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Latest Review Posted PENTAX AF 400FTZ
Pentax released the AF 400FTZ in 1987 as one of two new TTL flashes designed for the new SF series auto-focus cameras. (The AF-240T was the other TTL flash). This is the first Pentax flash to feature the “zoom head” function.


I bought my AF 400FTZ for use on my Pentax SF1n film camera and together this combo enables you to use all of the flash’s features. (Along with a F or FA Series lens) You can of course use this flash with any Pentax camera, but you will not be able to use the “TTL Auto” feature or some of the flash’s other functions.


The AF 400FTZ has the old-style calculator board on the back of the flash, this is where you set the ISO and zoom scale for the film & lens you are using. The ISO range is 25 to 1600 and the flash has zoom settings of 24mm*, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm and 105mm. (* only with the wide-angle adapter FWA) This calculator board has no impact on the flash operation and just serves a reference for checking the flash distance range. This is useful in a retro way! :cool:


The zoom head is manually set, by pulling out the flash head and positioning it to the focal length of the lens being used. If the lens focal length is not one of the choices listed above, you then use the next smaller zoom setting. This manual zoom head setting is clunky to use and if you bump the zoom head you can accidentally change the setting. The automatic zoom head setting on the newer AF 500FTZ is much better.


The flash has various angles for bounce flash, it til...



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