Polaroid PL-144AZ Studio Series Digital Power Zoom TTL Shoe Mount AF Flash – Product Description:
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
Autofocus auxiliary lamp helps the camera to focus in low-light situations
Built-in optical slave function allows for off-camera operation
Includes “Self-Storing” Diffuser and Reflective Panels
Auto Sleep mode means less charging time, and more shooting time
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.
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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.