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10-02-2013, 12:36 PM   #1
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Using Metz Flashes with Pentax

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Till last summer I worked with a Pentax K20D an a couple of old Braun Flashes (UltraBlitz 34M, 38M & 400M Logic). I loved this flashes because of design and functionality. I used them with the SCA Adapter SCA 374 and SCA 3701 and it works smoothly with my K20D. I don't want to use the P-TTL because all the photos have closed eyes. Because Braun sold their business about 20 years ago I want to swap to modern flashes

First I bought the Pentax K5 and want make studio pictures. I have 2 softboxes for the Flashes
Therefore I bought a Metz 58 AF2 (which could work with P-TTL) and a couple of second hand HighEnd Mecablitz 50MZ-5. No I want to launch my remote 50 MZ-5 Flashes with the 58AF 2 on top of my Pentax. Maybe I am to stupid, but i am not able to launch the remote 50MZ- 5. In the manual is written the the Control Unit need to be disconnected to fire the flashes but nothing happens with the 50MZ-5

Does someone has any ideas? Would it possible to fire the remote MZ-5 with the Builtin Flash of the Pentax K5

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Gérard

10-03-2013, 06:17 PM   #2
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does the 50mz-5 have an optical slave? If so, you should be able to trigger it if everything is in manual mode...
12-06-2013, 03:08 AM   #3
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Here is a Metz 58 2 Pentax manual (English)l without other camera information or other languages.
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