Quote Originally Posted by analoguey View Post
I happened to get lucky on one and buy it. It came with dings and screws missing. Is my favorite smaller format camera to shoot. Takes knocks and then goes 'so what's the next shot about?'
Effortless shooting plus all that toughness. What more might I want... Hmm. Maybe weather sealing.
But then an F5 isn't that compact!

Ricardo, ah really? Guess I got really lucky then - I was very happy that I could use regular ttl flashes on the camera. :-)
Although I prefer having it off camera and wirelessly triggered. (mines fg20 -dunno how much they differ)

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The FG-20 is a different camera and it doesn't have TTL flash. It was a budget priced SLR based on the FG, but with several features removed, such as the Program mode and TTL flash meter. You can study more about what TTL flash metering is on this site: http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography...g20/fg/fg3.htm
Your FG-20 uses Automatic flash metering and you can read about it here: http://www.cs.mtu.edu/~shene/DigiCam...use-A-995.html
In the case of Auto (A) flash, metering is done by the flash itself using an external sensor and not by the camera.

For more on the FG-20 capabilities, read here: http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography...fg20/index.htm
Personally, I like a lot the FG-20 as it is in essence an EM with added Manual mode.
BTW, the flash that was released as a companion was the SB-19. It uses a system of Auto Aperture setting that is only used by the EM and FG-20. No other Nikon has it as TTL flash metering became the standard in the late 1980s for all subsequent SLR, apart the F55, which is the only AF Nikon not to have TTL flash for external flashes.