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Old Mar 6, 2006, 11:07 AM   #1
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I have had my 7590 for almost a year and still love it. The only downfall is trying to take sports pics in a gym. I don't know anything about external flashes/slave flashes etc. Would an external flash help in this situation? What is the cost (ballpark) for an external flash?

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The flash is indeed the weak point on these cameras. An external flash is a good match with the 7590. I use a Sunpak 144 on mine, works great, although you may want more reach in a gym. Flash reach is measured by the guide number of the unit.
Heres a link for some units that will work well for you
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...Q=&ci=7270
Many people in the Kodak forum here use external falsh units, come join in, lots of helpful people there:-)

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Old Mar 6, 2006, 3:05 PM   #3
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I use a sunpak 383 on my 7590. It works great for me.
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Old Mar 6, 2006, 4:04 PM   #4
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In-theGym-

You can use either an external flash such as CWO Dave does at a cost of around $75, or you can use a Slave Flash such as the Bower SFDS at around $55. The choice is yours.

The bottomline issue is that you are going to need more flash power than the built-in flash unit on the Z-7590

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Old Mar 8, 2006, 10:11 AM   #5
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Thanks for all the info - really appreciate all the help.


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Old Mar 24, 2006, 6:18 PM   #6
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Will all external flashes work with burst shot mode as i am getting dark shots when shooting indoor action shots.
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Most of the flashes recycle quickly but your burst mode will be slowed down by the flash recycling. In general the more expensive external flash units recycle faster.

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Old Mar 24, 2006, 10:14 PM   #8
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Can anyone recommend a good flash for burst shots that wont break the bank??
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Beckham-

You realize why you have received no answers don't you? That kind of flash is usually installed in the overhead ceiling fixtures in gymnasiums, and it is very expensive (read a capital investment) and very restricted as to who can use it. Usually AP and UPI Photogs. Do you meet that requirement?

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No i didnt realize. I suppose thats what i get for being a newcomer. We arent all born with the extensive photographic knowledge of some. All i wanted was for someone to recommend a flash that wil at least give me decent enough light with good recycle time is that too much to ask.
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