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11-01-2007, 03:26 AM   #1
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Quick question - Flash

Hi,

K10D owner here with a quick question about an external flash...Can a Nikon SB-400 be used safely with my K10D and will they "communicate" with each other properly?

The reason I am asking is I have the chance to pick one up for a very reasonable price (less than $100 USD), but don't want to do the wrong thing with some expert advice or at least some consistent consensus.

Anyone care to help?

Thanks in advance.

Jason

11-01-2007, 03:48 AM   #2
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The SB-400 should be usable in full manual mode. That does not sound like what you are looking for though. It sounds like you want a full p-ttl flash, in which case the SB-400 will not work.

In order to have 'proper communication' (or p-ttl) you would need to either get a Pentax 360 or 540 or a Sigma EF500 DG ST or EF500 DG Super. There may be others that offer p-ttl support now but when i bought these were the only ones.

Hope that helps.
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