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Sunpak PZ-42X Flash for Sony (Alpha) ADI P-TTL

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About the Sunpak PZ 42X

A clip-on flash supports the TTL light control system for the latest digital SLR cameras. The flash can be moved 90 deg. upward, 180 deg. to the left and 120 deg. to the right, flexibly supporting bounce shooting and other operations. The focal length display can be switched between the digital display (APS-C) and the 35-mm film size converted display on the LCD. Numerous functions and user-friendliness have been combined and condensed in this body.

The Sunpak PZ 42X is commonly used for Fill flash, General purpose and more.The Sunpak PZ 42X is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Semi-pro photographer among others.The Sunpak PZ 42X is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Sunpak PZ 42X: Easy to use and Lightweight.

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Sunpak PZ 42X Features

  • PZ42X runs on 4-AA batteries in a compact and light body: The recycle time is about 3.5 seconds. The photographer can seize opportunities to shoot precious moments, for example, at wedding ceremonies, parties and athletic meetings
  • To realize the maximum Guide Number 42 (ISO100-m): This covers well the illumination area with a focal length of 100 mm (when converted to 35-mm film size), which is considered to be most suitable for portrait shooting (Up to 21 m)
  • Compatible with TTL functions of digital SLR cameras: Compatible with the advanced flash output control function for Sony ADI
  • Flexible bounce function: The light emission part can be moved 90 deg. upward, 180 deg. to the left and 120 deg. to the right, flexibly responding to every possible bounce shooting situation
  • EV adjustment function: The photographer's intention can be freely represented by the EV adjustment function up to +/-1.5EV
  • Power Ratio is available: Equipped with Power Ratio to permit manually adjusting the flash output. Power Ratio can be set in 7 steps (FULL,1/2,1/4,1/8,1/16,1/32,1/64)
  • Auto Focus Assist Light supports focusing in low light situations: When shooting in the dark or dim places, the near infrared assist light is automatically illuminated to enable automatic focusing
  • Switching function of focal length display: The focal length display can be switched between the digital display (APS-C) and the 35-mm film size converted display. The photographer can check the focal length display at any time during shooting
  • TTL signals are automatically recognized just by mounting and turning on: The latest high-accuracy TTL signals are recognized by just mounting this flash on a camera and turning it on. This flash ensures the accurate, optimum and high-quality lighting
  • Built-in wide panel: Applicable to super-wide-angle lens, more than 20mm focal length (when converted to 35-mm film size)
  • Lights up LCD back light by simply touching button

Sunpak PZ 42X Specifications

Flash Control Mode Sony (Alpha): ADI, P-TTL
Recycling Time: Alkaline Battery 4-AA approx. 3.5 sec (full flashing)
Recycling Time: Ni-MH Battery 4-AA approx. 3 sec (full flashing)
No. of Flashes: Alkaline Battery 4-AA approx. 220
No. of Flashes: Ni-MH Battery 4-AA approx. 240
Auto Effective Range TTL Auto 1.5-21m (Focal Length at 35mm)
Power Ratio FULL, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64
Angle of Coverage Covers the focal length of 16mm or longer (APS-C size)
Covers the focal length of 24mm or longer (when converted to 35-mm film size)
Effective range of AF assist light 1-5m
Flash Speed Approx. 1/500-1/13,000 sec
Bounce Flash Vertical: Up 90 deg. / Horizontal: Left 180 deg., Right 120 deg.
Wide Panel Built-in: 13mm (APS-C size) or 20mm (when converted to 35-mm film size), when the wide panel is used
Zoom position display (switch type) 24-105mm (24,28,35,50,70,85,105mm) (when converted to 35-mm film size)
16-70mm (16,19,24,34,48,58,70mm) (APS-C size)
Dimensions (w/o Shoe) (H x W x D) Approx. 116 x 64 x 102mm / 4.6 x 2.6 x 4.1in
Weight (w/o Battery) Approx. 260g/9.1oz
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