Pentax Response to Flash Selection for DS...? Hmmm?

Started Dec 20, 2004 | Discussions thread
martym Regular Member • Posts: 464
Re: Pentax Response to Flash Selection for DS...? Hmmm?

RonJohn wrote:

Comments:
Are there restrictions on what flashes can safely be used with this
camera? I can't afford the Pentax dedicated flashes and some of
the forums are claiming that some flashes can 'fry' or destroy the
whole camera if the trigger voltages exceed some 'arbitrary'
voltage. Is this true? How about older Pentax TTL flashes; are
they ok to use? There are just 2-3 flashes listed in the DS
manual. Please clarify this because I MUST purchase a flash.
Thanks in advance...Ron Johnson

Hi

On page 153 on the manual, it list some older flashes, the AF330ftz and the AF240ft don't swivel or tilt so they can be found on ebay very cheap. The others listed also found on ebay go for more. But there are Vivitar and others that make compatable flashes that are under $100 that you can also check out.
Hope this helps
Marty

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