K-01 daylight flash problem (cross-post)

Started Mar 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
Russell Evans Forum Pro • Posts: 12,617
Re: It would be helpful to have access to the exif data.

Baxter Bad wrote:

Sorry about that, it was at ISO 200, 1/60, f/5.6. Chosen by the camera (taken in full auto mode).

The values you've given are for an EV10 environment. Is that about right for the scene? Is there a DOF preview on the K-01? You should activate it to make sure the lens is stopping down. My K10D had an issue with the aperture arm where it wouldn't stop the lens down, so everything was taken wide open even though the settings were being calculated correctly. I had a few that looked like your post until I figured it out. The K10D was my first SLR, so I had a lot to learn.

Are you sure the lens on the camera had full contact with the camera? If the A pin got loose and lost connectivity, the flash would fire at full power.

That's it for my ideas of what it could be wrong other than some issue with the firmware.

Thank you
Russell

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