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    Hi there fellow CSER, first time doing a review so bare with me if the review seems in adequet. Ok my review today is for the "Brillint PZ 46 ETTL digital flash"which is for canon models only but they come ready for other camera brands as well.
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    Its a good and cheap 3rd party flash that can be bought for SDG150 from sgcamerastore or Tago Tech. I was told it can be roughly compared to canon's 430ex flash. Firstly the package contains the flash itself, a bubble wrap, and an instruction manual. There was no velvet bag or diffuser provided. This model has an LCD display at the back of the unit and has a back light function for when the flash is used at night.


    The flash unit has a focal length setting maximum of 85mm with powers levels adjustable in manual settings in ranges of 1/1 to 1/64. Its has a rotating head of 150 to the right and 180 to the left and a 90 degree upwards rotation for the creative mind in you to bounce the light in an infinite amount of direction. The flash has 3 modes, ETTL, Multi and manual.With multi flash mode the flash can be fired several times in succession during a single exposure to record the following motion of a subject.

    The front of the flash comes with a nifty zoom lens that for somewhat serve no purpose as far as i can notice. It has no master nor slave function built into the unit nor does it have any port to connect it to a wireless trigger.

    Overall the flash is a cheap alternative for people who are just starting to learn more about flash and its uses

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    Default Re: Brilliant PZ 46 ETTL Digital Flash

    Good start bro'

    Please continue with sample images etc etc

    How is build quality and when compared to YongNuo ?
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    Default Re: Brilliant PZ 46 ETTL Digital Flash

    Continue with the review.......


    Here are some shot of the unit attached to my canon 550D



    The flash unit does add some substantial weight to the camera thought it actually only weights 410g with batteries.
    The over all built quality of the flash is good for a budget flash. Its battery bay door close tight enough to secure the batteries in place.
    The only complain about the battery doors are they feel somewhat flimsy and easily broken when they are hanging open.
    The swivel head construction is built excellently you can feel a tiny bit of resistance every time the head is rotated left/ right even up and down. A nifty feature incooparated with the head is that the lcd will indicate if the flash is pointed straight or up. But be aware it does not indicate the degree of up ward tilt.
    One of the main gripe for me is that because it does not have a own diffuser i had to purchase a different diffuser which does not really sit snuggly on the flash head.

    Will take some photos with the flash and the pop-up flash to show the difference it makes. Feel free to post any comments or inquiry here, I will to reply them ASAP.

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    Would love to see some sample shots with the flash.

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    Thanks for the review, btw, the lens in front of the flash is a IR LED that emits IR to aid focusing in the dark. Thanks again!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by castwind View Post
    Thanks for the review, btw, the lens in front of the flash is a IR LED that emits IR to aid focusing in the dark. Thanks again!!!!
    Yes it is to aid focusing. It has a nifty function that turns the IR LED on only in low light or low contras conditions. Btw its works on subjects up to a maximum distance of 6m only.

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    Default Re: Brilliant PZ 46 ETTL Digital Flash

    looks like there's only 1 model for this, with GN = 45, correct me if I'm wrong. Waiting for your sample shots. Keep it up bro!
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    Is this flash compatible with canon 600d and how are the features compared to 430ex?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mkx0305 View Post
    Is this flash compatible with canon 600d and how are the features compared to 430ex?
    It is compatible with the 600d but the difference with a 430ex i not sure as this is my first flash. pics will be up soon

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    Default Re: Brilliant PZ 46 ETTL Digital Flash

    Thanks for sharing. Do they have a model for Pentax DSLR?
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    Default Re: Brilliant PZ 46 ETTL Digital Flash

    I have this flash also... Its good...
    Canon 550D | EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6IS | EF 50mm f/1.8II | EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS | BG-E8 | *NEWBIE*

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    Default Re: Brilliant PZ 46 ETTL Digital Flash

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Lee View Post
    Thanks for sharing. Do they have a model for Pentax DSLR?
    i don think they have a Pentax version of the flash

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    Default Re: Brilliant PZ 46 ETTL Digital Flash

    SORRY for the super late posting, but here are the promised pics



    Taken at 1/30 shutter speed with f 5.6 and an ISO 3200 without flash



    Taken at 1/30 shutter speed with f 5.6 and an ISO 400 with built-in flash



    Taken at 1/60 shutter speed with f 5.6 and an ISO 100 with built-in flash as a base control

    As you can see the difference it made with the flash and different ISO settings

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    Default Re: Brilliant PZ 46 ETTL Digital Flash







    All images were taken at 1/60 f5.6 ISO 100. 1st pic taken with flash pointed forward. 2nd & 3rd pic taken with flash pointed to left and right. 4th taken with flash pointed backwards. Last pic taken with flash pointed forward and 75 degree angle up. Forgot to mention they were taken with the built in diffuser on and at a lens range of 55mm but do not forget to factor in the crop% cause I'm using a 550d.

    Next review with be outdoor shots at night!

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