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03-13-2013, 02:44 PM   #1
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K5 and Metz 52

Anyone use this configuration?
I want to buy this flash but some post tell about overexposure sometimes..
I wish to know some experiences or if someone can give me some link about a review..

Thanks a lot

03-13-2013, 03:09 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by drugo Quote
Anyone use this configuration?
I want to buy this flash but some post tell about overexposure sometimes..
I wish to know some experiences or if someone can give me some link about a review..

Thanks a lot
Hi,

I am thinking about the same flash and so far I have found a review - see the second one Pentax K-5 II DSLR Camera: Amazon.co.uk: Camera & Photo

Cheers,
03-13-2013, 03:29 PM   #3
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Hi, there are not son many post about that on line. This is one

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/general-technical-troubleshooting/216365-...s-1-flash.html

Now i ask him about his experience.
03-14-2013, 01:40 PM   #4
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Thanks,

But if I buy I will go for AF-2. See a review with Pentax


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Uhm...

Someone could say if this solution works for him?

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-5/126224-k-5-bounce-flash-overexposure-fix.html

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03-15-2013, 01:10 AM   #6
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I have both the K5 and the 52 AF-1. I find they pair well. I am new to the hot-shoe flash, and as such this is my first one. I have nothing to compare it too, but I am quite happy, especially with the remote flash capabilities!
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QuoteOriginally posted by drugo Quote
Anyone use this configuration?
I want to buy this flash but some post tell about overexposure sometimes..
I wish to know some experiences or if someone can give me some link about a review..

Thanks a lot
Hi, i really wonder if you bought the flash? I have found this post Comparison: Metz 52 AF-1 vs. Metz 50 AF-1 review @ PHOTO-TIPS-ONLINE.com and am really impressed with the servo mode - it seems I could use it with the Nikon system as a slave

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QuoteOriginally posted by Gilzuma Quote
I have both the K5 and the 52 AF-1. I find they pair well. I am new to the hot-shoe flash, and as such this is my first one. I have nothing to compare it too, but I am quite happy, especially with the remote flash capabilities!
Hi, have you tried the learing servo mode with different brand flash as a master?

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Hi, have you tried the learing servo mode with different brand flash as a master?

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No I haven't tried that. I only have the one flash... And due to budgetary constraints that's likely to stay that way for a while.
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Hi guys,

So, at the end of the day I decided to buy the 52 AF-1 and soon will be able to say a few words. At the moment the flash seems to be well build and the touch screen is just a different experience, but I like it. Cheers.
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QuoteOriginally posted by SkilakDeZoo Quote
Hi guys,

So, at the end of the day I decided to buy the 52 AF-1 and soon will be able to say a few words. At the moment the flash seems to be well build and the touch screen is just a different experience, but I like it. Cheers.
Cool, I look forward to hearing your opinion.
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K5 and 58 AF2

I have a K5 and both the Metz 58 af2 and the Pentax 540. I struggled with the 540 while I learned to work with flash and finally switched to the Metz when I needed faster response time with a battery pack. There is no comparison. The Metz is simply a better product in terms of outcomes and build quality.
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QuoteOriginally posted by GarySloman Quote
I have a K5 and both the Metz 58 af2 and the Pentax 540. I struggled with the 540 while I learned to work with flash and finally switched to the Metz when I needed faster response time with a battery pack. There is no comparison. The Metz is simply a better product in terms of outcomes and build quality.
I also have a K-5 and both Pentax AF540 & Metz 58 flashes. I agree about the poor build quality of the AF 540. Mine is now more or less unusable owing to the flimsy battery door cover having broken...
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First impression with 52 AF-1

QuoteOriginally posted by Gilzuma Quote
Cool, I look forward to hearing your opinion.
Right, my first quick review after a short time spent with the flash.
My comments:

On the camera: In a room having an object in somewhere the middle the pictures were very good (right exposure) when the flash was bounced either from the ceiling or walls. The only time when I had to adjust the EV was when the flash was direct to the object. I think it is due to fact the flash is very powerfull

Off the camera - Slave mode: flash 45deg away from the camera, around 1.5m away from the object. After a few trials I have managed to set it up and then even changing the F to silly 16 the exposure was right. The remote slave mode in TTL is briliant (so far). I think I misunderstood the FL (zoom) in the flash as it, perhaps, refers to Full Frame scale thus my 40mm ltd should be 60mm and I think I set 70mm.

The menu is dead easy
When I set up the studio I will show a few pictures,

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I have done a quick few photos session just to check the slave TTL mode + on board flash as master or commander. The flash-Metz was about 1.5m away on the left pointed to the ceiling. So far I am a happy bunny


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