K5 - does it have hss


Link Posted 09/11/2010 - 01:01

Can anyone tell me if the K5 has High speed synch, I havent heard any mention of it. If it had this I think it would bring it up to par with the Nickons and canons. Maybe when the K3(lol) is released it will be one of the new features( by then Nikon and canon will have moved onto something else)




Link Posted 09/11/2010 - 06:19
IIRC, no.
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283


Link Posted 09/11/2010 - 09:01
With the built-in flash: No
With 540 or 360 flash: Yes
Pentax K10D + Vivitar 55/2.8 macro + Super Takumar 55/1.8 + SuperMultiCoated Takumar 85/1.8 + SuperMultiCoated Takumar 135/3.5 + SuperMultiCoated Takumar 200/4 + Super Takumar 300/4
Pentax K100D + DA18-55ALII + DA55-300
Pentax K5 + FA31Ltd + M50/1.7 + DFA100WR + M120/2.8 (+ DA18-55WR at occasion)


Link Posted 09/11/2010 - 10:02
And other compatible flashes like Sigma and Metz.
Yves (another one of those crazy Canucks)

Daniel Bridge

Link Posted 09/11/2010 - 11:03
The K10D, K20D, K-7 and K-5 are all HSS capable with the right external flashguns.

www.Pentax.co.uk K-5 specifications page wrote:
X-Synchronization: Hot shoe, sync-speed: 1/180 sec., P-TTL, high-speed-sync, rear curtain sync, wireless-sync with PENTAX dedicated flash.

Full spec here: http://www.pentax.co.uk/en/digital-slr/specifications/pentax-k5.html

Some of us consider the Pentax offerings to have at least been 'on a par' with Canon's and Nikon's for some time...

K-3, a macro lens and a DA*300mm...
Last Edited by Daniel Bridge on 09/11/2010 - 11:03


Link Posted 09/11/2010 - 13:03
Pentax was ahead of Canon in the flash area. Canon is just starting to implement wireless flash controlled with the on-board flash on it's camera. Before, you needed an extra module on the camera hot shoe to control wireless flashes.
Yves (another one of those crazy Canucks)
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