Blacks DZ 80

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Rebranded version of Achiever TZ250.

This is an auto thyristor flash with two automatic settings (f/2.8 and f/4 @ ISO 100), plus manual (1/1 only).

The flash carries the designation “multi-dedicated”, and there is a switch (SOMNCP) that let you select Standard, Olympus, Minolta, Nikon, Canon, or Pentax. However, this is not a TTL-flash and the “dedication” just makes the flash-ready lamp light up in the viewfinder of a compatible film camera.

It has a manual zoom head that let you set coverage to match a 35 mm lens (N), 50 mm lens (S) and 85 mm lens (T). The wide angle diffuser takes coverage to 28 mm.

Basic kit includes 3 color filters (red, green and blue) and a slip on wide angle diffuser.

Also sold as Black's DZ 80 and Miranda 700-CD.

Specifications

Generic flash.
Head: 35-85mm coverage, manual zoom.
Swivel & tilt: no swivel, 0° to +90° tilt.
Exposure mode: Auto.
Manual settings: 1/1 only.
No built-in wireless modes.
Trigger voltage: -8.5 volt, caution: reverse polarity.
Batteries: 4xAA.
Flash duration: 1/2000 sec. @ 1/1 (full output).
Field upgradable: No.

Zoom head setting:f=35mmf=50mmf=max
Guidenumber (ISO 100, meter):253034
GNs taken from manufacturer's specifications.

Price: USD 90 (new, w/o tax).
Production: 1983-1987.

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

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