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    NEX 7: Can the HVL-F20AM trigger an external Sony flash

    I am using one of these on the A850ócan I use the same setup, I wonder, on the NEX 7 (HVL-F20AM triggers the big HVL-F58AM in a softbox)

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    Re: NEX 7: Can the HVL-F20AM trigger an external Sony flash

    Hi Kit, I searched for the very same thing a while ago and found the answer (and some) here:

    http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/sony-hvl...630_page4.html

    I strongly think that Sony ought to come up with one or more compact and versatile flashes (swivel/bounce/modeling light) that would fit the NEX-7.

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    Re: NEX 7: Can the HVL-F20AM trigger an external Sony flash

    Kit,
    the HVL-F20AM is listed as a NEX-7 accessory for wirelessly triggering Sony strobes. The Alpha flashguns also work with the NEX-7, but as Vivek says, they are neither small nor elegant.
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    Re: NEX 7: Can the HVL-F20AM trigger an external Sony flash

    Carlos, that is good news. I wonder how one sets up the slave? Currently, you need to fit the slave to the camera first, select wireless, then half-press the shutter—this puts the slave into the required mode. Repeat for any others you want to put into slave mode. Then you take it off the camera, check that it's flashing the red port light at you (telling you it's in slave mode) then any time the F20AM fires, so does the F58. It's a great system.

    If the units work in a similar way on the NEX 7, brilliant. Thanks!

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    Re: NEX 7: Can the HVL-F20AM trigger an external Sony flash

    Kit,
    here is the bit about wireless flash straight from the NEX-7 Handbook

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    Re: NEX 7: Can the HVL-F20AM trigger an external Sony flash

    Thanks Carlos;

    [rant]I see that the writers and translators of Japanese technical manuals have not improved significantly since I lived there, for five years, almost 30 years ago... I used to write manuals (I hope some of the better ones) from the device and the specs, in Japanese. [/rant]

    In any case, that's excellent news. Thank you.

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