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03-15-2012, 05:41 PM   #1
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Pentax ME SLR and Pentax AF-200FG flash

I was wondeing if the Pentax AF-200FG electronic flsh unit would be compatible to use with a Pentax ME film SLR camera.
I'm not sure if the ME supports the P-TTL and TTL designation on the flash. The ME manual does not mention these designations.

I get different answers at different stores. I tried the clip on boot at the store and it fits. I don't want to buy it if it will not work.

03-15-2012, 05:51 PM   #2
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I don't believe the flash supports regular auto mode, only manual, TTL, and P-TTL. So on your ME, you would need to use it entirely manually, would could be a pain if you don't have aperture value tables for it

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03-15-2012, 06:31 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply Adam.

I'm still not sure what the flash specification means by TTL or P-TTL. The flash states it has TTL (auto), P-TTL (auto) and Full (manual)

The only TTL I know is transistor-transistor-logic but it may mean through-the-lens. I looked up the specs on the Asahi Pentax ME and it does have through the lens metering. Do you think this is what they mean?
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TTL (indeed Through The Lens) flash requires a special TTL flash sensor. The ME doesn't have one, as they weren't introduced until the A-lens era. Our camera DB confirms this:
Pentax ME - Manual Focus Film SLRs - Pentax Camera Database and Reviews

I believe the first Pentax SLR to support TTL flash was the Super A: Pentax Super A/Super Program - Manual Focus Film SLRs - Pentax Camera Database and Reviews (the last one being the *ist DS2)

The TTL sensor is typically located behind the mirror and is mounted in the left wall.


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