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08-19-2014, 06:57 PM   #1
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Metz flash with k50

While reading the owners manual of my new k50 regarding external flash: on page 245 it states that using flashes other than pentax may cause equipment breakdown. Is this true? I have a very nice Metz mecablitz 42 and would be very upset if not able to use it. Is this a scare tactic to get pentaxians to use pentax's own equipment? Do I risk damage to my k50 the Metz is "for pentax "
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QuoteOriginally posted by Gerrys Quote
While reading the owners manual of my new k50 regarding external flash: on page 245 it states that using flashes other than pentax may cause equipment breakdown. Is this true? I have a very nice Metz mecablitz 42 and would be very upset if not able to use it. Is this a scare tactic to get pentaxians to use pentax's own equipment? Do I risk damage to my k50 the Metz is "for pentax "
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What the manual is actually saying (or implying) is that flashes with high trigger voltage - this mostly applies to 'ancient' flashes - could cause your camera to fry. This is not a problem with modern flashes, and Metz is a reputed brand. Check the trigger voltage of your flash model in an online directory; I am pretty certain that it has a trigger voltage lower than 8v. And in that case you shall have nothing to fear.

By the way, are you sure you got your model number right? I can't find it in this directory nor anywhere else:

http://dpanswers.com/roztr/volt_finder.php

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QuoteOriginally posted by DominicVII Quote
What the manual is actually saying (or implying) is that flashes with high trigger voltage - this mostly applies to 'ancient' flashes - could cause your camera to fry. This is not a problem with modern flashes, and Metz is a reputed brand. Check the trigger voltage of your flash model in an online directory; I am pretty certain that it has a trigger voltage lower than 8v. And in that case you shall have nothing to fear.

By the way, are you sure you got your model number right? I can't find it in this directory nor anywhere else:

Voltages | DPanswers
. No that's a typo it's a Metz 48. Than you
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