Advice needed

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Kiwiski, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. Kiwiski

    Kiwiski Guest

    I've a Konica Minolta 5D and have found the inbuilt flash too small for

    photos inside at a distance of more than about 4m. What sort of size
    flash would people recommend?
    (ps tried this on but got no response - thought the
    slr group may know more)

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    POHB Guest

    Well, I guess it depends on what you are trying to illuminate.
    I got the 2500D on the basis that it was the cheapest dedicated KM
    flash for the 5D.
    I wanted a unit that would provide bounce flash with a reasonable
    recycle time and enough power to take pictures of my kids across the
    hall at parties and school shows, and it does that just fine.
    POHB, Jun 27, 2006
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    tomm42 Guest

    If you are looking for advise don't include an ad.

    Small strobes that attach to your camera, the ones I know of are made
    by, Sigma, Metz, Vivitar, there are others too, don't know if Sony has
    one out. You probably only want a hot shoe strobe, I'd recommend one
    with a moveable head so you can bounce the flash. I'd also recommend
    spending ans extra $20 on a Lumiquest reflector to diffuse the flash. I
    like Metz flash units, they are the most accurate ones I know. I'd go
    to a photostore to check out different models.

    tomm42, Jun 27, 2006
  4. Kiwiski

    Kiwiski Guest

    Thanks for both of these replies - helpful. Defintely a bouncing
    flash. I'll see what is available here along the lines you two have
    Kiwiski, Jun 28, 2006
  5. Kiwiski

    Alan Browne Guest

    Change your ISO to 400 might be a good start. That will increase your
    range by double from ISO 100.

    Try the 3600HS or 5600HS accessory flashes. That will really boost your
    range and allow bounce off the ceiling or other reflector to soften the

    Alan Browne, Jul 3, 2006
  6. Any comments about the Quantarary PZ-1 DSZ? My wife gifted me with it for
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    jeremy Guest

    Ritz Camera thanks her! It's those high-margin generic products that make
    their salesmen smile!

    Sorry to be so sarcastic, but Quanteray products are best utilized as
    doorstops, not serious gear.
    jeremy, Jul 18, 2006
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    Kevin Agard Guest


    I've have a QTB 9500 and another smaller one (can't remember the model
    #) that I've used for years with my various Maxxum bodies. I've found
    both to be fine. Their modular design, allowing the use of the units
    interchangeably with all of my equipment is also a plus, as is the C
    cell based off camera grips. Hell the Maxxum module even allows the
    units to work on my 7Ds. Neither has ever given me the slightest
    problem and both are still going strong.

    So I'll ask again, why?

    Kevin Agard, Jul 19, 2006
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