Achiever TZ250

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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.

Literature

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Brand profile

Key info

Established: 1978
HQ: Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Achiever Ind Ltd was established in Hong Kong in 1978. The company is principally engaged in design and marketing of cameras, electronic flash and other consumer electronic products. The products are manufactured in China (Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Shilong). Its products are frequently rebranded (e.g. Berotron, Black's, Hanimex, Miranda, Praktica, Soligor).

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