Flashgun For FZ200 ??

Started Oct 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
bolador
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Re: Flashgun For FZ200 ??
In reply to Castaway, Oct 16, 2013

Castaway wrote:

bolador wrote:

Hi,

I want to get an external Flash for the FZ200, for learning at first but maybe the definitive one.

So I am on the low budget side but I think I will invest in a TTL unit.

Maybe a Chinese one as the Panasonic ones are to expensive and difficult to get in this part of the world

I Know almost Nothing about flashguns so i need some help, and answers, please..

What exactly means the guide number? what should I look for?

TTL: is there a common standard or should I look for a "Panasonic compatible" unit ?

I know it will work as manual if not compatible but it will be expensive for nothing..

for example will any yongnuo xxxx ttl work on the Panasonic even if they do NOT specifically states it...??

If not which low budget, arround u$s100. should I look for? (may be a little more)

Thanks

I am getting the Yongnuo 560. It is not TTL but the price is right and you should quickly get to understand the settings for it. It also has a tilt and turn headand a remote feature. There are some on ebay where for Panasonic in stated. Mine is coming from China, although it takes a little longer I have found it to be reliable.

The higher the guide number the more powerful, useful, the flash. Just remember that some are quoted in feet, others in metres. The 5690, guide #58is quite powerful.

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Thanks for your answer!!

I have it more clear now, sadly it seems the offer in TTL flashes for Panasonic(/Olympus) is not so wide.. limited to Oly/Pnnasonic expensive ones or makes like Zeiko, Metz or Nissin

I haven´t found them on chinese sites but this http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Auto-LCD-TTL-Flash-For-PANASONIC-DMW-FL500-FL360-G1-GH1/339913474.html  and other cheaper ones but with less power..

is easier for me to buy from china than from US or Europe due to some kind of custom restrictions that are difficult to understand ...

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