A new - superb little flash unit which is ideal for Micro 43

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A new - superb little flash unit which is ideal for Micro 43
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I wanted to share my experiences with a wonderful new flash unit - one that is small, has complete bouncing and swivel capabilities (in all directions), takes just 2 batteries and puts out quite a bit of power...and includes a light diffuser cap in the kit.  I'm referring to the new Meike 320 series flash.  This little unit - which I first tried in TTL dedicated for my Fuji cameras several months ago - also comes dedicated for micro 43, Canon, Nikon, and Sony.  It only costs anywhere from $75 to $80 depending on where you purchase it from (off of eBay), and when it arrives, will knock your socks off with the quality packaging and the features it has.

As I said, I first tried it with my Fuji X series of cameras, along with my enthusiast X-S1, X-10 and X-20 models and I was taken aback at the amount of light this 320 can throw, along with the quality and flexibility of this unit.  But more so, it can swivel in all directions, making it ideal for bounce capabilities in both portrait and landscape modes.  In the down position, the flash looks a bit (but is a tad larger) like the older Nikon SB-400 - an excellent and powerful unit in its own rite.

First of all, here's the eBay links to this flash TTL dedicated for micro 43 cameras:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2047675.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.TRS0&_nkw=MeiKe+MK320+MK-320+TTL+Mini+Flash+Speedlite+For+Panasonic+Olympus+Camera&_sacat=0

After being totally impressed with this flash, I then ordered one for my micro 43 cameras.  When it arrived, I was surprised to discover that it seemingly is even more powerful and flexible when using it with micro 4/3 cameras - wow!.

But don't take just my word for it, here's the first review posted on the Lighting Rumors website - take a few moments to read it:

http://www.lightingrumours.com/meike-mk320p-review-7458#more-7458

And here's the Meike corporate info page for this MK 320 flash.

http://www.mkgrip.com/english.php?m=product&a=product_view&tid=224&id=111

Granted, we have quite a few lighting choices out there - from Oly, Panny, Nissin, and a few other 3rd party makers.  But most of these have a high profile (even the smaller models).  This Meike has really thrown me for a loop for all that it can do for its small size.

Hey, I'm just passing on this info for you.  If you don't like it, what can I say.  It's just a friendly suggestion (after all, I know how quickly arguments and disagreements can break out on this forum towards almost anything...).

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Have a great one....
Bernd (Ben) W. Herrmann
North Carolina, USA

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