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07-21-2013, 08:04 PM   #1
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K-30 and Metz 44 are not a happy couple

When I bought my Metz 44 flash to use on my Kr, TTL worked great. Now that I have a K-30, the Metz and it just don't get along. At short range, I have to set flash compensation to +1 to get decent lighting, but beyond 10-12 feet, the output just is gone, and it will be 3 stops under. IF I out the flash on manual, there is plenty of light. I heard that some Metz flashes did not behave well with the K-30. I looked for a firmware update for the 44 on the Metz site, but only the original is available. Anyone else have this issue with the 44?

So, am I stuck with buying a new TTL flash for the K-30?

07-22-2013, 02:25 PM   #2
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Metz put these USB ports on their flashes and then take ages to come out with updates - must be frustrating.

A friend with a Canon 5DMkIII, released a couple of months before the K-30, still can't use his 600 Metz 76MZ-5 flash as E-TTL doesn't work at all - there's no USB port either, you have to use an SCA hardware interface to make it compatible and there isn't one yet.

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