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11-03-2013, 09:14 AM - 1 Like   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Vinfer Quote
I speak from experience.
Me too. I have both bodies and my original K-5 was badly overexposing pretty often. Not anymore. K-5IIs was slightly overexposing (acceptable and controllable just by switching Highlight Correction ON), but it's dead on now. Hundreds of flash exposures with accuracy and repeatability I could never dream of with my old K10D.

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If the problem was fixed with the K5 II, wouldn't it have been also fixed with the K30 and K50?
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Great to hear bounce flash problems solved. My K7 is definitely getting K3'd soon.
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Does anyone have trouble triggering sigma ef 530 dg super in non-PTTL mode in K-3's hotshoe?
I cannot triigger my flash gun unless it's in P-TTL mode.


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QuoteOriginally posted by jaad75 Quote
Me too. I have both bodies and my original K-5 was badly overexposing pretty often. Not anymore. K-5IIs was slightly overexposing (acceptable and controllable just by switching Highlight Correction ON), but it's dead on now. Hundreds of flash exposures with accuracy and repeatability I could never dream of with my old K10D.
I have opposite issue - my shots are underexposured about 1 EV.
Tried with K-5/K-5II/K-3, flash units Metz 58 AF-2 and Pentax AF 540 FGZ II.
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Coming from the K20D, the K-3 is a vast improvement.
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The legends are all those wars on formats (FF vs APS, etc.etc.) created by amateur photographers
Plus 1.
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I haven't used bounce flash on the K-5II enough to confirm but it "seems" better than the K-5. It DEFINITELY existed on my two K-5 classic bodies.

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Bounce pttl flash works fine even my k30. in K5 it did not work, it was useless in k5...
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I have a Metz 58-AF2 and as far as I can tell it works perfectly with the K-3. I haven't used it that much but still enough to tell that it works much more reliably than on the K-r and K-30. I haven;t had a single wrong exposure except for the inevitable cases where the flash just isn;t powerful enough for the situation (which of course has nothing to do with P-TTL and would happen even in manual mode)

Oddly my problems with K-r and K-30 have always been inconsistent underexposure when using bounce whereas everyone else in the known universe complains of overexposure in such situations. Even more strangely there is a very simple (but inconvenient) solution to the problem I have - instead of tilting up the flash head I mount a mirror at 45 degrees to deflect the light upwards and miraculously it works properly with very few cases of underexposure.
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