off camera flash for Pentax K100D

Discussion in 'Pentax' started by Dan Poorman, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. Dan Poorman

    Dan Poorman Guest

    I need to use an external flash on my Pentax K100D.
    What sort of adapter should I be looking for?
    I'd prefer wireless but could use wired in necessary.
    Anyone have any suggestions/recommendations please?


    Dan Poorman, Apr 24, 2007
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  2. Dan Poorman

    Pete D Guest

    Depends what you want to do really. Pentax make some extremely good flashes,
    the AF360-FGZ is their medium size unit and the AF 540-FGZ is their huge
    unit, both have wireless but the K100D does not have inbuilt wireless so you
    will need two units if you must do wireless.
    Pete D, Apr 24, 2007
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  3. Dan-

    I have a 3rd-party adapter for an older Pentax flash that might come
    close to working. It consists of a dual (male + female) hot shoe with a
    cable connecting to another connector that fits the camera's hot shoe.
    It mounts on a separate grip, with the flash on top of that. It has
    additional contacts for the TTL and ready-light functions, both on the
    camera connector and the remote hot shoe.

    This one is about 20 years old, and I don't know what company made it.
    It may not have enough contacts for the K100D, but you should be able to
    find a more recent version that does. Perhaps even from Pentax.

    Fred McKenzie, Apr 25, 2007
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