Flash for a Pentax KM??
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22-02-10, 08:49 AM
Join Date: Jul 2009
I can find a couple of options - you'll have to be looking at either used or third party for £150 though.
Metz 36 AF-4
comes in Pentax fit and only costs £60-£70. Then there is the slightly more expensive
Metz 48 AF-1
which is £175 which is over the budget.
Sigma do make a flash to fit but it's £200 (for info it's the
EF 530 DG
I don't know how much you know about flash (if you're like me then not a huge amount and want to have a go!) but comparing the Metz 36 AF-4 with the cheapest new Pentax own flash (the
AF 360 FGZ
) there isn't much in it. They both have the same guide number so the Metz is just as powerful as the Pentax. The Metz supports P-TTL (the pre-flash based TTL metering that all modern Pentax's use) and there isn't much difference as far as I can see.
If you want some more info, a useful Pentax P-TTL flash comparison article is
and if (like me) you get confused between A-TTL, P-TTL, i-TTL etc then have a read of
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