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08-30-2012, 12:23 AM   #1
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Suggestions for External flash for Pentax K-R

Hi Fellow Pentax users

I have few queries regarding external flash units for my pentax k-r with basic 18-50mm lens .

1. Is my pentax k-r compatiable with Yongnuo 560 ? If so i am willing to buy 2 units of it , how many cactus 5 should i be buying for the set-up ?

2. I accidentally ordered 2 units of PTTL AUTOMATIC VIV-DF-183-PEN and realised its auto flash , can i use them in addition with 2 yongnuo's , i.e 4 flashes sync together

08-30-2012, 01:14 AM   #2
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Yongnuo 560 is a manual flash. It would work with almost any dslr except maybe the sony with their weird hotshoe mount. But it would definitely work with the Pentax dslrs. For 2 flashes, you need 3 cactus v5s. 1 as a transmitter and 2 as receivers for each Yongnuo.

Can't help you regarding the flashes you accidentally ordered. No experience with pttl flashes.
08-30-2012, 01:18 AM   #3
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Those Vivitar DF-183 flashes are P-TTL only, meaning no manual controls, I don't think they would be very useful off camera. Without any way to set the flash power you won't be able to get a controllable result.

On the Yongnuos, there are 2 versions of the YN-560 now, the YN-560 II is an updated version with an actual LCD on the back panel instead of LEDs, it is a much more understandable display.

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