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Post  Ikon on Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:11 pm

Got a good deal on a Metz 50 AF-1 Pentax mount flash. The owner purchased it on 31 July 2011 but after about a week plus decide to let it go, he paid $430 for this unit with a 3rd party diffuser. I bargain down to $360 for this beauty, problem is that I cannot resist the good deal, but my flash photography sucks big time. My last foray into flash photography ended up in frustration when the 3rd party China made flash which I got for my K-x refuse to work with my K-5. Got it from the internet for about $170 and after nearly a year of storage sold it off for $120.

This time around the Metz 50 is suppose to work with the K-5 and the flash is entirely made in Germany and will support P-TTL. Here are some test shots taken after I got the flash today, will appreciate comments if I got it right this time or not, off course I have not gone "into" flash thoroughly but will appreciate all the help I can get.

Test Shot 1
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Lens: Pentax DA 18-135mm
Taken @ 24mm
A : f7.1
S:1/60s
ISO: 200

Test Shot 2

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Lens: Pentax DA 18-135mm
Taken @ 36mm
A : f7.1
S:1/80s
ISO: 200

Test Shot 3

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Lens: Pentax DA 18-135mm
Taken @ 53mm
A : f7.1
S:1/100s
ISO: 200

Test Shot 4

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Lens: Pentax DA 18-135mm
Taken @ 68mm
A : f7.1
S:1/125s
ISO: 200

Test Shot 5


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Lens: Pentax DA 18-135mm
Taken @ 100mm
A : f7.1
S:1/160s
ISO: 200

Test Shot 6

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Lens: Pentax A 50mm
Taken @ 50mm
A : f7.1
S:1/180s
ISO: 200

Test Shot 7

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Lens: Pentax DA 35mm
Taken @ 35mm
A : f4.5
S:1/80s
ISO: 200
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Re: Flash Photography

Post  pussy_lover on Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:02 am

Can't see any of the test shots so can't comment.
For flash photography, I usually stick to shutter speed of 1/60 and set the aperture using the flash guide. This would be a manual setting. For the current 3rd party flash, i found that it worked best at iTTL mode with the camera settings at manual. Of course you need to experiment with the variuos flash/camera settings for best results. Good luck and congrats on the good bargain. Mertz flash are great..!


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Re: Flash Photography

Post  Ikon on Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:54 am

Bugger.. what happen to the images Shocked Will have to wait till this evening before I can even set things right.. Sad
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Re: Flash Photography

Post  Captivian_Major on Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:23 pm

Mezt is one of the great flash!!!! Congrate to get a good bargain.......no pics le....

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Re: Flash Photography

Post  Ikon on Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:48 pm

Captivian_Major wrote:Mezt is one of the great flash!!!! Congrate to get a good bargain.......no pics le....

Thanks.. funny le I can see the pictures just fine. Never mind I will post the link to the album just incase if some of you cannot view the picture posted

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