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09-21-2011, 02:05 PM   #1
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Hi all, I am looking for a flash, I am looking for some suggestions and what works best on the KR.

Cheers all.

James

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what are you trying to do with the flash?

I think most (including me) will tell you AF-540 FGZ if you have the funds. Bounce, Swivel, P-TTL, manual power, manual zoom, AF assist, master, slave, powerful
The AF-360 does not have a swivel head, but does offer bounce. Slightly less powerful than 540, but filled with the other goodies.

Metz makes some pentax compatible flashes, but I haven't used any, so I'll reserve comment.

Vivitar also makes a pentax compatible flash with their 1-series 383. CHEAP!! ($125, new) I use this mainly on manual mode, on a radio trigger, so I can't attest to it's full compatibility. Zoom and power can be adjusted manually, which I like. Power output is only slightly less than the 540 (G/N 148' @85M vs G/N 148' @50M). Works great as a second flash for me.
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I have an AF-360 and like the results. If I had had enough extra money, I would have gotten the AF-540, not necessarily for the swivel, but more for the slight power advantage. But, I don't remember there being a large difference between the two, and like the features and the predictability of the AF-360, so would recommend it if you're budget-conscious.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jamesono1 Quote
Hi all, I am looking for a flash, I am looking for some suggestions and what works best on the KR.

Cheers all.

James
Best flash choices (in the quality and supported functions order) for Pentax:

1) Pentax
2) Metz
3) Sigma
4) all other dedicated flashes that support AF.

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Just going to make it myself easy =)

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Cheers all Think I have made my mind up now.

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