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Old Nov 29, 2004, 3:31 PM   #11
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I use a Sunpak 383 super attached to my Fuji Finepix S602.

If anything, I find the flash a little too powerful!

When I mounted the flash on the camera, I found the setup top heavy so I always had to have my hand on the camera lest it "tip over" with the flash hanging downwards while the camera strap was around my neck. The Sunpak loaded with 4 AA rechargeables makes the setup fairly top heavy.

I fixed that problem by buying a DPS-9000 external lithium ion battery pack that screws into the tripod mount thread below the camera. I removed the A4 rechargeables from the camera, and use the external battery pack instead. A cord connects the external battery pack to the 5V power supply socket on the camera.

The weight of the battery pack below the camera offsets the extra weight of the Sunpak 383 sitting on top of the camera. The DPS-9000 retails for about $40 US. so it's a pretty good buy for anyone who wants an inexpensive external battery while offsetting the top-heaviness of an external flash.

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