Yongnuo YN560 MkIII, triggered by pop-up (Pentax)

Started Jul 26, 2014 | Questions thread
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Yongnuo YN560 MkIII, triggered by pop-up (Pentax)


always in doubt if I should post it in the Pentax SLR forum or in this one, anyway...

I've tried to trigger an off-camera YN560 in S1 mode with the pop-up flash of my K100D Super, in M mode.

Everything works as it whould, but the pop-up flash obviously contributes to the exposure (fugly straight light).

Flash exposure compensation is already @ -2.0 (even though I believe it doesnt' affect flash output in M mode..?)

What can I do in order to reduce the blink of the pop-up flash to the bare minimum in order to work as a trigger only (short of cardboard funnels/contraptions)?

I don't have P-TTL with this combo, so I think those two can't talk with pre-flashes...

Is distance of the two flashes from the subject the only way I can achieve some sort of control (i.e. camera far from subject, tele lens, slave near the subject)?

Thanks in advance

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Pentax K100D Super Pentax K-01 Pentax K-30 Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM Pentax smc DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR +2 more
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