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11-13-2017, 01:46 PM   #1
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Metablitz 64 AF-1

Last night I ordered a Metablitz 64 for my K1.. at quite a good price, this morning my order was cancelled, my billing address was wrong, my bad. Upon reordering the dealer wants £20 more as the offer ended last night, so I did not hit submit..

I will ring the dealer and see if they with do the deal price in the morning, only because if you buy the 64 for letís say Canon or any other brand itís £279 but if you want Pentax itís £299, itís the same unit just a change in the mount.. think I am being fleeced..

I have had a good look at the flash options for the K1 and came to the conclusion the 64 was a great option, but having a second chance now, itís a mine field... Anyone have any opinions on other options..

I did consider the 54 model, but just feel the extra features of the 64 such as the extra fill in flash may be handy one day..

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Consider Cactus you would need the V6ll and the flash combined price is same or less and you have all features on and off camera.
On camera flash will need to mount on top of v6
11-13-2017, 02:50 PM   #3
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Does Metz 64 works on K1 ?
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QuoteOriginally posted by biz-engineer Quote
Does Metz 64 works on K1 ?
Metz lists it when you do a camera search... so I assume it does..

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Metz lists it when you do a camera search... so I assume it does..
Ah ok, yes, I visited the web site, it's there. Thanks.
11-14-2017, 03:06 AM   #6
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Yesterday Metz confirmed they have no resources to fix the K-1 Bug - PentaxForums.com
But itīs a powerful flash and it have fill in flash.
11-14-2017, 12:59 PM   #7
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I went for the Metz in the end, SRS gave me the offer price, always been a great company. I am unlikely to use it as a master/slave unit so fingers crossed everything else works well as I have found little in the way of reviews of the 64 with the K1 so I am going in a bit blind..
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QuoteOriginally posted by ukspeedtraps Quote
I am going in a bit blind..
That could happen with that beast of Metz 64 at full power, don't look toward the flash when firing it...

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I purchased the 64 AF-1 for on camera HSS on the K-1 ... works great.
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purchase a Cactus V6II and an RF60X... you will be happy to be able to use it off camera... even with HSS (!!off camera)
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