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Affordable A99ii wireless TTL

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Printed Date: 07 August 2020 at 15:47


Topic: Affordable A99ii wireless TTL
Posted By: SnowFella
Subject: Affordable A99ii wireless TTL
Date Posted: 09 September 2019 at 09:50
So, I've got the A99ii and a range of flashes for the old hotshoe (3600 HS-D and 2 5400 HS) combined with a dumb IShoot trigger also for the old shoe.
On camera compatibility (an also using the IShoot trigger) should be solved in the morning with a Sony ADPMAA adapter currently sitting in Aus Post "jail" awaiting pickup.

But what's the most affordable way of taking the 3600 HS-D off camera and still triggering it using the native flash protocol?
Most places here downunder still want $250 for the HVL-20M and the -20AM seem to be discontinued.
Any other options?



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Posted By: Bob J
Date Posted: 09 September 2019 at 10:43
The HVL-20 works well as a trigger, but that price is quite ridiculous.. Can you use one of the 5400s to trigger the 3600? (you can put a bag over the 5400 to stop its visible light, but usually enough of the IR signal gets through to trigger)

I stress, I don't know if this will work, but it is possibly worth an experiment.

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Posted By: mirthseeker
Date Posted: 09 September 2019 at 11:37
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Sony-HVL-F20AM-Shoe-Mount-Flash-for-Sony-Alpha-Series/173919100770?hash=item287e62df62%3Ag%3Ap-MAAOSw5FBc720x&LH_ItemCondition=4 - This one? or better still, https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Sony-HVL-F20M-External-Flash-for-7-7R-7S-6000-NEX-6-ILCE-7R-ILCE-7/202743309861?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D57928%26meid%3D2f9770d4069c4291b9391babb90f6dc3%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D173919100770%26itm%3D202743309861%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851 - this one or https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SONY-HVL-F20M-External-Flash-MINT-CONDITION/113875590900?epid=99511984&hash=item1a83839ef4%3Ag%3ANz0AAOSwR75dbs6N&LH_ItemCondition=4&frcectupt=true - this one?


Posted By: sybersitizen
Date Posted: 09 September 2019 at 16:40
Originally posted by Bob J Bob J wrote:

Can you use one of the 5400s to trigger the 3600?

Nope.

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Posted By: Stuart1701
Date Posted: 09 September 2019 at 17:35
A godox TT685s can act as a master for the sony flash protocols, much cheaper than a sony flash.

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Stuart M.


Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 09 September 2019 at 19:24
Originally posted by SnowFella SnowFella wrote:

So, I've got the A99ii and a range of flashes for the old hotshoe (3600 HS-D and 2 5400 HS) combined with a dumb IShoot trigger also for the old shoe.
On camera compatibility (an also using the IShoot trigger) should be solved in the morning with a Sony ADPMAA adapter currently sitting in Aus Post "jail" awaiting pickup.

But what's the most affordable way of taking the 3600 HS-D off camera and still triggering it using the native flash protocol?
Most places here downunder still want $250 for the HVL-20M and the -20AM seem to be discontinued.
Any other options?


Second hand HVl-20's go here for 60 euro (approx. 100 AUD) if you keep an eye on the market.


Posted By: LAbernethy
Date Posted: 10 September 2019 at 05:45
That's funny. I decided against moving up to the a99ii and the a77ii because of the lighting issue and the investment in a new system without the use of shoe adaptors. Damned if you do damned if you don't.
I found the HVL-20AM to be useless except for a little fill on the A850, I doubt the HVL-20M would be much better on the A99II.   


Posted By: SnowFella
Date Posted: 10 September 2019 at 06:02
Thanks.
Looks like I'll have to start keeping an eye on the usual places for second hand gear.
That Godox seem to come in around $180 down here new, still a tad rich for me as I barely ever use flash.



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