Off camera flash


Roscoe

Link Posted 17/03/2013 - 17:49
Does anyone use an off camera flash set up with their digital camera?

I used to use the AF280T with the AF400T Hot shoe grip and mounting bracket.

As the Pin contacts are not compatible with the digital cameras, who uses an off camera flash and what set up is needed if using the newer Pentax flash guns?

DaveHolmes

Link Posted 17/03/2013 - 19:15
I use Cactus V4 triggers with both Yongnuo-YN560 and Vivitar-285hv flashes...

Both my flashes are manual only (no P-TTL) but when using flash off-camera you're likely to be running whatever flash you own in manual mode anyway...

The Cactus triggers only have a central firing pin so can be used with pretty much any flash ever made (excluding Sony, who use a mental backwards hotshoe design)
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Digital:
Pentax K5- Vivitar 19mm 3.8; FA35mm f2; D-Xenon 100mm macro f2.8; DA50-200mm WR...
Flash:
Yongnuo YN-560; Vivitar 285HV; Cactus V4 triggers...
Film:
Pentax-MX & M50mm f1.4; Spottie & 55mm f1.8; MG & M40mm 2.8...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/daveholmesphotos/

MartinEA

Link Posted 17/03/2013 - 20:01
I use a basic Yongnuo YN 560 EX with FlashWave 111 wireless triggers off camera.

Here is an example I took yesterday:

Example
Last Edited by MartinEA on 17/03/2013 - 20:02

obione

Link Posted 17/03/2013 - 20:04
Your Example doesn't work
MartinEA wrote:
I use a basic Yongnuo YN 560 EX with FlashWave 111 wireless triggers off camera.

Here is an example I took yesterday:

Example


k-5, K-5ii,60-250 f4, 50 f1.4 af,17-70 f4, 100mm macro wr,siggy 10-20 siggy 100-300f4

MartinEA

Link Posted 17/03/2013 - 20:05
Does now.

gartmore

Link Posted 18/03/2013 - 06:59
Roscoe wrote:
Does anyone use an off camera flash set up with their digital camera?

I used to use the AF280T with the AF400T Hot shoe grip and mounting bracket.

As the Pin contacts are not compatible with the digital cameras, who uses an off camera flash and what set up is needed if using the newer Pentax flash guns?

i use the AF400t all the time with digital cameras what is theroblem you are having, the pins are all in the right place except you don't have the one for the digital protocol
Ken
“We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson -

Roscoe

Link Posted 19/03/2013 - 13:24
gartmore wrote:
Roscoe wrote:
Does anyone use an off camera flash set up with their digital camera?

I used to use the AF280T with the AF400T Hot shoe grip and mounting bracket.

As the Pin contacts are not compatible with the digital cameras, who uses an off camera flash and what set up is needed if using the newer Pentax flash guns?

i use the AF400t all the time with digital cameras what is theroblem you are having, the pins are all in the right place except you don't have the one for the digital protocol

Ken as I have said I want to use a new Pentax flash gun, I already have an AF280T with the AF400T bracket and Hotshoe grip an connecting cable, I looking for a similar set up using a Pentax Digital flash gun possibly with a connecting cable or going wireless!

gartmore

Link Posted 19/03/2013 - 14:17
I posted a set up ages ago but cant find it at the moment. It consists of the hotshoe grip you have (I'm assuming its the Pentax one) hacked by drilling a little hole in the shoe to stop the digital pin shorting out.

It is this thread: link
Ken
“We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson -

Mannesty

Link Posted 19/03/2013 - 15:54
As Ken says, the Hot Shoe Grip can be easily hacked such that modern P-TTL flashes work fine. I regularly use a K5 + Hot shoe Grip + AF540FGZ + Hot shoe adapter F + Synch cord F 5P with no issues, apart from the weight.

It's about the same as using your AF400T, but much better.
Peter E Smith

My flickr Photostream
Last Edited by Mannesty on 19/03/2013 - 15:55

cabstar

Link Posted 19/03/2013 - 17:08
I use one of these for wired off camera use

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nissin-SC-01-Universal-Pentax-Samsung/dp/B00365T71E
PPG Wedding photography Flickr
Concert photography

Currently on a Pentax hiatus until an FF Pentax is released

python118

Link Posted 20/03/2013 - 21:49
Hi all, i use a sigma 610 flash gun with some trigger kit i purchased from amazon, works a treat
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