Off camera flash options for k1000

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  1. cometatu

    cometatu TPF Noob!

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    Sorry I posted this in a anther section

    but

    Hi everyone im still a super amateur messing around with my k1000 for a few months now

    I want to get myself a flash now but i want the option of using synch cord or some form of connection where i can hold the flash in my hand and still have the option of sliding it in the hot shoe for other times

    I have read in a couple places and I was thinking about a Vivtar 283 and found a few on ebay with synch cords

    does anyone know if i could conect it with my k1000
    or even better
    does anyone where i can get a flash that can do what im intrsted in


    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/...f-camera-flash-options-k1000.html#post1548507


     
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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I always like the [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Sunpak-555-Handle-requires-module/dp/B0000BZYEV"]Sunpak 555[/ame]. It's not a shoe mount, but you can get (maybe comes with) a quick release bracket.

    -Pete
     
  3. cometatu

    cometatu TPF Noob!

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    Thats an interesting one

    I'm not necessarily looking for one that has a handle i wouldn't mind holding a common style flash in my hand I am just looking for the option of being able to hold the flash and make up my own angles for where i want the light to bounce off of for flash from

    Thanks either way


    anyone else have other suggestions
    maybe a little cheaper :D
     
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    One of the best flashes you can buy is the Vivitar 283 WITH the sensor accessory cord.

    http://www.ritzcam.com/catalog/images/Vivitar-283St.jpg

    bounce, tilt, decent cycle, decent power, and and the sensor is always positioned in front of the camera no matter the position of the flash itself


    If/When you move forward to digital, careful with the trigger voltage of the Vivitar 283

    [EDIT]
    I forgot to mention that the 283's newer sibling, the 285 is also a good option. 285HV can still be found new.
     
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    yea I decided in sticking with the 283 and im biding on some on Ebay now
    thanks so much for the help very helpful thank you
     

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