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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Great little flash – Digital Pro Slave Flash - Black (2*AA) Reviews

posted by asgar5 on 05/30/2011 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:less than 1 day

Pros:
This flash worked right out of the box after putting batteries in it. I tested it with a Lumix DMC FZ18 with preflash (slave mode on S1) and it worked without problems.. Will use it as a fill in flash and may buy a couple more.
Batteries fitted well, not too tight. Tested it with NikkelAnhydride batteries and worked fine
Cons:
Not really, it does what it is supposed to do
Other:
It may seem hard to figure out how to put in the batteries --> check the lid of the battery dock: It shows a + and a -
The slavemodes are quite easy:
S1: fire on first flash (skip nothing)
S2: fire on second flash (for most preflash situations)
S3: fire on third flash (so skip 2)
S4: fire on fourth flash (so skip 3)
As I knew my camera only has one preflash, I immediately selected S2 and that worked.
Oddly: if I put my cam on red-eye reduction, as far as I know it fires 2 preflashes. Still the flash needed to be set to S2, well, maybe I am mistaken with the 2 preflashes.
Nevertheless, there is a clearly visible delay between the red-eye flash and the main flash from the camera and this SlaveFlash had no trouble working with this
Bottomline:
Really worthwhile buying if you need a small flash to support yr main flash or if you need a fill in light

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