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stub
Posted 17/12/2016 - 12:36 Link
If like me to like to use off camera flash. Then TTL for Pentax has never really been an affordable option. Especially if you own K3ii or K1 with no pop up flash to use as a trigger..
But Now Shanny ( a cheap Chinese Flash manufacturer.) Have announced the SN600FGZ.
I havnt see a price as yet, but the canon Nikon Sony versions have been out for a while. Have good reviews, and retail around 65 or cheaper !!Comment Image
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McGregNi
Posted 17/12/2016 - 14:04 Link
Thanks, I've recently heard of these but didn't know if they were going to be available in the UK .... great to see more developments coming on for P-TTL flash!

There's also a planned new radio trigger system from Metz that will offer remote multi-flash P-TTL as well as group manual control ....very enticing prospect for sure, although I am not aware of any firm release date for Pentax versions yet. Better times ahead ...... ?
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Posted 17/12/2016 - 20:40 Link
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stub
Posted 19/12/2016 - 01:23 Link
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Stuart..
Edited by stub: 19/12/2016 - 01:24
richandfleur
Posted 19/12/2016 - 08:27 Link
Help me out please, what's the draw card for these over other cheapish flashes?

Do they have HSS capability also?
stub
Posted 19/12/2016 - 09:23 Link
The Draw is that they are fully Pentax compatible. Have High-speed sync, first-curtain sync, rear sync. I have spoken to their sales manager. (Facebook is a wonderful thing) And next year they plan to release a P-TTL trigger. Thus enabling off camera use.
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Unlocker
Posted 19/12/2016 - 11:08 Link
Sounds great....

The 2x shanny SN910EX-RF & SN910TX that I bought for the D500 are currently being boxed up for return as the transmitter and it's replacement refuses to link with the flashguns...

So... great idea but only if it works!
stub
Posted 19/12/2016 - 14:04 Link
Unlocker wrote:
Sounds great....

The 2x shanny SN910EX-RF & SN910TX that I bought for the D500 are currently being boxed up for return as the transmitter and it's replacement refuses to link with the flashguns...

So... great idea but only if it works!

Lets hope the Pentax version is more successful !!
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McGregNi
Posted 19/12/2016 - 16:09 - Helpful Comment Link
For a higher price, and potentially very reliable option, the Metz trigger system I referred to earlier is the one to look towards ....

The main remaining question about it is extended compatibilities' with non-Metz flashes. A poster at PentaxForums recently had contact with Metz and was told that Pentax's own current flashes will be compatible. If that turns out to be true we'll have a very powerful radio remote plus full P-TTL/Manual system.

Of course let's hope this new more budget Shanny choice proves to be a competitive option at a lower price .... Then our choices really will have expanded!
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
Posted 19/12/2016 - 21:28 Link
Sorry i do not know how to link.
But if you type Pentax K20d in ebay search bar , this flash is listed in the first page.
A chineese seller .


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richandfleur
Posted 19/12/2016 - 23:31 Link
Wow, that's looking super attractive for me. HSS is something I'm interested in, especially off camera. If they have a trigger coming for this it will be great.

What range of Pentax models would this be compatible with? K-30 / K-S1?
I notice one ebay seller in the US has this listed as P-TTL for one listing K100 etc but TTL for another listing for K-50 etc?

Aliexpress options also.
stub
Posted 20/12/2016 - 08:37 Link
Shanny are using Aliexpress to market in the UK so far. As they are currently looking for a distributor. Ive just arranged to have one shipped over direct. So I'll Let you all know how I get on with it. The trigger is the awkward one. As its my understanding that the Pentax system turns off the hotshoe when speeds above the sync speed are selected.

Just for info...
https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/New-Arrival-SHANNY-SN600FGZ-wireless-fl...

Adaptation model: PENTAX K10D, K100D, K200D, K20D, K-7, K-x, K-r , K-5, K-01, K-30, K-5 II, K-5 IIs, K-50, K-500, K-3, K-3 II,
Maybe they didnt test the K1 ?
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Edited by stub: 20/12/2016 - 08:49
McGregNi
Posted 20/12/2016 - 21:46 Link
richandfleur wrote:
Wow, that's looking super attractive for me. HSS is something I'm interested in, especially off camera. If they have a trigger coming for this it will be great.

What range of Pentax models would this be compatible with? K-30 / K-S1?
I notice one ebay seller in the US has this listed as P-TTL for one listing K100 etc but TTL for another listing for K-50 etc?

Its common to see 'TTL' nowadays used as a generic reference to the various modern flash metering protocols across all brands ... so generally speaking with new third party equipment, if it specifies it is designed for Pentax, then 'TTL' means 'P-TTL'. Its common for them to be mixed and matched I've noticed.

Beware however, anything that lists a K100 as a compatible camera could surely be a rather old item .... ?
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
Edited by McGregNi: 20/12/2016 - 21:48
richandfleur
Posted 29/12/2016 - 01:55 Link
Now on Amazon UK

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