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12-28-2009, 02:50 PM   #1
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Looking for inexpensive flash for K2000.

I am looking for an inexpensive (preferably below $75) flash for my K2000. I am trying to find one that uses as many of the four contacts on the hot shoe as possible and is bounce/swivel/zoom capable.

I did find an AF400FTZ on eBay that looks promising, but some uncertainty remains. I don't want to risk damaging my camera.

Also, for personal preferences, I would like to avoid Chinese made products. So if it's on eBay, I won't buy it if it ships from China regardless of how well recommended it may be.


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12-29-2009, 10:03 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums B.Rosenfeld!
The new Pentax DSLR works on P-TTL and not TTL anymore.
If you want bounce and swivel, a lot of users still use this as this is better.
You can't use it on TTL mode though but on "auto": Pentax AF280T Flash Unit - eBay (item 170425346862 end time Jan-04-10 13:48:27 PST)
Usually sells for around $40-60 depending on condition.
You also have the P-TTL kind but are made by third party manufacturers.
Works better on your camera as it is a dedicated flash.
These have bounce but no swivel: Digital Camera Flash for Pentax K2000 K200D K20D K10D - eBay (item 350295414907 end time Dec-29-09 16:18:42 PST)
For a little more dollars, these have bounce and swivel and would work well on your camera dedicated: DEDICATED AUTO PTTL FLASH FOR Pentax K-m / K2000 - eBay (item 200419906368 end time Jan-18-10 18:46:32 PST)

The last one has been tested and reviewed here in the forum.
It is the Digital Concepts 918AF.
Hope this helps!
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