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07-08-2014, 10:48 PM   #1
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Metz 58 AF-1 on K-5II

Hello everybody,
normally when you power on the flash the camera goes automatically to syncronisation time of 1/180.
Now it goes to 1/60. Tried to update the firmware of the camera (1.07) & the flash (5.01) and cleaned the contacts but the problem still excists.
Tried also a reset of the flash.
Can anyone help?
Thanks in advance,

07-09-2014, 12:16 AM   #2
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What mode are you using on the camera?
07-09-2014, 01:43 AM   #3
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At the moment I am inside our house. Camera is at Av, ISO 1600, pointing the camera to a chair I measure 1/6 at f 4.5. Then I switch the flash on and camera jumps to 1/60 with the same aperture.
07-09-2014, 01:59 AM   #4
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I use the same flash on my K-5 IIs frequently. I only ever use the camera in M, and the flash in either A or PTTL. No problem getting the shutter speed up to 1/180.


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