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09-16-2015, 06:26 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by mcgregni Quote
What a missed opportunity! Surely technology-wise it could have been possible to give the AF201 the same wireless control functionality as a built-in flash? It is clearly a logical accessory choice for purchasers of the K3II . There are plenty of people who draw the line at carrying a larger flashgun regularly, but the AF201 would stay in the bag and be ready.

If it's really a technology limitation then fair enough .... But it not then its a poor marketing decision surely.... ? I think they would be selling plenty more K3II cameras AND AF201s if this handy feature had been included.
I agree 100% - it would sell the little AF201's and make the choice a no brainer. I don't know if there is a high cost to adding the brains needed to the flash.

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I like the internal GPS idea, since it would allow me to use a ring flash or similar item in the field and tag GPS data. I'm going to start lobbying for a K3II purchase later this year...though I'd like the DA300 as well.
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I like the internal GPS idea, since it would allow me to use a ring flash or similar item in the field and tag GPS data. I'm going to start lobbying for a K3II purchase later this year...though I'd like the DA300 as well.
Isn't it possible to use a double headed flash cable to do that? Hot shoe to hot shoe type with the mount on top to allow you to add the external GPS or does that not work? Something like this perhaps: Nissin SC-01 Coiled Universal Off-Camera Shoe Cord NDSC01 B&H
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QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
Isn't it possible to use a double headed flash cable to do that? Hot shoe to hot shoe type with the mount on top to allow you to add the external GPS or does that not work? Something like this perhaps: Nissin SC-01 Coiled Universal Off-Camera Shoe Cord NDSC01 B&H
That's probably a good option to explore, yes. I do have a grip plate to mount the flash head. As long as the camera can read the GPS data, it's worth investigating.

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