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07-02-2007, 05:56 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by strictlypentax Quote
I'm a little confused. I just googled this flash, and it came up for $13. Is that right? I paid over $100 for the unit I am currently using and I HATE it. Well, I just don't use it because I hat it so much. It seems to me that big of a price difference should get me a MUCH better product. Did I get duped?
the price might be right. I bought the flash originally in 1991 to use with my PZ1. the *istD actually uses ttl flash not p-ttl and it works great with that camera. Can't mak any claims about other dslrs.

Note, the AF540FGZ is the newer version and can operate in p-ttl or ttl but $$$

07-02-2007, 07:52 PM   #17
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If you can get a AF500FTZ for $13 it must be broken, since they are going on ebay for around $100. It only works on DSLR's that support TTL and not those that supportP-TTL.

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My recommendation is to buy a 540 and shoot in the P-TTL mode. I would not recommend the 360 due to it's weak battery door.

Egads - is there worse battery door than the 540?
07-02-2007, 11:43 PM   #19
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Egads - is there worse battery door than the 540?
I had the 540FGZ for a shortwhile and instantly noticed those little clips for the door were "tiny" (why not just copy Nikon which is durable if they couldn't design it well). From what I can see, the 360FGZ had the same design and at least 2 persons had them broken in some Taiwanese forum.


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