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05-12-2012, 03:31 AM   #1
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Need Flash Recommendation

Im looking for direction on what type of flash to use for my KX.

Preferably 3rd party. Will be used for lighting up people in outdoor setting.

Small and compact might be the way to go. Im not a fan of the built in flash, so looking for flash options.

I used to use a Vivitar 285 Auto Thyristor (I think that was it..) from my film days. Im used to the manual way of configuring the flash. Although... any thing will do I guess.


05-12-2012, 03:37 AM   #2
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Yep. That flash will do it - and cheaply. The HV version is the powerful manual flash of choice. Other older manual flashes are around without dedicated hotshoe connections, but trigger voltages should be checked not to exceed 10V optimally (30V absolutely).
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Thank you very much! Going to look around for a place to purchase now....
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For cheap and powerful, I would say go no further than:
Yongnuo YN560II reviews - Pentax Camera Accessory Review Database

I have a metz 58 AF-2 as my primary and this is my secondary, I couldnt be happier for a $60 flash. It's well built, has plain simple manual functions and is very powerful.


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