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Martti Kujansuu , Dec 05, 2007; 04:49 p.m.

Hello everyone!

I'm new on this forum, but I have photographed for a few years now. I use my father's old Topcon Super D + 58mm f1.8 + 300mm F5.6. I resently found an old Popular 606 which was a bit of rusty at the battery compartment, but I got it worked out with Sodium bicarbonate. The flash works well now.

And now the big question: Is the flash in question good enough to be used to photograph everyday life? Should I buy a better one or just deal with what I have now?


Martti Kujansuu from Finland

Popular 606


Stuart Gross , Dec 05, 2007; 06:02 p.m.

Hi Martti and welcome to the forum. My advice is to use the 606 and see if it meets your photographic needs. If so, then save your money and spend it on film!

Mark Hahn , Dec 05, 2007; 10:16 p.m.

personally, I don't like direct flash if I can avoid it, so I only shoot units that can be bounced. My two favorites are the Sunpak 383 for full size bounce+swivel unit and Vivitar 2000 for small camera bounce use.

Minh Nguyen , Dec 06, 2007; 09:43 a.m.

I second Stuart, use this flash, it has the scale so you can set it right and remember to use fill flash. You'll see it is a helpful tool for indoor or sunlight shooting and show us beautiful pictures you'll make. Good luck

Martti Kujansuu , Dec 06, 2007; 04:05 p.m.

Thank you very much for the answers! :)

David M , Dec 07, 2007; 12:11 p.m.

Looks like a great flash to me. Use it. I can't beleive it actually has a battery check.

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