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06-22-2018, 05:44 AM - 1 Like   #16
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I'm linking you the thread I made about my DIY solution:
DIY Macro Ringflash adapter - PentaxForums.com

I don't use it anymore (I never got around to adapt it to my new camera), nowadays I simply pop my YN560 with a chinese diffuser mounted on it, but light wuality was better when I had it on I must say.

06-22-2018, 05:47 AM   #17
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All the homebrew light channelers are great work.

With K3II
I use a Sunpak DX-8R in manual mode, firing at 1/8 to 1/2 power. Camera in manual mode, f16, 1/400 exposure (will adjust down to fastest synch), ISO 200. I got the module separately from a dude in Japan.

You can also use the little FG-201 in manual mode at 1/4 power (IIRC) and that works well too.

You don't need an automatic flash for macro. You'll figure out how much light is needed pretty quickly given conditions.

I was in this exact position a few years ago, when someone pointed out to me I could move from TAv to M and solve all the troubles I was having trying to use the flash.

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06-23-2018, 01:01 AM   #18
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QuoteOriginally posted by TER-OR Quote
All the homebrew light channelers are great work.

With K3II
I use a Sunpak DX-8R in manual mode, firing at 1/8 to 1/2 power. Camera in manual mode, f16, 1/400 exposure (will adjust down to fastest synch), ISO 200. I got the module separately from a dude in Japan.

You can also use the little FG-201 in manual mode at 1/4 power (IIRC) and that works well too.

You don't need an automatic flash for macro. You'll figure out how much light is needed pretty quickly given conditions.

I was in this exact position a few years ago, when someone pointed out to me I could move from TAv to M and solve all the troubles I was having trying to use the flash.
Agree with You for working in manual for macro/products (doing it already) but on the go, for facility and 'candids' that's just a little extra.
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It's here!

Here it comes: not bad for 137$


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