Compatible KM flash


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matrixneo

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wonder this has been discussed before? Any good flash comparable to KM 5600HS or Sony 56? Metz? :dunno:
 

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wow! looks great...thanks for the link and info...anyway is there anything to look out for when choosing a flash? Should we be concern abt the color temperature accuracy or others?

anyone KM or sony users used this? can share on the reliability? thanks.
 

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wow! looks great...thanks for the link and info...anyway is there anything to look out for when choosing a flash? Should we be concern abt the color temperature accuracy or others?

anyone KM or sony users used this? can share on the reliability? thanks.
Don't worry about colour temperature accuracy on those external flash gun, it only matters when you are buying those expensive studio flash.

Using a lot of KM 5600 and it is never fails for me yet. Now its too old, I change it to Sony 56 flash. Basically is the same thing.

I will go for original normally.

Regards,

Hart
 

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wow! looks great...thanks for the link and info...anyway is there anything to look out for when choosing a flash? Should we be concern abt the color temperature accuracy or others?

anyone KM or sony users used this? can share on the reliability? thanks.
Have been using it for a while. Its powerful and works pretty alright for me, have to use Manual mode when bounce. Heard that some serial no. does not work with TTL, so you have to check first.
 

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Tested long long ago, things may have been better now. It doesn't work well in TTL mode on the KM 5D. Either overexpose or underexpose badly.

Best if you can test it first before buying.

 

matrixneo

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hmm...seems like not so gd afterall....manual settings when bounce...where got time to set when at a event?....TTL on some serial no. donest work...scary....guess original is still better...so e latest original still sony 56?
 

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use this extensively before i bite the bullet on getting the 5600.
best settings for me so far is stofen + bounce + wireless (even when fixed on cam hotshoe)
as it tends to overexpose on the 5D, sometimes i vary the flash power, mostly dial down 1/2
TTL is almost nonexistent.
before me, i think Pai is one of the few that used EF500DG super as well.
do a search on the legacy forums and you can read the background.

on retrospect: would have been better off getting the 3600hsd although the sigma one comes with swivel and has higher GN. you can improvise by getting an L or C bracket cheaply, albeit a more troublesome approach for portrait shoots.
 

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use this extensively before i bite the bullet on getting the 5600.
best settings for me so far is stofen + bounce + wireless (even when fixed on cam hotshoe)
as it tends to overexpose on the 5D, sometimes i vary the flash power, mostly dial down 1/2
TTL is almost nonexistent.
before me, i think Pai is one of the few that used EF500DG super as well.
do a search on the legacy forums and you can read the background.

on retrospect: would have been better off getting the 3600hsd although the sigma one comes with swivel and has higher GN. you can improvise by getting an L or C bracket cheaply, albeit a more troublesome approach for portrait shoots.
if you still have it and dun need it, you may hv a ready buyer (TS) ;) everyone will benefit :)
 

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i took a "detour" to actually get the 5600....
sold the sigma first and got a 3600hsd from sulhan and then finally exchanged it for a 5600...
long way to get there...dont laugh...
 

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use this extensively before i bite the bullet on getting the 5600.
best settings for me so far is stofen + bounce + wireless (even when fixed on cam hotshoe)
as it tends to overexpose on the 5D, sometimes i vary the flash power, mostly dial down 1/2
TTL is almost nonexistent.
before me, i think Pai is one of the few that used EF500DG super as well.
do a search on the legacy forums and you can read the background.

on retrospect: would have been better off getting the 3600hsd although the sigma one comes with swivel and has higher GN. you can improvise by getting an L or C bracket cheaply, albeit a more troublesome approach for portrait shoots.
hmmz :think: ..get L or C bracket for the 3600hsd... hmmz.. I though of getting a L or C bracket..but how is the KM flash going to sit on the L or C bracket?

I thought most L or C bracket only comes with the standard iso shoe? unless you get the os1100 ?

:D
 

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you can use the wireless feature wat...
and i think you should be able to the tripod mount as well. just attached the stand to the bracket.
you have to try la.
i nearly wanted to get the cheapo stroboframe version from one of regular advertisers, PQ or PPCP. less than 30 bucks to resolve the problem of portrait.
 

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