Sunpak RD2000N Ultra-Compact Digital Bounce, Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon i-TTL Camera, Guide Number 65'.

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About Sunpak RD 2000

The Sunpak RD2000N flash has compact design which supports the latest digital SLRs. With its exceptional portability, it demonstrates its full effectiveness in photographs of night time, get-togethers or at wedding's shooting scenes you can not cover completely with the camera's built-in flash.

The Sunpak RD 2000 is commonly used for Fill flash, General purpose and more.The Sunpak RD 2000 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer among others.The Sunpak RD 2000 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Sunpak RD 2000: Consistent output, Durable, Easy to use, Fast recycling and Lightweight

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (30),Easy to use (25),Consistent output (14),Durable (14),Versatile (14),Fast recycling (13),Good power output (5)
Cons:
Slow recycling (8),Weak output (6)
Best Uses:
General purpose (25),Fill flash (24),Portraits (5)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (12),Semi-pro photographer (7),Casual photographer (5),Enthusiast (5),Pro photographer (3)

Sunpak RD 2000 Features

  • Powered by 2-AA batteries in a compact and light body: At full power, it can be fired approximately 280 times. It charges in approximately 4 seconds (when using Ni-MH batteries) and is more durable than you would expect from something so compact
  • Guide Number 20 (ISO 100-m): The maximum Guide Number 20
  • Shoe mount type: When you are done shooting, you can rotate the shoe into the body. It's very convenient to carry around because it is so compact
  • Compatible with TTL functions of digital SLR cameras: Compatible with the advanced flash output control function for Nikon i-TTL
  • 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
  • Auto power OFF function: It comes with an energy-saving function that will turn the power off after 15 minutes of inactivity
  • Vertical-Up 90° for bounce function
  • EV adjustment buttons enable free operations: Easily increase and decrease flash output by using EV adjustment button. The photographer's intention can be freely represented by the EV adjustment function up to +/-1.0EV
  • Built-in wide panel: Applicable to wide-angle lens, more than 16mm focal length (APS-C size)
  • Firmware can be updated: Even if you buy a new camera at some point, you can update your flash with the latest firmware and continue to use it as is

Sunpak RD 2000 Specifications

Guide Number (ISO 100-m)
20
Flash Control Mode
Nikon: i-TTL
Compatible Cameras
Digital SLR cameras with above flash control mode
Recycling Time Alkaline Battery
2-AA approx. 5 sec. (Full flashing)
Recycling Time Ni-MH Battery
2-AA approx. 4 sec.
No. of Flashes Alkaline Battery
2-AA approx. 200
No. of Flashes Ni-MH Battery
2-AA approx. 280
Auto Effective Range
TTL Auto 1.0~10m (Focal Length at 35mm)
Angle of Coverage
Covers the focal length of 22mm or longer (APS-C size)
Covers the focal length of 32mm or longer (when converted to 35-mm lm size)
Flash Speed
Approx. 1/800 sec.
Bounce Flash
Vertical: Up 90°
Wide Panel
16mm (APS-C size)
24mm (when converted to 35-mm film size)
Dimensions (HxWxD) (w/o Shoe)
Approx. 43.5 x 60 x 88mm / 1.8 x 2.4 x 3.5in
Weight (w/o Battery)
Approx. 100g / 3.5oz
Warranty
Sunpak warranty

Sunpak RD 2000 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
3.7

(based on 35 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A little expensive

This was my first flash I bought, I was looking for something small and lightweight. It does a very good job. But now that I'm getting to know better the capabilities of other products I think this is a little expensive for what it does, and the biggest con is that in only swivels in one direction, it would be a lot better if swivels in its own axis

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Decent flash for its price.

This is a decent flash. It's small and lightweight so you can bring it without taking up much space or adding much weight. I found the exposures to be inconsistant. I replaced mine with a Nikon SB-400 which I like much more. The Sunpak is a lot less expensive, so if cost is important, this Sunpak will do a decent job. I would recommend it only if price is a factor. I would also recommend a larger more powerful flash if you do a lot of shooting with flash, and use this one when size and weight...

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This is a decent flash. It's small and lightweight so you can bring it without taking up much space or adding much weight. I found the exposures to be inconsistant. I replaced mine with a Nikon SB-400 which I like much more. The Sunpak is a lot less expensive, so if cost is important, this Sunpak will do a decent job. I would recommend it only if price is a factor. I would also recommend a larger more powerful flash if you do a lot of shooting with flash, and use this one when size and weight are important.

Reviewed by 35 customers

 
1.0

Didn't work out of the box

By

from Camarillo, Ca  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This flash was exactly what I was looking for, to use as fill flash on my full frame camera that doesn't have a pop up.unfortunately it was a dud so I returned it. I may try it again as it has been highly rated by many people and Sunpak is usually very good.

 
1.0

Did I get A Dud?

By

from Camarillo CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I have always been happy with Sunpak products and this little flash seemed to fill the bill as the built -in flash that my full frame Canon 6D doesn't have. However, when I put it on my camera it flashed once and never again, after that I could not change the settings or turn it off, I had to remove it from the camera and take out the batteries. Such a shame as it was quite a powerful little guy.

 
1.0

terrible

By

from san jose  -  Pro Photographer

slow flash, didn't flash . i just got a bad product.

 
5.0

Good stuff

By

from Carlisle, PA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Don't have the slip out problems on the hot shoe others describe, didn't need to express an over abundance of torque to achieve this either... two finger tight. TTL-II Response is good. Covered the bright orange ready light with a square of electrical tape.. it is very bright. Have gone through 200 shots so far and batteries are still going.. Perfpower AA.. Occasionally refuses to turn off.

 
2.0

Not Compatible with 6D or T4i

By

from Denver  -  Photo Enthusiast

Extremely overexposed all shots. Sent it back to TOCAD and they said it needed a firmware upgrade for the new Canon products. Now waiting for them to send a new unit, whenever that is, who knows. Probably works on older Canon models, but cannot say for sure. The size is perfect however.

 
4.0

Great SB400 alternative

By

from New York, NY  -  Casual Photographer

Use it mainly for indoors close range photography and as fill flash outdoors. Recycle time can be trying sometimes but if you chimp like I do it shouldn't be a problem. This isn't fancy, but it more than gets the job done. Great bang for the buck and truly is pocketable as the hotshoe folds into the case. Works well when you bounce it off a ceiling or attach a cheapo bounce card (aka an index card) like I do. I tried using a cheapo bounce attachment made by Opteka but it was too big for this device and did not fit. Again, this is a truly small and compact flash but works REALLY well given its limitations (two batteries only, small size, etc)

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A little expensive

By

from texas  -  Pro Photographer

This was my first flash I bought, I was looking for something small and lightweight. It does a very good job. But now that I'm getting to know better the capabilities of other products I think this is a little expensive for what it does, and the biggest con is that in only swivels in one direction, it would be a lot better if swivels in its own axis

 
1.0

Disappointed

By

from Scottsdale, AZ  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Bought this as an additional TTL flash for on camera use. Did not wok properly in TTL. Very wak output. Sent it in to have it checked by Sunpak and they said they adjusted it. Same thing. Sent it back for refund.

 
4.0

works

By

from Jacksonville, Florida  -  Photo Enthusiast

Good little affordable flash, better than popup camera flash

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

(Even Still Again) Working Great for Me!

By

from Arlington, TX  -  Photo Enthusiast

OK, this is ridiculous writing a fourth review but there is a bit more to say. Read the first three reviews below for more info. As previously stated, I have used three of these flashes for over a year and they continue to work great (esp on the 5D) for all of my casual photography both indoors and outdoors. They stay on the camera (hanging at my side) most of the time and get bumped, knocked and occasionally dropped on dirt, concrete or tile floors. No problem, pick it up and re-attach, works great. This also brings up my biggest complaint. There is no locking pin to keep the flash from working its way back in the hot shoe. This will eventually cause firing problems. I have learned to check it regularly and make sure it's fully seated. When it isn't, the flash output will suddenly diminish (but still fire) which really throws you off since adjustments to compensate will have no result. Once it is re-seated, it works fine again. Here that Sunpak? Change the mount mechanism and this will be the perfect small flash!

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
STEVE H  I wanted a entry level, easy to use TTL flash. Works well at short distances up to 20'
Shopper  Can I use this flash with the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 camera? Thanks.
DAVID L  I am using the device on NIKON DSLRs,,and it works flawlessly Other applications if any I am unfamliar with. I would imagine the manufacturer would be the one to advise appropriate usage dave
Shopper  Can I use this flash with the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 camera? Thanks
LIDO A  NO as the flash is a Nikon dedicated unit.
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