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    Default METZ 58 AF-1 for Pentax

    Metz finally have a version of their METZ 58 AF-1 flash for the Pentax! Looks interesting and METZ flash units have far superior build quality than the Pentax AFG540.

    http://www.metzflash.co.uk/pages/metz27.htm

    No mention of wireless flash capability but this will be a 3rd choice of TTL flash for Pentax.

    Price of the Canon/Nikon version is around $550-575... (hello K13...please bring in a few of these)

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    Default Re: METZ 58 AF-1 for Pentax

    Sounds interesting. What's the availability in Singapore?

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    Full P-TTL support and wireless capabilities.

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=287664

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    http://pentaxlife.com/metz-58-af-1-d...r-pentax-p-ttl

    "According to the letter received by DPReview forums user Richard Day from the Technical support of German flashgun manufacturer Metz, they will introduce Pentax / Samsung digital SLR dedicated flash unit Metz Mecablitz 58 AF-1 P/S digital in the end of July, 2007 approximately.

    It will be guide number 42 flashgun with full P-TTL support and wireless capabilities. Its reflector could be rotated 270 degrees horizontally and -7/+90 degrees vertically in any combinations. A unique feature is USB socket for updating flash firmware remotely over the internet. Itís expected to be cheaper than the Pentax 540 FGZ."
    WOOHOO...

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    Wah lau.... Time to upgrade from my Sigma?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanswan View Post
    Wah lau.... Time to upgrade from my Sigma?
    If its working fine, leave it alone The Sigma is good if you get the latest revision models that work with wireless flash. Maybe I'll give Sigma a try again, unless I can get the Metz 58 for Pentax cheap (MO anyone?)

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    Haaa... Yeah... I better go get the firmware upgrade...
    Then again, dunno if my flash already flashed to work with wireless...
    My body not flashed to do wireless yet...

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    If you don't use wireless flash, then don't upgrade your k10d (i presume yours is still at v1.10 too right)... but go update your Sigma flash anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by istDeS View Post
    Full P-TTL support and wireless capabilities.

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=287664
    Stop wasting your time .......... use only 1st party flash units .....only Pentax understands Pentax ..... just my 2 cents worth...... and bad experience with 3rd party flashes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenten View Post
    Stop wasting your time .......... use only 1st party flash units .....only Pentax understands Pentax ..... just my 2 cents worth...... and bad experience with 3rd party flashes.
    Yeah, I already have the Pentax AF540FGZ and AF360FGZ flash. So not gonna waste my time on third party.

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    Default Re: METZ 58 AF-1 for Pentax

    But Metz has a reputation for good flashes. In those days of film camera, almost every wedding photographer uses Metz 60 or 45. I myself have gone thru 5 of them (various models). They are good solid flashes.
    K-5IIs, DA16-85, DFA50, DFA100, DA*60-250, 540FGZ II, 160FC, 201FG

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenten View Post
    Stop wasting your time .......... use only 1st party flash units .....only Pentax understands Pentax ..... just my 2 cents worth...... and bad experience with 3rd party flashes.
    Erm.. this particular third-party flash is built wayyy better than the first-party units of almost any brand...

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    Quote Originally Posted by drakon09 View Post
    Erm.. this particular third-party flash is built wayyy better than the first-party units of almost any brand...
    It's the TTL thingy which I am worried about .................
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    Heard this flash will be available here in SG very soon Good to know there is one more flash choice for us Pentax users

    Hope the price would be competible with the Pentax 540 flash

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    Heard this flash will be available here in SG very soon Good to know there is one more flash choice for us Pentax users

    Hope the price would be competible with the Pentax 540 flash

    Cheers!
    Should be about the same or cheaper than the Pentax 540

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    Bump because I quite interested. Is it available in Singapore yet?

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    I oso interested in getting flash, but not too sure which 2 get yet..
    Mayb can wait n c how this flash performs..
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    Default Re: METZ 58 AF-1 for Pentax

    I am also interested too

    Hohoho... Maybe we can have a MO when it's available
    Let's get rolling :)

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    I'm sorry for inform that currently the Pentax version (as with the Oly one), no picture no sound on its arrival.

    But I'll buzz y'all the moment I hear something.

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