View Full Version : Best flash unit for *ist DS2

09-22-2006, 02:25 AM
Any thoughts on the best flash unit to get for my recently purchased Pentax *ist DS2/Samsung GX-1S?

I've asked a recent question on flash set-up for family portraits but unfortunately had no replies. I'd like now to buy an on-camera flash.

I'd like a compact unit, and the AF-360 FGZ looks fine. It doesn't swivel though and I'd have thought this quite essential in a flash unit - unless you believe otherwise...

The larger Pentax flash does swivel but looks rather big. Any other makes/models you'd recommend that are: compact, swivel, and use most/all of the camera's capabilities?

Hope you can help.


09-22-2006, 11:42 AM
Why? Very simple as You stated- compact and I personally am not a studio guy- and IMHO 540 would not help either- and I can always find a white napkin to make the flash "swivel" to my desired position- and sorry as DS2 did not make Europe tour- is it TTL or P-TTL (cam I mean)? Anyway I guess that You will be rather happy with 360 one... :)

Best, JR