Which flash for my K-5 IIs?

Started Mar 31, 2013 | Discussions thread
soheil Senior Member • Posts: 2,994
Re: Which flash for my K-5 IIs?

Welcome to digital Pentax.

I've got both Pentax 540 and 360. The 540 is the obvious choice there between. It's powerful and fully compatible. But there are some shortcomings:

1- No stroboscopic mode

2- Not weatherproved

3- Slow recycling time (although on par with other flashes available for Pentax) which slightly improves by using external battery pack (6 to 4.5")

The 360 is good but there is no swivelling beside the same shotcomings of 540.

However, if I had to choose among all competitors I'd still go with 540 or Metz 580 II.

Best regards,

Soheil

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