Which flashgun

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Woody, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. Woody

    Woody Guest

    I am thinking of buying a flash for my Nikon D70s which is hot shoe attachment. I already have a Sunpak PX40 which is i-TTL coupled but seems to seriously underexpose so, much as I have always like Sunpak I would avoid that brand.

    The dealers keep pushing me at the Nissin Di-622 which looks right and is about the right price. However the Metz (44?) also looks to have a similar spec and price. The only difference is that Metz have been around a long time whilst Nissin is one of those come-and-go names.

    Which should I buy - or should I just put up with a Jessops' own brand 360?
    Woody, Dec 11, 2011
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  2. I have a 622 in 4/3rds compatibility, and have nothing but praise for it
    in normal use.

    My *only* reservation is that I use it in off-camera (remote) mode
    (flash or wireless controlled), and it has a *fixed* time out of 2 mins.
    So after that time I have to go and manually reset it.

    Check whether the Metz has a variable timeout. (I looked at their web
    site and couldn't see it referred to.)

    Michael J Davis, Dec 11, 2011
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  3. Woody

    Huge Guest

    Please don't. Usenet is a plain text medium.
    Err, what's wrong with a Nikon one?
    Huge, Dec 11, 2011
  4. Woody

    Geoff Berrow Guest

    Nissin have been around a long time, at least since the 80s that I
    know to.

    If you are interested I have for sale a mint Metz mecablitz 54 AF-1
    which I bought for my Nikon D70. Only used on one shoot.

    Email works.
    Geoff Berrow, Dec 12, 2011
  5. Woody

    Dan Walsh Guest

    Have you looked at YongNuo Flashes. Whilst I haven't used a TTL YN flash to date, I have used a non-TTL YN flash, and have been more than happy.

    Their equivalent to the 1st party flashes is about 1/3rd the price. Look into the YN565, I believe each unit is compatible with both Canon and Nikon bodys, and is fully compatible with each brands TTL technologies.

    I reckon you'd get much more bang for your buck than a Jessops overpriced-for-what-you get flash.
    Dan Walsh, Dec 12, 2011
  6. Woody

    Woody Guest

    Simples - price.
    Woody, Dec 12, 2011
  7. Woody

    Woody Guest

    I would be interested but don't understand your comment about
    replying? Perhaps you could mail me off group?
    Woody, Dec 12, 2011
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