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05-04-2010, 7:48pm
Hey all. Haven't posted for a while, so I'm hoping the software lets this through... Lately I've been looking at getting a flash for my K200. Never had a flash before, but I'm interested in heading in that direction. I'd probably use it mostly for people shots (kid shots really) and indoor miscellaneous still life/macro. I'm considering the Sigma EF-530 DG ST (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/515365-REG/Sigma_179_109_EF_530_DG_ST_Flash.html). Anyone have any thoughts and/or suggestions? Looking for something cost-effective, probably no more than two, two-fifty including postage.

06-04-2010, 11:58am
G'day, I have one of these and it's not the best, control is in camera and very limited, I believe there is a better version around now though.

08-04-2010, 12:08pm
I have that flash.
It works ok but you have to do a lot manually in certain circumstances when PTTL is not up to par.
The Super version is better but more $

Ideally http://www.pentaximaging.com/accessories/AF540FGZ/ but $$$

08-04-2010, 8:50pm
Yeah, slightly out of my price range. I'm in two minds because I don't know how much use I'd get out of it if I spent a bit more, but I don't want to get a dud if I spend less. And I really want to get a Tamron 90mm lens (or similar macro), and don't know if I could justify both. The lens I figure I'd definitely use more....

Ozzi Paul
21-05-2010, 10:51pm
The Metz 48 AF-1 is a good flash for the money. Doesn't have an auto mode though but I find mine very easy to use. Has PTTL & Manual mode, HSS and some other good functions like 2nd curtain sync. This was my first flash and I'm pretty happy with it even though I don't know much about flash photography.