Pentax AF201FG weatherproof bounce flash makes a splash

Ricoh has announced a new entry-level, shoe-mount AF201FG flashgun for Pentax cameras that is water and dust resistant.

Pentax AF201FG

Ricoh has announced a new entry-level shoe-mount flashgun for Pentax cameras. Designed with portability in mind, the Pentax AF201FG runs on two AA batteries and has a guide number of 20 (Iso-100, m). Unlike most other small flashes on the market, the AF201FG has a “dustproof, weather-resistant construction” to keep out the elements.

Pentax AF201FG

It can tilt upwards to bounce light off the ceiling for more flattering lighting. (It does not swivel horizontally.) It also has a flip-out wide-angle diffuser. Operating modes include P-TTL and manual at full or 1/4 power levels. There is no wireless support, however.

Pentax AF201FG

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Pentax AF201FG

The Pentax AF201FG goes on sale in March 2015 at a recommended retail price of $149.95/£129.99. Pre-order yours at B&H Photo, Adorama or Amazon.

David Selby
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