Anyone seen an AF201 FG in the wild yet or used one?


smudge

Link Posted 24/05/2016 - 16:29
On the basis that 'the only good flash is the one you have with you' I bought a 201 as a lightweight travel unit. Primarily for the K1 but it should be equally useful with the K5 or K01 as it offers significant advantages over the built in units. I was intending to purchase the small Metz but when I tried them both in the shop the Pentax felt like the nicer bit of kit.

I have a set of 540s for events and such but I don't want to carry one of those when I'm on holiday.
Regards, Philip
Last Edited by smudge on 24/05/2016 - 16:32

grahamcoad

Link Posted 24/05/2016 - 17:38
Smudge wrote

"I have a set of 540s for events and such but I don't want to carry one of those when I'm on holiday."

Hear Hear!
K-1, Sigma 12-24mm DG EX, Sigma 24-70mm DG EX, K-3, White K-01 with 40mm XS and white 35mm f2.4, SMC Pentax FA 1.8 31mm AL Limited, 43mm f1.9 Limited, 77mm f1.8 Limited, Sigma 17-50 f2.8, SMC Pentax DA* 50-135 f2.8, MX + SMC M 50mm f1.4, SMC A 50mm f1.4, SMC A 50mm f1.2, Spotmatic F 55mm f1.8, ES with 55mm f1.8 and 28mm f3.5, Program Plus (Chrome) with SMC A 50mm f1.7, Pentax 6x7, Leica ii, plus misc. odds and sods)

RobL

Link Posted 24/05/2016 - 18:53
I am tempted by one as well for the same reasons, my only hesitation being that I gather it cannot be used to trigger another remote flash so for that I would need ANOTHER unit! If it is updated to do that then I would get one like a ..... !

P.S. Wex Photographic and Castle Cameras have it for 89.00
Last Edited by RobL on 24/05/2016 - 18:59

grahamcoad

Link Posted 24/05/2016 - 19:36
The one WEX and others are selling for 89 is the old AF200FG.

The one I have bought is the new AF201FG which is "dust and moisture resistant" and with the tilting head the old model does not have.

This model like its predecessor has no wireless function.


I have seen a couple of reports which praise its use with the Pentax mirrorless cameras.
K-1, Sigma 12-24mm DG EX, Sigma 24-70mm DG EX, K-3, White K-01 with 40mm XS and white 35mm f2.4, SMC Pentax FA 1.8 31mm AL Limited, 43mm f1.9 Limited, 77mm f1.8 Limited, Sigma 17-50 f2.8, SMC Pentax DA* 50-135 f2.8, MX + SMC M 50mm f1.4, SMC A 50mm f1.4, SMC A 50mm f1.2, Spotmatic F 55mm f1.8, ES with 55mm f1.8 and 28mm f3.5, Program Plus (Chrome) with SMC A 50mm f1.7, Pentax 6x7, Leica ii, plus misc. odds and sods)

RobL

Link Posted 24/05/2016 - 22:48
grahamcoad wrote:
The one WEX and others are selling for 89 is the old AF200FG.

The one I have bought is the new AF201FG which is "dust and moisture resistant" and with the tilting head the old model does not have.

This model like its predecessor has no wireless function.


I have seen a couple of reports which praise its use with the Pentax mirrorless cameras.

Ooops, sorry, I was looking at the Camera Pricebuster website which is usually pretty reliable but doesn't list the new model, oddly. SRS seem to give the best deal at 109.00.

grahamcoad

Link Posted 24/05/2016 - 22:55
SRS have probably had more of my photography business than any other firm, found them excellent.

Reading the flash manual, it appears NiMH batteries give quite a bit better performance... must get some!
K-1, Sigma 12-24mm DG EX, Sigma 24-70mm DG EX, K-3, White K-01 with 40mm XS and white 35mm f2.4, SMC Pentax FA 1.8 31mm AL Limited, 43mm f1.9 Limited, 77mm f1.8 Limited, Sigma 17-50 f2.8, SMC Pentax DA* 50-135 f2.8, MX + SMC M 50mm f1.4, SMC A 50mm f1.4, SMC A 50mm f1.2, Spotmatic F 55mm f1.8, ES with 55mm f1.8 and 28mm f3.5, Program Plus (Chrome) with SMC A 50mm f1.7, Pentax 6x7, Leica ii, plus misc. odds and sods)
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