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03-09-2013, 07:58 AM   #1
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K5, rear curtain sync flash in manual mode, advice on what flash to buy needed!

Hi all first thread, and i'm still rather new to DSLR photography!

I have tried searching the thread and google to try and find a definitive answer to my question! I am looking for a flash which can be used in maual mode with rear synch, preferably without preflash! (mainly for nightclub use)
The most usefull info iv'e found is here - Feature Comparison - Pentax P-TTL Flash Comparison

However, I am confused by one line - On the plus side for Metz, higher-end Metz flashes can do rear-curtain sync in manual flash power mode. Flashes of other makes work only in P-TTL automatic exposure modes, which means that there will be a brief preflash before the start of the exposure.

Could sombody offer advice as to which flashes this is refering to?

I am assuming the 58AF 1/2, but does it also include the 48AF??


03-09-2013, 08:33 AM   #2
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Fwiw, 58af2 will definitely do rear sync with manual power with k5, but not on manual lenses (ie not on non aperture linked). Don't know about others sorry.
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My Metz 40MZ with SCA3701 and Metz 54MZ with SCA3702 can do rear sync with K-7 and K10D (I don't have other camera models to test). The flash can be in M or A mode. The camera can be in Av, X, or M mode. The lens can be whatever....
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Cheers folks, I amy wait an see if anyone can advise about the 48 before buying the 58, as the 48 is pretty much half the price 0_o!

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QuoteOriginally posted by 5R7 Quote
Cheers folks, I amy wait an see if anyone can advise about the 48 before buying the 58, as the 48 is pretty much half the price 0_o!
I have both the 58 and the 48 and they pretty much do the same things apart from master and strobo mode,so the 48 does also do manual and rear sync, best bang for the buck in my p- ttl flash purchases.
I'm sure even the more recent 50af-1 does of course.

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