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mdijb
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« on: April 20, 2014, 09:05:57 PM »
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I am new to the use of flash and am completely confused.

Can I use a Canon or Nikon flash with this camera?  will I have full capability  of all the features these flashes provide?

Or am I restricted to the sony flashes for this camera?

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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2014, 03:42:20 PM »
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I am new to the use of flash and am completely confused.

Can I use a Canon or Nikon flash with this camera?  will I have full capability  of all the features these flashes provide?

Or am I restricted to the sony flashes for this camera?

MDIJB

TTL flashes for Sony are made by Sony and such 3rd parties as Nissin, Metz, Sigma (most of non Sony TTL flashes have old style shoe - you will need an adapter)... if you want cheap TTL flash can do w/o wireless optical TTL then you can get a clone of iCorp/Tumax flash - they are very cheap (but quite limited in functionality).

flashes from Canon or Nikon might work as simple dumb manual flashes if they can fire using only a central pin and central pin fits the contact on new Sony hot shoe...

PS: some really old flashes (from pre digital era) might have unsafe (for digital camera) voltage.
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2014, 03:45:08 PM »
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I am new to the use of flash and am completely confused.

Sony Flash System = http://www.mhohner.de/sony-minolta/flashes.php
Sony Wireless Flash = http://www.mhohner.de/sony-minolta/flashcomp_setups.php#wireless

PS: he did not cover 3rd party flashes, but still it is a very good reading for beginners
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2014, 05:41:49 PM »
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Sony Flash System = http://www.mhohner.de/sony-minolta/flashes.php
Sony Wireless Flash = http://www.mhohner.de/sony-minolta/flashcomp_setups.php#wireless

PS: he did not cover 3rd party flashes, but still it is a very good reading for beginners


That list only applies to the minolta/sony hot shoe, which was changed on the A7/A7r. Basically that list does not apply.
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2014, 02:40:00 PM »
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That list only applies to the minolta/sony hot shoe, which was changed on the A7/A7r. Basically that list does not apply.


what do you mean Huh

get shoe adapter ( Sony Multi-Interface Shoe Adapter ADPMAA )and that's it...
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