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05-03-2013, 12:00 AM   #1
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hot shoe fash rc for K-01 ?

As we know, K-01's built in flash doesn't offer a rc mode for triggering a wireless remote flash

I don't want to use a third party wireless remote trigger/reciever.

Anybody knows about a remote trigger attachable to the hot shoe, that does nothing but emit a very weak flash signal just sufficient to trigger a remote flash? Up to now I turn the internal flash to -2 and divert it's light backwards to trigger the remote flash.


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Only way is to use a cable or another external flash.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Anvh Quote
Only way is to use a cable or another external flash.
Yes, or both - get a cheap manual flash and a cable and use it like you're using the internal flash.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rob22315 Quote
Yes, or both - get a cheap manual flash and a cable and use it like you're using the internal flash.
I believe that isn't his intention.
Since he does not want to use third party triggers it's very likely he wants to use P-TTL mode for his flash.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Anvh Quote
I believe that isn't his intention.
Since he does not want to use third party triggers it's very likely he wants to use P-TTL mode for his flash.
Won't happen, the internal flash on this camera doesn't trigger other flashes in PTTL
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That's why he is asking for options and there are options.

There are P-TTL cables. scroll down to Flash Accessories Digital Camera Accessories -PENTAX DSLR Accessories

The other option is a putting a flash on the camera that can use P-TTL wireless, that one can trigger other flashes over P-TTl wireless and it also allow for extra functions which you don't have with internal flash from the K5 for example.
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Would a IR screen work?
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thanks for the replys. Perfect would be a hot shoe accessory with a ir-led or something

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I was hoping that you would clear the confusion so i will ask it directly.

Do you need P-TTL or is using the external flash on manual also an option?

For the first my suggestion is sadly the only option for the later you can get so many different triggers from third party.
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Sorry. Manual-only ext. flash would be ok, so no TTL required
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QuoteOriginally posted by pixxmania Quote
Sorry. Manual-only ext. flash would be ok, so no TTL required
As I said, cable and a cheap manual flash. You'll need one of those little hot-shoe-to-cable thingies too, the K-01 doesn't have a cable socket built in. You could go with a more expensive RF or IR trigger system. Depending on what you get, that might be cost effective too.
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I've used these and they are pretty decent.

Cactus Wireless Flash Transceiver V5 Duo - Gadget Infinity
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