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07-27-2012, 08:23 PM   #1
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will this flash work on a k10d

i found a Nissin 34iaf Flash for cheap and wanted to see if it would work on my k10d if anyone knows please let me know it has ttl systems but not pttl so this is why i am asking thanks

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The more important question is whether it has a compatible trigger voltage. Too high and it can fry your camera's innards. As for function compatibility, it all depends on whether it has the right contacts and circuitry. Usually that requires a flash specifically made for the camera or one that accepts modules for the different brands.


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the flash has the 4 pins set for pentax but i dont know the voltage i need to find out
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If it has more than one pin it is a pretty safe bet that the trigger voltage is safe, since it is meant for more modern electronic flash systems. Though being TTL and not P-TTL, I wouldn't expect it to be very useful since it doesn't seem to have an auto thyristor mode or even manual control. I think it would fire full power every time.

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Your camera does not support TTL (PTTL only), so that might be a problem. The voltage can be measured (center pin to ground strip on side of foot) if you have a multimeter.
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thart is what i was thinking it would allways be at full power i think ill wait and find something better
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QuoteOriginally posted by elliott Quote
If it has more than one pin it is a pretty safe bet that the trigger voltage is safe, since it is meant for more modern electronic flash systems...
Not always true. I have a 4-pin Vivitar (Ricoh spec) that I dare not mount on my K10D.


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i have seen a metz at b&h and it was 100 bucks i think that would be a better choice thanks guys

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