Press release by Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation
Continuing its heritage of producing dynamic, and rugged weather-resistant imaging products, Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation has announced the launch of the new AF201FG flash unit with guide numbers of 20 at ISO 100/m for Pentax branded interchangeable lens cameras. With the announcement of this new, compact flash unit, Ricoh Imaging extends its impressive family of weather-resistant products.
As the latest addition to weather-resistant flash units, photographers are now equipped with capable tools that reassure them to extend the boundaries of outdoor photography. The new AF201FG was designed with the active photographer in mind, including a dust-resistant and dripproof, all-weather construction that prevents the entry of water and dust into the flash. The AF201FG provides an advanced flash application, including bounce flash functionality, which is adjustable to angles of -10 to 90 degrees vertically.
“Ricoh Imaging continues to improve upon the legacy of creating photographic equipment that is reliable against all weather conditions,” said Jim Malcolm, President, Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation. “The AF201FG flash unit, coupled with its weather-resistant body, provides yet another tool to enhance the photographic experience while keeping in mind the extreme conditions our photographers go to get the perfect shot.”
New to the AF201FG flash is an assignable mode button that allows the shooter to program their settings to their liking. Users can select from 5 modes including, Off, P-TTL (leading curtain sync), P-TTL (trailing curtain sync), Manual (full), and Manual (1/4). Powered by two AA batteries, the AF201FG is available in the body colour black.
Compatible with all Pentax K-series and Q-series cameras, the AFG201FG measures just 65 mm (W) x 72.2 mm (H) and 78.7 mm (H) and weighs a mere 141 grams. For users seeking a compact, lightweight, and very portable flash, the AF201FG promises to ensure that their shot is never missed.
Pricing and Availability
The AF201FG flash unit will be available at retailers across Canada in March 2015 for a suggested retail price of $169.99.