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06-28-2016, 09:25 AM   #1
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K1 Metz 58 AF-2

Has anyone tried a Metz 58 AF-2 with their K1? I put mine on last night and it wouldn't fire about half the time. I eventually figured it would work most of the time in A (Auto) mode. I updated the K1 firmware this morning but haven't tried the flash yet. I believe the Metz flash FW is up to date.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Snydly Quote
put mine on last night and it wouldn't fire about half the time
Are you letting it recharge between shots?
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You may have to limit yourself to 1/180s if Metz haven't updated the flash to work at 1/200s. Please let me know if that's the issue as a number of others are wondering the same thing

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I have this combo but haven't tried it yet. I'll report back when I have a chance to try it.

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I believe someone figured out it had something to do with the reported focal lengths. I think its programmed to convert focal length from APS-C because pentax didn't have a FF when the flash came out.

If correct, the flash should work fine when using the APS-C crop mode.
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bertwert the green light is on so I believe it should be charged. Adam, I will experiment with that. enoeske the flash has a setting (or two) dealing with the conversion. I think I set them correctly since using my K5iis, but I'll check the manual...
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Take a look in this thread:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/190-pentax-k-1/325879-k-1-metz-flashes-good-news.html
My 58-1 is now working fine with the K-1
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QuoteOriginally posted by matze_1 Quote
Take a look in this thread: The K-1 and Metz flashes. Good news!My 58-1 is now working fine with the K-1
Yes, the new firmware (ver 5) available from a link in that thread works perfectly with the 58AF2

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