Pentax with Metz and Elinchrom flash units ...
I was just lucky enough to receive a V6ii as a Christmas gift , and with my birthday approaching in around two weeks , hope to receive a couple more ( otherwise I'll buy them myself ! ) .
The main camera I use just now is my Pentax K-3 ; I also have a K-01 and the older *istD , besides some earlier film bodies including the MZ-S and the LX ( but I seldom use these anymore ) . Perhaps later this year I will get a K-1 ...
Regarding flash units , I have a number of Metz flashes :
two of the 45 CT5 , with the older SCA 370 units for TTL with the older film cameras ( and the *istD )
four 45 CL4 Digital , with the SCA 3702 M2 adaptors for Pentax digital
three 54 MZ4 , again with the SCA 3702 M2
one 54 MZ3 with SCA 3702
one 70 MZ5 with SCA 3702
I also have three Elinchrom 500 studio flash heads and two Elinchrom 250 flash heads with various modifiers .
The above units all have varying levels of functionality with my digital cameras : the 45 Digital flashes are fully compatible with P-TTL and HSS ; the 54 MZ4 run P-TTL ; the 70 MZ5 is hit and miss but generally seems to work quite well ( even though it shouldn't ) .
I already have a set of inexpensive 'dumb' radio triggers which allow manual remote triggering , with the flashes either in manual mode or auto mode using their own exposure control , and the camera run on manual aperture and X sync . Likewise the Elinchrom studio flashes .
I just wonder whether anyone else has used any of these Metz models with the V6ii and Pentax , and how they got on ?
Also using one of the V6ii with the X sync connector to fire Elinchroms ? ( I can still use my 'dumb' triggers for these if need be since there is no automation with the lights )
I haven't yet updated firmware on my one V6ii , was waiting until I get more , although given it was only bought a couple of weeks ago it may already be up to date ?
I look forward to participating in the forum , and in any case will report back how I get on with the above equipment .