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Old Oct 27, 2007, 12:22 PM   #1
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Anyone try one of these?

http://cgi.ebay.com/DEDICATED-PTTL-F...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old Oct 27, 2007, 12:50 PM   #2
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I bought one from the same seller...trying to get by the cheap way.....first one shipped was defective...second one he shipped was for the Sony instead of Pentax....finally, third one was the correct one, but it took a while.

I have just begun to use it--so far, unimpressed. Build quality is very cheap. Pictures have not been good--either washed out or too dark. Much of that, though, may be due to poor technique since I am still learning flash work. Not quite ready to condemn it as junk, but beginning to wish I had saved my pennies a little longer and bought a better one.

The seller seems to be honest, but not the most efficient operation I have ever seen by a long shot.
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Old Oct 28, 2007, 12:20 AM   #3
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for just a few $$s more you can get a sigma 500 non-super. it'll definately be P-TTL..

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Old Oct 28, 2007, 1:57 PM   #4
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Trojansoc seems to find all the bad deals on Ebay before I bite on them. Thanks again!

I'll check out the Sigma, robar. The only thing I DON'T like about my Pentax is the very limited and $$$ flash options. They've got that new little one which seems close to useless and is STILL expensive.
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Old Oct 28, 2007, 3:24 PM   #5
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I got that, never exposed correctly, it's not really p-ttl. I didn't return it just because I threw away the box.

If I go back to pentax ( probably ) I'm getting an original one, at least I will be sure it's supported with new firmware etc....
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Old Oct 28, 2007, 8:44 PM   #6
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to tell the truth my sigma 500 super was one of the most expensive pieces of anythingin my kit..

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