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Sunpak PZ40X II, Power Zoom Digital Flash for all Nikon TTL, D-TTL and i-TTL Cameras, Guide Number 120, ISO 100/Feet @ 80mm Setting - Black

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About Sunpak

Sunpak, a division of ToCAD America Inc. announces the upgraded version of the popular Sunpak PZ40X, a compact, lightweight, full-featured, shoe-mount electronic flash unit for digital and film cameras. The new Sunpak PZ40X II retains all the advanced features of the previous model, but it is now dedicated to the top-selling Nikon D50, D70/D70S, Coolpix 8800;

The new Sunpak PZ40X II also works manually with non-dedicated cameras employing a single-contact hot shoe. The PZ40X-II is also backwards-compatible- with TTL metering for all TTL flash Nikon Camers And even though it is 40% smaller and significantly lighter than previous flash units with the same features, the Sunpak PX40X II has an impressive ISO 100 Guide Number Range from 60 at the 24mm zoom-head setting to 120 at 80mm.

The Sunpak PZ40X II provides such advanced features as TTL auto flash, i-TTL for Nikon, a large, backlit, full-info LCD, and a power zoom-bounce flash head covering 35mm-equivalent focal lengths from 24-80mm in continuously variable auto mode, or 5 manual steps. Tilt positions range from zero to straight up for maximum bounce flexibility, and the built-in, near-IR auto-focus-assist beam turns on automatically when needed. Other features include: 5 power ratio settings down to 1/16, flash-exposure confirmation, bar graph flash range display, and power-saving circuitry that automatically set the unit to Standby Mode after five minutes. The PZ40X II is powered by two NiMH, NiCd or Alkaline AA cells and is available in digital titanium silver or all black finish

Compatible with all Nikon TTL, D-TTL and i-TTL cameras Digital Cameras Film Cameras D70/70s F55/65/75 D50 N80 D100 F100 D2Hs F5 D2X F6

Sunpak Features

  • i-TTL Metering
  • Designed for Today's Digital and Film Cameras
  • Compatible with all Camera Exposure Modes
  • Compact, Lightweight Digital Design
  • Auto Focus Assist for Low Light Shooting Out to 16 Feet
  • Bounce Flash Head with 90 Degree Range
  • Power Zoom Range 24mm to 80mm
  • Pre-Flash Capable, Camera Controlled
  • Auto Power Zoom With Manual Override
  • High Contrast LCD Panel w/Red Low Light Illumination
  • Power Saving Standby Mode

Sunpak Specifications

Type
Shoe Mount
Guide Number
92, ISO 100/Feet @ 35mm Zoom
Zoom Range
24-80mm Multi-step Auto Power Zoom
with manual zoom mode & Power ratio moder
Bounce Capability
45, 60, 75 and 90 degrees
Recycle Time
Recycle Time of 10 Seconds at Full Output (Alkaline)
Power Source
2 AA batteries Alkaline / Lithium / Ni-MH
Dimensions (W x H x D)
3.6" High x 2.4" Wide x 3.5" Long
Weight
Approx. 7 oz (200 g) without batteries
Notes & Special Features
Manual Power Ratio From Full to 1/16 Power
AF Illuminator Range: Up to 16 feet
Power Saving: Auto power stand by, auto shut off after 5 minutes
Mfr #
PZ040N2
SKU
SUPZ40X2NKB

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4

(based on 31 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Value

Works well in iTTL mode on Nikon P6000 and D90. Also works in manual mode with a Fuji HS10. Need to jiggle it a bit to get it to seat properly with the Nikon hot shoe. On the D90, the built-in flash interferes with the tightening ring of the Sunpak flash.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Wrong item

Adorama cheated me and sends the wrong product, they r ready to give the refund but they don't want to send right product, bec that rate is in increased

Reviewed by 31 customers

 
1.0

I would rate it if Adorama had sent it

By

One star only because instead of sending me the strobe I ordered, they sent a flash bracket instead. It took four emails and one failed attempt at a phone call before I heard from Adorama. Yes, they will pay for the return of the strobe bracket, but the strobe is no longer in their online catalog. Hope this gets resolved, but I'm not a happy camper at this point. Happily, the strobe wasn't vital to work or other need since I did not receive it. Tchuss! P.S.: to describe myself below, there isn't a category for retired, ex-professional photographer whose work appeared in Photokina, so I just used semi-pro photographer.

 
3.0

Reasonable backup

By

I am a casual photographer who takes family, travel and scenery photos. I bought this flash, the PZ40x, not the 40XII, which is a different model,after seing an ad on Adorama for a good price and thought it might make a good backup and extra flash for my Nikon D70 and my Nikon SB400 flash, as the vad and the Manual said it would work with my camera model. When I received it I read the Manual, attached it to the camera and tried it on several occasions. The camera flash should be set to TTL mode. When the camera and flash are turned on the screen on the flash will show TTL, but it can be changed to Manual mode, if desired. Nothing I tried however seemed to get the flash to fill in when fired. It seemed as is the flash was out of sinc with the shutter. I tried several adjustments but nothing could fix it. I had made up my mind to return it but just decided once more to try it and for some unknown reason it is now working as it should. The flash is compact and adjustable up and down, but not on a swivel, as their model 42x is. Overall it now seems to work as advertised but I will keep trying it just to be sure. The only other complaint, a minor one, is that the door to the battery compartment slides open aft and could open with your thumb when mounting and / or removing it from the camera, if you pulled aft, something they fixed with their 42x model which opens/ closes up and down, which eliminates this problem. A minor inconvenience, perhaps and possibly also just limited to left handers (me). Another suggestion I would have for Sunpak is to include a carrying/ storage case with the unit and with additional space for extra batteries, and a protective cap / cover for the male hot shoe piece at the bottom of the unit to protect the hot shoe pins. If it continues to work, as it now appears to, I will be pleased.

 
4.0

Decent backup

By

I rarely use a flash and am only a casual photographer focusing on travel and family shots, but enjoy it. I bought this as a backup that is quick and easy to use and provides more output that my in camera flash on my Nikon D70 and D300 for whoch I have a SB400 and SB800 respectively, but again rarely use them. ThePZ40x is small, easy to carry and use, and was at a good price. I have tried it out a few times and it seems to provide a lot more power and light than my in camera flashes with little difficulty in setup. The things I don't like is that the head doesn't swivel like the PZ42x and other higher end models do, but then again this model is less expensive, it doesn't have any cap to protect the pins on the hot shoe coupling on the bottom and there is no carrying case. I like cases for most accessories to protect them and for better camera bag organization. I realize that the case would push up the price, but that would be ok. Some type of hot shoe, protection should be standard on all such external flash units. Overall this appears to be a good and simple backup for a reasonable price.

 
5.0

Best iTTL Nikon flash fot the price !

By

The good... For the price, Fantastic, dynamite in a small package, and hands down better than the built in flash on the Nikon. I have used this for fill, and had good results. iTTL functions, the manual settings are easy to set. The bad... Recycling time is slow, (two batterys, rechargeables work the best) the foot feels flismy, and this flash does not pivot. Most of these negatives have been adressed with the newer Sunpak PZ42XN. At half the cost of the PZ42XN you will not find a better flash for the price.

 
4.0

Nice Little Gem...

By

I can manually control the flash output on my D100 for desired and predictable results, or use the D-TTL for convenience. The same with newer generations of Nikon i-TTL cameras. It is small and light so I carry and use it more than the bigger flashes. The drawbacks? It does take much longer to recharge the flash, and it is not compatible with high speed (FP) sync. Of course I did not really expect this feature on such an inexpensive flash. The real problem is that on my cameras that allow auto FP sync, I could set the shutter speed well into FP range, with the resulting off-sync exposures. The camera did not "recognize" that FP was not supported with this flash. When I use this flash I disable auto FP sync feature on these cameras to avoid the incompatibility.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good one

By

Looks good and good service by Adorama.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Wrong item

By

Adorama cheated me and sends the wrong product, they r ready to give the refund but they don't want to send right product, bec that rate is in increased

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great product

By

The flash works great with my Nikon 5100

 
3.0

Too bright in auto/indoors

By

I have ONLY tried this indoors so far. It was very overly bright. I adjusted it down and it did not seem to make much of a difference. I can only imagine that any sort of distance, say 30 feet or greater, this flash can provide light where others cannot. The two-AAs seem to take longer than I'd like to recycle the flash. Overall, I would pass unless it's your only option/price range.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good

By

It's a good product, work work with my D7000

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Gary L  Hi. I just bought a Nikon P7000 and was wondering if this is a good compatible flash unit for this camera? thanks -Gary
STEVEN L  I've been disappointed with it - no luck getting it going on the D7000 (that's D7000, not P7000). It works with some challenges on older NIKON DSLR's, e.g., ok on the D70 with occassional "power on/off" cycling. The exposure consistency is not as good as the sb600/sb700/sb800's. I'm not sure how it will perform specifically on the P7000.
Gary L  Hi Steven. Thanks so much for taking the time to email me. I ended up buying the PZ40X II since I could return it and because I got a great price. I was afraid it might not be compatible (dedicated) with my i-TTL P7000, but once I mounted it, the flash began to zoom in and out with the camera zoom. I took some flash pictures, and I am pleased with the results. It's great to have an auxiliary flash that 'talks' to the camera leaving me the sole task of composing my subject. Perhaps a dedicated Nikon flash would be superior, but I got the PZ40X II for what tax and shipping would have cost me on a good Nikon flash. I'm not paying paying 2 to 6 benjamin's for a flash unit. Besides, I've had a couple of Sunpak flashes in the past (non-dedicated), and I've always been satisfied. Sunpak products have always delivered good bang for your buck. Thank you again. -Gary
Shopper  Is it compatible with a Nikon D-80?
DAVID K  Yes. When you use the Sunpak, set it to TTL.
First Name L  Re: Sunpak PZ40X II Will this give all features with the Nikon D5000? thanks...
BILL J  it does work with the Nikon equipment however it's pretty inexpensive it's powered with only 2 batteries it's cycles real slow I actually return this item
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