Quick Question. Rear Sync on Pentax Kx


ElRazur

Link Posted 25/09/2010 - 19:58
I was reading Scott Kelby's book and on the section for Portraits, he advised using a "rear sync" function in the flash setting to capture more background. (His example was for canon and nikon)

I am not sure this function is available on a Pentax Kx or is it called something else? I am not sure this function is available on the Af360 flash gun either.

Can anyone shed further lights? Thanks.

Gwyn

Link Posted 25/09/2010 - 20:06
This is also known as trailing curtain sync. The AF 360 certainly has it - look at your handbook.
No idea if the Kx has it - it will be in the flash menu if it does. Again read your handbook.
Last Edited by Gwyn on 25/09/2010 - 20:06

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ElRazur

Link Posted 25/09/2010 - 20:18
Thanks. I saw it, but the explanation was a bit different from what Kelly was saying.

Once again, thanks.

Anvh

Link Posted 25/09/2010 - 20:20
Like Gwyn said, Pentax calls it Trailing curtain sync and the pop-up flash of the K-X can do that.
Also the Af360, it's the icon with the flash on the differnt side of the arrow (sorry that I can't be clearer)
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ

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ElRazur

Link Posted 25/09/2010 - 20:22
Thanks. Just wish they would just call it same name. Too many different names and more or less similar functions lol.

Anvh

Link Posted 25/09/2010 - 20:23
ElRazur wrote:
Thanks. I saw it, but the explanation was a bit different from what Kelly was saying.

Yes, but rear sync or trailing curtain sync are the same thing.
It's that the flash only fires just before the last/rear/trailing curtain closes.

Normally you wouldn't say that would have an effect to get the background brighter with flash but with these modes the camera meters as normal like without a flash so you get a longer exposure so more ambient/background light on your photo.
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ
Last Edited by Anvh on 25/09/2010 - 20:23

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Gwyn

Link Posted 25/09/2010 - 20:23
Yes Scott Kelby's description is a bit different but that's what it is.
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