Metz 44 AF-1 flash?
I've heard some stories that Sony's SLT's don't always recognize off brand flashes when attached. They apparently still fire the flash when the shutter is pressed, but the camera doesn't recognize that it is attached. Can anyone confirm this with the Metz 44 AF-1 because I'm looking for a cheaper beginner's alternative to Sony's flashes which are out of my price range. ($200max)
I'll also take recommendations on other good choices for flashes for a beginner but they definetly have to be recognized by the camera.