Polaroid PL-144AZ Studio Series Digital Power Zoom TTL Shoe Mount AF Flash

Polaroid PL-144AZ Studio Series Digital Power Zoom TTL Shoe Mount AF Flash – Product Description:

Polaroid PL-144AZ Studio Series Digital Power Zoom TTL Shoe Mount AF Flash The Polaroid PL144 Shoe Mount Flash is an economical full-TTL enabled flash with support for digital SLR cameras. It features a powerful Guide Number of 148’/45 m at 85mm position, and features a power-zoom flash head that covers a focal range from 24mm to 85mm.The flash includes a built-in slave function which allows it to be positioned off-camera, and triggered by any second flash. You can also manually adjust the power level of the flash output from full-power down to 1/16th. It is the perfect economical all-purpose flash for any digital or 35mm SLR shooter.

Bounce, Zoom & Swivel Head
Flash has vertical bounce of 90° and horizontal swivel of 270°, with automatic or manual zoom settings of 24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm

AF Assist
Autofocus auxiliary lamp helps the camera to focus in low-light situations

Remote Triggering
Built-in optical slave function allows for off-camera operation

Light Modifiers
Includes “Self-Storing” Diffuser and Reflective Panels

Power Saving
Auto Sleep mode means less charging time, and more shooting time

Specs:
Type Shoe mount
Guide No. 148′ (45 m) at 85mm/ISO 100
Angle of Coverage 75° to 28° (24-85mm lenses in 35mm/full frame format)
Vari-Power 1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 & 1/16th
TTL Dedication Yes
Bounce Head Yes
Swivel Head Yes
Zoom Head 24-85mm auto-zoom (flash senses focal length & adjusts or manual settings of 24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 70, and 85mm)
Off Camera Terminal No
Recycle Time 0.5-9.0 seconds
Power Source Four “AA” batteries
Dimensions 5 x 4 x 3″ (125 x 100 x 72mm)
Weight 9.5 oz (270g)

If you’re tired of the uneven and often underpowered illumination produced by your camera’s built-in flash, yet don’t see the need to overspend for the flashes offered by your camera manufacturer, welcome to lighting solutions from Polaroid.

Product Features :

  • Fully Automatic Pro Qaulity Features & Perfomance Without The Pro Price, Backlit “Info-Central” LCD For Fast Access To Critical Information, Built In Salve Mold
  • Autofocus Assist Lamp For Accurate Focusing Even In Low Light Situations, True TTL (Through The Lens) Operation For Seamless Flash Photography, Power Just Feature Provides Five Adjustable Output Settings For Results That Are Bright, Bold & Breathtaking
  • 24-85mm Digital Optimized Power Zoom Automatically Zooms As Lens Does, Versatile Enough For Studio Work Yet Rugged Enough For Location Shooting
  • Guide No. 45m (148′!) at 85mm Zoom/ISO-100, True 90 degree Vertical Bounce & 270 degree Swivel For Maximum Versatility, Fast 0.5 Recycling Time
  • Includes Fitted Case + Maximize Your Creativity With The Included Reflector Panel, Auto Sleep Mode For More Shooting Time + Less Charging Time

Polaroid PL-144AZ Studio Series Digital Power Zoom TTL Shoe Mount AF Flash – Review:

GREAT FOR BEGINNERS/LEARNING!

Hi! I hate to give too much uneducated praise, because I honestly have never used an external flash/speedlite or any lighting devices beyond available light to take photos, but I think this flash is great so far! I bought the Polaroid PL-144AZ to use as a beginner flash so I can learn before I’m willing to invest in the much more expensive Canon Speedlites. Right out of the box, I added batteries, stuck it on my Canon 7D, and turned it on Auto. I was in a situation where I was taking photos of people with bright sunlight directly behind the subject(s), and the flash filled the foreground very nicely (while still maintaining detail in the background). I was impressed for not knowing what I was doing! This flash appears to have all the same functions/features as the better Canon Speedlites (zoom, swivel, etc), but I can’t compare quality of light since I haven’t used anything else.

Like I said, I bought this flash so I can learn, so once I have more testing done, I’ll add to this review and maybe add photo examples. There were no reviews at all when I purchased this, so I at least wanted to say that it works! I would definitely recommend it if you are in my boat and need a flash to practice/learn or a 2nd/spare flash. You can’t beat the price, and it’s from a great photo brand.

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