Portable Flash; On-Camera Flash Page 2

Pentax introduced the new AF-540FGZ hot shoe flash unit, compatible with most Pentax digital and film SLR cameras. It offers P-TTL automation and wireless capability plus Auto and Manual mode operation, a GN of 148 in feet and an effective range of 2.6-26 ft both at ISO 100, bounce-and-swivel capability, a zoom head range of 24-85mm, and is powered by four AA batteries. The large LCD also shows the effective range. Additionally, there is a modeling light, flash exposure compensation through a control dial, and an autofocus assist beam.

Phoenix DZBIS-112CII

Pentax AF-540FGZ flash

The PROMASTER MacroLume TTL Digital is the digital version of their earlier macro flash. It offers advanced features such as individually controlled dual flash tubes, each with built-in variable diffuser. It uses all PROMASTER 5000 series of connecting modules for fully automatic operation with most brands of digital and film cameras. A detachable ring flash head normally used for macro subjects can be attached to the base unit for distant subjects. There is a modeling lamp for positioning and an autofocus assist light. It mounts to virtually any lens using the Cokin "P"-series adapter rings and has an MSRP of $300.

Promaster MacroLume CU flash

At the Sigma booth I found out that they will soon have an update for recent models of their hot shoe flash units that will make them fully compatible with the Nikon D200 digital SLR and the i-TTL flash system. All new shoe flash models from Sigma will be fully functional with i-TTL sync capabilities.

Sigma EM-140 DG

ToCAD America Inc. introduced the upgraded small Sunpak PZ40X II hot shoe flash that's now fully TTL dedicated for popular models of Nikon and Canon digital cameras as well as most film cameras. It's 40 percent smaller and lighter than previous units having similar features, has an ISO 100 GN of 92 at 35mm, zoom head for 24-80mm, variable Auto modes plus five manual steps, tilt, five power ratio settings, and a LCD bar graph flash range display. The Sunpak TZ50X flash now includes automatic TTL metering for both Nikon and Canon digital cameras.

Manufacturers/Distributors' addresses can be found on page 174.

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