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02-09-2014, 02:31 PM - 1 Like   #1
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k-5 and YN-560iii wireless flash advice needed.

Just purchased a Yn-560iii Speedlite and looking for a bit of information, I've got the flash working in S1 and S2 mode and I'm very happy with the results, however when trying to set up for wireless i can't seem to be able to get it to work, i thought as there is a wireless mode on my K5 it may have worked, I've changed the channel on the flashgun put it in the hotshot and turned camera on with no guide from camera as to what channel the its on. Cant even find what frequency the k5 is on.
Am i barking up the wrong tree and they operate on totally different frequencies, or does the K5 wireless only work with Pentax Flashguns, Just i don't want to go and buy transmitters/receivers if i don't have to.

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the k5 wireless is p-ttl, the yn560iii wireless is radio based. they are not compatible

you can get a yn wireless trigger (sits on your camera hotshoe) which can trigger the yn560iii wirelessly. search the forums for info on the yn rf 603 for more info
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QuoteOriginally posted by jezza323 Quote
the k5 wireless is p-ttl, the yn560iii wireless is radio based. they are not compatible

you can get a yn wireless trigger (sits on your camera hotshoe) which can trigger the yn560iii wirelessly. search the forums for info on the yn rf 603 for more info


So it needs the trigger to use in wireless mode... It's good to know, I am planning to buy a yn560iii to replace my old Vivitar 1. Thanks for sharing!
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Can't you trigger it as a slave with another flash on or off the camera? Or even just your cameras flash?

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You can trigger it as an optical slave, yes
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QuoteOriginally posted by EJMzagsfan Quote
Can't you trigger it as a slave with another flash on or off the camera? Or even just your cameras flash?
If I'm not mistaken, the mentioned S1 and/or S2 in the opening post are for that.
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QuoteOriginally posted by sterretje Quote
If I'm not mistaken, the mentioned S1 and/or S2 in the opening post are for that.
Ok, thanks I missed that. Im thinking of getting one of these, they get stellar reviews.
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