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10-30-2012, 08:38 AM   #1
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K5 and Metz 58 non consistant exposure in slave mode

Im strugling with my Metz 58 AF2 in slave mode trying to figure out what is going wrong.
For no apparent reason it produce very under exposed shots 2 or 3 in a row and 6 or 7 well exposed shots.
I did try many different setting betwen auto and manual setting. mouved things around, removed and covered all reflective things in the studio and still getting under exposed shots for no visible reason.

The k5 is set on control mode and W.
The metz and k5 are on tripods 2 feets appart, the metz is in front on the camera one feet to the right. and the target is 6 feets in front of the camera.
both are firmware updated to v 1.13 and v 3 for the metz.

Do you have a clue?

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10-30-2012, 11:09 AM   #2
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I didn't know that v3 was out for the Metz 58 AF2, by any chance, would you happen to have an aftermarket focus screen installed? Metering might be off on the Body itself.
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I did more testing with the k20d. some different lens and camera combo. and the Metz on slave mode. And on camera.

I did the same testing with the da 35, the sigma 70-200, the tamron 28-75, and a pentax A 70-210. on the k5 and k20.

The problem was only visible with the sigma 70-200 f2.8 and k5 combo in slave mode showing unconsistent exposure.

All other lens and camera combo work fine.

I put fresh bat and clean the contac but this was not convincing. The k5 just dont like the sigma. I have no clue since the sigma just work fine on the k20.

The pentax A 70-210 f4 and k5 is a great combo with the metz.

Have fun.

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