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12-10-2012, 06:30 PM   #1
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K-R and AF540 Flash

Anyone using the AF540 Flash with a K-R? How compatible are they? Do all the features of the flash work with the K-R.

I have the DA kit lens and an FA lens and a Tamron lens. Will the P-TTL work with these lenses?

I am basically looking to use the flash for taking candids at parties and portrait shots.

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12-10-2012, 06:48 PM   #2
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It will all work like it should, P-TTL only requires A contacts in the lens, so even older lenses will work without a problem, anything auto focus is a safe bet.
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i use it. i shoot in manual mode and aperture priority. i have had a bit of fun setting up wireless manual slave function but other than that i have used all functions. i had a couple of shots here for some reason...

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I use a 540 with a K-x which is the K-r's predecessor and works well in an indoor group situation. Dial in a small amount of flash underexposure to deal with bright highlights off white fabric, shines off foreheads etc and all will be well. I have used the 540 with the Tamron 17-50 zoom and pleased with results.

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