Blacks TDZ 120

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This auto thyristor flash has a manual zooom head with three positions, corresponding to the coverage of a 35mm, 50mm and 85mm lens on an FX body. It came with a separate snap-on wide angle adapter to take coverage to 28 mm.

Two manual power settings and two aperture settings for auto-thyristor mode.

This flash is billed as “dedicated” by Black's. It came with a interchangeable foot that adapted it to fit Canon, Chinon, Minolta, Nikon/Ricoh, Olympus 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 camera.

Supplied with wide angle adapter and three colour filters (red, green and blue).

(Product image by One Thousand Words, used under CC BY-NC-SA.
Thanks to Dusan E. C. for supplying the manual.)


Generic flash.
Head: 28-85mm coverage, manual zoom.
Swivel & tilt: no swivel, -5° to 90° tilt.
Exposure modes: Auto, Varipower.
Manual settings: 1/1 and 1/4 (2 steps).
No built-in wireless modes.
Features: Sound.
Trigger voltage: 2.6-4.4 volt.
Batteries: 4xAA.
Flash duration: 1/1500 sec. @ 1/1 (full output).
Field upgradable: No.

Zoom head setting:f=35mmf=50mmf=maxSubflash
Guidenumber (ISO 100, meter):2530367
GNs without subflash activated..

Discontinued: Yes.

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

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