Pentax Flash

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  1. Stacey

    Stacey TPF Noob!

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    I have a Pentax K-100D and I am looking to buy a flash for my camera....I'm looking on Ebay 'cause you can always find a good deal(!) and don't know exactly what I am looking for....Will any flash do? Do I need to look for anything in particular?

    Thanks for any & all help!
     
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    compur No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I would look at the Pentax site and review their flash units first. Then you'll
    know the flash will support your camera's features (unless you have some
    special need that the Pentax flash units don't provide). After reviewing the
    models you can look at what they are selling for at the big retailers to get
    price info. Then hit eBay if you're bargain hunting.

    I'm sure there are third party brand flash units that are compatible but it's
    simpler to just go with a modern Pentax unit. Your camera/flash will also have
    greater resale value when the time comes to upgrade.
     
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  4. Stacey

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    Is there a difference between a flash unit made for a film camera & one made for a digital camera? I don't have much money to spend & ebay sellers only tell you so much - I just want to be certain of what I buy! (and from whom!)

    Thanks for any help!

    Edit: After looking through ebay, I found this flash unit...
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Digital-Flash-f...ryZ48515QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    Sorry if that didn't post right....does that flash seem like it would be alright? Or no? Again, any input is appreciated! Thanks so much!
     
  5. Stacey

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    bump...anyone?
     
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    generic ebay flahes will be pants and ull be better with ur onbaord most likely

    unless you just need something unrealiable to bouncee!

    and yes theres a differant older falshe for film may not TTL properly and some have high trigger voltages wich can brake ur camera
     
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