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Old Jul 11, 2006, 1:08 AM   #11
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Given the chance, would you buy the 5600HS or would you wait for the Sony HVL-F56AM ?

Also are there any differece between the KM and Sony Flash?

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I'm not sure if there are any differences but if they were close or the same the Sony is the better value since you can't get a 5600 without paying top dollar. I have a 5600 already that I paid 299 for so if they are relatively the same, their is no point for me to upgrade unless I act fast and sell mine for a profit on EBay. I think the days of people paying 500 for a 5600 are soon to be over.
I saw a shop here selling it around $338, so i was thinking if it would be a good buy or should wait for the Sony... :?
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Old Jul 11, 2006, 9:23 AM   #12
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Given the chance, would you buy the 5600HS or would you wait for the Sony HVL-F56AM ?

Also are there any differece between the KM and Sony Flash?

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I'm not sure if there are any differences but if they were close or the same the Sony is the better value since you can't get a 5600 without paying top dollar. I have a 5600 already that I paid 299 for so if they are relatively the same, their is no point for me to upgrade unless I act fast and sell mine for a profit on EBay. I think the days of people paying 500 for a 5600 are soon to be over.
I saw a shop here selling it around $338, so i was thinking if it would be a good buy or should wait for the Sony... :?
That's a good price. It's a tough call, since we are not sure if the Sony is a rebadge or an improvement. I'm not even sure that it has been comfirmed to work with KM models, but I imagine it does. I see no reason Sony would shortchange themselves and not allow it to work with the KMs since they could sell a lot of units to existing customers. Alienated the existing customer base would be a huge mistake for future sales of accessories andbrand loyalty.


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Yup its really a tough call since its a good price for the KM5600hs... hmmmm
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Old Jul 14, 2006, 11:38 AM   #14
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Anybody get this flash yet?
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Old Jul 14, 2006, 1:22 PM   #15
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Anybody get this flash yet?
If you are referring to the Sony - HVL-F56AM , I doubt it is on the street yet.
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I got the flash yesturday but I don't yet have the camera to play with it.
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Old Jul 14, 2006, 4:18 PM   #17
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Now that's what I call PREFLASH !!!

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Old Jul 14, 2006, 4:40 PM   #18
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Where did you get your flash from?
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Old Jul 15, 2006, 7:27 AM   #19
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Well, I decide to the Metz 54 flash instead of the 5600. Since my in-laws are going to Germany in the next couple of weeks, I think I'll giving them the money and pick one up for me. It's hard finding one here in the US. Anybody know of a good store in Munich or Berlin area to pick a Metz 54?

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I got it from Sony (I know, paid more than I might have but it's too late now).
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