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Old Jan 22, 2011, 2:13 PM   #1
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Anyone know what external nonpanasonic flash will work on the FZ100 and the LX5. I guess I am going to try a flash instead of going DSLR. From my understanding I would still have to use a flash for indoor photgraphy with a DSLR.
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edit-I just saw your other post, Im too late. DOh. You already know about the 9260, you can disregaurd this post

DSLRs do do a better job in low light comparied to the FZ's. But I'd guess they'd still use a flash indoors, maybe just not as often as we have too.

Im looking at getting an external flash (one day ) for indoor shots, particularly portraits. I havent even begun to explore flash photography yet but I think an ext. flash is a necessity for portraits.

I stumbled upon this one, it has received great reviews from its buyers;

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...hoe_Mount.html

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That's the on I use for my FZ100 and haven't had any problem at all with it.
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G'day popellis

The panny I have [FZ30] has a simple hot-shoe ... only a centre terminal - so any external flash will attach and work
Be careful NOT to use an old film camera flash - the trigger voltage on old flashguns was >6volts and using one today may damage the digi camera's circuitry
Many dSLR cameras have 3 or 4 terminals used for e-TTL metering operations, but the Panny does not do that

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Joe Thanks for the Info I love The pictures you posted today the FZ100 works well in your hands. My problem with the FZ100 right now is the lack of sunlight and when I do have sunlight like today I had to work but it was also -8 deg fahrenheit. A little to cold to take a steady shot.
Everytime I think about investing into A DSLR Like Pentax K-X I see shots like yours or LTZ740 and some others. Those are shots I would like. Bright , crisp, clear ,colorful.
It seems most of the time my shots are at night and indoors.

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I have the FZ20 with a Sunpak 383 external flash which helped my photos alot. Although I would take a few shot moving the head around to get the light I wanted as it is mostly guessing for me.

Thanks DDand B
I'm glad it is working out for you I should have mine by the end of the week.

My wife asked me to take pictures at fund rasing event, I told here I really didn't want to as I'm not a photographer.
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Thanks for your kind words. I think I've been very lucky with the photos I've taken so far.
I initially was going to buy a dslr, the costs are much much higher but I thought i would slowly buy each component as I needed it.
Then I saw LT's pics and I new that the FZ was the one for me.
Once you get the flash you should post a few shots and get some advice/feedback. Flash photography is something I'm keen to learn also, I may have to buy my flash sooner than I thought
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