Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 21 to 40 of 47

Thread: Metz 48 AF-1 vs Pentax AF-360FGZ

  1. #21
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Balestier
    Posts
    2,052

    Default Re: Metz 48 AF-1 vs Pentax AF-360FGZ

    The website offer is only available with Swissco and no other places.^^; That's why they stated website special offer I guess. Maybe my fault I forgot to mentioned that I'd emailed them where the website offer is valid as the flyer doesn't state. This is what Victor of Swissco replied;

    For this special offer
    Buy from
    swissco photographic supplies
    1 north bridge road #02-27
    high street centre
    singapore 179094

    Edit: IIRC, had taken stocks from them in the past (long ago where we ran a mini-mart). High street centre normally the ppl deal in bulk, so if u get turned down or the price seems more expensive, then maybe we can organise a MO.
    Last edited by longko; 2nd June 2008 at 01:56 AM.

  2. #22
    Senior Member darrrrrrrrrr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    3,208

    Default Re: Metz 48 AF-1 vs Pentax AF-360FGZ

    Haha, no wonder lah..

    Anyway $88 is really an unbelievably good price

  3. #23
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Balestier
    Posts
    2,052

    Default Re: Metz 48 AF-1 vs Pentax AF-360FGZ

    Bad news no more SB-3000 for Pentax. Only left other mounts.

    I managed to quick test the SB-880AF. I strongly believe it has P-TTL, too bad no swirl. No EV adjustment also. Here's the test of ISO100 1/180s direct flash with no diffuser.

    f2.8


    f8.0


    f9.5


    The charger price got misprint $15 one is $25, $20 one is $22. Grab 2 DS20 S2 and comes with metal straight bracket which hotshoe can be removed. Just what I'm looking for. With a flex arm male <> female (this one need look for gd bargain), a macro twin light can be made easily^^

  4. #24
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Hougang
    Posts
    566

    Default Re: Metz 48 AF-1 vs Pentax AF-360FGZ

    Quote Originally Posted by longko View Post
    Bad news no more SB-3000 for Pentax. Only left other mounts.

    I managed to quick test the SB-880AF. I strongly believe it has P-TTL, too bad no swirl. No EV adjustment also. Here's the test of ISO100 1/180s direct flash with no diffuser.

    The charger price got misprint $15 one is $25, $20 one is $22. Grab 2 DS20 S2 and comes with metal straight bracket which hotshoe can be removed. Just what I'm looking for. With a flex arm male <> female (this one need look for gd bargain), a macro twin light can be made easily^^
    Hello, Longko
    Oh no, disappointed. I think SB-3000 is better one than SB-880AF because of swirl advantage.
    Ask dealer to bring some more stocks for Pentax. Who know we may buy faster. Please...

  5. #25
    Senior Member creampuff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Dover
    Posts
    5,116

    Default Re: Metz 48 AF-1 vs Pentax AF-360FGZ

    longko, thanks for the heads up and the detailed info. Will definitely check it out.

  6. #26
    Member seefei's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    West Coast
    Posts
    1,708

    Default Re: Metz 48 AF-1 vs Pentax AF-360FGZ

    longko
    thanks for the thread. just got a pentax camera and am looking for a flash unit now.

  7. #27
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Balestier
    Posts
    2,052

    Default Re: Metz 48 AF-1 vs Pentax AF-360FGZ

    Quote Originally Posted by woonsin View Post
    Hello, Longko
    Oh no, disappointed. I think SB-3000 is better one than SB-880AF because of swirl advantage.
    Ask dealer to bring some more stocks for Pentax. Who know we may buy faster. Please...


    I'd asked the sales lady and she said they won't bring in new stock. These are clearance stocks. Think they are now more towards distributing export Canon sets. Ya if want to get SB-3000 will be a much better choice with wireless and manual setting.

    Quote Originally Posted by creampuff View Post
    longko, thanks for the heads up and the detailed info. Will definitely check it out.
    Quote Originally Posted by seefei View Post
    longko
    thanks for the thread. just got a pentax camera and am looking for a flash unit now.


    Welcome, I dun mind sharing good lobang if I find them. seefei if you can afford go for AF-540FGZ, although I feel it's not worth the money, but it's the most powerful and have the most functions. Although I feel Metz 58AF-1 is better, but no local support >.< SB-3000 is only worth getting if it's below $150, else better to get Sigma 530-ST (abt $320) which lack wireless feature.

  8. #28
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    West of Singapore
    Posts
    1,087

    Default Swissco

    Well, too bad. I guess I have to make do with the SB-880AF. Looking at the specs, I realise both have GN 33 at 85mm. So I guess not all are lost. Besides, I only wants it for backup, all extra functions are not necessary.
    So confirmed they have 880AF in stock. Hope I can make a trip down soon.
    K-5IIs, DA16-85, DFA50, DFA100, DA*60-250, 540FGZ II, 160FC, 201FG

  9. #29
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Balestier
    Posts
    2,052

    Default Re: Swissco

    Quote Originally Posted by sbc View Post
    Well, too bad. I guess I have to make do with the SB-880AF. Looking at the specs, I realise both have GN 33 at 85mm. So I guess not all are lost. Besides, I only wants it for backup, all extra functions are not necessary.
    So confirmed they have 880AF in stock. Hope I can make a trip down soon.
    When I was there I saw abt 1 to 2 pieces left^^ The price tag on it was $199^^; If you worry best to give them a call b4 going down. Tel: (65) 6334 6727, 6334 6728


    I just tested 1/500s on the DS-20 S2 slave flash (mode 4) trigger optical with AF-360FGZ P-TTL HSS.


    Edit: Just tested it works till 1/1000s. Mode 4 means trigger on 2nd flash. I can't be 100% sure, but I believe the HS-02 shoe mount can trigger optical till 1/1000s also. This will be really useful for those who are working with shutter faster than 1/180s. Pentax only way is to use P-TTL and thens to be underpower even with 3 flashes at HSS.
    Last edited by longko; 2nd June 2008 at 08:27 PM.

  10. #30
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    West of Singapore
    Posts
    1,087

    Default Re: Metz 48 AF-1 vs Pentax AF-360FGZ

    Yea, I will call before going there. Dont want to make a wasted trip.
    Anyway for those interested...

    http://www.icorpandtumax.com/uploadf...c455cb34aa.pdf

    This flash has a GN of 33@85mm, which is about 24@35mm
    Pentax 540FGZ has a GN of 54@82mm, which is 39@35mm

    Therefore, the Pentax flash is about 1.5 stops more powerful than the Lexus.
    Last edited by sbc; 2nd June 2008 at 08:21 PM.
    K-5IIs, DA16-85, DFA50, DFA100, DA*60-250, 540FGZ II, 160FC, 201FG

  11. #31
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Boon Lay
    Posts
    896

    Default Re: Metz 48 AF-1 vs Pentax AF-360FGZ

    @longko
    Do they have other mounts for SB3000?
    i just use them to trigger via wireless cactus
    features is good will try to go down tmrw..
    Canon 5D2, 1dmk2n, 24-70 L, 70-200 L, 50 1.8

  12. #32
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Balestier
    Posts
    2,052

    Default Re: Metz 48 AF-1 vs Pentax AF-360FGZ

    Quote Originally Posted by gigahz View Post
    @longko
    Do they have other mounts for SB3000?
    i just use them to trigger via wireless cactus
    features is good will try to go down tmrw..
    Got BUT the flyer only state Pentax and Nikon is $88, the rest of the mounts dunno. Best call to ask b4 u go down. IIRC Pentax trigger voltage is 25V (correct me if I'm wrong), so you can actually mount others onto it and use manual^^;

  13. #33
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Boon Lay
    Posts
    896

    Default Re: Metz 48 AF-1 vs Pentax AF-360FGZ

    @longko
    will use the cactus for the Nikon Mount SB3000 just need the Adjustable Poweroutput for outdoor
    thanks for the info longko
    Canon 5D2, 1dmk2n, 24-70 L, 70-200 L, 50 1.8

  14. #34
    Member seefei's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    West Coast
    Posts
    1,708

    Default Re: Metz 48 AF-1 vs Pentax AF-360FGZ

    longko
    it will be good if you can help me to get a flash set up (flash-master & slave, trigger, tripod, etc). my objective:

    • event photo like wedding & kid birthday
    • family photo, estimated 12 person, indoor

    can i join u on one of your buying trip? kopi on me

  15. #35
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Balestier
    Posts
    2,052

    Default Re: Metz 48 AF-1 vs Pentax AF-360FGZ

    Quote Originally Posted by seefei View Post
    longko
    it will be good if you can help me to get a flash set up (flash-master & slave, trigger, tripod, etc). my objective:

    • event photo like wedding & kid birthday
    • family photo, estimated 12 person, indoor

    can i join u on one of your buying trip? kopi on me
    Depending on ur budget, if on budget get Sigma EF-530 Super from OP http://www.orientfoto.com.sg/ IIRC it's $420. Else get the Pentax AF-540FGZ from CP/AP/MSC/TK/John. Should be around $620

    If you need a slave, you can do what gigahz does. Which is get any flash that can set the power output of the flash manually and use a wireless trigger (can get from OP, cheap version V2s would be better). If you need faster than 1/180s, you'll need get a AF-360FGZ or Sigma EF-530 Super.

    I'd recommend Metz, but no support locally.^^;

    Also IMHO, you maybe disappointed if you are into event photography. If u intend to bounce, you're likely to use flash M or A mode than P-TTL. P-TTL is only effective if u use direct. My personal indoor guide on AF-540FGZ will be;

    10 - 12 feet ceiling
    if <=f2.8, use P-TTL, Camera ISO200
    if >f2.8, on flash A mode, ISO100 and the aperture set on camera. Camera ISO200, 1/90-1/180s.

    >12 feet ceiling (cafe, hotel, etc)
    if <=f2.8, use P-TTL EV+1, Camera ISO200
    if >f2.8, on flash A mode, ISO100 and the aperture set on camera. Camera ISO400, 1/90-1/125s.

    Tripod will be ur budget liao and weight. Never really a tripod guy so can't advise much.

    Paisay can only advise here, Jun is very packed for me with my furkids bday and ICT^^;

    Edit: also dun think I'll be buying more stuffs for the time being.
    Last edited by longko; 3rd June 2008 at 12:38 AM.

  16. #36
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Boon Lay
    Posts
    896

    Default Re: Metz 48 AF-1 vs Pentax AF-360FGZ

    @longko
    WOW thanks for the 540 Guide
    Canon 5D2, 1dmk2n, 24-70 L, 70-200 L, 50 1.8

  17. #37
    Member seefei's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    West Coast
    Posts
    1,708

    Default Re: Metz 48 AF-1 vs Pentax AF-360FGZ

    LONGKO
    thanks for the advice. will print out your reply - very detail and informative!

  18. #38
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Balestier
    Posts
    2,052

    Default Re: Metz 48 AF-1 vs Pentax AF-360FGZ

    Quote Originally Posted by gigahz View Post
    @longko
    WOW thanks for the 540 Guide
    Quote Originally Posted by seefei View Post
    LONGKO
    thanks for the advice. will print out your reply - very detail and informative!
    Welcome^^ The AF-540FGZ guide is with my own experience on K10D and K100D, and may be different on K20D and K200D. With certain mixed ligthings (like in cafe or hotel), you might wanna up or down the aperture on flash by a stop or 2.

    For human portraits/event shots, I would suggest looking into basic "shadow/highlight" and "diffuse glow" post process in photoshop. These are 2 useful PP that'll help fill in the short fall of P-TTL or dark background.

  19. #39
    Senior Member darrrrrrrrrr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    3,208

    Default Re: Metz 48 AF-1 vs Pentax AF-360FGZ

    sbc, I hope you have not bought the Sb880.

    When I went down yesterday evening, they told me no more stock for Sb3000 Pentax-mount but also told me to call today to check back.

    The last info I got over the phone was that there is stock for Sb3000 Pentax (many pieces). Hopefully the offer price still stands, will be going down to get it tomorrow.

  20. #40
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Balestier
    Posts
    2,052

    Default Re: Metz 48 AF-1 vs Pentax AF-360FGZ

    Quote Originally Posted by darrrrrrrrrr View Post
    sbc, I hope you have not bought the Sb880.

    When I went down yesterday evening, they told me no more stock for Sb3000 Pentax-mount but also told me to call today to check back.

    The last info I got over the phone was that there is stock for Sb3000 Pentax (many pieces). Hopefully the offer price still stands, will be going down to get it tomorrow.
    Wah.. suddenly have again ah^^ If have I'll like to grab one also^^ Those getting make sure it works with P-TTL cos they might mixed up with other mounts there.

    Just called, they still have at least 3-4 pieces. $88 b4 GST. $94.16 w/GST.

    Edit: Cheapo flash for strobists
    Vivitar 285HV - 120'@50mm ISO100 - abt US$110 shipped (new)
    Sunpak 383 - 120'@35mm ISO100 - abt US$100 shipped (new)
    Taking these to consideration SB 3000 is actually a gd buy with swirl head, P-TTL (need 100% confirmation) and dummy slave mode^^
    Last edited by longko; 3rd June 2008 at 02:09 PM.

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •