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03-20-2010, 11:30 PM   #1
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Need a decent cheap flash

Looking for a flash that will let me control angle and intensity. Not sure if those are the correct terms

I just want to be able to bounce it off the ceiling and walls and such and also control how bright the flash is.

Not sure if there is a cheap one, but I thought it was worth a query in here.

03-21-2010, 01:25 AM   #2
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A good flash that I recently bought was a Vivitar 383 flash for Pentax. 1-1, 1-2,1-4,1-8,1-16 powers for 130 bucks on ebay. Good for Portrait and landscape orientation. The head turns and if you use a bounce card, even better. PM me to let you know of a free bounce card!
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Look at the Metz 48 AF-1, I bought one from Amazon.com for $220.00 inclusive.

You can use it in manual, TTL, PTTL, and even HSS. It has a swivel head that can be turned up to bounce off of ceilings. The flash power can be adjusted manually if you like.

It has many more options to numerous to describe. It's a lot of flash for very little money.
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Last week I got my second flash, the Metz 48. It's a great flash, pretty much like the 360 but with swivel.

03-24-2010, 06:34 PM   #5
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Are there any under 80-100 dollar options.

I guess I better start saving.
03-24-2010, 06:50 PM   #6
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Vivitar 285HV and it won't fry your camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by graphicgr8s Quote
Vivitar 285HV and it won't fry your camera.
If you're looking for a fully manual flash, then I can't second this reply enough. I absolutely love my 285HV.
03-24-2010, 07:03 PM   #8
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QuoteOriginally posted by noahpurdy Quote
If you're looking for a fully manual flash, then I can't second this reply enough. I absolutely love my 285HV.
It's become my go to flash. And I've got newer, more expensive units but I usually grab this one. My AF400T is my favorite though simply because of the power of it. And I like handle mounts.

I shoot flash manual every time. One test shot and the settings are usually golden

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