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Sunpak 555 Dedicated Auto Flash
Latest Review Posted Sunpak 555 Dedicated Auto Flash
I bought my Sunpak 555 back in 1993, used it professionally until 2001 and it is still going strong today in 2019.

Smaller than the more common behemoth model 622, the Sunpak 555 is a great all around, powerful field and studio flash unit. Sync is by PC cord where the unit works as a standard auto/manual flash or with the heavy duty dedicated module cord with appropriate module. For Pentax that module is the PT2D. The PT2D module allows OTF TTL camera controlled dedicated flash with the Pentax Super Program, LX, Pz-1, Pz-1p, and *1st D, *1st DL cameras. Program autoflash with other dedicated flash capable film bodies and standard autoflash with all others.

Exposure accuracy is excellent. The six AAA batteries NiMiH or Lithium, last a long time and provide fast recycling. A port for high power external batteries is included. I used mine with a Quantum battery for a time. Power output is up to the manufacturers rating.

The 555 uses a lockable push-button release mount to its bracket. There are ratchet teeth allowing the flash to mount at various angles. Bracket and mount are sturdy and very secure. The flashhead tilts and swivels with the body and sensory staying pointed at the subject. The hotshoe mounted dedicated modules also feature a built in autoflash sensor for use with any camera without dedicated capabilities, including the latest digital models.

Anyone in the market for a powerful, versatile, dedicated or non-dedicated thyristor Auto-flash will be well se...

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