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01-16-2015, 10:57 AM   #1
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Metz 50 AF-1 First Shot Overexposure

Hi all,

Noticed something interesting with my K3 that didn't happen with my Kr.

When I use my Metz 50 AF-1 flash with the K3 the first shot is overexposed. Subsequent shots are fine but the first one after a power up is overexposed. Almost like the Metz overcharged and it needs to dissipate that charge or it doesn't recognize the P-TTL mode for the first shot.

I shoot in manual mode. P-TTL mode.

This didn't happen with my Kr.

Any thoughts?

01-17-2015, 09:15 AM   #2
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Got the same with my K3 and the Metz 58AF2. The K7 and K5 did the same. It also happend when you power down / up the flash, when the Pentax is still on.
01-17-2015, 10:03 AM   #3
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I have the Metz 50 AF-1 on my K-3. Manual mode on the camera 1/180 f/5.6, flash on P-TTL. No difference between shots. Firmware K-3 1.11 and flash V4.0
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Had no similar problems with Metz 58 AF-1 and *istD, K100Ds, K-5 and K-3.

Did you try to update Metz firmware?

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