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03-30-2012, 02:28 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by maltfalc Quote
i can't believe nobody bothered to mention the fact that a vivitar 283 can have a trigger voltage above 250 volts, which could have fried jennverr's camera.
Good point, here's a site with lots of info:
Photo Strobe Trigger Voltages

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QuoteOriginally posted by enoeske Quote
I have a hard time recommending either of them for "on camera" flash but I just got 2 of the YN-560ii flashes and they are great. No experience with the vivitar. With the addition of some cheap cactus v5 triggers, you can open up a whole new world of "off camera flash" photography.
Have you had any problems with the YN-560 II freezing on the K-5, as mentioned in another thread?
Or are they working ok, also when mounted in the hotshoe?
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QuoteOriginally posted by NKK Quote
Have you had any problems with the YN-560 II freezing on the K-5, as mentioned in another thread?
Or are they working ok, also when mounted in the hotshoe?
Sorry, I haven't used it on camera at all
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QuoteOriginally posted by enoeske Quote
Sorry, I haven't used it on camera at all
Ok - thank you for following up
I have one on the way - hope it works fine.
I will buy a transmitter kit, but i would prefer that it work on camera too.

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Cool. Keep us posted with your findings, NKK.
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Cool. Keep us posted with your findings, NKK.
I will do that as soon as it arrives
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Hi bro , How is it ? manage to get it work with k5 ? and Yr firmware version ?

Thanks in advance
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Hi bro , How is it ? manage to get it work with k5 ? and Yr firmware version ?

Thanks in advance
Have not received the flash yet as soon as i have it, i will test and post the results

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And then the flash had arrived as i came home from work (YN-560 II)

I can say that it works perfectly on my K-5 mounted in the hotshoe. With 40-50 tries i did not have any misfires or problems at all.
The quality is really great, and delivered in a nice "soft-case" for protecting the flash when carrying it around.

I have tried different output levels (1/1, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64, 1/128), and it also keeps up with the K-5 in continuing shooting mode fine, when the power is dialed down.
I'm impressed with the recycle speed too.
When it's put in S2 mode, it even ignores the preflash from the onboard flash, and can be used as remote slave

All in all very happy with the purchase, and i'm looking forward to use it "for real"
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Nice! Thanks NKK
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Thanks! What's the build quality like, how does it feel in the hand/mounted?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Giklab Quote
Thanks! What's the build quality like, how does it feel in the hand/mounted?
I think the build quality is really good.
Definitely better than i expected (especially for the price). And it came with the softcase to carry it in, and a "flashstand".

Mounted it is a big flash, a bit "top-heavy"
But i think i will use on an off the camera about 50/50, and i don't think it will be "too heavy".
I think the balance would be really good with the grip, but i don't have that.

But you also have to remember that it is a powerfull flash with a GN of 58 when zoomed to 105mm according to the manual.
I have seen some tests online saying that it's actually a little less powerfull, but still really strong.
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Thanks NKK . Thanks for the confirmation .

Just 1 last question . Yr K5 running with the latest firmware of 1.12 ?

Regards
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QuoteOriginally posted by supersimon27 Quote
Thanks NKK . Thanks for the confirmation .

Just 1 last question . Yr K5 running with the latest firmware of 1.12 ?

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Hi,

It's running 1.12 - but i think there is a 1.13, i have just not updated yet.
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