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11-02-2013, 06:23 PM   #1
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K-3 and P-TTL

I am a professional photographer and frankly I'm tired of the management of the P-TTL on the K5. I want to change the camera body specifically for this reason. Does anyone know if the management of the P-TTL is REALLY improved on the K-3?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Vinfer Quote
the management of the P-TTL is REALLY improved on the K-3?
It's fixed even on the K-5II.
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Tested this tonight - bounce flash in a dance studio full of mirrors.

Based on this initial testing I'd say the problems are fixed; photos appear correctly exposed, and can easily be controlled via flash exp comp.

Very happy personally, as it was a big pain before!
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Finally!

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thats good news but i am going to wait before buying me any flashes to see if Ricoh releases the Flagship AF600FGZ mentioned in Pentax Forum news
I really it is a ood one
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Flagship AF600FGZ
? Never heard of it. Link?
The new AF 560 II is expensive enough. I'm afraid to speculate how much a new 'flagship' flash might be.
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the new af 560 ii
af 540 fgz ii.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jaad75 Quote
af 540 fgz ii.
Oops. My bad.

Seems a nice flash, but a premium price.

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Tested this tonight - bounce flash in a dance studio full of mirrors.

Based on this initial testing I'd say the problems are fixed; photos appear correctly exposed, and can easily be controlled via flash exp comp.

Very happy personally, as it was a big pain before!
Nice to hear it.
On the K5 the situation was intolerable and I had even thought of switching to Nikon (reluctantly). But if the problem was solved really is a great thing, especially because it allows me to stay in Pentax.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Vinfer Quote
Nice to hear it.
On the K5 the situation was intolerable and I had even thought of switching to Nikon (reluctantly). But if the problem was solved really is a great thing, especially because it allows me to stay in Pentax.
I agree! Was a real hope of mine. I've also tried prompting the problems at home (small hallway shooting into a mirror) and it seemed fine then also!
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Metz flashguns can be updated, cured the K5 and K-01 problems, still works fine with older Pentax bodies. Funny that the Q never had the problem.

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I was never a problem with my K-5IIs and was cured via firmware with the original K-5. But the legend carries on...
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Didn't pentax people say the problem was in the K5 hardware? That would suggest no firmware would fix it, and other cameras wouldn't have it.
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I have tried using the K3 with flash and for bounce flash, exposures seem much more consistent. I did a wedding last weekend with the K5IIs and flash exposure was all over the place.

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I was never a problem with my K-5IIs and was cured via firmware with the original K-5. But the legend carries on...
Legend?
I speak from experience. The fact that my K5 with the latest firmware updates (both body and Metz AF 560 2) has always had problems with bounce flash is a fact, not a legend. The legends are all those wars on formats (FF vs APS, etc.etc.) created by amateur photographers and not concrete data reported by a photographer who works with photography.
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