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12-13-2009, 04:05 PM   #1
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Hello there forum members

Hello. I live in England, bought my first Pentax in the early '70s and last year I bought a Samsung GX10 (I hope that isn't a bad thing to confess on a Pentax forum) with the two kit lenses. I've a plethora of old K-mount lenses that I have inherited although I'm not using them as much as I thought I would even though I don't really mind using the camera in manual mode - I think I just get lazy using the autofocus. I'm interested in buying a macro lens at some stage and my immediate need is for a flash. I've read quite a lot about different flashes on this site and elsewhere but it still seems a bit of a mindfield to me. I've tried using an old flash on the camera but found that it blocked to built in flash (I was disappointed not to get a PC socket on the camera) and that I didn't seem to get autofocus working when usiing it. I imagine that there wasn't enough background light to allow that to work. The powerful P-TTL flashes seem expensive and I can't really see why I need all the complexity of a flash being controlled through the camera. I used to get on just fine setting the aperture, letting my old SP500 trigger the flash and have the sensor on the flash control the duration. Sorry - I probably should be posting this as a thread somewhere?
Anyway thanks for a great forum and pleased to be aboard.

12-13-2009, 05:07 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

There are quite a few Samsung users on the forum and we also have a sub-forum for Samsung DSLRs although it isn't terribly active.
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Hi and welcome to the forum.
You've been practicing the craft of photography from first principles, and thus sound like you're perturbed by the Gen-Y mentality of automation. Welcome to the future!

(whatever)-TTL flashes are definitely the way forward for all camera companies, given the change in technology and the need for flash to keep up with it. But hey, no worries - the GX-10 and manual flash will perform just as you expect it will in manual modes.

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