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    Sigma DP2M/DP3M with external flash

    Hi

    I would be interested to use my DP2M with some Yongnuo YN560 external flashes. Either with cable

    (Yongnuo Nikon off Camera TTL Sync Cords SC-28A SC28 A SC-28S SC28 S 1M | Yongnuo Store),

    or with Yongnuo flash trigger RF-602 (for Sony).

    Has somebody tried that already or can recommend other ways for strobists with the DP2M/DP3M?

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    Re: Sigma DP2M/DP3M with external flash

    dont know about RF-602 for Sony;
    my DP2m works well with RF-602 for Nikon, but not with RF-602 for Canon.

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    Re: Sigma DP2M/DP3M with external flash

    I'm thinking of using Sony HVL-F58AM flash (Minolta hot shoe) with a DP M camera. What are my options that will allow to use HSS up to 1/2000sec.
    If I place this Vello Hot Shoe Adapter on both DPM and Flash and connect them with a Male PC to Male PC sync cord, will this setup work ?

    Below are the images of the PC sync port on HVL-F58AM flash. If there's an accessory cord that can connect the flash (via PC Sync port or hot shoe) with DP M hot shoe, please let me know.

    Attachment 81608 Attachment 81609
    Last edited by Malina DZ; 15th July 2014 at 06:10.

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    Re: Sigma DP2M/DP3M with external flash

    Here's what I've got to mate F58AM with DP2M:
    DLC DL-0425 Flash to Standard Hot Shoe adapter and Sony FA-CC1AM Off-Camera Flash Cable.
    Here is the result shot at 1/1600s:

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    Re: Sigma DP2M/DP3M with external flash

    Cool Malina

    It looks like the sands reflects light from the sun and brighten up her face, arms and breast. The flash perhaps also keeps information in the shadows?
    The sunstar in the sunglasses is cued and works well, but of course exposes the flash in use Good shot.

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    Re: Sigma DP2M/DP3M with external flash

    Appreciate your feedback G43.
    Considering that it's a handheld point and shoot approach, shot under direct sunlight, with barely any feedback from the back screen... I was excited to try the speedlight out with DP2M in this back lit model scenario and the results are satisfying. Way better skin tones without magenta color cast are achieved with a fill-in flash.

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    Re: Sigma DP2M/DP3M with external flash

    Why I cannot see the shot?

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    Re: Sigma DP2M/DP3M with external flash

    Malina

    Did you hand hold the flash or are you using a bracket to hold it with the camera?

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    Re: Sigma DP2M/DP3M with external flash

    Quote Originally Posted by foveon View Post
    Why I cannot see the shot?
    Strange, wonder why GetDPI gallery BB code doesn't display image for you (registered member)...
    Here's a link to it on Flickr: Vix - Beach Bunny Mix

    Quote Originally Posted by biglouis View Post
    Did you hand hold the flash or are you using a bracket to hold it with the camera?
    Louis, I held the camera in one hand and the flash in another extended as far away from each other as I could manage. Not the most comfortable solution but reasonably light & portable.
    BTW, DP2M doesn't see the flash attached. You don't get to choose any options for flash in camera menu (fill-in, rear-sync). Flash has to be set up manually in its own settings.
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    Re: Sigma DP2M/DP3M with external flash

    Quote Originally Posted by Malina DZ View Post
    ...Here's a link to it on Flickr: Vix - Beach Bunny Mix...
    Thank you for sharing.

    BTW: I dont think its a problem to use a flash in manual mode, IMO its more reliable than auto modes.

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    Re: Sigma DP2M/DP3M with external flash

    I've used the DP2M and DP1M several times with a Cactus V and a Nikon SB800 or YN 560 MkII. They work great even up to 1/2000.
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    Re: Sigma DP2M/DP3M with external flash

    I'm trying to make a DP2M fire a Canon mount YN685 speedlite (direct mount and wirelessly via YN622C-TX) with no luck in any mode (PASM). Will a universal Canon to Nikon hot shoe adapter help?

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    Re: Sigma DP2M/DP3M with external flash

    I got some YN transmitters, one of them is for Canon and it doesnt work on my Merrills, the Nikon ones do work, so I think a C to N adapter will help if you just want to fire the flash,

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    Re: Sigma DP2M/DP3M with external flash

    Thanks foveon! I'll try an adapter then.
    BTW, YN685 speedlite (manual mode) + YN622C-TX syncs at 1/2000s with DP Merrill I confirmed that when connected flash trigger via a PC sync cable to my current hot shoe adapter mounted on the camera.

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