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12-13-2010, 10:01 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by SOldBear Quote
So all other makers of flash guns offer accessories for their flashes?
Metz does, so what is your point ? I just raised it so OP is aware of it.
QuoteOriginally posted by SOldBear Quote
None of diffusers and reflectors I've used are from the same maker as the flash unit.
3rd party accessories, including home-built, are OK.
Which is what I said; but that is not for everybody. Personally rather buy than make it myself for the simple reason that I'm very unsure that I do it right. Locally I do not have many options, purchasing over the internet is not really an option as it is expensive on shipping so I will eventually make my own ones. I was lucky that the diffusor for a Canon 540 flash more or less fits on the Pentax AF540 so that is what I'm using currently.

PS Thanks for the photos, they give me some ideas and more confidence.

09-29-2011, 08:47 AM   #32

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same dilemma here, I would like to try an external flash,

my purpose would be the following:

-better fill flash (though I really like to shoot at ambient)
-to experience flash photography/ strobist thingy(experience earn the P-TTL, then go Manual)
-for photographing events/low light situations
-want to maximize my kit lenses (specially in low light environment)
-preferably a durable flash

on the other hand,
on k-r, any external flash would we cumbersome since k-r doesn't have any batt grip, ( I am pampered using a light set-up with my pancakes)

If I can get a Pentax 540 and a Metz 58v1 both pre-loved and the same condition, which is a better buy? (I heard the Metz cannot be used as a slave/wireless thing, Is that really a drawback?)


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