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07-21-2010, 11:28 PM   #1
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Wireless flash trigger option for K7 help

Hello fellow Pentaxian,

Im basically new with my Pentax K7. I was wondering what are the options for wireless flash trigger that can be use for K7? Any link to it would be great.

Cheers

07-21-2010, 11:56 PM   #2
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YN-04 II Wireless Flash Trigger for Nikon Canon Pentax
Item number: 200402311561
On Ebay.com for cheap

Its really great, You can use it in off-camera flash and the extra mount on top can be a fill light
A must buy.
07-22-2010, 09:57 AM   #3
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Anybody else tried this? Looks pretty neat for 20 bucks. Only a 10-foot range, but again, it's 20 bucks.
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I use this one. It is a flash remote trigger, and also an RF shutter release control.

I use it as an RF shutter release control more than as a remove flash trigger.



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QuoteOriginally posted by N155 Quote
Im basically new with my Pentax K7. I was wondering what are the options for wireless flash trigger that can be use for K7? Any link to it would be great.
If you have P-TTL compatible flash, you don't need any extra equipment; you can use the K-7 pop up flash to trigger it wirelessly and with P-TTL metering too.
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The YN602's in Soldbear's post don't sync up to 1/180...only 1/125, at least the Canon compatible ones I tried. The Nikon ones might work..
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QuoteOriginally posted by SOldBear Quote
I use this one. It is a flash remote trigger, and also an RF shutter release control.

I use it as an RF shutter release control more than as a remove flash trigger.
I noticed that's the same brand as the ebay one referenced. Are those transmitters P-TTL compatible?
07-22-2010, 01:57 PM   #8
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QuoteOriginally posted by DogLover Quote
Are those transmitters P-TTL compatible?
No.
There is no P-TTL compatible transmitter available.
Only Canon (and soon Nikon) systems exist.

07-22-2010, 02:36 PM   #9
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QuoteOriginally posted by nosnoop Quote
No.
There is no P-TTL compatible transmitter available.
Only Canon (and soon Nikon) systems exist.

Crap. Should have known there'd be a fly in the ointment. Guess I'll stick to my corded arrangement. I have a Metz flash, so the on-board, strobe-based trigger isn't as good for me as for others. Still not too bad for 20 bucks, though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ptwist61 Quote
YN-04 II Wireless Flash Trigger for Nikon Canon Pentax
Item number: 200402311561
On Ebay.com for cheap

Its really great, You can use it in off-camera flash and the extra mount on top can be a fill light
A must buy.

what type of flash unit can the YN-04 II trigger? looks good though for 20 bucks
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Its a wireless flash trigger, Its 10Meters, 30feet. Not 10 Feet. Our Chinese friends got mixed up. Any flash you can mount, I have an old Vivitar of the film days. Any flash really. It works.
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QuoteOriginally posted by N155 Quote
what type of flash unit can the YN-04 II trigger? looks good though for 20 bucks
The YN-04 (II) can trigger "anyhing" - As long as the trigger voltage is below 12V.
That rules out old flashes, and new, cheap, chinese ones.

(When upgrading to the 602's I learned that the hard way.)

I had these before upgrading, and they had no issues with high voltage (the only issue they didn't have.......)

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QuoteOriginally posted by DogLover Quote
Crap. Should have known there'd be a fly in the ointment. Guess I'll stick to my corded arrangement. I have a Metz flash, so the on-board, strobe-based trigger isn't as good for me as for others. Still not too bad for 20 bucks, though.
Also doubt you'd be willing to pay for P-TTL compatible triggers.

The Canikon equivalents are the Radiopopper PX and Pocket Wizard ControlTL systems. They cost $250-300 per piece (trigger or receiver), on top of the $200-300 P-TTL flash you'd have to buy...
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenyee Quote
Also doubt you'd be willing to pay for P-TTL compatible triggers.

The Canikon equivalents are the Radiopopper PX and Pocket Wizard ControlTL systems. They cost $250-300 per piece (trigger or receiver), on top of the $200-300 P-TTL flash you'd have to buy...
Well, you're right, that would be a deal-breaker, though the Metz flash I already have is P-TTL.
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QuoteOriginally posted by N155 Quote
Hello fellow Pentaxian,

Im basically new with my Pentax K7. I was wondering what are the options for wireless flash trigger that can be use for K7? Any link to it would be great.

Cheers
I bought this one and use it on both of my cameras with no problems.

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