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02-28-2011, 02:53 PM   #1
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Flash with studio flash and 67II

I shot a few still life's with my Intrex 300 studio flash, set a a low level, and my camera fired the flash twice and now refuses to fire it any more.

Have I committed circuit frying? The manual does not deal with this issue, talks only about Pentax flashes.

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When I google search for Intrex 300 flash, I find nothing but your post. The 67II should work with any standard studio strobe.
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If you are using a PC cable, check the cable (as in replace the cable). They are notoriously unreliable unless you spend real money on them.
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Yes, what Wheatfield said is probably the case. Now that I recall, I've had poor fitting PC cables not fire at all. I've had to flare out the end to get a better fit as well as press my thumb on them while shooting on occasion.

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You guys are spot on! Wheatfield said it- when I hold the cord tight to the body of the camera, it fires all the time. Hooray and thanks.
BTW, what are the two small contacts adjacent to the pc receptacle for? I could not figure that out, and the manual does not address that.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Herb Quote
You guys are spot on! Wheatfield said it- when I hold the cord tight to the body of the camera, it fires all the time. Hooray and thanks.
BTW, what are the two small contacts adjacent to the pc receptacle for? I could not figure that out, and the manual does not address that.
http://www.pentax.jp/english/support/man-pdf/67II.pdf

Page 59.
Dedicated flash connection.
I think the camera came with a rubber cover on it originally.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
If you are using a PC cable, check the cable (as in replace the cable). They are notoriously unreliable unless you spend real money on them.
I dispense with those cables entirely and use a wireless transmitter system I personally use the Elinchrom skyport system but there are many others out there at varying price points that would suit your needs.
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Even with a wireless system you have to connect the transmitter to the camera with some kind of cord to the camera's 4P or 5P-sync terminal. And could still have the loose connection. Not sure about the dedicated flash contacts the 67II has. Maybe the hot shoe adapter would work better for that.

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QuoteOriginally posted by tuco Quote
Even with a wireless system you have to connect the transmitter to the camera with some kind of cord to the camera's 4P or 5P-sync terminal. And could still have the loose connection. Not sure about the dedicated flash contacts the 67II has. Maybe the hot shoe adapter would work better for that.
or you can use the pc-synch port on a leaf shutter lens like I do.
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Flash with 67II

I got on the Pentax web site and asked them. They recommended the hot shoe adapter and of course buying one of their flashes.
Now, do ALL the 67II's have TTL? Before i go off buying another flash.
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