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02-17-2012, 09:59 PM   #1
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Kx settings with flash

Does it matter where my camera settings(flash mode) are when using an external ttl flash(Bower SFD 926P)? I don't find any information specific to that in the Kx manual. Also, do I have to keep my shutter speed faster than 1/180 for ttl to work? Thanks to all.

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THe K-x doesn't support TTL (just P-TTL), so you'll have to set your flash to auto mode and adjust settings on the camera accordingly. Use 1/180s (the flash sync speed) and then whatever aperture will give you correct exposure.

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According to Bower SFD926P Digital Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax/Samsung SLR SFD926P, it supports P-TTL

On current Pentax dSLRs, the X-sync speed is 1/180s. If the flash supports HSS, you can go faster, else you're limited to 1/180sec or slower.

Are you experiencing any (specific) problems? In which modes?

I usually use Av and occasionally M mode when using flash. Aperture determines the reach, shutter speed the amount of available light that will be 'recorded' in the image. And stay away from auto ISO; I don't like it in the best of times but I hate it when using flash.

Note: I don't have the K-x, so answers are 'generic'.

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