Why is max flash sync speed so low on the K-3?

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Why is max flash sync speed so low on the K-3?
9 months ago

I made the decision to purchase a new DSLR system and I had narrowed down my choices to a few systems including Pentax. I'm impressed with the K-3 and the amount of available quality glass for the system. However, my search stopped when I realized that the K-3 only supports a max sync speed of 1/180. There is a lot to like about this system, and I was disappointed to learn that it doesn't meet my needs. I don't understand why a system that is so capable in so many ways is crippled when it comes to flash support. Is there a reason for this limitation? Better yet, is there a hack to enable a higher sync speed?

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-K

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