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01-05-2011, 01:49 AM   #1
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Vivitar DF-383 On K-x Question

I got a DF-383 for Xmas and have been happy with the results so far but have a question. I am using it in TTL mode and it seems to be metering correctly but I don't seem to be getting a pre-flash prior to taking a pic. Does this flash always pre-flash to determine P-TTL settings ? Everything else seems to be working ok, zoom is matching my lens, aperture is matching up to F11 which I beleve is the limit on the flash and ISO is matching up to ISO 800 which again I beleive is the limit, I am just not getting a pre-flash and wanted to make sure that this is normal.



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