flash or FLASH?


Link Posted 05/01/2012 - 16:09
Can someone tell me the difference between the 360 flash and it's big brother the 560? I get the feeling that the 360 isn't that well liked looking at some of the comments. I just use my 360 on auto and appear to get decent enough results. I'll confess to not knowing a great deal as to perhaps using the flash to it's full potential as I tend to take 99% of my pictures in available light.


fed up waiting for a FF


Link Posted 05/01/2012 - 17:27
The 560 is more powerful & has a swivel as well as the tilt. AFAIK thats it, not even worth an extra 20 to me!
I use my 360 on a 10 PTTL cable quite often which gives more than just the swivel function - I can get the flash a couple of foot further back & significantly change the lighting angle when doing close up shots.
My only concern with the 360 is the weak battery compartment door.
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Link Posted 05/01/2012 - 22:07
I have both. 540 also has configgable auto timeout and goes to 1/64. With swivel it means you can bounce of ceilings walls etc creating softer light.
... just another middle-aged guy with a hobby. I have an extreme macro learning site at extreme-macro.co.uk - Pentax-centric, your feedback and comments would be appreciated!


Link Posted 05/01/2012 - 22:53
Get that 10 PTTL cable and yer laughing!
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Link Posted 09/01/2012 - 15:34
excellent stuff. thanks everyone


fed up waiting for a FF


Link Posted 09/01/2012 - 15:35
the battery compartment door is crap!
fed up waiting for a FF
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