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02-08-2020, 03:02 AM   #1
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Troubleshooting external flash on K-3

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I'm trying to connect a Promaster 7000 flash to K-3, it won't fire and it gives me this distress mark on the LCD screen. What is it? Generally speaking, for some reason I couldn't find it online - where should I've looked it up?
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QuoteOriginally posted by mnovikov Quote
I'm trying to connect a Promaster 7000 flash to K-3
A quick google suggests the voltage may not be compatible. It also appears to be a TTL flash so wont work in P-TTL in a Pentax camera.
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If you mean the red icon (RED Blinks: GPS data cannot be obtained), it is only when the GPS Unit (O-GPS1) is attached into the K-3's hot shoe, your flash may be mistakenly identified by the camera as the GPS Unit.
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"The Promaster FTD 7000M flash was not designed for the low sync
voltage requirements of digital cameras. This flash will not work properly
or safely on the Pentax "

The only way to get one to work would be off camera using a trigger system.

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Don't even try it anymore, it is as others answered.


I think the Promaster 7500 EDF was the first one for P-TTL, one can find it cheap these days but you might need to send it in for a firmware update for more modern Pentax bodies!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Oldbayrunner Quote
"The Promaster FTD 7000M flash was not designed for the low sync
voltage requirements of digital cameras. This flash will not work properly
or safely on the Pentax "

The only way to get one to work would be off camera using a trigger system.
...or with a voltage reduction adapter such as a Wein SafeSync. Either way, the usefulness of this particular flash is limited, except as a full manual flash.


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