af280t


m3vwg

Link Posted 03/01/2012 - 15:50
hi all new to the forum,ive recently aquired a pentax lx cheap,its at asahi photo for a cla at the min,with it came a tamron 35-80 sp lens and an af280t flash,how do i work the flash?do i leave it set on ttl and let the camera sort itself or do i have to set the apature? im lost with flash,hope you can help,only other wat i think is to set flash to auto red or green and set the apature to the distance my lens reads when focused,just thought there might be an easier way thanks







m3vwg

Link Posted 03/01/2012 - 16:43
thanks for that,think ill need a bit of experimentingjust had a flick through a manual someone kindly posted of the af280t and i think if i leave the camera in auto and flash on ttl,set the asa on camera and flash i should be ok as long as the subject isnt out of flash range,if anyone can conferm this it would be brill thanks again

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 03/01/2012 - 16:48
Sorry I've removed my post, I thought you meant on a DSLR, not the LX. The LX will be able to use TTL mode and you won't have to resort to 'red and green auto' modes. Never used TTL but I presume it's fully automatic.

m3vwg

Link Posted 03/01/2012 - 16:51
brill hope so,makes life a bit easier

Roscoe

Link Posted 03/01/2012 - 16:58
The AF280T is a superb flash gun,and I used mine with the cord and the off camera flash(AF400T)
The swivel head feature is excellent, as is the bounce feature.

If you're going to get the best from this flash, you'll need the two diffusers, for wide angle and zoom shots.

Pity it's not any good for my K20D.

SteveF

Link Posted 03/01/2012 - 19:13
It will work on your K20 in Auto - the red and green modes. I find it satisfactory on my K100D Super and K-x.

DaveKitson

Link Posted 22/05/2017 - 08:28
Roscoe wrote:

If you're going to get the best from this flash, you'll need the two diffusers, for wide angle and zoom shots.


I used this flash with the LX for years, virtually always in TTL. It worked very well.

I think that I've still got these diffusers somewhere. If you want them (and I can find them), you can have them for the postage..

dave k
My PBase: www.pbase.com/davekitson

McGregNi

Link Posted 22/05/2017 - 11:56
Dave, we can thank the spammer for this resurrection ! I have been enjoying using my AF280T recently, in auto mode with my M75-150 F4.0, a great combination when bounced.... Very accurate exposures and I make small adjustments to ISO for fine tuning the flash exposure....

If Roscoe isn't around now I'd be grateful for the diffusers please..... Let's give him a few days and if no response I'll PM you.
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver

DaveKitson

Link Posted 22/05/2017 - 18:05
McGregNi wrote:
Dave, we can thank the spammer for this resurrection

Duhh, I should have noticed

McGregNi wrote:


If Roscoe isn't around now I'd be grateful for the diffusers please..... Let's give him a few days and if no response I'll PM you.

.

I have found the telephoto adapter but just an empty case for the wide-angle adapter, which suggests that the wide-angle adapter went with the flash.

I will be missing from home till next Tuesday, but If you want it, let me know.

dave k
My PBase: www.pbase.com/davekitson

McGregNi

Link Posted 22/05/2017 - 19:35
Thanks, its kind of you to offer it. Its only fair for Roscoe to have the first option though, so I'll keep an eye on the thread for a few days to see if he responds.
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver
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