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06-01-2016, 11:20 PM   #1
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AF and popup flash in K5

Hello Pentax users,
I am very new to Pentax cameras.
1. My k5 pop up on-board flash is not firing at all. In AF or MF modes.

2. Tamron 70-200 f2.8 AF keeps on seeking , but it works fine in Live view AF mode and in manual focus.

Please help me guys.

06-02-2016, 12:57 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by samsharmak Quote
1. My k5 pop up on-board flash is not firing at all. In AF or MF modes.
Is the flash up? If so, it should be firing. A good way to test that everything is enabled is to ensure that the camera won't let you select a shutter speed greater than 1/180s. If all that's the case the bulb may need replacement.

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2. Tamron 70-200 f2.8 AF keeps on seeking , but it works fine in Live view AF mode and in manual focus.
You may need to make fine adjustments to the AF:

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I am able to select the shutter over 160. But not able to click if the flash I light is popped up. Also flash did not firing in any shutter speed.
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Have you selected 'Flash On' in the Flash mode?
[see the bottom button of the 4 direct keys on the back of the camera, with a little flash icon on it].

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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
Have you selected 'Flash On' in the Flash mode?
[see the bottom button of the 4 direct keys on the back of the camera, with a little flash icon on it].
Yes flash is ON. I tried in all 4 flash modes.still not firing.

---------- Post added 06-04-16 at 11:11 PM ----------

Updated the new firmware , checked with different lens and without lens still now sign of flash.
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