|The Sunpak Auto 555 is a powerful, professional handle mount flash with TTL flash dedication capability (requires EXT - 11 Cord, and appropriate Sunpak dedicated module). The Auto 555 features bounce and swivel control for creative lighting effects. A guide number of 150 with ISO 100 film assures ample power. Auto range extends from 1.6 to 107 ft., over a 7 aperture range. In addition to TTL and auto capability, the Auto 555 features manual flash control from full to 1/64 power. The Auto 555 accepts a number of power sources, including the CL-2 NiCd Cluster and the high voltage TR-PAKIIa NiCd power pack or an AC adapter.|
|Guide Number||100 ft/ISO 100|
|Supported Exposure Control||TTL|
|Manual Power Control Levels||1/1, 1/16, 1/2, 1/32, 1/4, 1/64, 1/8|
|Required Battery||6 x battery - AA type|
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This is a good product to use with digital point & shoot camera. The one I purchased does not work properly. it fires, but the thyristor circuit does not function (only fires at full power).
This is a great flash for the price. It has a good amount of power with a nice flash duration (at around 1/2 power) for freezing action. I use a couple of them shooting skateboarding and snowboarding off camera, they've proven to be quite durable.Somewhat bulky and hard to fit in camera bags. Battery life is OK, but it does use 6-Stock up on batteries or get some decent rechargeable ones.
Love this guy, it is a spare and my 3rd one, I do at times use all 3, but the fact that they are no longer made push me to put a couple on the shelf for future use. I think this is the best flash ever made surely the most functional. I can't imagine walking around with a flash stuck on top of my camera secured only by the shoe, the 555 is a great flash and if you must use a flash the side mount makes it easy.
I use this flash on a light stand and sometimes modify it with a small Photoflex softbox. It is powerful enough for my outdoor photography, shooting little league teams and indoor sport events. I really like that the controls are on the back as I use it on manual most of the time. Tha rechargeable batteries I use last a very long time. If this fails I would try to find another one. Just a good durable flash.
Very powerful flash. Love the output of this unit. This is one of the most power and economical flashes available.