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12-08-2013, 09:26 AM   #1
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Is the Dine flash safe?

Is the lester dine ring flash that comes in their dental kit safe to use on the k5II? I know some flashes have voltage issues.

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Wear latex gloves and lube the contacts with novacane and all should go well. If there is a loud popping sound, and you see a bright white light, you are not in heaven, but you might want some nitrous oxide to ease the pain.....

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When was it made? You can get a voltmeter and measure yourself. Or you can get one of those "flash adapters" that prevent voltage damage.
There are also charts of old flash systems and their measured voltage, but I doubt a "dental" flash will be on there..
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I just got a picture of it and it says sunpak pt-2d on it. Does that help?

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That is a dedicated module to work with Pentax TTL (the old system, not the new P-TTL) and it is safe to use. That module is interchangeable to work with different systems, but there isn't one available for P-TTL. The flash will work as it should in manual and auto modes. The PT-2D does actually communicate with the newer bodies, it is capable of telling the body that the flash is ready and in Av mode it will keep the shutter speed below 1/180 on its own, but the TTL exposure won't work.
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Thanks for the info elliot.
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Glad you got an answer, I knew you would. Sorry for my smart ass reply.....when you are old, senile, laid up with a broken foot and bored crazy, you will understand!

BTW- I have the Kiron 105 2.8 Macro lens that is generally associated with that dental flash. It is superb at macro shooting......if you don't have one, you might keep an eye out for one, it is a jewel!

From the Kiron 105...



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No problem Rupert, I enjoyed the reply. I also know what it is like being out of commission for awhile. I just had surgery on my shoulder 8 weeks ago and I was incapacitated for some time.

Here is what I found here locally and picked up today. Based on prices in the marketplace I got a good deal. I am happy but aggravated that the battery in my camera is dead. Unlike the GR I guess the k-5II does not charge off the computer LOL



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QuoteOriginally posted by BeerCan Quote
Is the lester dine ring flash that comes in their dental kit safe to use on the k5II? I know some flashes have voltage issues.

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Is yours like this?
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/120-general-technical-troubleshooting/238...-deattach.html
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Yes, it is just like the one you linked.
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