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08-26-2009, 05:06 PM   #1
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K20D and AF-360FGZ flash

This is probably a stupid question and most likely has been discussed before but I can't seem to find anything in a search of the forum.

I have a K20D and am trying to use a 360FGZ flash in wireless mode off-camera. I don't want the on-camera flash to fire...just the 360FGZ.

I've looked at the manual and looked at a couple posts here on setting it up for wireless shooting, but I cannot get it to fire. I have the flash set to wireless mode, slave 1, the same channel as the camera, and in slave (S) mode. The camera is set to wireless flash.

What am I doing wrong? Or is there something with the K20D that doesn't allow this?

Help!

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Your cam should communicate with the flash no probs for wireless flash.
Have you done all of the following?:

mounted the flash on the hotshoe,
turned on the camera, then the flash,
set wireless flash mode on the camera (Ch 1),
set the flash to wireless mode (midway on the power switch),
confirmed Ch 1 on the flash using the R hand slider,
see that the test button light flickers,
depress the shutter half-way before dismounting the flash
dismount the flash and place in your desired location with a reasonable direct path from camera flash to IR sensor of the flash unit
flipped up the camera flash
fired away...

Sounds like an arduous task but when you get the hang of it, it only takes a few seconds...
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Well, if you are using the built-in flash as the wireless controller, then yes, it will always flash at least enough to do a PTTL measurement and then to tell the wireless flash when to fire.

But if you don't want it to flash DURING the exposure -- i.e., so only your external wireless flash will illuminate your photo -- there's a setting for that.

Custom menu item 29, set it to OFF ("Discharges the built in flash as a test flash"). Neither the menu nor the manual is very clear about this, but I think this is what you're looking for.
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Bam! Works great now. The menu setting did the trick..didn't know that was there. Thanks both of you for the quick responses!

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