Among the technically advanced functions the Sunpak PZ5000AF flash offers are, auto power zoom capability from 28mm to 135mm, as well as manual zoom control. In addition to being able to tilt vertically a full 90 degrees, the PZ5000AF also includes a separate negative 10 degree tilt function for close-up applications, assuring proper lighting coverage at very close distances. Flash head swivel is 270 degrees to further enhance creative lighting control (180 degrees left and 90 degrees right).
With a powerful guide number of 180 (135mm/feet/ISO100) and ISO range from 6-6400 in 1/3 EV settings, the PZ5000AF's onboard processor features touch-selectable controls for accessing its various flash functions. These include: TTL, Auto Sensor, Power Ratio, Manual, 2nd Curtain Synch, Multi-flash (strobo) and Slave, as well as a distance/aperture bar display that shows feet and meters. All functions are clearly visible and easily identified on the large LCD display with selectable illumination. In addition, a large, circular selector pad permits easy scrolling through functions in each of the various operating modes.
In Auto Mode, settings may be adjusted from f2 to f16 in 1EV increments, while the Power Ratio function is selectable from 1/1 to 1/64 output in 1/3 step EV. Multi-Flash stroboscopic control may be set to rates from 1 Hz to 99 Hz, for up to 99 repetitive flashes. With Minolta cameras, you can also select a Slave function for wireless auto or manual mode control.
The PZ5000AF is powered by either four AA Alkaline or Ni-Cd batteries. To conserve battery power, the flash features an Auto Off sleep mode that places it in a standby setting when it is not used for more than five minutes. Momentarily depressing the camera?s shutter release button wakes the flash. For virtually instant recycle times, the PZ5000AF flash accepts either the available Sunpak TRI-PAKII High Voltage Battery Pack or Sunpak 510 Volt Battery Pack. An AC Power Adapter is also available.
|Guide Number||(ISO100) @28mm 99' 30m
@35mm 119' 36m
@50mm 139' 42m
@70mm 149' 45m
@85mm 165' 50m
@105mm 172' 52m
@135mm 180' 54m
|Zoom Range||28-135mm (flash senses focal length & adjusts)|
|Swivel Capability||Yes (with 10 degrees of tilt)|
|Auto Settings||F/Stops f/2.0 - f/16 (in full stops)|
|Angle of Coverage||78° to 18° (28-135mm in 35mm format)|
|Recycle Time||TTL Mode 0.3 to 7 seconds ° AA NiCds<0.3 to 13 seconds
Manual Mode 7 seconds ° AA NiCds 13 seconds
|Power Source||four AA Alkaline or Ni-Cd batteries
Sunpak TRI-PAKII High Voltage Battery Pack
Sunpak 510 Volt Battery Pack
AC Power Adapter
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||3.4 x 5.4 x 4.2 inches (87 x 138 x 107 mm)|
|Weight||13.0 ounces (370 grams)|
|Notes & Special Features||ISO range from 6-6400 in 1/3 EV settings
Number of Flashes Manual Mode 100 700
AA NiCds 45 300
TR-PAK IIA 400 3000
Flash Speed 1/500 to 1/20000 second
Auto Exposure f2 to f16 in 1 EV.
Power Ratio form 1/1 to 1/64 in 1/3 EV steps.