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    Default can i use a flash of another band on another brand's cam???

    different brands and be used together???

    lets say, panasonic cam, nikon flash??? tks

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    Default Re: can i use a flash of another band on another brand's cam???

    Quote Originally Posted by compro_1975 View Post
    different brands and be used together???

    lets say, panasonic cam, nikon flash??? tks
    can... only 1 point will trigger, aka manual flash... most hotshoe mounted flash have 2 same point, the middle big pin & the side metal, when both become close, they will fire, the rest of the smaller pins are for TTL, different companies will have different layout. even if layout the same, it may not trigger due to different circuit design.
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    Default Re: can i use a flash of another band on another brand's cam???

    Possible if it can be trigger with remote trigger with the IR or photocell.

    The one may work for all flash think is the Metz just need to remove/replace the shoe with a different type to match the brand of camera.

    YMMV

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    Default Re: can i use a flash of another band on another brand's cam???

    yes, you can, but only work on Auto and Manual mode.
    another thing is to beware of the trigger voltage of some old model flash units, it may fried you modern cameras.
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    Default Re: can i use a flash of another band on another brand's cam???

    some cameras like Minolta have reversed hotshoe that will not accept flash by another manufacture. If your camera has standard hotshoe like canon and nikon, then most likely can. Except find out what the trigger voltage of the flash is so as not to fry your sensitive digital camera.

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    tks tks, the help was great, btw what is the price for panasonic's flash this day??? i feel like switching to fz50 form my fx8 so need help from all of you to work out the budget... tks, websites for price list are very welcome

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    Default Re: can i use a flash of another band on another brand's cam???

    Quote Originally Posted by compro_1975 View Post
    tks tks, the help was great, btw what is the price for panasonic's flash this day??? i feel like switching to fz50 form my fx8 so need help from all of you to work out the budget... tks, websites for price list are very welcome
    Hi compro_1975, switching to fz50 cos now the more I use it the more I like it.
    Hope u enjoy your new gear too(if u bought it)
    Anything that can take pictures...happy already lor...(..but...Hasselblad_H5D-50 as my Workhorse)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FZEOS View Post
    Hi compro_1975, switching to fz50 cos now the more I use it the more I like it.
    Hope u enjoy your new gear too(if u bought it)
    tks, so can i consult you on some things i dun noe??? firstly how much did you get yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by compro_1975 View Post
    tks, so can i consult you on some things i dun noe??? firstly how much did you get yours?
    Hi, I bought mine on 19Aug2006(Sat) still can remember I called AP & CP (3 continual)on Wed, Thur till friday180806 was told still no stock yet . BTW I bought from AP cos quoted S$900 but CP quoted me S$920 (note price is at that point of time).
    Anything that can take pictures...happy already lor...(..but...Hasselblad_H5D-50 as my Workhorse)

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    Default Re: can i use a flash of another band on another brand's cam???

    you may end up frying the circuits of your expensive cam
    it may not always be harmless

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