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06-05-2010, 01:22 AM   #1
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YN460-II Speedlite for K-X

Hi i'm about to purchase this Flash - YN460-II Speedlite
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i need some feedback if this Flash is compatible with my K-X?

06-05-2010, 01:39 AM   #2
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It's compatible with the K20, so I'm assuming the K-x as well.

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It's nice. I have the I version. Triggers well as optical slave, has decent amount of power and reasonable to fast recycle time. Despite it's price seems really well made. Solid, no loose plastic, comes with nice soft pouch and off camera stand. It has all the features one might need in simple manual flash.

The only things i might complain about is - no zoom head, but that was already known prior purchase. This makes it waste a lot of power when the whole wide coverage is not needed. E.g. with 50mm lens.
It makes a bit of plastic smell after several full power discharges.

Another thing that was discovered only after purchase - bad button design. They have to be pressed really hard - even forcefully to make contact. It makes it hard to quickly adjust power or switch mode. At first i almost thought that my flash dosn't powers on. Maybe it has been fixed in version II. But i've found there is an easy enough DIY fix for v I:
curing YN460′s mushy button syndrome WS's Blog
P.S. Ive seen better fixes then in the link. This is a bit unsafe, because the foil can detach and turn the camera on or start triggering it by PILOT button. Better ones use single layer of foil with reliable attach method.

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yttrbium:

Thanks a lot for "mushy button syndrome" cure link! I took mine apart a couple times and never could figure out a fix. I never thought you could pry the back off by itself...d'oh!! Still I want to order one of the version II's.

I also need to figure out a fix for whatever I did on one of my exploratory surgeries because the head is floppy in its rotation though I might have actually broke that part...sigh...still I like these flashes for the cost as my needs are just small studio/table top stuff.

EDIT: Nice....took about 10-mins total for the fix. And I was able to remember what was wrong with the head rotation. I think I lost a screw wehn I took the case apart or just forgot to put it in place. Anyway, the result was the body would not close completely so a couple wraps of duct tape and viola, fixed that prob too. Love these inexpensive flashes that you can self-service after you self-induce error codes when making them, ahem, better...

---------- Post added 06-06-2010 at 09:50 PM ----------

QuoteOriginally posted by eByong Quote
Hi i'm about to purchase this Flash - YN460-II Speedlite
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i need some feedback if this Flash is compatible with my K-X?
Just a note that unless HoyaTax changed the mount (no they din't) there should not be any issue with the K-x. The only thing I noticed with my K20D was at first the plastic foot on the flash itself was a bit snug and did not want to slide into place. So be gentle the first few times you mount it, after that the foot will have had some wear to it and slip into place just fine. Or ya might not have any issues at all.


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11-27-2010, 09:24 AM   #5
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Just for your information:

Recently i fixed my mushy buttons. The front panel can be peeled of nicer by one of its edges instead around the buttons with something wide and flat (i used knife). I cut small squares (to fit the circles) out of thin foil and superglued them to rubber pads. They attach very well and now the flash works flawlessly.
11-27-2010, 01:00 PM   #6
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Another one to consider would be the YN-560, this has a zoom head and works with the k-x. Just got one from an Ebay seller for US$ 63,90. Buttons seem to work fine too out of the box. Nice piece of kit for the price :-)
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Hello,

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