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07-18-2014, 02:05 PM   #1
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Wireless P-TTL HSS using Metz 52 AF-1

To all Pentax Masters,


I am a newbie on Pentax, but not new to photography. I just bought my a Metz 52 AF-1 Flash for Pentax with the assumption that it can work as a Master or Controller or Slave using P-TTL & HSS in wireless mode.


However, when setting it up as the master or Controller on my camera, HSS is not an option, and my shutter speed is limited to the highest X-sync speed. To eliminate the camera is a factor, I set the flash to slave, and my only two option for the flash mode are still limited to P-TTL or Manual.


My understanding is that the new Pentax flashes can operate wireless P-TTL with HSS, but those flashes are expensive. Any suggestions?

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HSS is a flash feature that is supported by the camera. Check your manual for how to configure the flash for HSS. You should be able to use HSS in Tv and M modes.

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From what I remember, the Metz will do HSS as a slave, but not a master. For HSS you need a Pentax flash on the camera. Get a used AF360, usually only around $125 or so. Of course watch out for the battery door on those, they're junk!
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Thank you Kozlok, I'll check that out =D

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QuoteOriginally posted by chobit Quote
Any suggestions?
I think the Sigma DG Super flashes (EF-530 DG Super, EF-610 DG Super) may do HSS sync in controller mode. At least the Pentax TTL Flash Guide doesn't say they won't.
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Looks like there is a firmware upgrade to allow HSS with the K-30 and K-5"

https://www.metz.de/en/flash-units/firmware-download-flash-units/mecablitz-4...al/pentax.html
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