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Old Dec 8, 2006, 11:39 AM   #1
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Hello all, I am new to here. I am looking for an external flash for my new FZ-50.

I am not interested in TTL flashes due to the high price. Just auto flashes will be fine.

I saw that sunpak 383 auto would be a good choice for FZs, is it still good for FZ-50?

And is sunpak PZ5000AF a good alternative?I found several in the second hand market that the prices look good for me.

are there any other alternatives? please give me some suggestions

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Old Dec 9, 2006, 9:36 AM   #2
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The Sunpak 383 has been the flash of choice for a lot of folks here and as far as I know there is no reason it would not work as well on the FZ50. You might check with Panasonic before you buy though.

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Old Dec 10, 2006, 7:15 AM   #3
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They both will work on the FZ50.....the 5000 is a much more powerful flash....

Since you can see one of them make sure it has some adjustments on the rear of the flash as some dedicated flashes do not.

I would take the FZ50 And a few AA batteries with you to be sure theflash fires on the FZ50........the voltage is safe at under 6 volts.

I would imagine thatsome 5000's may be made with a minolta mount that may not fit the FZ50......but all other mounts will work, I think.
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Old Dec 10, 2006, 12:43 PM   #4
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thanks pal

finallyI bought a FL-36 instead...just a bit more than the sunpak 5000AF

after some test fires at home, I think it works pretty well

the recharging speed problem is not serious (at least up to this moment) with my rechargeable NiMH batteriesandI could not find occasions that require a full power flash

if it really happens, use ISO200 instead of 100can bea good option

the FL-36 is TTL compatible with the FZ50 but I conclude that the lamp on the FL-36 will not light at all after tests and reading of the manual in which it writes that only for the olympus cameras

finally, I got two new questions:

1. Is the count of continuous firings for FZ-50 restricted to 3?

2. Can both the internal and external flash work together in FZ50?

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