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Old 13th January 2012   #1
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NEX7 & Alpha - any flash & wireless

flash shoe allows use of any flash light and wireless flash module with Alphas and NEX7



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Yongnuo flash ~ $ 45

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Re: NEX7 & Alpha - any flash & wireless

I got a flash adapter like the one on the left (top image). Thanks again!

My old but still very versatile and tiny Nikon SB-30 works beautifully.

I am hoping that there will be even miniaturized version of the flash adapters and wireless controllers than these so that they make a better fit on the NEX-7.

They all look small on Sony's DSLRs and SLTs though.
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Re: NEX7 & Alpha - any flash & wireless

Excellent, and I am bookmarking this (for the GXR). When shooting interiors, that kind of off-camera small flash can be so valuable. Cheers
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Re: NEX7 & Alpha - any flash & wireless

Related subject ... Sony mount wireless with pass through TTL ... no adapters needed.

http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showth...132#post381132

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Re: NEX7 & Alpha - any flash & wireless

Of course you can use wireless without extra adapter, but for conventional hot shoe you need a second one ooooor an adapter.

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Re: NEX7 & Alpha - any flash & wireless

That is the kind I was looking for!
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Of course you can use wireless without extra adapter, but for conventional hot shoe you need a second one ooooor an adapter.

Good to see other choices.

The point of the Phottix is pass through TTL to the hot-shoe speed-light, and the receivers also accept Sony flash on top. Otherwise you are into a more complex set-up with more parts and some way to attach the transmitter to the camera when the hot shoe occupied by a TTL speed-light.

The classic simple set-up for portraits is one large source key directional light off-camera left or right, and an on-camera speed-light set to TTL for fill (using the Sony compensation controls to adjust amount of fill). A third Sony speed-light can be employed as a background, hair, or kicker light if desired.

I don't use this sort of thing very often, but if you don't have a battery driven studio strobe system, it works pretty well ... as long as you don't try to overpower the sun on bright days, or light a really large area or large group of people.

For a three piece radio kit @ $150. it solves a lot of issues. Reports I researched seem to indicate robust operation under demanding conditions like a wedding.

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Re: NEX7 & Alpha - any flash & wireless

Receivers you get for $ 8.50 or $ 8.00 (incl.ship.)

PT-04 works with 433 Mhz, while Yongnuos are working with 2.4 Ghz.
Both are available as sets with transmitter and 1/2/3/4 receivers.

PT-04


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i have found this guy to be quick and useful

http://flashzebra.com/sonyflash/index.shtml
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John, it is the same stuff that Hot mentions but re-sold for ~3X the price.
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