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Good, when it works.
on May 28, 2013
First one I got didn't work. Ready light came on, but wouldn't flash either from TEST button or hot-shoe connection to 2 cameras. Luckily Amazon has a killer return policy, so I ordered a 2nd one.
This one works, fairly well. You have to jiggle the on/off switch a bit to get it to turn on, and since there's no power light, you have to listen for the high-pitched squeal which means the cap is charging. I didn't want to send back a 2nd, so I'll keep this one.
Charges fairly quickly for a 1 AA battery flash, about 12 seconds till the Ready light comes on. Flash is bright, and the color filters work great. Not sure on the long-term use of the filters, they're all connected one on top of the other, and held on with a single screw. If they come loose, there's no way to keep them in place. But it looks like it will be good for quite a few uses.
I snapped a few pics on my Lubitel, have to wait till I finish the roll of film and get it processed (ah, the old days). Also fit it on my Nikon D90 and tested the color filters, they work very well for a cheap/little flash. Obviously you won't get any real range out of this, it's good for candids up to about 3m, but that is exactly what it's designed for.
Overall I'll give it 4 stars, mostly based on the price and the "look". It's cheap enough, and matches the cheap-o Holga/Lomo cameras very well.