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10-23-2013, 05:23 PM   #1
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For those Questioning the 1/180 flash sync speed

for those of you wondering if a faster sync speed on the K-3 can be used? i'm happy to inform you, yes it can, at least that's the info i got from reading the Manual on page 88 under MEMO! if that info isn't correct, Don't blame me, blame Ricoh, they put it there!

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QuoteOriginally posted by kricha6431 Quote
for those of you wondering if a faster sync speed on the K-3 can be used? i'm happy to inform you, yes it can, at least that's the info i got from reading the Manual on page 88 under MEMO! if that info isn't correct, Don't blame me, blame Ricoh, they put it there!
I think you are misinterpreting. It simply says you can use one of the AF360 or 540 flashes for HSS. (The same as always). ?
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I think you are misinterpreting. It simply says you can use one of the AF360 or 540 flashes for HSS. (The same as always). ?
I am simply going by what I read! best to wit till camera comes out I guess in this case, and we'll find out!
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QuoteOriginally posted by kricha6431 Quote
I am simply going by what I read! best to wit till camera comes out I guess in this case, and we'll find out!
Must say I have made the same translation.

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Omd em1 is doing 320 and canikon 250
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Must say I have made the same translation.
meaning_______________ You agree or don't agree with my Post? just curious, and don't want to cause any problems!
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I agree with the way you interpreted the manual that flash will work at a high speed if you choose the speed.
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I agree with the way you interpreted the manual that flash will work at a high speed if you choose the speed.
thanks!

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QuoteQuote:
Memo
With the AF540FGZ, AF540FGZ II, AF360FGZ, or
AF360FGZ II, you can use the high-speed sync flash to
discharge the flash and take a picture at a shutter speed
faster than 1/180 seconds. Select an exposure mode
(such as I) which allows you to set the shutter speed.
Nothing new here. You can use a HSS capable P-TTL flash to shoot HSS.

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By using two external flashes (AF540FGZ, AF540FGZ II,
AF360FGZ, or AF360FGZ II) or using the built-in flash with
one or more external flashes, you can use the wireless mode
to shoot in P-TTL flash mode without connecting the flash
units with a cord. In this case, set the camera channel on
the external flashes. The set channel can be checked on
the status screen, Live View screen, LCD panel, and
in the viewfinder.
Again, nothing new. You with a proper master flash, you can shoot wireless P-TTL.

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You can connect an external flash
to the camera with a sync cord by
using the X-sync socket. Remove
the Sync socket 2P cap to connect
a sync cord to the X-sync socket.
Once again, nothing new. You can plug into the X-sync socket to trigger a flash (manual only).
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Yep, nothing new. I can use faster than 1/180 with my K-7 when using HSS.
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Nothing new here. You can use a HSS capable P-TTL flash to shoot HSS.



Again, nothing new. You with a proper master flash, you can shoot wireless P-TTL.



Once again, nothing new. You can plug into the X-sync socket to trigger a flash (manual only).
My point is/was for this Post: People were complaing that on the Prior Cameras they couldn't set a faster sync speed speed then 1/180 of a 2nd, on the K-3 you can, please reread page 88. Thanks, anyway!
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QuoteOriginally posted by kricha6431 Quote
My point is/was for this Post: People were complaing that on the Prior Cameras they couldn't set a faster sync speed speed then 1/180 of a 2nd, on the K-3 you can, please reread page 88. Thanks, anyway!
That's because you're confused.
x-sync (1/180) is NOT THE SAME as HSS.
If you use studio strobes, you'd know what I mean...
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That's because you're confused.
x-sync (1/180) is NOT THE SAME as HSS.
If you use studio strobes, you'd know what I mean...
sorry, i am not confused, page 88 tin the K-3 Manual talks about using hss sync speed faster then 1/180
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and by the way Kenyee,

When it comes to camera terms, I don't get Confused!
I have been using film and digital cameras for the last 25 years!
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QuoteOriginally posted by kricha6431 Quote
My point is/was for this Post: People were complaing that on the Prior Cameras they couldn't set a faster sync speed speed then 1/180 of a 2nd, on the K-3 you can, please reread page 88. Thanks, anyway!
I think most of the people who complain about the 1/180 limit are aware that HSS mode is the only solution to achieve faster shutter speed using flash with geniun Pentax flash or Metz.(at least, it's my own understanding after browsing this forum), not just K-3, as long as the camera body supports HSS.
They want to be able to do faster than 1/180 without HSS mode
you title might be misleading, but I cannot exclude the possiblity that some people who don't know HSS can break this limit.
However to the majority of the poeple who complain about the 1/180, they are right. K-3 cannot do faster than 1/180 without a flash gun that support HSS
To be honest, they even want to turn to the X mode and 1/180 is replaced by some higher shutter speed (1/250 in em-5?)

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