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Old Dec 14, 2005, 2:00 PM   #1
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3months ago when I bought my7D there was much talk about poor flash exposure with KM flashes. Wait for new models out soon that should correct the problems...etc.

Has the situation changed at all? Is the Metz still the overall best choice? I have a cruise coming up and really don't want to wait any longer for new models.
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Old Dec 21, 2005, 12:34 AM   #2
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If I m not mistaken, the KM 56/3600 HS(D) flash is one of the leading flash in the world. Metz is good with your 7D because of a smart sensor infront which will cut off flash when enough lights bounces back from your subject.

Being said, many people has already got successful and consistent flash shots with their 7D after they sent the camera in for a minor re-calibration.

Btw, I m using a 5D with the 5600 HS(D) and its PERFECTO!
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Old Dec 22, 2005, 1:30 AM   #3
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Hi!

You can buy the Sigma one fully compatible for Minolta digitally cameras..maybe cheaper & not less good, that the original or Metz ones!

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Old Dec 22, 2005, 12:17 PM   #4
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Careful with the Sigma flash. A lot of reported problems.:|
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Old Dec 22, 2005, 3:01 PM   #5
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Hi Nooner!

Can be...I decided to use only; one of my 3 old "Normaly" central contact "Automatic type", flash, as a Vivitar 3700, or Metz, & or my Sunpak 444 D with an a adaptor from "Unomat" brand to fit Minolta peculiarly flash shoe, at manual only...I select 1/60 shutter speed, and broadly 5,6 F stop at 200 ISO, such aperture cover 99% of my demands.

Have a nice productive 2006 year!

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Old Dec 22, 2005, 5:06 PM   #6
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I use a similar setup with a Minolta FS 1100 hotshoe adapter and a Metz 32Z in auto. I vary exposure and shutter speed and use an Omnibounce to avoid direct flash. I get good results from this and avoid any pre-flash issues. It's also a cheap way to get good results.

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Old Dec 23, 2005, 12:09 AM   #7
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Dear Nooner!

Yes ; I just recall the Metz model is similarly as yours with a 3 number added at the end...a lovely "Low Profile" flash...I really love & use my more tallest ones types as my Vivitar & Sunpak.

OK...you own the same Minolta originally adaptor,yours & mine do the same!

All my best wishes for this weekend!

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