Site Sponsors
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Sony RX1 Flash Question

  1. #1
    Senior Member JMaher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Sarasota
    Posts
    942
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    16

    Sony RX1 Flash Question

    I trued using my (new to me) RX1 with some of my flash equipment. It works great with the Nissin Air Commander or the Nissin flash on camera. What doesn't work is triggering my Godox lights using their trigger. It seems from looking it over and a little research that the issue is the Multi Interface Shoe not allowing a good connection as it pushes the trigger out because of the limited depth. It has not been a problem on any of the A7 series I have owned.

    From a little research it seemed that adding a Pixel 321 would fix that but after receiving one today it didn't work any better.

    I was not really planning to use my GoDox light with this camera but its nice to have options.

    Any experienced users out there? HELP!

    Jim
    Last edited by JMaher; 4th December 2015 at 06:44.

  2. #2
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Vivek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    13,604
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    21

    Re: Sony RX1 Flash Question

    Jim, I only have the R1 II and I checked with a few manual flashes and a Nikon SC-29 chord. All sync at 1/2000s.

    It is highly likely that you are not getting proper contact with your pixel thingy.

    Try a an old Nikon extension chord.

  3. #3
    Administrator, Instructor Guy Mancuso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    23,623
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    2555

    Re: Sony RX1 Flash Question

    Maybe a double hot shoe attachment
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

    www.guymancusophotography.com

  4. #4
    Senior Member JMaher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Sarasota
    Posts
    942
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    16

    Re: Sony RX1 Flash Question

    A little more research - apparently the RX1 and other early cameras with the Multi Interface Shoe had the flash rails a little wider than standard hot shoes and doesn't make good contact with all flashes or triggers. One suggestion I saw posted was to insert he trigger and then twist it slightly (left to right, etc so that it is very slightly angled) before locking it down. I tried that with the Godox trigger and it flashes every time. Not a perfect solution but it works. Sony must have corrected that by the time they got to the A7 series as I never had a problem with those cameras. In researching this was apparently a problem with the A99 as well and some say the A6000. From reading this seems to be a problem with some brands of triggers but not all.

    Jim
    Thanks 1 Member(s) thanked for this post

  5. #5
    Administrator, Instructor Guy Mancuso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    23,623
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    2555

    Re: Sony RX1 Flash Question

    Interesting never heard of this. Good solution I wonder if you put some kind of shim in the shoe.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

    www.guymancusophotography.com

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •