Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
05-19-2012, 07:32 PM   #1
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: May 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 107
I cant get my external flash to fire in manual mode

It's an old flash (yes i checked the trigger voltage), it fires fine in Auto, but I have a manual lens im trying to use it with and I cant figure out how to get it to fire in manual mode...

Any advice appreciated!

05-19-2012, 09:43 PM   #2
Moderator
Site Supporter
photolady95's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Cruising PentaxForums and watching your back.
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 9,745
Which flash uinit is it?
05-19-2012, 10:09 PM   #3
New Member




Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Ebeltoft
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 10
In manual mode, do you remember to have your shutter slower than 1/160?
05-20-2012, 02:04 AM   #4
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: May 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 107
Original Poster
That's it! My shutter was too fast. Hmm... That is rather disappointing, is there any way to use a faster shutter with a flash?

05-20-2012, 02:08 AM   #5
Moderator
Site Supporter
photolady95's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Cruising PentaxForums and watching your back.
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 9,745
External flash need to have the option to use HSS before it will allow faster shutter speeds. I just bought the Pentax AF360FGZ that allows this function.
05-20-2012, 02:14 AM   #6
New Member




Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Ebeltoft
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 10
Not if your flash donīt support Hss shooting, sorry
Ooops, photolady was faster
05-20-2012, 02:29 AM   #7
Veteran Member
sterretje's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Roodepoort, South Africa
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,534
QuoteOriginally posted by PEJensen Quote
In manual mode, do you remember to have your shutter slower than 1/160?
It's actually 1/180s or slower. That works if one uses 1/2 EV steps instead of 1/3 EV steps.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, cant, fire, flash, k-r, kr, pentax k-r
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Definitive manual external flash guidance devorama Pentax Q 11 03-18-2017 06:21 PM
Using Built in Flash in Wireless mode with External Flash i.e AF-360fgz disco_owner Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 7 05-16-2012 07:41 AM
k-5 popup flash in manual mode? danny_falin Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 5 03-16-2012 07:22 AM
Flash usage, and TaV or manual mode. JGB Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 5 11-09-2010 09:26 AM
GX-10 won't fire external flash. nixcamic Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 2 10-10-2008 04:45 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:36 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top