Smith-Victor PG160S Wireless Mini Slave Flash, Guide Number of 40' / 12m, ISO 100

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About Smith-Victor PG160S

The Smith-Victor PG160S Wireless Mini Slave Flash can be used to light small areas or as an accent light to add sparkle to your subject. It measures 1-1/4" x 2-3/8" x 3" and is small enough to hide behind objects.

The built-in bracket allows it to be positioned on the floor, on a shelf, or anywhere a little extra light is needed. It has a Guide No. of 40'/12 m and a built-in slave. The flash output is fixed at full power. The PG160S has a standard 1/4"-20 tripod socket.

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The Smith-Victor PG160S is commonly used for Fill flash, General purpose, Portraits and more.The Smith-Victor PG160S is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer among others.The Smith-Victor PG160S is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Smith-Victor PG160S: Consistent output, Durable, Easy to use, Fast recycling, Lightweight and Versatile

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (11),Easy to use (10),Consistent output (8),Versatile (8),Durable (4),Fast recycling (4)
Cons:
Slow recycling (3)
Best Uses:
Fill flash (8),General purpose (7),Portraits (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (4),Pro photographer (4)

Smith-Victor PG160S Specifications

Guide Number:
40'/ 12 m
Built-in Slave:
Yes
Dimensions (W x H x D):
1.2" x 2.4" x 3" (30mm x 61mm x 76mm)
Mfr #
690044
SKU
SVPG160S

Smith-Victor PG160S Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.1

(based on 13 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect for macro with light tent

These were perfect for my purposes. I used two of them, firing through a light tent to light up butterfly specimens for a scientist's project. Triggered by my camera's flash on a tripod attached by a cord, it was easy to move the flashes in or out to adjust the exposure. I shot with the camera tethered to the computer so I could see each shot immediately at full size on the computer screen.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Rerurned

Does not recognize my Speedlight as a master flash using auto mode. Purchased different slaves. No problems now. Works fine for manual operation. Recycle time unknown. Guessing 4 seconds. Don't leave the batteries inside the unit when not in use.

Reviewed by 13 customers

 
4.0

Great slaves for the price

By

from New York, NY  -  Semi-pro Photographer

These are great little slaves. They're small and when mounted on a gorrilapod can be placed in very convenient places. They are easy to carry and can easily be thrown into a camera bag as that alternative to a pop-up flash. The output is good and easily modified with a honlphoto speedstrap and accessory (ie: grid or softbox.) I started with two but quickly went back for three more. I did have a problem with one of the slaves blowing a resistor, and would not advise leaving the batteries in when not in use. They also have a problem with picking up the master flash in brightly lit area, But overall a great product.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great value

By

from Tempe, AZ  -  Pro Photographer

Until I started using this product, I was getting harsh shadows behind my subjects when taking head shots. With this slave flash aimed at the wall behind the subjects, the shadows are gone and the need for touch-up after the fact much reduced.

 
4.0

Good supplemental lighting

By

from Pittsburgh, PA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Will be using this for fill-flash for interior photography. Good little unit for the price. Would be even better, and would pay a bit more for it, if the output level could be varied by 1/2 or so.

 
4.0

i would buy this product again

By

from District Hgts Md  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I use my product strictly for portraiture

 
3.0

Rerurned

By

from Detroit  -  Photo Enthusiast

Does not recognize my Speedlight as a master flash using auto mode. Purchased different slaves. No problems now. Works fine for manual operation. Recycle time unknown. Guessing 4 seconds. Don't leave the batteries inside the unit when not in use.

 
4.0

cheap alternatve

By

from san jose, ca  -  Photo Enthusiast

bought these to assist with portrait photography when my available money was low. used them almost immediately with my digital brand camera mounted flash and they worked flawlessly. these may not be the quality you are looking for in high end photography, but they have fit my every need.

 
5.0

Great little flash!

By

from Scottsdale, AZ  -  Pro Photographer

I use this as a little extra flash in my wedding photography. It works very well. Can;t go wrong with this little baby!

 
5.0

Surprising performance in a small packag

By

from Texas  -  Pro Photographer

After extensive review of inexpensive portable slave flashes, I bought two of these for my portable speedlight kit. Used as kickers, hair lights and for fill, especially for architectural interior shots. A little slow to recycle, but fantastic performance for under $20/unit. Consistent output and doesn't add a lot of weight to porta-kit or camera bag. Great when you need that little "boost".

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect for macro with light tent

By

from Athens, GA  -  Photo Enthusiast

These were perfect for my purposes. I used two of them, firing through a light tent to light up butterfly specimens for a scientist's project. Triggered by my camera's flash on a tripod attached by a cord, it was easy to move the flashes in or out to adjust the exposure. I shot with the camera tethered to the computer so I could see each shot immediately at full size on the computer screen.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Little Helper

By

from Okinawa, Jp  -  Pro Photographer

Bought this slave flash for testing lighting methods before investing the big bucks. Mostly using it for fill light and simple tests. Works very well when bounced off of walls and is small so you can hide it within your photos when necessary. Great price for a nice product.

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
SYLVIA H  I chose the mini slaves because it had been recommended in a book on photographing architectural ruins. In use it was semi-su cessfull. Will not work outdoors I can't adjust the power. However with digital I can experiment & adjust camera exposure.
Shopper  What is the recycle time?
DARRICK S  As long as you are using alkaline batteries. the recycle time is about one second. That is until the AA batteries go down. It is a very dependable slave.

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