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01-26-2011, 05:14 AM   #1
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Cables to connect k20D to Metz & Pentax flash

Hi,
I have a Metz 36CT2 flash which is quite old but still works OK and a new Pentax 540 pttl flash that I just got from B&H. Is there a way I can utilse both units preferably by cable? The Metz doesn't appear have a sync socket.
The Pentax needs the F5 cable plus type F and/or Fg hotshoes from what I can gather.
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02-04-2011, 03:49 PM   #2
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I'm not from B&H. (just to set the record straight)
I'm pretty sure that the AF540FGZ can take the Pentax F5P cable direct into the side where the remote battery plugs in (under the rubber cover). Then you can use any hot shoe cable (non dedicated is fine) to go from the hot shoe of the 540 to your Metz 36. I'm not sure how the P-TTL function will work (probably won't) but both flashes should fire.
02-06-2011, 09:44 AM   #3
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Hello;

Our site lists; Off-camera corded TTL or P-TTL flash with the AF-540 FGZ requires two pieces; Hot Shoe Adapter F or Fg (catalog #31022 & 31045 respectively), and Extension Cord F5P or Extension Cord F5PL (37347 & 37349 respectively).

I am not able to check and see if the Pentax F5P 3' Extension Cord plugs directly into the 540. It is does, then the Hot Shoe Adapter F is not needed.Pentax Hot Shoe Adapter F 31022 B&H Photo Video

Pentax F5P 3' Extension Cord for Off-Camera TTL Flash 37347 B&H

Pentax Off Camera Shoe Adpater F 31046 B&H Photo Video


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