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07-16-2012, 07:27 PM   #1
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What is the best overall, hands down flash for our favorite DSLR?

07-16-2012, 07:43 PM   #2
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For a third party flash, Metz is probably the best brand, might even be better than the in-house Pentax brand ones. The Metz 58 AF-2 has a metal mount to attach to the hot shoe, no fear in breaking that one which I find the most breakable piece of any flash gun.
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Gonna order one.

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Haha just from my opinion? I would wait a little longer and see what others have to say. Plus side on most Metz flashes now days is that they have a small USB-like port on the side of the flashgun for updates, so make sure you hook yours up to the computer and update it if you plan on getting it. I had a 48 AF-1 before and it's one awesome flash gun although the 58 is more powerful and the AF-2 has a metal mount, it's awesome. The Pentax 540 FGZ has more buttons so it's easier to access through the menus but I think the Metz has more features.

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You can find a Metz 48 for cheap. $150 to $200. It is a lot of flash for your money...
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QuoteOriginally posted by tabl10s Quote
What is the best overall, hands down flash for our favorite DSLR?
Do you want it to be pTTL? How much do you want to spend? There are some Tumax TTL flashes that are about $100 new from Amazon that work rather well. But, if you want the best and can wait isn't Pentax rumored to be coming out with a replacement for the 540?
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The Metz 50 AF-1 is a lot of flash for $215.

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My last flash(Vivitar 5600) was left on a rock in Lake Tahoe. Before that, a Sunpack 611, Vivitar 285. Don't want to pussyfoot around. Never used P-TTL with my LX and this will afford me the opportunity.

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