Sunpak Auto 622 Super Pro

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The Sunpak handle mount (hammerhead) 622 Super Pro system has more power, but is otherwise identical to the 622 Pro system. The system is highly modular and consists of a lot of different compoents, including seven different flash heads (e.g. ring head, infrared head, diffusion head and bare bulb head). There area also wide and tele heads that covers FOV from 28mm to 135mm (FX). The system offers several different external power pack options.

There exists dedicated TTL hot-shoe connectors for a number of systems, but they are for film SLRs and do not work with DSLRs. For all intents and purposes this is a generic flash unit when used on a DSLR. For connecting to a DSLR, the best option is the Sunpak #1743 10" PC Cord (3-prong household to PC-male cord).

Auto range is 7 stops from f/2 to f/16 @ ISO 100.

Uses 4xC-type regular alkaline batteries (non-rehargeable), but can also be fitted with the Sunpak CL-3 NiCD rechargeable battery pack.


Generic flash.
Head: see text.
Swivel & tilt: -180° to +150° swivel, 0° to +90° tilt.
Exposure modes: Auto, Varipower.
Manual settings: 1/1 to 1/128 in 1 EV steps (8 steps).
No built-in wireless modes.
Features: Sync. socket, Ext. power, Hammerhead, Strobist.
Trigger voltage: 6 volt.
Batteries: 4xC.
Flash duration: 1/400 sec. @ 1/1 (full output).
Field upgradable: No.
Dimensions: 108 x 275 x 155 mm, 940 g.
Guide number (ISO 100, meter): 60.

Price: USD 200 (new, w/o tax).
Discontinued: 2011.

For a detailed explanation of the above specifications, see the guide.



Brand profile

Key info

Established: 1963
HQ: Saitama, Japan
Web: Global, man

Sunpak's main business is the planning, development, production and sale of aftermarket electronic flash units. The company also markets general underwater imaging equipment.

Some Sunpak flash units have an auto power save function that may put the unit to sleep after about some time of inactivity (from 5 to 15 minutes, depending on model). When using your flash as a wireless slave, the power save mode may stop the flash from responding after a while. If the manual does not tell you how to disable automatic power save, it may work to hold down the mode and select (SEL) buttons as you power it on, or to hold down the zoom button as you power it on.

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