Powerful AF flashgun with tilt and swivel head, twin flash and extra wide diffuser for most Nikon AF 35mm SLR cameras (see below)
- Powerful flash GN up to 40m
- Bounce & swivel flash head
- With extra wide angle diffuser
- Twin flash tubes for auto fill in
- TTL auto flash measurement
- With interchangeable module
- Dedicated for most Nikon AF
35mm except F3AF and F55
- Dedicated for Fujifilm S1 and
S2 Pro digital SLRs ONLY
- Not for other digital SLRs
- Includes copy instructions
- Includes Alkaline batteries
This is an excellent dedicated flash unit for most Nikon AF 35mm film SLR cameras (except the F3AF and F55), some TTL-capable manual focus models, plus the early Fujifilm S1 Pro and S2 Pro digital SLRs (but NOT later Fuji or any Nikon digital – see below). The flash is very powerful with a bounce, swivel and zoom head, and a second flash tube for fill in, with dedicated TTL auto flash control with suitable cameras. It's in very good condition, supplied with an extra wide angle diffuser, copies of the instruction leaflets and Alkaline AA batteries.
The bounce/swivel flash head tilts up to 45, 65 and 90 degrees and swivels over 270 degrees for bounce flash in vertical or horizontal positions. Bounce flash gives much softer, more natural lighting than direct flash, and reduces the chance of redeye. A secondary flash tube is built in to fill in the shadows when bounce flash is used, and this can be switched on or off as desired. The zoom flash head adjusts for wide angle (35mm), normal (50mm) and tele (85mm and longer) lenses, and an extra wide angle 28mm diffuser is supplied. These focal lengths are equivalent to around 23mm/33mm/56mm (18mm) on compatible Fujifilm DSLRs, or approximately 28/40/70mm (22mm) on Nikon APS film.
Powerful guide numbers of 40m/130ft (tele), 36m/118ft (normal) and 32m/105ft (wide) with ISO 100. Theoretical maximum range of up to 25m (83 feet) with ISO 100 and 50mm f/1.4 lens (or ISO 400 and f/2.8 lens), but as with all flashguns, actual range will depend on the conditions. Comprehensive control panel on top of the flash provides distances in feet and meters, apertures and film speeds from ISO 25 to 1000. Ready lights appear on the front and rear of the flash. Auto check light confirms correct exposure after the shot has been taken.
TTL (Through The Lens) flash control system for extremely accurate exposures with suitable Nikon AF film cameras (plus the Fujifilm S-1 and S-2 Pro DSLRs), taking account of factors such as bounce flash, filters, extension tubes and bellows automatically. Works automatically in all exposure modes, including Program. Automatic fill-in flash in daylight. Full and 1/16 power manual settings – the latter avoids over-exposure close up, and dramatically reduces recycling times.
This independent Centon FH95 flashgun is nicely made, measures around 145mm (5.7 inches) tall and weighs approximately 360g (12.7oz) with the AF module (but without batteries). It takes 4x standard AA batteries, including disposable alkaline (supplied), or NiCd and NiMH rechargeable types. Standard hot shoe fitting with locking collar for secure mounting.
An excellent flash unit for most Nikon AF 35mm film and Fujifilm S1/S2 Pro digital SLR cameras.
Condition: Excellent+++ (8.5/10)
This flash is in fully working order, charges and fires correctly, and dedicated features have been tested and work properly with suitable cameras. Cosmetically it shows just the usual surface marks here and there in the plastic finish, and the battery compartment is clean with no signs of battery leakage or corrosion. The instructions are copies, but complete (in English) and legible.
No cracks, splits or deep scratches, and overall it's in nice shape.
Includes 28mm wide angle diffuser, instructions (copies) and 4x Alkaline AA batteries
Pictures in this listing show the actual flash offered for sale.
This flash works on most Nikon AF 35mm film SLR cameras including the F-401 (N4004) series, F-501 (N2020), F-601 (N6006), F-801 (N8008), F-801s (N8008s), F50 (N50), F60 (N60), F65 (N65), F70, F75 (N75), F80 (N80), F90, F90x, F100, F4 and F5. It works on the Nikon Pronea 600i APS film SLR camera, but not the Pronea S which has no external flash shoe. Please note that most AF flash units are not suitable for the F55 (N55, Us) – see below. Auto dedicated operation with TTL flash control, automatic setting of shutter speed and/or aperture (depending on exposure mode) plus viewfinder flash ready indication.
The flash also works with the Nikon-based Fujifilm Finepix S1 Pro and S2 Pro digital SLR cameras (but not Nikon DSLRs, the Fujifilm S3 Pro and S5 Pro, or later Fujifilm models such as the S1 – see below). It's suitable for TTL-capable Nikon manual focus SLR cameras including the FE2, FM3A, FA, FG, F-301 (N2000) and F-601M (N6000).
It's NOT suitable for the Nikon F55 (N55, Us) or non-TTL Nikon manual focus SLR cameras, as it has no external sensor and would only fire on manual. It's not suitable for non-TTL manual focus SLR cameras, for the same reason.
TTL flash units like this one are NOT suitable for any Nikon digital SLR cameras, the Nikon-based Kodak DCS Pro 14N, DCS Pro SLR/n, Fujifilm S3 Pro and S5 Pro which use different D-TTL or I-TTL dedicated flash control systems, or any other Fujifilm models. It's not suitable for Nikon Coolpix or Fujifilm FinePix compact digital cameras.
The Centon module for Nikon AF is interchangeable, and alternatives were available (not included) for dedicated operation with many other manual focus and AF film cameras, or non-dedicated operation on any camera with a hot shoe. A grip and extension lead were also available (not included, but check our other listings) for off-camera use, retaining all dedicated features.