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05-12-2011, 04:30 AM   #1
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Flash for K5

Hi all,
Just joined the forum and sold Canon to go back to Pentax K5
I have Canon Sppedlite 430EX2 can this be sucessfully with my new K5

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05-12-2011, 05:30 AM   #2
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Has it got a manual mode?
If it has you can use it..and it'll stimulate you to get it off camera for some fine lighting.
05-14-2011, 11:39 AM   #3
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Like Coeurdechene said, you'll need to use manual mode on your flash;

Also, it means using manual exposure as well on your k-5, since it won't communicate anything with the camera but the trigger of the flash.
I used to do this with a canon camera and an old pentax flash, and after one or two try to get the right exposure it worked very well
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I shoot all of my modeling shots in Manual mode....wouldn't really think of using anything else. After a little practice, you will do just fine, probably better than me!
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