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07-29-2008, 01:21 AM   #1
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Does my K200D have rear/trailing curtain flash sync?

To my knowledge, my K200D doesnt come with a dedicated "option" for choosing trailing curtain sync, but I've seen on various websites that the K200D does have that ability (including dpreview.com). I wonder if it is buried in some menu where you have to choose yourself? I've read my owners manual and it seems to have eluded me. I'm asking because I know Slow-sync (front curtain) doesnt have a dedicated "option" either, but if you choose Night Portrait mode which it automatically does it for you or you can go into Tv to choose your own shutter speeds.

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Hi, read pages 134 and 140 on your manual. I think in body trailing curtain function only works as a slave when using external flash.
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Thanks Nico! I don't know how i missed that section. I must've searched "rear curtain" instead of "trailing curtain"

On Page 134, it says that the built-in flash is capable of trailing curtain sync (provided that shutter speed is 1/90 or slower). But as you said, on page 140 it seems that the in-body flash only seem to do trailing curtain sync when coupled with an external flash.

Does anyone know if this can be bypassed? Is there a way of achieving trailing curtain sync with the in body flash? Thanks.
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