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Old Apr 3, 2011, 9:18 AM   #11
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For my K20D I think the AF360 would do the job admirably...
Rodney - I had the AF360 and I think you would find it insufficient for a large room, plus the thing drove me nuts because the battery door would pop open on its own and every time I would open my camera bag, the batteries had popped out. If I was going to store it for several days at a time, that wouldn't be so bad since I take the batteries out anyway, but ARGGGGGHHHHH! Sometimes, they would pop out when I accidently put pressure on the battery door with my hand while mounting/dismounting on my camera. I sold it & upgraded to the AF560FGZ. There is no comparison between the two flashes and you have so much more flexibility with both output and the fact that the head tilts & swivels. I'm sure you'll be in rooms with lofted ceilings with odd angles and it will be very useful to have that swivel to get the optimum angle to bounce your flash. I've come to believe that flashes are similar to lenses in that you get what you pay for. I most shoot Canon now, but I think what you get in the AF560FGZ is excellent value for the money for your K20D. For my Canon, I did purchase a third pary Nissin Di866, which is a better flash the overpriced Canon's, but I don't think there are any great 3rd party flashes for Pentax. I would stick with the Pentax brand.
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Old Apr 4, 2011, 1:05 PM   #12
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I don't think there are any great 3rd party flashes for Pentax. I would stick with the Pentax brand.
That said, this is worth a look:

http://pttl.mattdm.org/

Feature List here: http://pttl.mattdm.org/features
Recycle Times: http://pttl.mattdm.org/timing:recycle-time

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Old Apr 4, 2011, 1:39 PM   #13
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That said, this is worth a look:

http://pttl.mattdm.org/

Feature List here: http://pttl.mattdm.org/features
Recycle Times: http://pttl.mattdm.org/timing:recycle-time

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Seaain - The Metz looks promising, but I have heard many mixed reveiws on the Sigma flashes for all camera brands. It would nice to see if anyone has used the Metz & what their experience has been.
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