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01-25-2012, 12:43 PM   #1
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in camera flash isn't that great

what is a great flash to buy for the k-5?

thanks in advance

01-25-2012, 12:45 PM   #2
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I use an AF540FGZ, but others may recommend third party flashes. for me the 540 does all I need and has sufficient power to reach quite a ways, especially considering the high ISO performance of the camera, and the 54meter guide number at ISO 100 of the flash
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If you want a more affordable tilt/swivel flash, I'd go for the Metz 50:
Metz mecablitz 50 AF-1 TTL Shoe Mount Flash MZ 50317PS B&H Photo

There is also a more powerful 58 model.

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01-25-2012, 12:53 PM   #4
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cool. well i took some pics over the weekend inside a little room using an 18-55mm and the pics took anything that was white in the pics and overexposed a lot... i will look up those flashes. THANKS

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if you are specifically shooting in small room environment, you can check out a product call "lightscoop"
i got mine as an extra accessory when buying k5, and i must say it works better than i think.
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The flexibility to bounce/swivel the flash head on an external flash like the AF540 or a Metz AF 48/58 makes all the difference in light quality when shooting indoors.
Be prepared, though, for the possibility of flash overexposure at FEC 0 which is consistently corrected by setting the FEC for good at -2.0
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