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Old May 12, 2005, 12:55 PM   #11
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Better make sure the museum will allow flash to be used. Most won't, and some won't let ANY camera to be use. Or even posessed in the galleries! :sad:
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Old May 12, 2005, 10:26 PM   #12
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I graduated from HML in 87, darn Im getting old :lol:

Go for the Sunpak 383. Its probably your safest bet, it does everything you say you need.



i went to the store and the closest thing they had that might have worked for me was the Sunpak 4000AF, which looked cool and had really nice LCD screen on the back but i thought $180 was more than I wanted to spend on a flash at the moment. so i just ordered the Sunpak 383 with the Stoffen Omni-Bounce from B&H Photo. should get it all by tuesday or so of next week
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Old May 13, 2005, 12:23 PM   #13
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Good advice about Metz, ukwoody. After weeks (no, months) of dithering I bought aMecablitz 36 C-2 for under £50 inclusiveearly in theyear and I'm really pleased with it.I had wondered if the lack of swivel would be a nuisance but so far it's been no handicap at all.
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You cannot bounce on the ceiling with a vertical framing :sad:
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Old Jun 21, 2005, 11:41 AM   #15
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The key is to make sure the triger voltage is no more than 24volts if you are going to use the camera's hot shoe. There is a list on the web somewhere just Google "flash trigger voltage". It's a little out of date but you might find something.
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Old Jul 6, 2005, 5:37 PM   #16
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I had Nikon equipment before my FZ20. I have found that my Nikon SB-16 speedlight that has both bounce and tilt works just fine with the digital. You can buy them used on eBay for $50 to $75 used.
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I live about 10-15 minutes from HML. We should get together and shoot one day.*
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Old Jul 9, 2005, 2:30 AM   #18
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I've spoken with engineering about this a few times. The specs in the manual say LESS than 24V...so 23 volts or less is good..according to the specs in the manual. But the engineering team always tells me 12 Volts or less. I am not sure if this is an issue of saftey, or if maybe you just get more battery life out of your camera at lower trigger voltages.

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