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    bought a metz 58 a while back from OP....am really having fun using it...love the power and recycle rate..

    am making DIY diffusers for it now.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ardnirun View Post
    bought a metz 58 a while back from OP....am really having fun using it...love the power and recycle rate..

    am making DIY diffusers for it now.....
    may i asked how much was it? anymore stock left over there? looking into getting one for myself too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by teruranse View Post
    may i asked how much was it? anymore stock left over there? looking into getting one for myself too...
    600...give them a call first...when i was there...they had for every mount except pentax..i waited abt 2 hours to get mine in..

    and remember to get the shop stamp on your warranty..
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    Quote Originally Posted by ardnirun View Post
    600...give them a call first...when i was there...they had for every mount except pentax..i waited abt 2 hours to get mine in..

    and remember to get the shop stamp on your warranty..
    tks... so i guess the warranty will be ny them also?

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    Quote Originally Posted by teruranse View Post
    tks... so i guess the warranty will be ny them also?
    Should be local warranty as my copy is
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    $600... must... stop... the... temptation...

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    yuh...local warranty...

    i heard k13 is going at 580 though
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItWasntMe View Post
    $600... must... stop... the... temptation...
    Time to get a Metz, but our friend has also mentioned that K13 is going @$580
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItWasntMe View Post
    $600... must... stop... the... temptation...
    give in..won't regret one...

    i used to use a canon beforehand...and i think P-ttl is a different animal from e-ttl2...

    but it is good...really....powerful...fast recharge cycles...very yummy
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    Quote Originally Posted by ardnirun View Post
    give in..won't regret one...

    i used to use a canon beforehand...and i think P-ttl is a different animal from e-ttl2...

    but it is good...really....powerful...fast recharge cycles...very yummy
    the flash got fast recharge cycle, but not my wallet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItWasntMe View Post
    the flash got fast recharge cycle, but not my wallet.
    Save up for it. or go for the Sigma 530 Super at $460.
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    Hi guys, if the Metz 58 is like out of budget, is the 48 still a decent flash or should go for Pentax instead??? btw, how much is the 48??

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    Quote Originally Posted by N-user View Post
    Hi guys, if the Metz 58 is like out of budget, is the 48 still a decent flash or should go for Pentax instead??? btw, how much is the 48??
    The 48 is about $400+ Only diff is that there is not fil in flash at the front of the flash and the GN is 48 and not 58.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N-user View Post
    Hi guys, if the Metz 58 is like out of budget, is the 48 still a decent flash or should go for Pentax instead??? btw, how much is the 48??
    Looks good enough from what I can tell from the ppl using it for the Pentax outings.
    Swivel head, GN48, Wireless support, o/p control, PTTL are all there for a $400+ flash
    Certainly a better choice that a AF360 imho

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    Quote Originally Posted by felixcat8888 View Post
    The 48 is about $400+ Only diff is that there is not fil in flash at the front of the flash and the GN is 48 and not 58.
    Quote Originally Posted by pinholecam View Post
    Looks good enough from what I can tell from the ppl using it for the Pentax outings.
    Swivel head, GN48, Wireless support, o/p control, PTTL are all there for a $400+ flash
    Certainly a better choice that a AF360 imho
    Thank bro for the advise.... now for the question of K7 vs Kx.... ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by N-user View Post
    Thank bro for the advise.... now for the question of K7 vs Kx.... ...
    New user = K-x, experience user = K-7
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    Default Re: Flash...metz or pentax 540?

    Quote Originally Posted by felixcat8888 View Post
    New user = K-x, experience user = K-7
    errrr... then I stuck liao.... not new but cfm not as experienced as you guys..... ...... got a in-between.... Kx7.....

    On a serious note, Kx cfm fit the budget and can prob get 1 more prime and Metz 48..... if get K7, budget enought for K7+Dual Kit + Metz48..... headache is I shoot prime more......... using it for indoor shoting my kid..... kit lens enough to do the job??... of course also considering the D90....
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    I own both the Metz 58 and 48 flash units. There are many more useful differences that the two big differences outlined above i.e. the Metz 58 can do so much more than the Metz 48 can.

    You can visit the Metz web site if you are curious about the details.

    http://www.metz.de/en/photo-electron...tz-models.html

    If you are quite serious about flash photography and a photography gear addict to boot... then the Metz 48 won't satisfy you in the long run... else it is absolutely perfect for you.

    Keep in mind that most of the features in the Metz 48 are also found in several other brand flash units too... but some of the features in the Metz 58 are simply unavailable in the other brand flash units. Also, the Metz 58 is a really big-sized ultra-powerful extremely feature-rich flash... whereas the Metz 48 has a comfortable size and often (but not always) will allow you to get the job done quite satisfactorily when compared to the other brands.

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    Default Re: Flash...metz or pentax 540?

    Get the K7 + Dual Kit + Metz 48 then. The kit lens can capture your kids nicely. For the flash, the Metz 58 is ultra powerful and has features even the Pentax AF540 does not have.
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    Default Re: Flash...metz or pentax 540?

    4th day of shooting using the Metz 58 AF1..pttl is confusing still trying to figure it out....doesnt give consistent results or maybe i'm too used to Ettl 2...however i love using it on auto.....just simply love it

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