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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:01 pm 
Hi all!

I'm new to this forum and just thought I'd drop a line and say hi to everyone!

So I've always wanted an external flash and here in Canada, it costs way too much...(F58AM retails for $549.99 + 12% tax)
My sister was coming back from Hong Kong and since its my hometown, I know things are much, much cheaper there...
So I asked her to pick up the F58AM in Hong Kong for me...
it retails for roughly $300 CAD with no tax there, so that's half of what I'd pay here!!! (Note: F42AM retails for $349.99 CAD before tax).

Just got my hands on the flash for a few hours and I've been playing around and testing all the different functions on it, I just want to say I'm beyond amazed at the quality and difference it makes compared to a built-in flash...I know of course there's gonna be a huge difference...but still, very impressed!!

Additional question for my peers in this forum...
For my A550, I currently only have the 18-55mm kit lens and a 50mm f/1.8 lens...
I've been looking around for an upgrade, in terms of a general purpose lens that I could carry around on a daily basis...
Got my eyes on the 16-80mm CZ lens, after reading numerous reviews online, I'm still worried about the disappointment I'd get from the build quality and auto-focusing...

Is there a better option out there with roughly the same price tag?

Sorry for the LONG post, but thanks in advance :)

Cheers! :D


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Congratulations on the F58AM.

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