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05-18-2012, 09:54 PM   #1
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k-5 does not transfer data to metz 50-1

Just bought a metz 50-1 for my k5 but can't get the flash to display information on the flash. The only 2 things the flash displays are the mode and auto shut off icon. I have the DA 35mm 2.4 lens on the camera.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

05-19-2012, 02:24 AM   #2
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did you update the flash firmwire too latest version
05-19-2012, 06:12 AM   #3
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Not yet. Will try the update later today and report back. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Flash exposure is rather rubbish on the K5 im afraid.
There is a way though. Set your anti red eye in motion !
It then uses the preflash to calculate exposure and will give you spot on results
everytime in most situations

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Sorry... I should have read your post a little better lol... I do apologise
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Hi Txhills,
I think it may be derived from the flash head is not turned and tilted in a right position!
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SKwan,
I have tried many different positions, still no info displayed. The only time I can get any other information to display is to have the shutter halfway pressed and turn the flash on. But the information would only stay on for a very brief moment and back to the flash mode and auto shut off icon displayed screen.
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