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    Question Need Advice For 2nd remote fired Flash

    I have a FL50 now and want to add another flash to my system. Which one will work fairly close to the FL-50 as far as cycling goes ( both mounted on tripods


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    Default Re: Need Advice For 2nd remote fired Flash

    The FL36 is slow to recharge and its low on power so I would avoid it. I take it you are trying to find something cheaper? If you don't want to get another FL50 but check Ebay for a Nikon SB24. They are old but they are work horses, they have a PC Sync port so you can trigger then via a hotshoe wireless trigger or the PC Synk.

    That or a Vivitar 283.

    Kelly

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    Default Re: Need Advice For 2nd remote fired Flash

    I'd recommend another FL-50 for the sake of full compatibility; however, if you're looking for something cheaper, then Vivitar have re-introduced their legendary 285 flash under the 285HV name (less than 12V trigger to make it DSLR safe).

    Cheers

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    Default Re: Need Advice For 2nd remote fired Flash

    Oh yes the Vivitar 285!!!

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    Default Re: Need Advice For 2nd remote fired Flash

    If you're shooting manual or thyristor auto with a wireless remote, just about anything will work; unless there's a specific need for FL-50 compatibility, I'd buy a Vivitar or Sunpak with decent GN. Look for a used one on E-bay.

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    Default Re: Need Advice For 2nd remote fired Flash

    I picked up a cheap vivitar flash and a metz flash to use in high traffic areas. I would rather see a $35 flash smash on the floor rather than a $600 FL50.

    but they sure chew up the batteries!

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    Default Re: Need Advice For 2nd remote fired Flash

    Thanks Guys Went with the 285HV reviews are great. Bought a Gary Fong WhaleTail Reporter Flash Diffuser to go with it.


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