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This behavior is perfectly normal for a Canon 60D, and most other Canon EOS bodies. When you select Av Mode with E-TTL in lower light environments, the camera assumes you want to expose the entire scene correctly for the ambient light and then use the flash to illuminate your subject in the foreground. If you wish to disable this slow sync feature, use ...


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The metz 48 AF1 has USB updatable firmware. The latest version was released about the same time as the Pentax K5ii, so it doesn't mention the K3 bodies in it's release notes. But we thought it was worth a try. A quick firmware update on the flash later and it's now working perfectly with the K3ii.


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This is a known problem with Pentax's wireless flash system. Or rather, it's a common problem with all such systems. (See similar complaint with Nikon.) Even though the manual states otherwise, at least portion of the control flash fires during the actual exposure, and you can see it in the image, particularly if there are reflective surfaces or if your ...


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I don't have a Metz 52, but in the Manual for the Nikon version, on page 167 it begins with an English description of its use with Nikon Advanced Wireless Lighting mode (AWL is the wireless optical control component of the Nikon CLS). Some Metz flashes with AWL (like AF-54) can only be a remote slave AWL flash, but the AF-52 also describes that it also ...


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How long is "a few years"? In the manual, there's a note that you should power on the flash every few months rather than just letting it sit: Forming the flash capacitor The flash capacitor built into the flash unit undergoes physical change if the unit is not switched on for a prolonged period. For this reason it is necessary to switch the unit on ...


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My experiments with K-5 and K100d Super show that yes, you can certainly set it up this way; it may or might not work that way. I tried it out with a Pentax K-5 (firmware 1.01, repeated after upgrade to 1.13 - most recent), Metz 58AF-1 (firmware v3.0 - most recent), and Lensbaby (as manual as a lens can get). This combination can be set up in the described ...


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The manual for the mecablitz 44 AF-1 notes (on page 101) that on some cameras, the AF assist ("measuring beam", they call it) will only work if the camera's center AF point is used, and won't with others. That might be your problem. The newer mecablitz 44 AF-3C, mentions a similar limitation (page 48), and also notes that on some cameras, the AF beam is ...


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I'm using a Nikon 750 with a Yongnuo YN622n-TX transceiver attached to the hotshoe. I have a Metz 44 AF-1 attached to a YN622n II and set to TTL. When using Nikon cameras, the flash must be set to TTL! Everything works fine. I set the zoom on the TX to AU (automatic) and the zoom on the Metz matches the zoom on my lens. I can put the TX in manual mode and ...


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It depends on your definition of "work" and which Yongnuo triggers. If you are thinking of the "manual" triggers (RF-602, RF-603, RF-603II, RF-605), then yes, they will work, but all they can do is trigger the flash with correct timing. You won't have any of the other features that are probably why you're paying extra for a TTL-capable Metz flash. If you ...


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Here's some information regarding optical slaves from Syl Arena.


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The Metz 54 MZ-4 uses the "SCA" module system — there's swappable bases which you change depending on camera system. For Canon, you probably have the SCA 3102 dedicated TTL module. What you need, though, is the simple SCA 301 standard ISO foot, which has a sync port. This costs about $12.50, and you use it in combination with this cable or similar, which is ...


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