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10-04-2008, 10:49 PM   #1
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Flash unit for k1000

Looking for a little flash unit that I can use for my k1000. Does anyone have any recommendations? Will anything currently available from Pentax work with it or does it need an older one?

10-05-2008, 04:04 AM   #2
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Take a look at an old AF280T. Should set you back no more than about $40-50 at the most. And it features bounce and swivel.
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There's also the Vivitar 283 and 285 (both the original and HV) that should do the job nicely.
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vivitar and sunpak flashes work well with the K10000.
I used to have a Sunpak (can't rememebr the model) with bouncing head and it procduced results that were hard to distinguish from more expensive unites (Metz) in the Spotmatic.

10-06-2008, 05:40 PM   #5
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Cool thanks everyone. I wasn't really sure what kind I should look for but I will be on the lookout for the flashes mentioned here.
10-07-2008, 08:42 PM   #6

I use both the Vivitar 285HV and the Pentax AF400T. The AF400T has never let me down during a shoot. It's a big flash but works great on all my camera bodies.
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I have here AF160 that works well on both my K1000 and K100D

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