If you looking for a flash speedlite for your Panasonic Lumix camera, meet Shanny SN600C Flash Speedlite for Panasonic Lumix GX85 camera. In October 2016 I buy a new mirrorless camera to replace my old Canon 60D that I already sold to other people. From that month I search a flash Speedlite for my mirroless, but I can’t find the best flashgun for my camera. I still keep searching until I find Panasonic LUMIX DMW-FL360L External Flash, but unfortunately the price is not in my budget plan, the price around $220, so I’m not to buy it soon.
By the way I already have Flash Speedlite in me, the flash name is Shanny SN600C. I have this flash Speedlite for my Canon 60D, and this flash is quite new because I bought it for $100. Shanny SN600C is a flash Speedlite from China manufacture, maybe you never heard before about this flash, all we know that the most popular flash from China manufacture is the YongNuo flash speedlite.
Unfortunately I read one article from Dpreview.com is don’t try to put your flash for other brand to your Lumix hot shoe, it will fry your camera because different pin and socket contact. Before that, I’m thinking trying to put the Shanny SN600C to my Lumix GX85. You know, I’m not familiar with Panasonic Lumix system before, so I don’t want to take a risk. So, I keep my flashgun in my dry box, I don’t have a guts to try.
Couple weeks ago, precisely at Januari 24, 2017 I’m thinking to take a risk trying to put my current flash speedlite to Panasonic Lumix GX85. Because I really need to use my flash, I see the pin contact on the flash and on the hot shoe is same. For the first time it get stuck on the hot shoe, so I’m afraid I’m break the pin contact of the flash. Whatever, I try to give more push the flash onto the hot shoe, and finally the flashgun is fit on the hot shoe, nothing break the pin.
You know what after I use this flash, it’s REALLY WORKS!!! The flash is connected to my Lumix GX85 camera, and my camera is can read the flash correctly, I see the red flash icon that indicate the flash is connected successfully. I don’t know it will works well if I try to attach other than Lumix and Canon.
The pin flash is same with in camera hot shoe:
Here it’s what looks like if attach to my Lumix GX85 hot shoe:
I bought this flash about $100, this flash support High Speed Sync and E-TTL if you attach in Canon camera, but it doesn’t works in Lumix, but all function is works and connected to the camera. Shanny SN600C have GN60, High Speed Sync up to 1/8000, you can set automatic zoom position or manually set the zoom position, from 20mm to 200mm. In Lumix, you can’t set zoom position automatically, you should do manually. As we know if we set to auto, zoom position will move also if we try to change the lens focal length. So, you should do it manually if attach in Lumix.
The recycle time is really fast up to 3 second and you can get back to take picture without waiting to long. Here is the full specification of Shanny SN600C:
Finally, this flash is worth it to buy because it’s very cheap rather than buy the expensive Panasonic LUMIX DMW-FL360L External Flash. If you on a budget, I recommended this flash for your Lumix camera. I guarantee all function is works except what I explain above. If you want to buy this flash, I found Amazon is sell this flash about $89, and I find in AliExpress also with the same price.
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