Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
11-29-2006, 03:29 AM   #1
Senior Member
peted's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Canberra, Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 133
K10D with older Pentax flashes.

Pulled a few flashes out of the museum and had a play.

Both the AF240Z and the AF 260Sa seem to working perfectly in program mode. Looks like I will be able to use them while my Sigma DG 500 Super goes back to be "re-chipped".

11-29-2006, 03:35 AM   #2
Veteran Member




Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Virginia Beach VA USA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,364
My AF280T works very well in Auto Thyristor mode.
11-29-2006, 03:51 AM   #3
Senior Member




Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Downunda
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 212
I assume everyone knows about testing the trigger voltage of old flash units before using them on your digital?

See Photo Strobe Trigger Voltages
11-29-2006, 04:32 AM   #4
Senior Member
peted's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Canberra, Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 133
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisN Quote
I assume everyone knows about testing the trigger voltage of old flash units before using them on your digital?

See Photo Strobe Trigger Voltages
Hi Chris,

Don't forget that these are units we have been using on other Pentax D-SLRs, well I have at least on the DS.

Cheers.

Pete

11-29-2006, 06:03 AM   #5
Veteran Member




Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Virginia Beach VA USA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,364
Good point though, Pentax noobs may not know this. According to Pentax USA, Pentax DSLRs can handle upto 30volts. Any Pentax flash of the "AF" series should be OK, older 3rd party flashes vary all over the place. It never hurts to test before using.

-Alan
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, dslr, photography
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Older Pentax flashes on K10D Carell Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 2 09-03-2011 05:50 AM
Utility of older auto flashes newarts Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 11 04-27-2011 10:45 AM
For Sale - Sold: Selling all my Pentax gear (K10D, four lenses, two flashes, filters) drabina Sold Items 18 01-14-2009 08:30 PM
K20D and older flashes ljlayne Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 9 07-16-2008 12:00 AM
Slightly older flashes are CHEAP! FastPhotography Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 8 02-26-2008 01:41 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:21 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top