Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
04-16-2010, 03:17 PM   #16
Senior Moderator
Loyal Site Supporter
Parallax's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: South Dakota
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 15,102
QuoteOriginally posted by Ira Quote
My guess is you don't really need a flash right now, but just want something cool to stick in the shoe.

Save your money, and buy something better than $100 worth--which I don't even know you can buy in the first place.

Never start with a dollar figure for any piece of gear. Start with what you want the gear to do, and work your way towards the dollars you have to spend to make that happen.

I can sell you any of a dozen older mint flashes that I have for dirt cheap, but they will fry your DSLR's electronics because of voltage.
Ira, your flashes should work with one of these.

04-17-2010, 12:01 AM   #17
Forum Member




Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: California
Posts: 71
get an auto flash. not P-TTL

Get an auto-flash, not a dedicated P-TTL. I find auto-flash more reliable than P-TTL, plus P-TTL increases your chances to get blinkers (there is a pre-flash that makes people blink).

I would recommend Sunpak 383. I'm not sure if you can find them new, but they were all the rage a couple of years ago (and rightfully so). Check eBay.
04-17-2010, 01:03 AM   #18
Pentaxian
Steinback's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: GTA, ON, Canada
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,672
QuoteOriginally posted by Ratmagiclady Quote
*koff* If you ever decide you don't need that cord,, *koff* Well, I could maybe take it off your hands.
I'll keep my eyes open for a spare, I seem to run into 1 or 2 a year on the camera show circuit. I was actually more impressed when I found the original dummy battery with remote cord that I needed to build a remote high capacity/low voltage battery pack. Of course, since building the pack I haven't had an event that would call for several hundred full power flashes, but at least the capacity is there. I was remembering my days shooting stage performances and sports with inadequate flash power when I built it.
04-17-2010, 03:16 PM   #19
Senior Member
HypnoCin67's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Portland, Maine
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 124
Wait. . .

I would wait at least until you can afford to get the AF 360. Isn't it only $199 or something? Save your pennies, my friend, and get much better results. . . Cindy

QuoteOriginally posted by chopath Quote
What flash would you buy? That is about all I have for a flash right now and wanted everyones opinion.

Please tell me what you picked(or would pick) to shoot on your camera. I am open to new or used. Any opinions are welcome and if you spent less and have a great flash please speak up because I would like to save any change for a FA 50 1.4!

Thanks in advance!

Chopath


Reply

Bookmarks
  • 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, dslr, flash, photography
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Your 100% is not my 100% - how Canon cheated their users Katsura General Talk 15 12-30-2009 01:01 PM
Wanted - Acquired: 100-400mm, 100-500mm, 150-500mm or similar K-mount lens GibbyTheMole Sold Items 8 12-03-2009 11:52 AM
Ektar 100 VS Gold 100 jgredline Pentax Film SLR Discussion 78 06-24-2009 01:26 PM
M 100 f4 versus D FA 100 f2.8?? rdrum76 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 2 11-27-2008 10:01 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:01 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, 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?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top