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03-29-2009, 12:27 PM   #1
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Hot shoe won't trigger in manual mode - sometimes


I just bought a K10d and a LumoPro manual flash from mpex. I was playing around last night with the flash mounted in the hotshoe (forgot to pack my PC cord) and for a while the flash wouldn't fire with the k10 in manual mode. Switching to easy mode or program triggered flashes. Switching back to manual = no flash.

I took the Lumopro off for a while and took some awful pics with the popup flash and eventually went back to lumopro and I was getting a sync signal again.

I spent some time digging through the menus trying to see if there was an option that would disable flash signaling but didn't see anything.

Any ideas?



03-29-2009, 05:24 PM   #2
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The camera won't fire the flash if the manual shutter speed is set higher than X-Sync, IIRC.
This might be causing your problem.
03-29-2009, 07:22 PM   #3
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Yup, that was it! Thanks!!!

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