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    Has any one used or tried this 3rd-party flash before with your Pentax DSLR? Thinking of getting one, maybe from Artworkfoto. Any user reviews will be good for reference. Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Tumax DPT586 High Speed Flash for Pentax

    From the spec seem good enough for general use. and the price around $210 only.
    If the review is good
    Plan to get one too
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    If you really like to buy 1 then i suggest you cod so that you can try if the ttl really work cause i tried a 2nd hand tumax flash which claim to have ttl with my k-r but the ttl couldnt work .

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    thanks for the info, if I going to buy it, I guess will drop by to the shop and try with my K5 first
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    anyone had reviews for this flash?

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    Quote Originally Posted by armadillo View Post
    thanks for the info, if I going to buy it, I guess will drop by to the shop and try with my K5 first
    Which Shop in spore is selling this Tumax Flash for Pentax

    I was around funan, and prenisular and most shops dont keep flash for Pentax.
    I originally wanted Sigma 610 super for Pentax
    and SLRR also dont have it, it seems that Pentax user in Spore is just too small for Sigma Singapore Distributor to import flash for Pentax

    so in the end after testing the Metz 58AF2 and Pentax 540 for half and hour in SLRR, I bought the Pentax 540.
    the reason is wireless flash sometimes does not work on Metz58,

    I dont mind getting another Tumax flash as a Slave/Master flash.

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    I'm newbie, into flash photography pairing it with my k7...

    Just got myself one to play play first, before upgrading to more PRO version...

    Pay cash $195 for it at Art Work Foto last sat... Raining dogs and cats...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hellstormer View Post
    I'm newbie, into flash photography pairing it with my k7...

    Just got myself one to play play first, before upgrading to more PRO version...

    Pay cash $195 for it at Art Work Foto last sat... Raining dogs and cats...
    Can pttl ? Wireless also ok ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Supersimon27 View Post
    Can pttl ? Wireless also ok ?
    Yup... Can can... HK made...

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    So, what can it NOT do at such price?
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    does this model come with the AF assist lamp?

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    Yes, come with AF assist lamp.
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    wow it can do almost everything .

    Looks like I just wasted $600 for a Pentax 540 flash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morganoh View Post
    wow it can do almost everything .

    Looks like I just wasted $600 for a Pentax 540 flash.
    Depends how you define. You paid the amount for Pentax to design and develop it as well as resellers to sell it so that means they got money to work on newer things.
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    Default Re: Tumax DPT586 High Speed Flash for Pentax

    Quote Originally Posted by Reportage View Post
    Depends how you define. You paid the amount for Pentax to design and develop it as well as resellers to sell it so that means they got money to work on newer things.
    I don't know about all these flash things but my ex-colleagues got me a Metz 44 for my KR and it works ok with TTL and all plus the head can twist and turn hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by morganoh View Post
    wow it can do almost everything .

    Looks like I just wasted $600 for a Pentax 540 flash.
    Don't say that, its a top of line model, big and powerful...

    For me, a newbie into flash, wanted to try try first an cheaper alternative before getting a Pentax or equv...

    Why Tumax is cheaper ? Here the definition taken from Felixcat's sticky...

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/penta...y-options.html

    Tumax and Look-Alikes, Under Many Names

    There are a number of very similar "generic" flashes made in China and sold in the US under a number of different brands, including Sakar, Digital Concepts, Vivitar (all three brands of the same company); also Bell and Howell, Bower, and Practika.

    It appears that the maker is Icorp Enterprises of Hong Kong. The familiar appearance and specifications can be found on the page of products carrying Icorp's own "Tumax" brand, and the corporate web page says:

    There are several different models, not all of which are available in the US in US-branded versions, but you can contact Icorp directly for purchase via PayPal. In my experience, the people there are more helpful and responsive than the US relabellers.

    It's entirely possible that several other Chinese makers produce some of these models, perhaps with cooperation and perhaps not. No one will officially admit it, almost certainly for perfectly reasonable legal and corporate-agreement reasons. However, all of the models bear striking similarities (and many small differences in the exact specifications, often within the same US model name).

    Note: This section due for an update! Until that happens, if you find a flash labeled Vivitar or Bower or etc., take a look at the Tumax product listing page and see if you can find any correlation to one of the listed models. Basically, if it's not labeled Pentax, Metz, Sigma, or Promaster, you'll find a match.

    Many of the lower-end, made-in-China Metz models bear a strong resemblance to the Tumax lineup as well. Metz tells me that they are only similar in appearance and that the internals are different ("equipped with a special electronic technology which has been developed by Metz in Germany"), and I generally trust Metz as a company. Still, the appearance and functionality is strikingly similar.

    Note: There's at are reports of incompatibility with the Pentax K-5 and of incompatibility with the Pentax K-r. I expect that, following previous patterns, newer works-with-newer-cameras models will silently make it to market eventually — with no announcement or easy way to distinguish between compatible and non-working models. Update: As expected, it's been reported that the Bell & Howell version similar to the DPT383AFZ works fine with the Pentax K-r. (However, make sure you buy from somewhere with a good returns policy, in case you happen to get an older unit.)

    Most current versions of this flash have P-TTL support, but older versions do not. I am not aware of a good way to tell which it will be without testing, and I don't think an upgrade is available. The Praktica / Exacta 38AF models are quite certainly all too old, and it seems likely that the Bower and Vivitar branded models (which appeared more recently) are all the new design. Soligor has confirmed that their model uses P-TTL.

    The new Tumax/Icorp DPT5 series has rear curtain sync and wireless P-TTL support.

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    Default Re: Tumax DPT586 High Speed Flash for Pentax

    Hi Guys

    Have anyone test K7 with Tumax DPT586 ? Is it working ( using wireless ) ? If it's working , How did you do it ? I have tried but no flash ? Thanks ...

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