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06-25-2020, 07:15 AM   #1
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Pop-Up Flash release button

On my K5 IIs the Pop-up Flash can be released whether the camera is ON or OFF. In my opinion the pop-up flash should only pop up when the camera is ON. I never had a problem with the flash popping up in my camera bag(so far), but I do think about it. Also the housing for the flash should be made sturdier to match the body. This is the only "flimsy" part on the K5 II and it sticks out like a sore thumb.

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It might make the mechanism even more complicated to have a lock on it that moves when the camera is off!
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The battery compart will open when turned off too. I guess it could have a slide press like the battery compartment. My camera will also turn on when not turned on. That does happen in my bag, it goes to standby, but might keep going live. The flash probably has without me giving it a second thought.
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On the K-5IIs the button is mechanical; simple and reliable.
Some cameras had an electronic release button. I'm not exactly a fan of that design.

The problem was solved in the K-3II, K-1, K-1II as well as on the upcoming APS-C flagship

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QuoteOriginally posted by hjoseph7 Quote
On my K5 IIs the Pop-up Flash can be released whether the camera is ON or OFF. In my opinion the pop-up flash should only pop up when the camera is ON. I never had a problem with the flash popping up in my camera bag(so far), but I do think about it. Also the housing for the flash should be made sturdier to match the body. This is the only "flimsy" part on the K5 II and it sticks out like a sore thumb.
Perhaps it is just the design of my bags, but it appears this problem might have been addressed in the K-3. I have not had an accidental release in the last six years. The button requires a fairly definite press (releases at ~3/4 inward travel) and the spring is not weak.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
The problem was solved in the K-3II, K-1, K-1II as well as on the upcoming APS-C flagship
Yes, true enough...all the more reason to own a Godox TT350P.


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