the Extenders will work on that flash unit? Their web site is of no help and they don't show any "Contact" information. Tom Thanks for the help.
RAFAL A  I have Canons. Sorry I don't know about Pentax.
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