Samsung GX-1L Pentax flash units????

Discussion in 'Samsung' started by Me at home, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. Me at home

    Me at home Guest

    I have just purchased a Samsung GX-1L digital camera and would like a
    flashgun to go with it. I was used to my - still working - Vivitar 283 with
    my Minolta X700 (that shows you how old I am)... what flashguns work from
    the hotshoe with the Samsung - which I understand is almost a Pentax
    please? I am also used to a swivel head so that I can alter the flash
    direction and bounce too ... can you folks advise what options there are on
    the second-hand (or new) market as I am not minded to spend over £150 for a
    Samsung dedicated flash unit. Ta
     
    Me at home, Sep 22, 2007
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    Trev Guest

    Be Careful of using your 283 with digital Cameras there are more the none
    283 some have a very high trigger voltage that's not compatible with the
    more delicate electrical circuit's used on digital cameras. use of a slave
    trigger will be save and you can still use the auto.
     
    Trev, Sep 22, 2007
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    Tony Polson Guest


    If you still have your Vivitar 283, use it on auto. Experiment to get
    the ISO setting that works best with the camera - you can review shots
    using the rear LCD on the camera. When you have the right ISO
    setting, remember it and use it. Just remember that when you change
    ISO on the camera, you must also change it on the flashgun.

    It isn't really worth spending a lot of money on the Pentax dedicated
    flash for the Samsung DSLR because the results with the Vivitar are
    likely to be more consistent.
     
    Tony Polson, Sep 22, 2007
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    Paul Mitchum Guest

    Get a hot-shoe voltage isolator (to protect your camera from the flash),
    and use your Vivitar. See also: <http://www.strobist.com/>
     
    Paul Mitchum, Sep 22, 2007
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    Deep Reset Guest

    Oddly, my *stDS is far happier triggering high voltage 283s than it is a low
    voltage Vivitar ring flash.

    Deep.
     
    Deep Reset, Sep 23, 2007
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    John Bean Guest

    The DS is well isolated, the old 283 or 285 won't harm it at
    all. The same can't be said for most dSLRs - including the
    later Pentax and Samsung models.
     
    John Bean, Sep 23, 2007
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