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09-02-2010, 07:41 PM   #1
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Pentax TR Power Pack III?

Anyone know of place to purchase one online? B&H and Adorama no longer stock them. I have been waiting.... but nothing.

any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
thanks in advance!

09-02-2010, 07:43 PM   #2
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In our very marketplace, it seems:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/sold-items/28166-sale-%5Bsold%5D-pentax-t...ii-extras.html
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/sold-items/72679-sale-%5Bsold%5D-pentax-t...fgz-flash.html

Perhaps more info can be found in those threads. You might want to check this one as well: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-camera-field-accessories/12621-pen...fgz-flash.html

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09-02-2010, 07:47 PM   #3
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Both are sold and kind out outdated. Thanks.
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B&H must have recently run out of these! I just purchased one from B&H not more than a month ago.

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I have been checking the past few weeks. No luck in B&H or Adorama.
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I just checked the for-sale thread and found the B&H link: Pentax TR Power Pack III 37225 - B&H Photo Video

You can click the notify link, and they'll let you know once it's available. (same deal on Pentax's site, except the product is $200 rather than $140: http://pentaxwebstore.com/detail/PTX+37225)

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09-02-2010, 08:08 PM   #7
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Thought it was kind of weird the way it disappeared from everywhere.
I found one vendor on Amazon that had it for $200.
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Got it!

Well I finally cracked and spend the $200 and got the Power Pack. Opened the box and have to see it felt really cheaply made. It basically felt like a chaep battery tray with no cover. The only holding it togeter was the not-leather case. Once I put batteries in it did feel a little better.
It definitely decreased the speed of recycle.

I also just read your not supposed to use rechargeable batteries in it. When I tested it, I used Eneloop batteries in the C sleeves.
Is that bad?

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I see its still out of stock every place I checked, could I simply use the Sunpak TR-2000 Universal Battery Pack Kit ?

Sunpak TR-2000 Universal Battery Pack Kit TR-2000S-24-S B&H
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I took is months ago from Newegg for about $40. What a great deal, but never have chance to use it since then.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pcfranchina Quote
Well I finally cracked and spend the $200 and got the Power Pack. Opened the box and have to see it felt really cheaply made. It basically felt like a chaep battery tray with no cover. The only holding it togeter was the not-leather case. Once I put batteries in it did feel a little better.
It definitely decreased the speed of recycle.

I also just read your not supposed to use rechargeable batteries in it. When I tested it, I used Eneloop batteries in the C sleeves.
Is that bad?
Just like the 540GFZ which is also cheaply made.
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You think the 540 is that cheap?
Well I would say at that price it should have a metal foot.

My only other flashes are 2 Sunpak 383s and 2 Vivitar 285HVs, so I really dont have any experience with high end flashes.
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