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05-05-2019, 05:32 PM - 1 Like   #61
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K3/2 manual...page 9 X-sync socket (just below GPS button)

http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/support/man-pdf/k-3-2.pdf

Page 93 shows the dust cover to the socket being unscrewed ...


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I don't know what trigger voltage that Centon ringflash has, it is similar in appearance and vintage to my Cobra, I recon it's the same unit, which is under 8V. No doubt you will have tried it out before reading this. The tiny waterproofing cap for the sync socket is easy to loose, be careful and put it away safely.

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QuoteOriginally posted by pentasonic49 Quote
I don't know what trigger voltage that Centon ringflash has, it is similar in appearance and vintage to my Cobra, I recon it's the same unit, which is under 8V. No doubt you will have tried it out before reading this. The tiny waterproofing cap for the sync socket is easy to loose, be careful and put it away safely.
4.38V according to this chart..
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05-06-2019, 01:45 PM   #64
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QuoteOriginally posted by bobD Quote
K3/2 manual...page 9 X-sync socket (just below GPS button)

http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/support/man-pdf/k-3-2.pdf

Page 93 shows the dust cover to the socket being unscrewed ...
Hi BobD:

It's so well hidden! 🤣 Thank you so much for pointing it out for me...

Michelle

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QuoteOriginally posted by pentasonic49 Quote
I don't know what trigger voltage that Centon ringflash has, it is similar in appearance and vintage to my Cobra, I recon it's the same unit, which is under 8V. No doubt you will have tried it out before reading this. The tiny waterproofing cap for the sync socket is easy to loose, be careful and put it away safely.
Hi Pentasonic49:

You are right, it's so small, looks like something that would just disappeared if I put just it in my pocket😂...I will put it into a small Ziploc bag, then place it in my K3ii's original box.

Thank you!
Michelle

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There's a bit of learning to do with a corded flash, you probably have to set X on the function dial, or shutter speeds below 1/180. Lots of test shots indoors are needed to get the hang of it . Googling the name and number should get a pdf of the instructions if you don't have them. The ring flash is less powerful than what you are used to and the auto function is less sophisticated.
When you take the top off of the other camera, there will probably be two screws hidden until the flash is raised which are obviously not on the K3ii. Because the screws are so small, when re assembling, just tightening them between thumb and forefinger should be sufficient.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pufferchung Quote
That video is awesome! I think I can take the screw out myself.
If the flash hot shoe is NOT riveted (it is screwed), you could get another cheap camera to get the spare from.

I don't know if the *ist model will fit.

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Carabez, in post #55, Pufferchung mentions having a broken KS2 which she can practice dismantling and have a source of the hotshoe and screws. I hope she will soon be able to give us some good news regarding the K3ii.
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Carabez, in post #55, Pufferchung mentions having a broken KS2 which she can practice dismantling and have a source of the hotshoe and screws. I hope she will soon be able to give us some good news regarding the K3ii.
I took apart my KS2 and omg it's really complicated! So I decided to get a PC male to hot shoe sync cord and Holgon RF-50 Macro-lite Ring Light Flash with Synch Cord.

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