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10-08-2018, 01:00 AM   #1
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Flash for K-50 ???

Hello to everyone !

I have a K-50 and in need for an external flash ! but i'm with a very low budget !
Does any of these two flash work on the K-50 without damaging the camera !?
Pentax AF240FT Shoe Mount Flash
Pentax AF-360FGZ TTL Shoe Mount Flash

Thank you up ahead for the help !!!
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10-08-2018, 01:17 AM   #2
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AF-360FGZ works perfectly. The other one no idea
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I really enjoy using the AF-360FGZ on my K-50.
10-08-2018, 01:32 AM   #4
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Thank you !!!
I will buy the AF-360GZ when I can get the money for it !
By the way , there are so many !... how can i know which one does and does Not work on the K-50 , or any other Pentax for the matter !?
I don't mind using it manually , but i am afraid to damage the cam using an incorrect one !...
Thank you once again !!!!!!!!!!!!!

---------- Post added 10-08-18 at 02:33 AM ----------

How about this one for example !
Pentax AF240FT Shoe Mount Flash
???...

---------- Post added 10-08-18 at 02:34 AM ----------

or this one !???...

Pentax AF 500FTZ Shoe Mount Flash

10-08-2018, 01:40 AM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pink Quote
How about this one for example !
Pentax AF240FT Shoe Mount Flash
???...

---------- Post added 10-08-18 at 02:34 AM ----------

or this one !???...

Pentax AF 500FTZ Shoe Mount Flash
Both of these will only work in manual mode on a Pentax K-mount DSLR. They are the old TTL, not the current P-TTL.

There are some third party P-TTL flashes around that may suit your budget. For example

Yongnuo YN585EX

Check out the reviews at https://www.pentaxforums.com/accessoryreviews/Flashes-Third-party-c114.html
10-08-2018, 04:53 AM   #6
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I have the Pentax AF201FG that is P-TTL and like the AF360FGZ doesn't swivel, but does tilt almost backwards and forwards. Used I got mine for $99 at B&H, Though not as powerful as the Yongnuo or the AF360. it works for me. I do mostly macro and flower shots, not so much people.
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I use several old 1970's and 80's flash units on my K30, they have an auto circuit that determines exposure when you set your camera on a pre determined aperture and ISO setting. They worked well then and still do. Here is a chart of flash trigger voltage, the ones I use have a voltage below 12V

Voltages | DPanswers

I have a Pentax HF200T, Sunpak Auto 30XD and a Vivitar Series 1 600 c/r all available for around $20 used on Ebay
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If your plan is on camera flash there are lots that can work. This site is out dated but gives good info as a starting place: The Definitive Guide - Pentax P-TTL Flash Comparison

10-08-2018, 10:32 PM   #9
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Thank y'all for the help and tips !
I was a 35mm ( still have the Minolta 35-70 like new !!! lovely cam !!! ) and now I have updated to the in DLSR ! ... I am sort of new in it !!! ( i only used a beautiful GE A1255 12.2mp (still like new too !!! )) ...I LIKE TO TAKE VERY GOOD CARE OF MY CAMS !!!
But since I am new on this , I am lost on which flash to use !?... I am afraid to damage the cam !...
I have no problem in using it manual ! , its the damage of the cam I really want to avoid !!! and course ! learn which ones are the right ones for each cam !!!
I have a Pentax AF240FT Shoe Mount Flash ... will or may it hurt the K-50 !?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?...

---------- Post added 10-08-18 at 11:35 PM ----------

QuoteOriginally posted by Pink Quote
Thank y'all for the help and tips !
I was a 35mm ( still have the Minolta 35-70 like new !!! lovely cam !!! ) and now I have updated to the in DLSR ! ... I am sort of new in it !!! ( i only used a beautiful GE A1255 12.2mp (still like new too !!! )) ...I LIKE TO TAKE VERY GOOD CARE OF MY CAMS !!!
But since I am new on this , I am lost on which flash to use !?... I am afraid to damage the cam !...
I have no problem in using it manual ! , its the damage of the cam I really want to avoid !!! and course ! learn which ones are the right ones for each cam !!!
I have a Pentax AF240FT Shoe Mount Flash ... will or may it hurt the K-50 !?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?...
I learned to love photography from my grand dad !!!
...just haven't really had the money to get into it ! ... till now ! ... well ! with a low budget that is !!!
But I do want to learn and make the most out of this opportunity life has given to me !!!.............

---------- Post added 10-08-18 at 11:37 PM ----------

By the way !
...how can I know how large of a SDHC SDXC card can the K-50 manage !? ... would love to buy a 128MB !

---------- Post added 10-08-18 at 11:45 PM ----------

QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
If your plan is on camera flash there are lots that can work. This site is out dated but gives good info as a starting place: The Definitive Guide - Pentax P-TTL Flash Comparison
Thank you very much for the help & info !!!
I will check on it !
I am learning about flashes ! ...something a bit too new and tangled for me ! ...jajajajajajaja
Best regards,[COLOR="Silver"]

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The 240t appears to have 1 auto mode and two manual modes. High and low only in manual mode won't give much control and the auto mode appears to be the old ttl protocol with isn't compatible with your camera.
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