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(based on 3 ratings)
Brand: Sunpak
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Sunpak PF30X Flash with i-TTL for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
3.3 stars
(based on 3 reviews)
67% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Consistent output(3), Lightweight(3)
Best Uses:
General purpose(3)
 
Decent Flash for the Budget-Minded
By RachelVerified Reviewer from Austin, TX on 11/23/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sunpak Sunpak PF30X Flash with i-TTL for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras:

I think this is a perfectly serviceable flash at a fair price. The output is quite good and the recycle time is fast (with nimh batteries). It works great with Nikon i-TTL.

Obviously, if you want more control, you might want to spring for a Nikon speedlight. This flash only has -3/+3 EV control buttons, and an on/off switch. Any additional adjusting will have to be done from in the camera. It may or may not be able to be used wirelessly, depending on your camera. My d50 won't do that, because there is no commander mode.

Overall, I think it's a good flash for money, considering that it's fully compatible with i-TTL.

[5 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

 
Could be better, at no extra cost.
By sniper from The beautiful state of Utah on 3/6/2008
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful, Quiet
Cons:
Apparently poor design, Switch easily turned on
Best Uses:
General Use
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sunpak Sunpak PF30X Flash with i-TTL for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras:

Nice flash. Light, powerful, easy to use. but on vacation last summer, I carried the flash in an upper photo vest pocket. The switch moved from off to on in the pocket, a couple of times before I figured out why my batteries were dead. Exchanged the unit. Same thing happened.

Returned to the store. A clerk said "Oh,a piece of tape would solve that." Sunpak customer service said: "We've never heard of such a thing." Against my advice, a friend bought one, which displayed the same problem with the switch.

Replaced it with a Nikon flash that is not as powerful, and I don't like nearly as well, but it works!

[4 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

 
Don't read the specs. It lies.
By ronnichelleVerified Reviewer from laoag city, philippines on 2/1/2008
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Quiet
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Photojournalism, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sunpak Sunpak PF30X Flash with i-TTL for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras:

Slow recycling time as per specs (8-10 secs, my gosh!). But with fresh 3500mAh NiMh rechargeables, time drops to just 2 seconds! Try it!

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