Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 69,873   Posts: 1,520,130   Online: 886
      
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21
  1. #1
    olleorama's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    526
    Images
    5

    bounce and swivel!

    I need a cheap, semi-large flash that admits a bounce and has a head which swivels. The other specifications unnecessary. As long as it's cheap.

    Got any suggestions?

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    905
    A Metz 60-CT1 should be fairly inexpensive, and give you a whole lot of light, should you need it.

  3. #3
    olleorama's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    526
    Images
    5
    Quote Originally Posted by epatsellis View Post
    A Metz 60-CT1 should be fairly inexpensive, and give you a whole lot of light, should you need it.
    Not really inexpensive in this context. I mean dirt cheap. Like had for a song. I don't plan to use it as is. And I need suggestions to save me some time ebaying. Oh, a small PS: It needs to be a hot shoe model.

    If I need a whole lot a light on the go I have a multiblitz press universal with booster which packs a whooping 320 Ws, puts a meager little metz to shame! Moahahahahaha! (okay, so the metz has more automodes...)
    Last edited by olleorama; 12-09-2010 at 04:11 PM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: a small PS

  4. #4
    lxdude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Redlands, So. Calif.
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    6,573
    A suggestion to save you time ebaying: check out KEH. For instance, they have a Vivitar 283 in BGN condition for $12.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

  5. #5
    brucemuir's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Metro DC area, USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,265
    Images
    4
    Vivitar 283 will bounce but not swivel

  6. #6
    olleorama's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    526
    Images
    5
    Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
    A suggestion to save you time ebaying: check out KEH. For instance, they have a Vivitar 283 in BGN condition for $12.
    The venerable 283 doesn't swivel, only tilts. So again, I can't sit and check every manual on butkus. And KEH usually doesn't list mundane features as swivel in their list either. Oops. keh does list the mighty swivel function.

  7. #7
    lxdude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Redlands, So. Calif.
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    6,573
    Sorry, you're right about the 283.

    I don't know what constitutes dirt cheap, but there are some pretty cheap flashes with the swivel and tilt listed by KEH. How about the Vivitar 3700? For instance.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Southern Ontario-ish
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    517
    some of the earlier sunpaks should work. 333 or 444 I think. swivels 360˚ I think plus the usual bounce

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Netherlands
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    5,686
    Quote Originally Posted by olleorama View Post
    Not really inexpensive in this context. I mean dirt cheap. Like had for a song.
    I bought myself a couple of Metz 45 CT-1 units, separately, at separate occasions, for under US$ 10 a piece.
    I´m sure that can still be done.

  10. #10
    lxdude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Redlands, So. Calif.
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    6,573
    He says it needs to be a hot shoe model. He says he doesn't plan to use it as is, so I guess that means expendable in some way. He seems to be in a hurry.
    Whatever.
    Ollie, if you can get around the hot shoe part, you could get that 283, attach a cord, duct tape the flash to your head, and have all the bounce and swivel you could ever need!
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin