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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



    prices include shipping from China







    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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    Re: NEX7 & Alpha - any flash & wireless

    Quote Originally Posted by hot View Post
    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.

    =Marc

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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


    PT-04
    Last edited by hot; 14th January 2012 at 13:13.

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    Re: NEX7 & Alpha - any flash & wireless

    i have found this guy to be quick and useful

    http://flashzebra.com/sonyflash/index.shtml

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    Re: NEX7 & Alpha - any flash & wireless

    John, it is the same stuff that Hot mentions but re-sold for ~3X the price.

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