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01-12-2018, 07:38 AM   #1
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Does P-TTL work AF-360FGZ and K1?

I bought a second hand AF-360FGZ at a local camera store - the store owner told me it would only work in manual mode because its metering is meant for film cameras not digital. Is this correct?
I used the flash on my K1 in P, Av and Tv modes and it seemed to expose correctly on a bunch of frames, which was either luck or the storeman was wrong.

01-12-2018, 08:03 AM   #2
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If you got the 360 FGZ he is wrong. That unit should work with any Pentax DSLR...

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The older 330/400/500 FTZ series is difficult to use on newer Pentax bodies since they don't do PTTL.
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AF-360FGZ supports P-TTL, and communicates with Pentax DSLRs, including K-1. If you have zoom lens, try to change FL and you should hear zoom in the flash adjusting accordingly. On the other hand, 360FGZ does not support TTL (previous 'analog' standard).
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As said the fgz is pttl. The g stands for that. The old ftz is ttl the t stands for that. If a pentax flash has g in the name its pttl.

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Cool well that's good... I had thought it only had the manual function... I recently bought a cactus trigger and two RF60X flashes and have been using that, so it was in the drawer gathering dust.

I just received a Ricoh GR-II today and I understand I can use that to wirelessly trigger the AF360-FGZ as an off-camera flash.
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And if you get another Cactus trigger you should be able to put the 360 on top of that and trigger it by radio too alongside your RF60s. More reliable than optical trigger, especially in daylight.
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And if you get another Cactus trigger you should be able to put the 360 on top of that and trigger it by radio too alongside your RF60s. More reliable than optical trigger, especially in daylight.
You're right, and I would like a 3rd flash for my studio setup to eliminate shadows on the back wall. I might wait for a while, I think Cactus will launch the V7 this year... assuming compatibility and new features it could be a good upgrade and use my current V6II as a trigger. If not an improvement at least the V6II may drop in price.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pentageek Quote
AF-360FGZ supports P-TTL, and communicates with Pentax DSLRs, including K-1. If you have zoom lens, try to change FL and you should hear zoom in the flash adjusting accordingly. On the other hand, 360FGZ does not support TTL (previous 'analog' standard).
Really. i am pretty sure the v1 at least of the AF360 FGZ still supports TTL exposure for older cameras. I seem to remember using it my Pentax Z1 (film) and that model predates P-TTL

Edit: Just to avoid any confusion, the AF360 FGZ version I has both P-TTL and TTL capability when used with a camera that supports those modes. I believe the version II has only P-TTL capability, not TTL.


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QuoteOriginally posted by pschlute Quote
Really. i am pretty sure the v1 at least of the AF360 FGZ still supports TTL
Thanks for pointing this out. Accordingly to the manual following cameras are supported in TTL mode:
67II, 645N II, 645N, Z/PZ series, MZ/ZX series (except MZ-M/ZX-M), SFXN/SF1N, SFX/SF1, 645, Super A/Super Program, LX.

So to be precise I should have written that '360 FGZ works in TTL mode on many, but not all analogue cameras'.
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I have 3 AF360FGZs. I was shooting with one on my K-1 the other day. It works fine.
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