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rhermans Jun 24, 2007 11:12 AM

Been working a bit to hard last weeks so haven't used my cam much, but the sky is clearing (not outside been raining real hard - the projects I'm busy on are finalizing)

So got me a flash this saturday, and want to share my first impressions

The flash itself is fine, but the manual ... I already hate reading those things and this one is really really bad.
The wireless functionality works http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/i...milies/hmm.gif but I guess it fires on the wrong moment. Might be me though I guess it's not.

And now some shots, any c&c is always welcome

Oh yes before I forget, taken with a k10d + kiron105mm + flash + lumiquest soft box.

Alcea rosea / Hollyhock
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1305/...481bf0af_b.jpg


a bit closer
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1088/...75950cf4_b.jpg

a small fly
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1434/...b659a4b5_b.jpg

a tiny butterfly (or moth) on top of some styrofoam
http://static.flickr.com/1244/612387...7ad30bb5_d.jpg __________________
Ronny
k10d and some glass

Dal1970 Jun 24, 2007 11:28 AM

Great shots. No2 and 3 are outstanding.



Darren



Black Knight Jun 24, 2007 1:40 PM

Ronny


I Agree with Darren. All the shots are great. But 2 and 3 are outstanding.


Phil

penolta Jun 24, 2007 3:49 PM

That fly is amazing - every bristle is tack sharp. :shock: Impressive!

kashka Jun 24, 2007 5:32 PM

Wow..I really like all three but I think the hollyhock is my favorite but then I am kinda partial to hollyhocks..:)
lisa

danielchtong Jun 24, 2007 5:54 PM

kashka wrote:
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Wow..I really like all three but I think the hollyhock is my favorite but then I am kinda partial to hollyhocks..:)
lisa
Ronny

Nice tast shots. My fav is the 3 rd one (fly) . I have the DG super junior (ST) a I am not into flash that much. My AF360 is sort of handicapped after it has lost all function in detecting the correct focal length of the lens attached. So I can only do manual setting with my AF360. My ST just works flawlessly in pTTL. Cannot complain and I will post a few macro shots later on in the yr. Thanks for sharing.
BTW is the size of your Super as big as that of AF540. K10D is lot larger than my K100D. That should not matter


Daniel

mtngal Jun 24, 2007 6:14 PM

I'm another person whos partial to hollyhock - love the first one. While the fly is an excellent picture, I don't like them so it's not my favorite. The butterfly is interesting texture with the white on white.

CyberCoyote Jun 24, 2007 6:52 PM

penolta wrote:
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That fly is amazing - every bristle is tack sharp. :shock: Impressive!
Exactly what I was going to say, amazing.

Joe

NonEntity1 Jun 24, 2007 8:09 PM

Like everyone else has said, the fly is an incredible macro, great job! Not that there is anything wrong with the others, but wow!

Tim

Rodney9 Jun 25, 2007 1:37 AM

All Fantastic, No. 2 and 3 are my favourites.

snostorm Jun 25, 2007 3:09 AM

rhermans wrote:
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The wireless functionality works http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/i...milies/hmm.gif but I guess it fires on the wrong moment. Might be me though I guess it's not.
Hi Ronny,

It sounds like your flash is firing on the preflash (acting as a "dumb" optic slave flash). Since I don't have the Sigma, and Sigma doesn't seem to have the flash manuals available online, I can't tell you how to set it for wireless TTL mode. On the Pentax flashes, there is a separate power switch setting for wireless, and you have to set the camera for wireless flash in two areas.

1. Go to the Function Menu for the flash and set it on "W".
2. In the Custom Menu, you have to choose between "Control" and "Master" for the popup flash. Control means that the popup does not add to the exposure, it just communicates exposure info to the flash, and Master means that both flashes add to the exposure. You should be able to control the percentage of the contribution for each flash, as in contrast control flash, but I don't know if the Sigma does this like the Pentax flashes do.

On the Pentax flashes, you have to set the gun for slave 1 (slave 2 is just an optically fired "dumb" slave mode -- no metering control from the camera) and make sure that both the flash and the camera are set to the same channel.

The newest (very recent) firmware update for the SG Super allows wireless TTL support, so if yours is a brand new one, it should work, and from reports, it works very well in this mode.

Oh yeah, you also have to have at least firmware version 1.1 for the K10, and I'm pretty sure that you have to be using a lens with the "A" setting on the aperture ring, or any of the AF lenses.

Scott

Edit: Great shots -- I forgot that part -- especially the fly -- it's a definite stunner.



rhermans Jun 25, 2007 3:14 AM

To start of , thanks everybody for the nice remarks.

Daniel: don't know how big it's compared with the 540 but it's big




rhermans Jun 25, 2007 3:22 AM

Thanks Scott,

had the flash on slave3 - and this might be the problem - as soon as I get back from work I'll check the other slave settings out.

The best result I've got up till now are shots with the top 95% black, so that would be the closed curtain.

Ronny

SteveB Jun 25, 2007 2:08 PM

snostorm wrote:
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Sigma doesn't seem to have the flash manuals available online

Find it here......... http://www.sigma-photo.com/flashes/manuals/F14PA.pdf


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