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12-24-2012, 07:58 PM   #1
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SMC-M lenses and HSS on AF-360FGZ?

I'm loving my SMC-M 50mm/f1.7 on my K-30, but I can't seem to get my flash (AF-360FGZ) into high speed sync mode with the camera in manual mode (though I have tried other modes as well, with the same result).

It works fine when I put one of the kit lenses on, but I'd much rather continue using what has become my walkaround lens (the 50mm).

As for why I need HSS, I'm attempting to experiment with outdoor fill flash techniques.

Assuming that I can't do this with the 360, will something like the Metz 48 or Sigma EF-530 be able to do this? Or am I out of luck with doing any HSS + SMC-M combination? Ideally any winning combination will work with SMC-M lenses and let me continue using the camera in manual mode.

Thanks!

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QuoteOriginally posted by codeblock Quote
I'm loving my SMC-M 50mm/f1.7 on my K-30, but I can't seem to get my flash (AF-360FGZ) into high speed sync mode with the camera in manual mode (though I have tried other modes as well, with the same result).

It works fine when I put one of the kit lenses on, but I'd much rather continue using what has become my walkaround lens (the 50mm).

As for why I need HSS, I'm attempting to experiment with outdoor fill flash techniques.

Assuming that I can't do this with the 360, will something like the Metz 48 or Sigma EF-530 be able to do this? Or am I out of luck with doing any HSS + SMC-M combination? Ideally any winning combination will work with SMC-M lenses and let me continue using the camera in manual mode.

Thanks!
I believe that HSS will only work in P-TTL mode, which requires the camera to know the lens's aperture setting (i.e. only A lenses and newer are supported).

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