Promaster 5550 DX Flash

Started Dec 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
JNR
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Re: Don't do it.

Russell Evans wrote:

You don't want that Promaster module. It is TTL only and manual at 1/1 and 1/16. That's very limiting on a modern Pentax DSLR. It's probably fine if you have a *istD, istDS, and fine with some film bodies that can do TTL, but trying work with just two manual settings on a newer Pentax DSLR isn't worth the money spent. I have either the Promaster or the Quantaray AF module, there's no way to tell as there isn't any branding on the unit, that I use with a couple of ZX film bodies I bought. The ZX-60 I have does P-TTL, but I've never tried the 5050DXR with it. I wonder if it would work?

Thank you
Russell

That makes sense, absolutely. Auto mode is much more valuable. The Promaster website shows no useful information about the modules. There is a standard module (generic - not brand specific), but again, no explanation. That unit (priced the same) might have Auto in place of TTL, but you never know because of the poor documentation.

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