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    Need just a little more light?

    Need just a little more light than the pop-up flash gives you? Factory Direct have these little Zeikos slave flashes for sale @ $14.99. They come with the bracket & shoe but I changed the shoe to a swivel one so as to bounce the flash off the ceiling. They do not report a guide # but I think it is about equivalent to the pop-up so in effect doubles the flash when used on camera. It has four flash settings to match the pre-flashes of the camera (#3 works for the G1). It is a cool little device for the price & works like a charm.





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    Re: Need just a little more light?

    Ron,

    Simply curious. Why did you not mount it so the flash was above the lens when you turn the camera on its side?

    Tony

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    Re: Need just a little more light?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tonygamble View Post
    Ron,

    Simply curious. Why did you not mount it so the flash was above the lens when you turn the camera on its side?

    Tony
    It would only take a few seconds to change the orientation if needed. Besides, I would have no trouble tipping the camera to have the flash above as it is mounted here.
    Panasonic G1 & GF1 bodies, Panasonic 14-45, 45-200mm, various Minolta, Pentax, Canon FD, M39 & M42 mount lenses.

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    Re: Need just a little more light?

    Ron,

    How are you getting on with this?

    Do you find that you can alter the total amount of flash by tinkering with the flash exposure of the pop up.

    I'm looking hard for a really small flash. That 220 is quite expensive and still quite large. And, if one uses it on a side bar there is then the extra cost of the cable.

    Boosting the internal with a slave is a smart idea.

    Tony

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