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02-02-2010, 10:14 AM   #1
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K-x Flash Question

If you want to take a night photo of a person standing in front of a water fountain, but you want both the person and water fountain in the picture. What would that feature be called and is it controlled by flash or camera? Does K-x have that feature?

And - Does Pentax K-x have all the same flash options as Nikon day D90 and D5000?


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TTL: i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR using 420-pixel RGB sensor are available with built-in flash and SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, or SB-400
Auto aperture: Available with SB-900, SB-800 and CPU lens
Non-TTL auto: Supported flash units include SB-900, SB-800, SB-28, SB-27, and SB-22s
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The feature is called Slow-speed Sync and it's easily selected by pressing the down/flash button and selecting "slow".

The K-x operating manual is available from the Pentax website. You can review the chapter on flash and see all that it does.

Here it is...
http://www.pentaximaging.com/images/temp/63399407595779261272600manual_k-x_en_official.pdf
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I see, so it's a flash feature, NOT camera. Am I understanding this correctly?

Therefore; if it's a flash feature, I have to ensure that which ever Pentax or Metz flash I get it has slow sync feature.
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It's a feature of the built-in flash, so it's part of the camera, and it can also be used with an attached flash.

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I found it!!

It's callled "Slow Sync Mode" Does K-x have that option?
I'm looking to get an external flash, and I dont know if that option is camera or flash specific.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pakuchn Quote
I found it!!

It's callled "Slow Sync Mode" Does K-x have that option?
I'm looking to get an external flash, and I dont know if that option is camera or flash specific.
Yes, the K-x has slow-speed sync, with the option of flashing at either the beginning of the exposure or at the end ("trailing curtain sync").
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QuoteOriginally posted by pakuchn Quote
I found it!!

It's callled "Slow Sync Mode" Does K-x have that option?
I'm looking to get an external flash, and I dont know if that option is camera or flash specific.
Yes like Matt said it is an option to set on your camera.

What Flash Unit are you looking at?

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I think I'm going to get the Metz 48.

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