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06-12-2013, 10:16 PM   #1
John Branum
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Flash compatibility

I just bought a k30 and would like to know if my Pentax flash 500ftz will work on it.

06-13-2013, 12:38 AM   #2
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yes it will. But it is a TTL flash. Pentax newest DSLRs support only P-TTL which is the "evolution" of TTL. So in short, you can use the flash on manual mode or auto mode if it has a thyristor.
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The Pentax *ist DS2 was the last DSLR with TTL flash compatibility.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-dslr-discussion/57922-ds2-ttl-flash.html
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QuoteOriginally posted by John Branum Quote
I just bought a k30 and would like to know if my Pentax flash 500ftz will work on it.
It will fire, set the shutter speed, indicate in the viewfinder when it has recycled and it will provide auto-focus assist lighting, but it will not operate automatically. You will have to use it totally manually and the camera will have to be set to manual operation with you selecting the correct aperture. The screen on the back should provide you with the information you need to set the aperture correctly, but you will have to do some calculations.

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