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5600hs or 3600hs equivalent in other brands

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I'm trying to find a good and affordable flash that would be the equivalent of either the 5600hs or 3600hs. I have an A2 digicam and Maxxum XTSi and ideally, I'd like a flash that I can use with both cameras.

I've found a Bower brand. Is it any good?
Thanks for your help.

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I live in London, England, and have never encountered the brand you mention. However, I can recommend the Metz 48-AF1; it has a Guide Number of 48 and does pretty much everything that the 5600hs and 3600hs do at far lower cost, including the wireless flash which the A2 can work with. It also makes sense as it can be changed to fit any major brand by adding the appropriate adaptor so is highly resaleable. In the UK the basic flashgun sells for around £155 and an adaptor is around £30 extra, but I've noticed on my travels that it's far cheaper when priced in US $.

http://www.metzflash.co.uk/pages/metz48af1.html

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