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06-04-2007, 01:50 AM   #1
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New flash for my K10

Hi there everyone ,

I was hesitating between a Pentax 360 or a Sigma 500 super and now i am convinced to go for the Pentax 540.

Ok it`s much more expensive but i need the power , the Sigma has it but i`m afraid of it`s compatibility with my K10 , i mean it`s easier garantee wise that the accessories are of the same make.
Another point about the Sigma is all those reports i read about it`s bad build quality.

The 360 doesn`t look powerfull enough , might as well use the build in flash and the top doesn`t swirve (important for portrait photography).

Might as well buy the best and keep it forever.

06-04-2007, 06:06 AM   #2
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I think you are wise.
I have been using mine 540 last weekend on shooting outdoors.
Had a Sto-Fen on it and did an exelent job. With a diffuser you really want that extra power.
Build quality I hope you are right I heard so many complaining about their problems of not zooming any more with their 540 that I hope that mine keeps on going.
That is the only complain I have about the 540 it is making a lot of noise!

But the combination of my K10 and the 540 is working GREAT!

06-04-2007, 06:36 AM   #3
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One additional benefit of the 540 is the availability of an external battery pack The Pentax TR Power Pack III for the AF-540FGZ. This powerpack runs on "C" size batteries and will power the 540 for up to 700 shots.
06-07-2007, 08:04 AM   #4
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The Pentax TR Power Pack III is a cool option, but for $150 I can buy a boat load of NiMh rechargable batteries.


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