Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
01-17-2011, 03:14 PM   #16
Forum Member

Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 70
QuoteOriginally posted by JeffJS Quote
The flash isn't very likely to break. If anything happens, the camera's hot shoe is typically the weak point on the Pentax dSLRs. It was on the K10d / AF540 anyway. A few people, experienced a 2 or 3 foot drop test. The flash survived but it took the top of the camera body off.

Yea my 540 experienced a 4 foot drop. I had it mounted it on the stand it came with and I had it placed on a bed. I was stupid enough to lean on the bed and it crashed to the floor. It chipped a corner off the hot shoe on the flash but other than that, it held up great. So if anything, it is tough.

01-17-2011, 05:49 PM   #17
Forum Member

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: NSW, Australia
Posts: 55
I have a Metz-48 bought second hand and I love it to bits. I haven't been in a situation yet where it hasn't provided enough light and I also haven't had any issues triggering it wirelessly (touch wood).

It's a bit on the heavy side but feels strong. There are plenty of good flashes out there but you wouldn't be disappointed by the Metz-48 for its price.

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, flash, pentax help, photography
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Total flash newbie needs help... Javaslinger Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 3 02-24-2010 10:25 AM
Total picture wash flash problem MikesChevelle Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 55 01-24-2010 10:56 AM
Newbie getting into flash photography. Need help with terms and flash choice. sash Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 5 12-30-2009 08:44 AM
Total Newbie here!! first78 Welcomes and Introductions 7 05-17-2009 08:35 PM
a total newbie needs help with actuations and lenses kwonjustin Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 7 02-17-2009 01:06 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:03 PM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]