K1 Sync Speed


timcx500e

Link Posted 15/04/2016 - 10:59
Does anyone know the flash sync speed of the new K1 ,
regards, Tim.

McGregNi

Link Posted 15/04/2016 - 11:06
Yes, the Maximum Sync Speed is 1/200th sec. The manual is available now and this confirms that figure.
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Last Edited by McGregNi on 15/04/2016 - 11:07

richandfleur

Link Posted 15/04/2016 - 11:06
Given it looks to be a K-3ii and K-S2 hybrid, I don't see any reason for it to be any different than usual.

McGregNi

Link Posted 15/04/2016 - 11:10
People have wanted a shorter time, and it's never been clear exactly what's holding it back. It must have things to do with the shutter mechanism and tolerances. Obviously the K-1 has a completely different shutter than the aps-c models so its perhaps not unexpected that a different x-sync would now be possible. It's not a big difference, but it sure looks better on paper!

Honestly Richard, just looking through the first few pages of the manual, covering the viewfinder options, LCD displays, screen mechanism, LED lighting illuminations, custom options for those things, the new function dial ...(that's as far as I've got so far) ... It is really a rather extraordinary machine, far more, I'd suggest, than a hybrid of those two existing lessor models.
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
Last Edited by McGregNi on 15/04/2016 - 11:19

McGregNi

Link Posted 15/04/2016 - 14:53
Very interestingly, it appears that we have a new custom function on the K1 ..... To set our own sync speed (user-set) when X Exposure mode is selected (as far as 1/200).

As an aside here, the customization options look to be fairly incredible. Really pleased to see Control Panel personalization, which was something I requested on one of the various wish list threads over the years (did you really listen to ME, Pentax ? ) ..... In fact, this new K1 is looking like being the total and utter customisation geek freaks dream machine!
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

stu62

Link Posted 15/04/2016 - 15:11
Dpreview as it all on there

McGregNi

Link Posted 15/04/2016 - 15:15
What, have they got the customisable X Exposure mode covered, seriously?
Wow, I might just start hanging out there ....
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
Last Edited by McGregNi on 15/04/2016 - 15:17

RobL

Link Posted 15/04/2016 - 16:22
Oh dear, I hope it can be worked by simpler folk as well!

timcx500e

Link Posted 15/04/2016 - 18:57
Thanks , 1/200 it is then,
regards, Tim.
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