Panasonic DMW-FL500 is a powerful flash (guide number of 164 ft./50m at ISO 100) with a fast recycling time in a compact, durable body. It features Angle of Coverage up to 61 to 21°; Vari-Power; TTL Dedication; Bounce Head; Swivel Head; Zoom Head 24-85mm (flash senses focal length automatically); Recycle Time 7 Seconds (based on fresh alkaline batteries & full power), 5 Seconds (based on fresh NiMH batteries & full power); Power Source 4x AA 1.5V alkaline or NiMh batteries (NiCad, lithium not recommended); . The Panasonic DMW-FL500 measures 3.1 x 5.5 x 4.2″ (79 x 141 x 107mm) WxHxD and weighs 1 lb (455 g) (without batteries).
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Panasonic DMW-FL500 User Reviews
Has worked great
“This is the first external flash I have owned with a zoom feature and it works great with my Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 camera. I have not mastered all of the features yet, but so far, I have been able to take excellent, well lit shots from about 25 feet using the default ISO of 100. I have yet to try higher ISO speeds to see if I can be even farther away. I take a lot of pictures in church during services (weddings, baptisms, funerals, etc) and really want to be out of the lime light (to use a photographer’s term!!) so I shoot from as far back as I can. The church lighting usually doesn’t contribute much so I depend of the flash head to handle it all and this has done a good job so far. “ – By J. D. Domine
Panasonic DMW-FL500 TTL Exelent external flash unit, I’m happy and recommen it
“As the previous review it is the firt external flash unit for me too, I’m very pleased with the results, not an expert with flashes but I find this one easy to learn to use need to more know more of course. Oh it gives me so nice results on my Lumix L1, I just beg to have more time to spend with this combo.” – By Misael Nuñez
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Panasonic DMW-FL500 Features & Specifications
Mounting the Panasonic DMW-FL500 TTL External Flash unit onto the L1 hotshoe gives you precise TTL light control of the high-powered flash, and lets you use the versatile functions of the flash.
Linked with the L1′s light-metering functions, the DMW-FL500 uses a TTL light adjustment system to measure the light that actually strikes the Live MOS sensor, then adjusts the flash intensity accordingly. The result is flash photos with outstanding exposure.
The FL500 has a guide number of 50 (ISO 100/m). The angle zoom function covers a lens range of 24-85mm (35mm camera equivalent). Using the built-in wide panel further extends coverage to a view angle of 18mm. The firing angle can also be automatically changed to create a bounce lighting effect.
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