2008/4/24, Olaf Greve <ogreve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> However, to take a small side-step: the Metz Mecablitz 58 AF-1 was also
> mentioned. I very briefly looked into it, and it doesn't sound bad. Can
> anyone tell me the most interesting benefits from considering that flash
> over the FL-50 ones?
It has a secondary fill-in flash lamp, is reputedly better built, and
> Next, regarding where to buy: I gather ordering it from some store and
> having it delivered to my sister is the best option? My father mentioned
> that he bought his FL-50 that way, and that it was bought through Amazon,
> and that that incurred an additional 8% VAT on top of the advertised price.
> Does anyone know if the same applies to orders placed at B&H and/or at
> MDIUSA (www.mdiusa.com - Palo Alto / California), and more generally spoken,
> does anyone have experiences with the latter company?
It should apply only in the same State.
> Finally, the "Oly vs. Metz" decision will come down to a weighed decision
> between the pros and cons of both camps, both price-wise, as well as feature
> wise... From my quick checks it looks like the Metz is priced in the same
> range as the FL-50 (does this still require a specific Oly hot-shoe?).
No, it is plug-compatible with the Four Thirds system cameras.
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