Polaroid PL-144AZ

Polaroid PL-144AZ is a powerful flash (guide number of 148’/45m at 85mm and 100 ISO) with a fast recycling time in a compact, durable body. It features vertical bounce of 90° and horizontal swivel of 270°, with automatic or manual zoom settings of 24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm, include Autofocus Assist Lamp For Accurate Focusing Even In Low Light Situations, True TTL (Through The Lens) Operation For Seamless Flash Photography, Power Just Feature Provides Five Adjustable Output Settings For Results That Are Bright, Bold & Breathtaking, and more. The Polaroid PL-144AZ measures 5 x 4 x 3″ (125 x 100 x 72mm) and weighs 9.5 oz (270g).

Overall Rating: ★★★★★ | Latest Price Info

User Opinions

Polaroid PL-144AZ User Reviews

Great for Beginners/Learning
“I bought the Polaroid PL-144AZ to use as a beginner flash so I can learn before I’m willing to invest in the much more expensive Canon Speedlites. Right out of the box, I added batteries, stuck it on my Canon 7D, and turned it on Auto. I was in a situation where I was taking photos of people with bright sunlight directly behind the subject(s), and the flash filled the foreground very nicely (while still maintaining detail in the background). I was impressed for not knowing what I was doing! This flash appears to have all the same functions/features as the better Canon Speedlites (zoom, swivel, etc), but I can’t compare quality of light since I haven’t used anything else. “ – By H. Beck
Rating: ★★★★★

Great Flash!! Just as good as the Canon 430 Series
“I was won over buying this Flash after being happy with the Polaroid Battery Grip for my Canon Rebel T1i. It’s about the same size and has the almost the same features as the Canon 480 Speedlight Flash series. Take a look for yourself and compare the features with the Canon Flash compared to the Polaroid Flash. I was really amazed on how well this flash enhance my photos, and I’m very happy that I only spent half of what I would have spent If I got the Canon Brand. I think this particular flash is perfect for beginners as well as for the professional who needs to buy a spare. So if you’re on a budget, or need to buy a spare, get the Polaroid Flash, trust me you won’t be disappointed.” – By ThePnupPhotog
Rating: ★★★★★

Great flash for the price
“I have used this flash a few times now and it’s been working great! I looked into several brands that would provide me with a cheaper price than the Canon flashes because they were way out of my price range. This seemed to be the best flash for the price and it was honestly a random find that many forums had not suggested as an alternative. The build quality is fantastic, but it does have the plastic base for attachment. This doesn’t seem flimsy at all and it seems very sturdy when it is attached to my camera. I noticed this was a concern for other flashes I was looking into, but it doesn’t bother me at all. I purchased this flash for the Canon 60D. Setup was easy and it worked immediately with no problems.” – By Leslie D
Rating: ★★★★★

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Features & Specifications

Polaroid PL-144AZ Features & Specifications

The Polaroid PL144 Shoe Mount Flash is an economical full-TTL enabled flash with support for digital SLR cameras. It features a powerful Guide Number of 148’/45 m at 85mm position, and features a power-zoom flash head that covers a focal range from 24mm to 85mm.The flash includes a built-in slave function which allows it to be positioned off-camera, and triggered by any second flash. You can also manually adjust the power level of the flash output from full-power down to 1/16th. It is the perfect economical all-purpose flash for any digital or 35mm SLR shooter.

Bounce, Zoom & Swivel Head
Flash has vertical bounce of 90° and horizontal swivel of 270°, with automatic or manual zoom settings of 24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm

AF Assist
Autofocus auxiliary lamp helps the camera to focus in low-light situations

Remote Triggering
Built-in optical slave function allows for off-camera operation

Light Modifiers
Includes “Self-Storing” Diffuser and Reflective Panels

Power Saving
Auto Sleep mode means less charging time, and more shooting time

* Type Shoe mount
* Guide No. 148′ (45 m) at 85mm/ISO 100
* Angle of Coverage 75° to 28° (24-85mm lenses in 35mm/full frame format)
* Vari-Power 1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 & 1/16th
* TTL Dedication Yes
* Bounce Head Yes
* Swivel Head Yes
* Zoom Head 24-85mm auto-zoom (flash senses focal length & adjusts or manual settings of 24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 70, and 85mm)
* Off Camera Terminal No
* Recycle Time 0.5-9.0 seconds
* Power Source Four “AA” batteries
* Dimensions 5 x 4 x 3″ (125 x 100 x 72mm)
* Weight 9.5 oz (270g)

If you’re tired of the uneven and often underpowered illumination produced by your camera’s built-in flash, yet don’t see the need to overspend for the flashes offered by your camera manufacturer, welcome to lighting solutions from Polaroid.

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