Polaroid Flashes?


Link Posted 06/12/2011 - 12:34
Hi All,
Anyone got any thoughts on the new Polaroid flashes that've appeared in SRS?

http://www.srsmicrosystems.co.uk/7101/Polaroid-PL160D-Studio-Series-Power-Zoom-D... http://www.srsmicrosystems.co.uk/7100/Polaroid-PL150D-Studio-Series-TTL-Bounce-D...

Seems like they might be a bit on the basic side feature wise, can't really find much info about them yet.

Has anyone seen one in the flesh? Any idea how effective the LEDs are?


Link Posted 06/12/2011 - 21:26
the pentax "polaroid 160" "states NIKON"
k-5, K-5ii,60-250 f4, 50 f1.4 af,17-70 f4, 100mm macro wr,siggy 10-20 siggy 100-300f4


Link Posted 07/12/2011 - 15:17
Yeah, pretty sure that's just a copy paste error. It's in the Pentax flash section, and at the top it says 'For Pentax'.


Link Posted 07/12/2011 - 21:23
yeah my error,
cameraworld stock them in all fittings
k-5, K-5ii,60-250 f4, 50 f1.4 af,17-70 f4, 100mm macro wr,siggy 10-20 siggy 100-300f4


Link Posted 11/12/2011 - 15:08
quote on the net
Polaroid Dua Flash The Polaroid Digital Dua Flash PL160 provides the perfect combination of light sources for today’s digital cameras including DSLR, SD camcorders, or HD camcorders with still picture capabilities. The flash features a camera-synchronized power head that automatically adjusts light’s beam spread to match the focal length of the camera lens. The head can be adjusted left to any angle between zero and 180 degrees, or to the right to any angle between zero and 90 degrees.
k-5 IIs, Pentax 60-250, 17-70, 100macro WR, 50mm F2,
AF50 F1.4, Siggy 10-20, Siggy 100-300 F4, ..Pentax Af 160 ring flash


Link Posted 12/12/2011 - 12:03
I was just about to post about these to ask if they're PTTL, having seen two models on Amazon. They don't state that they are, but they state that they're compatible in auto modes, which suggests they are. Each of the two Pentax models has a review, and these also seem to indicate that they work in auto mode.

These seem to be lower models than the two on SRS (which I didn't know about).

Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses


Link Posted 12/12/2011 - 12:25
'Auto' mode is quite a different thing from TTL or PTTL. The SRS listing states they are TTL which means they will only be compatible with Pentax DSLRs up to the *istDS.

Auto means that the flash will measure its own exposure and you set the aperture according to the ISO in use. Nothing at all wrong with that.
“We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson -


Link Posted 21/12/2011 - 16:05
I bought one, they are pTTL, and but had to return it as it has not got a slave mode as the 160 model states
K5iis and a couple of lenses.


Link Posted 11/03/2013 - 16:05

Anyone used this?
fluidr : Airplane-Pictues : redbubble
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