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05-03-2021, 05:23 PM   #1
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very small flash with P-TTL wireless master/control

There are some small flashes, a few support hotshoe P-TTL. a couple support P-TTL wireless slave NONE support P-TTL wireless master/controller.

I have both a K-3 and a K-1. If I have to travel with a compact kit and want to use a flash off-camera as key, hands down it will be my K-3 that goes with me. This is because the built-in flash can act as a P-TTL wireless master/controller. Right now only bulky full featured external flashes have this capability. With the removal of the built-in flash from Pentax's premier bodies, the user has to carry two big bulky flashes just to wirelessly control one flash off-camera.

Radio triggers are not the answer either, because the P-TTL capable triggers are also bulky and two triggers are roughly the size of one big bulky flash.

Pentax created this gap in their product line and I hope they fix it - sooner better than later.

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is the godox tt350 an via option? maybe as a slave not "wireless p-ttl"
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is the godox tt350 an via option? maybe as a slave not "wireless p-ttl"
Decidedly not. Don't need a small slave unit. The gap is specifically for a small P-TTL master/controller for the hotshoe. Godox uses a proprietary radio trigger for wireless, meaning you have to invest in 2 of their flash units.
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QuoteOriginally posted by JimJohnson Quote
very small flash with P-TTL wireless master/control
Good idea, but very unlikely. The closest Pentax has come to providing such was with the built-in flash on past flagship models, the most recent being the K-3.

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Godox uses a proprietary radio trigger for wireless, meaning you have to invest in 2 of their flash units.
Sort of like Pentax? At least with Godox, they are relatively inexpensive. Pentax has never offered P-TTL slave in other than the high-priced flash.


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Good idea, but very unlikely. The closest Pentax has come to providing such was with the built-in flash on past flagship models, the most recent being the K-3.



Sort of like Pentax? At least with Godox, they are relatively inexpensive. Pentax has never offered P-TTL slave in other than the high-priced flash.


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I am sure it is a fool's errand, but I am pushing for ideally Pentax, but even a 3rd party to manufacture just such a unit. Based on feedback, I know I am not the only individual who would like and use such a product. And you nailed exactly why I will hang on to my mark I K-3 as long as I can and won't see the full benefits from a K-1.

Aside from abandoning my investment in a Pentax flash (which I like a lot), I would have to buy and transport two Godox units - and while the TT350P isn't the largest of such flashes, they are hardly small if you have to transport two of them. Two radio triggers with P-TTL (e.g. Cactus) would be about the size of another mid to large flash. It would mean chopping off part of my optical range when space is tight. And flying on either regional-sized planes or internationally, space is always tight when all your sensitive gear (and anything else you want during the flight) has to fit under a plane seat.

The Metz 26 AF-2 is probably the largest shoe mounted flash I can see making room for. Unfortunately, it can only operate as a P-TTL slave, not a master or controller. I want my better flash as the key light off camera.
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