Pentax AF201FG Flash Announced
An affordable entry-level flash
By PF Staff in Pentax Announcements on Feb 9, 2015
Today, the Pentax AF201FG joins the Pentax lineup as the third weather-sealed flash. This is an affordable entry-level flash that is slated to replace the very basic Pentax AF200FG.
The AF201FG builds on its predecessor by incorporating a tilting head, improved build quality, and support for trailing curtain sync.
It will retail for $149 in the US and is expected to start shipping in March. Read on for full specifications and product photos.
Uses interested in a more powerful flash with both tilt and swivel capabilitiy may wish to consider the Pentax AF360FGZ II.
|Type||Clip-on, P-TTL auto flash unit with series control|
|Guide No.||20 (ISO 100/m)|
|In manual mode, two-step adjustment to full or 1/4 power.|
|Recycling time/Total number of flashes||7s / 80 flashes (AAA alkaline batteries)
4s / 100 flashes (AAA Ni-MH rechargeable batteries)
|Flash Coverage Angle||APS-C: 16mm (13mm*)
Full-frame: 24mm (20mm*)
Q: 4mm (3mm*)
645 digital: 30mm (25mm*)
Vertical coverage: 53° (85° *)
|Effective flash range||Approx. 0.7 m - 8.0 m (Guide No. 20, ISO 100, F/2.0)|
|ISO range compatibility||ISO 25 - 1600|
|Flash modes||P-TTL auto (Leading curtain sync, Trailing curtain sync), Manual (FULL, 1/4)|
|Flash output compensation||Operation from the camera body|
|Flash output setting||Manual flash: (1/1, 1/4)|
|Flash sync modes||Leading curtain sync, Trailing curtain sync|
|Bounce flash||Vertical bounce possible, click stops provided, need to release the bounce lock for -10°|
|Upward: 0°, 30°, 45°, 60°, 75°, 90°, 105°, 120°, 135°|
|Downward: 0°, -10°|
|Power saving||Automatic power-off: After approx. 3 min. of non-operation with the power on|
|Quick power on: By pressing the camera’s shutter release button halfway|
|Red-eye reduction||Operates with autofocus cameras equipped with red-eye reduction feature|
|Wide-angle panel||Pull out manually|
|Power source||Two AAA batteries, (Alkaline (LR03) or Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH))|
|Dimensions and weight||65 mm (W) × 72.5 mm (H) × 31 mm (T) (2.6'' × 2.9'' × 1.2'')|
|Approx. 141 g (5.0 oz.) without batteries|
|Supplied accessories||Case O-AC149|
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