anyone using a slave flash on the s602z?


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anybody using a slave flash on the s602z? that is, can you fix the flash on the hotshoe and still pop up the in built flash? any obstruction or problems? i intend to get the custom flash that zoomer is MO, and am wondering if this setup is ok.

any 602 users getting it as well?
 

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That flash should have a normal flash trigger so you could use it like any normal flash (using non-slave mode) instead of a slave one. One bad thing about using slave mode is that the flash could be triggerred by other cameras.
 

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hi mpenza,

thanks for the info. any idea why they build it as a slave in the first place? what's the advantage over the non flash one?

can i leave it as a stand alone flash at one corner, such that when i use my flash at the subject, the slave flashes too?
 

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Originally posted by fastwatch
hi mpenza,

thanks for the info. any idea why they build it as a slave in the first place? what's the advantage over the non flash one?

can i leave it as a stand alone flash at one corner, such that when i use my flash at the subject, the slave flashes too?
for many other cameras, they don't have a hotshoe or any flash sync port and the only way for them to use an external flash is via a slave mode. on some others like Sony F707, they use a proprietary way to sync the flash and the Sony flash is expensive. So, they have an incentive to get a slave flash.

leaving the slave flash off the camera is a creative use of flash. It'll flash too when you use your camera's flash (provided the sensor can detect your camera's flash) :)
 

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hi mpenza,

thanks for your quick reply. i believe i'll get this flash for the 602. are there any more powerful flashes out there that works with the 602? you have any ideal flash in your sight?
 

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Vivitar 285HV is more powerful but costs more $145.

I've a Metz 32Z-1 but thinking of getting a 2nd hand Nikon SB24, which is more powerful. Also thinking of getting Metz 40MZ3 series which have a secondary fill-in light.... both are expensive though :(
 

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