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Old Feb 2, 2005, 2:53 PM   #1
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Anybody can knows if this flash works with a fz20?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=101640&is=REG

if any other flash with hot shoe mount that works with FZ20?

Where can buy the sunpak 383 super? in many sites is out of stock, and in amazon it´s 89.90...

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Old Feb 2, 2005, 3:08 PM   #2
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It's a universal shoe mount
And your FZ20 has got hot-shoe, why wouldn't it work
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Old Feb 2, 2005, 3:46 PM   #3
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Fmalve here is a link to the Sunpak 383: http://www.adorama.com/SU383.html

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Old Feb 2, 2005, 4:07 PM   #4
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Just out of curiosity...have you seen the RellerRatings on Adorama? Not so hot.
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Old Feb 2, 2005, 4:28 PM   #5
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I wouldn't use the Vivitar 2800. The trigger voltage is too high for the FZ. Sunpak 383/422/433 would be your best bet. Check ebay. Spend a few more $ and don't fry your camera. Here's link to trigger voltages.
http://www.cs.mtu.edu/~shene/DigiCam/
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Old Feb 2, 2005, 7:04 PM   #6
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The Nikon SB-24 works very well with my FZ10 and FZ20.

It will do a good job for you as well. Good luck with you pick!
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Old Feb 2, 2005, 11:19 PM   #7
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i ordered the sunpak 383 from adorama over the weekend. it was shipped on tuesday and ups tracking shows it will arrive on friday so if it comes in on time i will have not complaints with the seller.
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Old Feb 4, 2005, 7:40 AM   #8
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The Vivitar 2800 will probably fry de camera, but I think this is safe: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=273082&is=REG

I´ve got a FZ20 and I´m planning on getting this Metz. What do you think guys?



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Old Feb 4, 2005, 9:23 AM   #9
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I agree with nooner about the Sunpak models. I have a 433D that I bought with a Pentax ME Super years ago (hot-shoe has two pins) that I tested for trigger voltage. I put in a set of Maha 2300 mAh rechargeable batteries and tested it with my cheap Sears multimeter and got a reading of 4.5 V. Just to verify that reading I took it to work and had it tested with a high end Fluke meter and got 7.33V. This is still well under the 24V spec for the FZ20 and works great.

You can usually find them on e-bay at reasonable prices.. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=15221&item =3871813415&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW
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Old Feb 4, 2005, 4:48 PM   #10
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You may also want to check ebay for an older Minolta 360PX flash if you are ok with "used". I have one of these from about 20 years ago bought for my old Minolta X-700 and it has good power, approved trigger voltage, tilt, swivel and best of all, has an automatic mode with a 2.8 setting at 100iso that matches up perfectly with the auto setting on your FZ20. Of course also has complete manual override of setting if you want to play. Also has a multi position slider that was for Motor Drive sync but works quick and awesome to manually lower output of the flash for different shooting situations, i.e. Macro shots, etc. Just an alternative for you and hopefully some useful info for anyone that still has one of these kicking around the house!X-700 was a pretty popular camera in its day so you just never know!

P.S. Also seems to work just fine with the standard NMH double-A rechargable batteries that didn't exist when this flash was new.



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