Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
  #1
Wireless Flash: K200D and AF360FGZ
Posted By: turner890, 10-01-2009, 05:39 PM

Can I wirelessly trigger my AF-360FGZ flash from my K200d without using my on-camera Flash?
Views: 7,555
10-11-2009, 01:37 PM   #2
New Member




Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Mexico City
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 5
Yes and no

You can't trigger it without your built-in flash, unless you buy a specific wireless trigger.
10-12-2009, 06:04 AM   #3
New Member
stu49's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Norfolk, England
Posts: 19
QuoteOriginally posted by ludenticus Quote
You can't trigger it without your built-in flash, unless you buy a specific wireless trigger.
And how would that work ?? No flash, and no wire = NO trigger ! Surely !!
11-28-2009, 09:58 PM   #4
dwj
New Member




Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 1
Turner,

Yes, you can choose to not use the on-camera flash during exposures using the wireless af-360.

The on-camera flash still fires to set the external flash's exposure, but it does not contribute to the light falling on the CCD during an exposure. The automatic sequence is: on-camera flash to set the af-360, pause, af-360 flash for exposure.

I think you can use the af-360 by itself with limitations, but I'll have to review the manuals.

You can also use both the on-camera flash and the external flash in wireless mode at the same time.

This is the coolest thing I've seen, no wires so you can position the external flash anywhere.

DWJ

11-28-2009, 10:15 PM   #5
Ash
Community Manager
Loyal Site Supporter
Ash's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Toowoomba, Queensland
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 22,678
The on-camera flash must be used.
It acts as either the master (where it does contribute to the exposure as well as trigger the external flash wirelessly) or the controller (where it triggers the flash but does not contribute to the exposure).

The only other ways you can wirelessly fire the flash unit away from the camera is to buy radio triggers, which have a larger range than the optical trigger of Pentax's wireless setup.
12-04-2009, 05:32 PM   #6
New Member




Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: New Brunswick
Posts: 21
"...no wires so you can position the external flash anywhere." Not quite that simple.

...anywhere that it's sensor can "see" the on-camera flash trigger, you mean.

And therein lies the rub.

I find it severely limits my flexibility in using the built-in wireless system. Sometimes I'm doing a macro shot of a little flower on the ground. The main flash just has to be behind me and the camera, or at least off to the side - in any case, the sensor on the main flash just cannot "see" the signal from the on-camera flash because that flash is firing straight into the ground.

When the situation is right, the P-TTL wireless system works very well. But I find that 95% of the time, to avoid frustration and limitations, I switch everything to manual, pop my flash(es) on stands with PocketWizards, and put my lights where I want them. Works for me.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
flash, k200d
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
AF360FGZ won't flash in wireless mode thatguyyoulove Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 16 10-19-2010 05:08 AM
Do K-x Built-In Flash and AF360FGZ together support wireless P-TTL ? Keroro Pentax DSLR Discussion 7 03-08-2010 02:13 PM
K10D and AF360FGZ Flash in Wireless CrazyNuts Pentax DSLR Discussion 8 12-26-2009 02:48 PM
SR and wireless flash on K200D Mirek Pentax DSLR Discussion 0 12-25-2009 04:31 PM
wireless flash using built in flash k200d dtra Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 3 04-04-2008 12:34 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:06 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top