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

Started Dec 20, 2004 | Discussions thread
JensR Forum Pro • Posts: 17,918
Flash Trigger Voltage *ist DS (info from Pentax)

Hi!

Actually, Pentax says the camera is OK up to 600 hundred volts

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http://www.botzilla.com/photo/photoBook/pbook.html#msg200

Hm, this is a message of 2003 about the Pentax film cameras of 2002. I personally would be very sceptical (as are you, I understood).

I today received an email from Pentax Germany, saying:
"The maximum voltage is 30V."

This of course does not do away with the problem of short circuiting the electronics by mounting a flash with non-matching contacts, as described here:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1036&message=11529584

CU
Jens

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