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02-07-2011, 10:04 PM   #1
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I have a grandson with a pentax istd we want to buy him a flash we will pay up to $110.00 australian I am trying to encourage him to go further with his photography can you recomend a good quality flash for this camera thanks .

02-07-2011, 11:12 PM   #2
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You may want to look for a manual flash locally rather than through B&H. A manual flash can be found on eBay or even a pawn shop - doesn't need to be Pentax dedicated, but it does need to be trigger voltage safe (<10V is a conservative figure to go by).

The *ist D is also TTL compatible, so if you're lucky enough to find a Pentax dedicated TTL flash within your price range, this will make auto flash function significantly easier.
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The Vivitar DF-283 Shoe Mount Flash is a fully automatic, system-dedicated shoe mount flash, featuring full TTL flash support for digital SLR cameras such as the Pentax line. Although it is an economical and simple to use flash, it still provides some extra features like bounce & swivel, and a manual zoom head and outputs a substantial amount of light.

Vivitar DF 283 Series 1 Digital TTL Shoe Mount DF-283-PEN B&H

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02-10-2011, 10:41 PM   #4
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Thanks everyone for you help


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