Newbie to flash question


Fatdaz

Link Posted 27/11/2016 - 11:23
G'day guys,

I trust all is well?

Sorry to ask such a bit of a newbie question, but I am looking to buy a hot shoe flash that would be suitable for both my K-3ii and K-30.

I was considering the Pentax af360 fgz ii or its bigger brother, but I have seen other third party products from yonguno etc and was wondering which one to get.

I am venturing into territory that I am not used too and I have a wedding to shot late next year so need to get plenty of practice in before hand

Many thanks and have a great day

Darren
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StephenHampshire

Link Posted 27/11/2016 - 11:32
Worth checking out the Metz range, the offer PPTL and updateable firmware. I use several types (48AF1, 58AF-1 24AF-1) on my K3 and find them good value for money. Not WR though.
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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 27/11/2016 - 11:54
Yes, the Metz (I have the 44 AF-1) are good value as they're P-TTL as well as manual, strobe, rear curtain sync and best of all HSS.

The Yongnuo flash's are in my eyes excellent units, I have 2 myself, the 560VI flash with the 560Tx controller and are excellent for off camera flash work but they're manual only so you have to set everything yourself. Great if you know what you're doing and want consistent results but to a novice they might not be the best as there's more room for error.
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stub

Link Posted 27/11/2016 - 11:58
The Af360fgz or Af540fgz are the perfect choice for your first flash unit. Giving you P-ttl option. Yongnuo dont support Pentax in their TTL units. But if you want to learn manual flash they are certainly an option. I also would recommend the Metz units If you decide to save money away from using Pentax.. Its an area poorly supported by the third party manufacturers.
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Fatdaz

Link Posted 28/11/2016 - 18:53
Hi Guys,

Many thanks for al the great info on the newbie flash question, I think I might look to get either the Metz or the Pentax, while cyber Monday is here

In saying that a fellow Pentaxian has a Metz 58 AF-1 and AF-2 up for grabs in the forum, I might look into that one

Have a great day

Darren
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Last Edited by Fatdaz on 28/11/2016 - 19:16

NaimKhan

Link Posted 28/11/2016 - 22:02
Fatdaz wrote:
Hi Guys,

Many thanks for al the great info on the newbie flash question, I think I might look to get either the Metz or the Pentax, while cyber Monday is here

In saying that a fellow Pentaxian has a Metz 58 AF-1 and AF-2 up for grabs in the forum, I might look into that one

Have a great day

Darren

I have both Metz 58 and Pentax AF540. For me the Pentax works much better on K1 and K3 (I know you will be using it on another camera). With the Metz I have noticed that the images are overexposed despite all sorts of adjustments to settings. With Pentax the images are perfectly exposed.
Cheers.
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