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    Hi all,

    We are just looking to get a FL50 flash gun mainly for our wedding shots.

    I was just wondering how much does the FL50 go for second hand? We are on a tight budget so buying one new is out the question for the moment.

    Cheers
    Garrie

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      Re: Second hand FL50 prices.

      sorry, thats for the FL50-R.


      Chris

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          Re: Second hand FL50 prices.

          buy an e3 and get one free!

          better still list the wedding as a forum meet and get the best coverage available for the price of a few drinks .....second thoughts that might cost more than the fl50.......
          E, Pen and OM-D bodies
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              Re: Second hand FL50 prices.

              On the SB-28 do you need to enter the ISO and F value into it or can it pick it up from the camera? Does it emit a red pattern automatically to assist AF in dark conditions?

              Sorry for the questions.

              Cheers
              G

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                Re: Second hand FL50 prices.

                Originally posted by Garrie View Post
                On the SB-28 do you need to enter the ISO and F value into it or can it pick it up from the camera? Does it emit a red pattern automatically to assist AF in dark conditions?

                Sorry for the questions.

                Cheers
                G
                You do enter the F-stop and ISO as set on the camera (which takes seconds, and the LCD panel is illuminated), but then auto gives you what is normally a huge range to shoot within from that; I can say I've been more than happy with all my on camera flash shots with them - they can't assist with AF as the flash isn't dedicated, so the flash and camera don't 'talk' to each other as such.

                I tend not to use them on camera very much, as it's the worst possible position for any flash, but the results still far outweighed my expectations of them, and they are extremely compact and well built. If it's only for ocassional use, a bit of a bargain in my opinion.

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                  Re: Second hand FL50 prices.

                  Garrie,

                  I was tracking prices on ebay upto when I got my one for 155. The avarage is 180

                  205 185 188 135 176 205 154 175 160 159 181 158 180 172 175 152 152 164 195 178 158 170 154 227 190 169 244 139 164 231 192 182 185 148 201 155

                  They are a wee bit less now as most want the "R" version

                  Graham

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                    Re: Second hand FL50 prices.

                    Metz have an E-System compatible gun (a '44 something' IIRC) which has similar power to the FL50, but is about half the price.

                    I know of at least one E1 owner who uses one and is very happy with the results.

                    Metz also have some heftier units, such as the CL45 digital, (the big hand-held jobbie), which costs about the same as the FL50.

                    I believe the '44' and some of the bigger Metz units are Super FP compatible, and so can be used at any shutter speed, but the 45 cannot.

                    HTH
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                    Naughty Nigel


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                      Re: Second hand FL50 prices.

                      Cheers for all the advice guys.

                      Chris kindly sent me a link to this. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWA:IT&ih=003

                      A FL50 in disguise so I've gone and bought it.

                      Will let you when it turns up

                      Cheers again
                      Garrie

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                          Re: Second hand FL50 prices.

                          Originally posted by Garrie View Post
                          Cheers for all the advice guys.

                          Chris kindly sent me a link to this. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWA:IT&ih=003

                          A FL50 in disguise so I've gone and bought it.

                          Will let you when it turns up

                          Cheers again
                          Garrie
                          Hi Garrie - libnk doesn't work ( maybe because Item was puchased !)

                          Can you be descriptive about what it was so we can look to see if there are more ?

                          Regards
                          Andy
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                            Re: Second hand FL50 prices.

                            Sorry this is the link

                            http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWN:IT&ih=003

                            Hope it works this time

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                              Re: Second hand FL50 prices.

                              The link is for the
                              Panasonic DMW-FL500 E
                              TTL External Flash for DMC-L1
                              Cheers

                              Mick

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