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Old Dec 29, 2009, 5:32 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by shoturtle View Post
And given what Jim info on the sigma flash issues with older sony's, the sigma super would be a safer bet, but it is more expensive then the metz 48 af-1.
I'm not sure it would be a safer bet -- it just has more features compared to the non Super model. Basically, if you want a flash that allows you to shoot at shutter speeds faster than the camera's x-sync speed (1/160 second with the A200), you'll need a model with HSS (High Speed Sync), which is often referred to as FP (Focal Plane Shutter) mode. The non-Super models in the Sigma lineup don't get that feature.

That's not a big deal for indoor photos. But, if you're shooting outdoors in brighter lighting at wider aperture settings, a flash that's able to shoot at faster shutter speeds can be helpful.
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Old Dec 29, 2009, 5:42 PM   #12
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Okay. The metz seems to be up my alley: performs as well as an expensive model, but a lot cheaper.
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