Promaster FTD 5600 hot shoe ELECTRONIC FLASH, nice shape


Tested and working high quality flash. 

Takes 4 AA batteries.  Very little wear, clean battery compartment.  This appears to have a second smaller flash on the main unit, not sure how it works but did not see the second flash go off during testing... 

Found some info on this flash on the web, pasting below:

Promaster's FTD 5600 is an electronic flash which can be mounted to the top of an SLR digital (or film) camera via the camera's "hot shoe" (a metal groove usually located on the top center of a camera where an external flash can be attached.) The Promaster company specializes in photographic equipment besides flashes, such as filters, tripods and lenses. External flashes are used on cameras with or without built-in flashes to add more powerful and controlled lighting conditions for a variety of photographic situations (weddings, night time events and sports events, for example). Below are steps you can refer to in order to learn how to use your Promaster flash.


    • 1

      Insert batteries into your flash to give it power. Open the battery chamber cover by applying pressure and pushing it with your fingers. Install four AA batteries into the right side of the flash (if you're looking at the flash from behind), making sure to align the battery polarity in accordance with the guidelines ("+" or "-" signs).

    • 2

      Attach the flash to your camera by sliding the flash hot shoe onto the camera's flash mount. Twist the knob (around the hot shoe) to lock the flash into place. Turn the flash on by sliding the "On-Off" switch (located on the left of the control panel underneath the "Ready Light") over to the right.

    • 3

      Press your camera's shutter release button down halfway to "Auto Focus" the flash, which will allow the flash to evaluate the subject and create the kind of light that will properly expose the shot. Check the "Auto Check Lamp" (the light on the right side of the panel) to determine whether proper "Auto Focus" was performed on the flash. If it illuminates at the same moment you push the shutter-release button halfway down, then auto focus was successful. Fully depress the shutter release button to take the picture and the flash will fire.

    • 4

      Soften the quality of light emitted from your flash by bouncing the flash off of the ceiling or wall. Determine how far away your subject is from the camera and how high the ceiling is. Grasp the flash in two hands and bend the flash head down, clicking it to the desired angle (45, 60, 75 or 90 degrees) required to light your subject with your flash. Swivel the head around to the left or right, if the ceiling isn't suitable for flash-bouncing (it's too high or it's a dramatic color like black) and bounce the flash off of a side wall instead.

    • 5

      Zoom the flash to accommodate subjects at various distances by pulling out or pushing in the flash head. Choose the "W+Diffuser" setting (located on the back of the flash head) to simulate a 28 mm lens cover (if your camera has a 35 mm lens). Choose "W" to simulate a 35 mm lens cover. Select "N" to simulate a 50 mm lens cover or choose "T" to simulate an 85 mm lens cover to illuminate subjects that are very far away (about 110 feet).

Send your zip code for ship cost- should be between $4.95 and $6.95 if you are in the continental USA (Nov. 2012).


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