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03-01-2011, 06:19 PM   #1
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Just got Metz 48 flash

And I can't find pTTL mode on it I have it mounted on my K-x and when I flick through modes all I can find is M, TTL and Sb. It says 18mm on the flash but I'm using a 50mm lens. What am I doing wrong?

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Leave it on TTL, turn on the camera, and half-press the shutter. (Thats what I do on my K200)
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I've done that but everything is overexposed I thought it was meant to have a TTL mode to read the correct exposure for me, but it's not working properly?
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What about your other settings like EV?

Assuming the flash is working fine in TTL mode, other settings on the camera might be to blame?

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Ev is normal on the camera and set to minus 0.3 on the flash. I can't seem to change much on the flash? I looked at the bottom of the flash unit and there looks like a pin is retracted, is that normal on it?

Everything is wildly overexposed and now the zoom bit say 105. I don't know what's going wrong with it and I feel like crying
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There are four pins out- the fifth (bottom left w/screen and buttons up) comes down when you crank the locking wheel.
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Yep I saw that. I'm guessing I must've bought a dud flash? I can't see what I'm doing wrong and pttl doesn't even come up as an option.
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What lens do you have on?

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FA 50mm f1.4
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Hmm, not that. Was hoping you had the M on there. :-P
I'm out of ideas. . . it sounds like the flash and camera are not talking. I'd offer to try swapping around to debug, but you're kind of on the other side of the world. If you have skype I can show you how mine works, and take a look at what yours is doing. .
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I don't have skype, unfortunately.

I think you're right in that they're not talking to each other. I played with a metz on Sunday that another forumer owns and I had absolutely no issues with it on my camera.

It has the same settings off the camera as it does on the camera. I don't know how to fix it.
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Just another quick thought...is the FA50 set on "A" or is the aperture ring set on some other f stop?

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It's set on A, I usually use AV priority.
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There seems to be a tiny clockface showing on the flash as well, does that mean anything?

The zoom indicator has now disappeared...
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Thanks for the quick response. For your sake, I was half-hoping you had the aperture ring set on f4 instead of "A" - it would have made for a quick fix. Next step might be to try it on another camera to see if the hiccup is on the flash or the camera body. Might not hurt to try a few manual shots just to see if that will work for you in the meanwhile. I have a Metz 48 and 58 and their menu structure isn't the easiest to navigate.

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