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10-15-2019, 09:10 AM   #1
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No `X` mode?

I have been reading the manual for the KP, and I don't understand how I use an external flash. Historically, there has been an `X` setting on the mode dial for setting the shutter speed to 1/180 and this mode would trigger the hotshoe, how does one accomplish this on the KP? Sorry if I am being dim... (pun intended)

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QuoteOriginally posted by Archimedes the Dog Quote
I have been reading the manual for the KP, and I don't understand how I use an external flash. Historically, there has been an `X` setting on the mode dial for setting the shutter speed to 1/180 and this mode would trigger the hotshoe, how does one accomplish this on the KP? Sorry if I am being dim... (pun intended)
Have you tried just to plug a flash to your camera and see what happens? You may be surprised to see that it works w/o the setting. Wouldn't that be a miracle?
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X mode has been missing on other than flagship models in recent years for a long time. When a Pentax-brand or other flash supporting Pentax protocol is mounted, the camera will automatically limit shutter speed to X-sync or lower. The workaround with non-dedicated flash is to use M mode and stay below the X-sync speed (1/180s).*


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* The "hot" shoe is always "hot", though it will not fire a flash above 1/180s. Although I prefer M mode for non-dedicated flash, the same is true for all other exposure modes.

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X mode has been missing on other than flagship models in recent years. When a Pentax-brand or other flash supporting Pentax protocol is mounted, the camera will automatically limit shutter speed to X-sync or lower. The workaround with non-dedicated flash is to use M mode and stay below the X-sync speed (1/180s).


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Thanks, what i typically put on the hotshoe is a trigger for an external flash, i doubt either Godox or Yongnuo triggers (the ones I use) will be detected by the KP.

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Have you tried just to plug a flash to your camera and see what happens? You may be surprised to see that it works w/o the setting. Wouldn't that be a miracle?
Actually, with my aftermarket flash triggers I think it would be a "miracle" haha.

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Thanks, what i typically put on the hotshoe is a trigger for an external flash, i doubt either Godox or Yongnuo triggers (the ones I use) will be detected by the KP.

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Actually, with my aftermarket flash triggers I think it would be a "miracle" haha.
Then, it would be a miracle for any camera. good luck! :-)
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Cactus triggers work with the KP And if you have a Pentax flash, you can use it as an external flash

Set the KP for wireless flash control
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