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Post Options Post Options   Quote BridgetC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 February 2020 at 08:15
Thanks also Minolta_mutley

I'll bear all that in mind and do some further research.
 



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Thank you very much

I'll bear it all in mind and do some further research
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Post Options Post Options   Quote BridgetC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 February 2020 at 15:54
Had a play around today at home (whilst storm Ciara rages outside).

Have determined that the Minolta 3500xi isn't very powerful off-camera (havent used it for a very long time as on camera its difficult to control).
I used it with an inexpensive slave.
The pop up flash on my Sony a65 will trigger both the HVL 56AM (as per Sony compatibility chart) and the Minolta.

For the a99 (which I use for stock work), then a cable would be the thing. Cumbersome, but for the type of family portrait work I do ( for presents only), I can work with it, and that flash would trigger the Minolta (or I just use a stand alone light source).

So basically I don't need the transmitter/receiver set.
I'm a bit nervous that it would actually work with what I have - it may be useful on the a99 if I should feel I'm ever good enough to charge for portraits.

Thanks everyone for your input.
I learbned something, and it gave me the push on this wet day to play around a little.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote michelb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 February 2020 at 17:02
This is what i would use ( they used to cost about 1-12$ per unit). They only provide flash burst

iShoot receivers were available with both ISO and Autolock shoe


iShoot triggers were also available with both shoes
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Bottom view


They don't seem to ba available anymore but i saw some Newer units with standard ISO shoe recently that could be fitted with the proper adapters
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Post Options Post Options   Quote BridgetC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 February 2020 at 09:34
Hi again Miranda:

Have discovered that my old Minolta flash (though bulky) acts as a good optical trigger on the a9 when in 'Low' mode. Lets just say it has its own eccentricities, but can be handled best that way.
It also prevents the pre-flash trigger on the a65, and works as a low key flash unit (but a slightly better light than the pop-up).

Have also bought the Godox flash you mentioned, through eBay which won't break the bank (a nice birthday present to myself !).

Thanks again for all your tips. They've been very useful

best wishes,
Bridget
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