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xavi Basic MemberMon 10-Dec-01 07:35 AM
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"flash for FM2"



          

Which flash should i buy for my FM2 ?.
Considering it's a non TTL camera does it have sense to buy a TTL
flash?
I don´t own or any other camera and have no intention to buy a modern camera.
My lenses are 28/2.8 50/1.8 & 105/2.5 manual

  

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jrp Administrator JRP is one of the co-founders, has in-depth knowledge in various areas. Awarded for his contributions for the Resources Charter MemberMon 10-Dec-01 12:30 PM
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Probably it doesn't make sense to get a TTL flash.
When I had my Nikkormats I got very nice results with the Vivitar 283. You can still get them new or used for bargain price.
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henry Basic MemberTue 11-Dec-01 01:13 AM
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I was in the same situation about a year back, using FM2n. I decided on sunpak 383. It has manual power control which is a great great idea for a non-ttl camera. You can control how much power the flash emits. This way the flash unit works for fill, balance and/or as main ligh source.

I don't know if the vivitar 283 has the manual output control. Sunapk 383 is about 70 to 80 bucks new.

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Ed Basic MemberTue 11-Dec-01 04:59 AM
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No, the 283 has no manual control, just full manual and 4 auto ranges. You can buy a cheap 283 accessory that plugs into the auto sensor, whereby you lose the auto ranges but gain manual control from 1/1 to 1/64 and various increments within.

Its bigger brother 285HV has all the 283 offers plus manual control down to 1/16.

You'd be wasting your money on a TTL flash unit if you're not planning to buy a camera that will use this feature.

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highlander Basic MemberSat 15-Dec-01 06:01 AM
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Maple Ridge, CA
          

I use a Vivitar 285 and a Metz 45 CL4 for my FM-2n, and have very reliablly for 10 yrs now. I find that once you are use the manual flash exposure you can do it very fast and reliable.
Even fill flash is a snap once you get the hang of it.

John R
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jnscbl Basic MemberSat 15-Dec-01 05:08 PM
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If you are going to be using the flash alot, such as shooting indoor events or whatever, the Speedlights have a clear advantage--all the controls are on the back. This is especially convenient on the SB24 (26,28). It's nice to just tap a little button and read the LCD display, instead of having to turn the rig on its side and try to twist a tight little plastic dial to change settings, then read the microscopic color-coded numbers in low light.
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