Sunpak PZ42XC

Sunpak PZ42XC is a flash (guide number of 138′ (42 m) @ 105mm zoom position at ISO 100) with a fast recycling time in a compact, durable body. It features Angle of Coverage 84° to 23° (24-105mm in 35mm format); Vari-Power Full, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32 & 1/64; including E-TTL II; Swivel Head up to 180° left, 120° right; Bounce Head 90° tilt; 24-105mm auto-zoom head; Recycle Time 3.5 Sec; Power Source 4 1.5V AA batteries. The Sunpak PZ42XC measures 2.6 x 4.6 x 4.1″ (66 x 117 x 104mm) WxHxD and weighs 9.1 oz (258g) (without batteries).

Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

User Opinions

Sunpak PZ42XC User Reviews

Nice alternative to SpeedLite
“Quality and build as expected for the price. It’s all plastic so I can’t recommend it for demanding environments. Sunpak has a good reputation for quality products and this one is no exception. It fits well on the Canon hot shoe. Works flawlessly in auto mode. I believe the light output is under rated, as I have taken numerous shots “way out there” with great results. Color temperature is good and output is constatant.” – By D. Parker
Rating: ★★★★☆

Great Flash
“This Sunpak PZ42X is the perfect addition to my Photography gear. I didn’t want to spend alot of money on the Canon 580, so with reading many great reviews, I decided to go for it. Works great for bounce flash, and is totally compatible with my Canon’s E-TLL-11 functions. Manual settings are really easy to use also, and it has a built in wide angle deflector which works well with my Canon 18-55 3.5-5.6 IS lense.” – By Canon54
Rating: ★★★★★

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Features & Specifications

Sunpak PZ42XC Features & Specifications

The Sunpak PZ42X TTL Shoe Mount Flash is a flash unit designed to fully support current advanced digital SLR cameras. It is fully compatible with Canon E-TTL II enabled cameras.

The PZ42X has many advanced features, such as: automatic zoom head from 24-105mm, bounce and swivel capabilities, built in wide angle diffuser, and AF assist. It also offers several manual controls for the experienced photographer. It offers a bright and easy-to-read LCD display and easy-to-use controls for manual flash output, digital or film lens coverage and zoom head settings.


• Fully compatible with E-TTL II capable SLR cameras, but also backwards-compatible with TTL metering for all earlier EOS cameras

• AF Assist Light supports better autofocus performance in the dark (up to 16′)

• EV adjustment (-1.5, -1, -0.5, 0, +0.5, +1, +1.5)

• Large panel with bright, easy-to-read LCD display

• Flash-coverage scale on LCD screen

• Automatic Shutdown mode shuts off flash from inactivity after several minutes

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