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08-09-2019, 07:02 PM   #1
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K-x flash question

My Kx fires my Metz speedlite no problems when in Manual mode, but when I put an Elinchrone wireless trigger in the hotshoe nothing happens. I can fire the flash using the test button no problems. Is there a setting on the Kx that is preventing it triggering it wirelessly?

08-12-2019, 12:55 PM   #2
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Just to ask the obvious question; do you, perhaps, have the shutter speed set faster than 1/250 second in manual mode?

Pentax dslrs will not fire the flash above the sync speed of 1/250, unless you have a flash capable of HSS.

Since I doubt that the Elinchcron flash trigger is capable of doing HSS on a Pentax camera, it won't fire with the shutter faster than 1/250.
08-28-2019, 03:52 AM   #3
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The max sync speed on the aps-c Pentax models is actually 1/180th sec, so a basic manual radio trigger will not send a fire signal beyond that setting.

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