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10-06-2007, 09:31 PM   #1
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Yesterday the P-TTL module I ordered for my Promaster 5550DX flash came in.
Tried it out, and unless I set my camera to about F19, everything comes out WAY overexposed. Is there a setting in the menu, or a mode in the dial that makes P-TTL work correctly? Or do i just have a bad module?

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Anyone? This is driving me crazy, lol
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Sounds like the flash is going off at full power. There is no setting on the camera to change the flash mode as far as I know. You normally change the mode on the flash instead, and the flash lcd display would read "p-ttl". You are sure the flash is set correctly and its not in M mode?
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There are no settings on the flash with this module. The P-TTL light lights up, but like you said, it seems to be firing at full power. Going to have to take it back, and hope the shop has another one.

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Sounds like it could be a flash problem yes.... best to visit the shop again and ask them.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Stratman Quote
There are no settings on the flash with this module. The P-TTL light lights up, but like you said, it seems to be firing at full power. Going to have to take it back, and hope the shop has another one.
Were you able to get a replacement? and does it work better than the first one you received? I would love to know because I am looking at the 5550DX for my K100. thanks.
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Well, the shop emailed Promaster, and the answer they gave was not what i wanted to hear. They basically said that is how it works, so I took it back, and will be getting a refund. The guy said to use "ev compensation" Laughable !! unless there is about a 5 stop compensation, that won't do the trick, lol
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Promaster flash line has never turned my crank. I would recommend the 360 fgz over the PM.

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I went to a halloween party saturday before last, and used the flash with the old Pentax TTL module that came with it. Tried using "the better bounce card" and results were not bad at all. So until I decide to get something better, I'll stick with that combo. Here are a few pics from then...







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