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Thanks for the advice. I sorry for not being clear on my question. I am looking for recommendations on what king\type of flash should I buy for a Nikon FM2. Thanks Erez...

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    Thanks for the advice.

    I sorry for not being clear on my question.
    I am looking for recommendations on what king\type of flash should I
    buy for a Nikon FM2.

    Thanks
    Erez
    erezneu Guest

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    erezneu <com> wrote: 

    It sort of depends on what you want to do with the flash. There are
    small flashes, for example the Nikon SB-8E, and big ones, such as a Metz
    60CT4.

    The main thing is that an FM2 does not have TTL flash control, and does
    have both an ISO hot shoe and a flash synch connector. Just
    about any old flash will work on the FM2. The lack of TTL flash control
    means that there are almost no incompatibilities to worry about.




    Philip Homburg
    Philip Guest

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    com (erezneu) wrote in message news:<google.com>... 

    You should probably stick with an electronic flash. Beyond that,
    it really depends on what you want to do with it. Just about any
    flash will work on the FM2, as long as the flash has either a
    hot shoe or PC terminal, and doesn't depend on the camera for
    anything except a sync signal.

    I use a Metz 20BC-6, Sunpak 383, and Photogenic PL1250, and I
    could recommend any of them, but I don't know whether you want
    a tiny portable basic hotshoe light, a bigger, more powerful
    and more controllable light that works well on a hotshoe or
    a stand, or a not-so-portable but very powerful AC-powered
    studio monolight with modelling light. Any of these works
    well with the FM2, though.

    --Rich
    Richard Guest

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    Vivitar 283
    best bang for the buck.

    k.


    "erezneu" <com> wrote in message
    news:google.com... 


    F100 Guest

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    I have 2 Nikon Flash units. An SB-28 and a SB-50. Both work on my FM2.
    The SB-50 in Manual mode where it pops 100% each time. But I prefer
    to use the SB-28 on it as the SB-28 has adjustable guide numbers plus an
    auto mode where the flash itself controls exposure to a point. You have
    to tell the SB-28 what stop you are going to be using and the film
    speed. Then the distance range is displayed to you. If I were to own
    only a manual body like the FN2 I think I would spring for the FM3a for
    its TTL flash control. But I have a body which can do TTL and several
    other modes already so I bought flash units which can work on both.
    Mostly I only use the FM2 with studio lights anyway so all that I really
    need is it's FP connector. If future body upgrades are not happening
    for you, then just about any flash will work. It does not even need to
    be a hot shoe flash as you can just plug its sync cord into the FP
    connector and be done with it. Happy shooting.

    erezneu wrote: 

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