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07-11-2012, 07:45 AM   #1
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K5 + Yongnuo YN560II - Wireless Slave (?)

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Since 4 days I'm a proud owner of a Pentax K5. I want to use my Yongnuo YN560II as a Wireless (optical) Slave. Now, I don't get my K5 and speedlite working with each other. With my build-in flash popped up in Wireless mode; wireless flash settings on and Yongnuo on S1 or S2. Nothing works!

The YN560 does pop though. But to late or to early. Making a photo of the speedlight makes it pop but on the photo the speedlight is of. Who knows what to do??

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It should work fine in S2 mode. Can you set it to S2 and take a photo of the flash with it pointed at the camera to see if its syncing?

S1 mode won't sync with the pop-up flash because the pre-flash will trigger it. Same goes for M mode. S2 mode ignores the pre-flash by waiting a moment and then firing.
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It should work fine in S2 mode. Can you set it to S2 and take a photo of the flash with it pointed at the camera to see if its syncing?

S1 mode won't sync with the pop-up flash because the pre-flash will trigger it. Same goes for M mode. S2 mode ignores the pre-flash by waiting a moment and then firing.
Yeah already tried that one! Flash fires but one the picture its black/not working....
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Try taking the pop-up flash out of wireless mode, just use regular flash. That is supposed to control p-ttl flashes, and the YN560ii is not p-ttl capable. You can set it to -3 EV in the flash menu so that its 3 stops under ambient and shouldn't make much different to the exposure.

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Try taking the pop-up flash out of wireless mode, just use regular flash. That is supposed to control p-ttl flashes, and the YN560ii is not p-ttl capable. You can set it to -3 EV in the flash menu so that its 3 stops under ambient and shouldn't make much different to the exposure.
Still no results.... I've putted my flash in -2 EV. I don't have -3 but I don't think that is making much of a difference..
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Ok got the answere! For people with the same problem:

Put the flash in S2 mode. Turn of the 'Wireless Flash' setting in custom menu. Use normal flash (no wireless flash) and it will work!
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