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Originally posted by sybersitizen sybersitizen wrote:

Originally posted by rickztahone rickztahone wrote:

I recently bought a Trigger from Profoto to use with 2 of their B1 500's. I bought the trigger to use HSS... The highest I can go is 1/250 and then I get the infamous "curtain".

Is your A99 actually listed as being compatible with the HSS feature of that system? This is the list I see:

Compatible Cameras

Sony
a9
a7R II
a7R III
a7S II
a7 II
a6500
a99 II


Didn't find that in the website. That would explain it lol. This sucks. ND filter for me i guess
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hi! for what it's worth...
I too have struggled -big time!- to find the HSS mode.
(A99 here as well + Sony hvl58 and -60, Minolta 5600hs).
these flashguns are by no means intuitive, begging didn't help, nor cursing or name calling, they are unforgiving.
turned out that when the swivel head of a flashgun is tilted, even slightly, like 0.5 or even 0.00001 degrees, HSS will vanish from the menu.
the only way to find HSS, using an A99 + dedicated flash, is when the head of the flashgun is in the 'original position', looking straight ahead.
just my 2 cents?

hope you'll figure it out and will keep us posted.
best of luck!

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Originally posted by angora angora wrote:

...turned out that when the swivel head of a flashgun is tilted, even slightly, like 0.5 or even 0.00001 degrees, HSS will vanish from the menu...

There is a strong reason for that. In strobe mode the flash (and camera) have to be shure there will be enough power saved in the condenser for the whole serie of impulses. And there is no way to know it when any tilt or pan movement is involved since there are no sensors which might report the angle to calculate the decrease of light covering caused by such shift.
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Thanks again for the compatibility list. That certainly has to be my issue. Luckily, my photography partner is upgrading to a newer body and ill be getting his a7rII. That should hopefully work and I'll get to try that soon as we have a shoot in the next week or so.
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Originally posted by rickztahone rickztahone wrote:

Originally posted by sybersitizen sybersitizen wrote:

Originally posted by rickztahone rickztahone wrote:

I recently bought a Trigger from Profoto to use with 2 of their B1 500's. I bought the trigger to use HSS... The highest I can go is 1/250 and then I get the infamous "curtain".

Is your A99 actually listed as being compatible with the HSS feature of that system? This is the list I see:

Compatible Cameras

Sony
a9
a7R II
a7R III
a7S II
a7 II
a6500
a99 II


Didn't find that in the website. That would explain it lol. This sucks. ND filter for me i guess


This sort of compatibility issue is the reason I've held off on the GODOX. You don't happen to have a list of flash systems the a99 is compatible with? or baring that a way to petition Sony for a firmware update?
 



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Originally posted by LAbernethy LAbernethy wrote:

Originally posted by rickztahone rickztahone wrote:

Originally posted by sybersitizen sybersitizen wrote:

Originally posted by rickztahone rickztahone wrote:

I recently bought a Trigger from Profoto to use with 2 of their B1 500's. I bought the trigger to use HSS... The highest I can go is 1/250 and then I get the infamous "curtain".

Is your A99 actually listed as being compatible with the HSS feature of that system? This is the list I see:

Compatible Cameras

Sony
a9
a7R II
a7R III
a7S II
a7 II
a6500
a99 II


Didn't find that in the website. That would explain it lol. This sucks. ND filter for me i guess


This sort of compatibility issue is the reason I've held off on the GODOX. You don't happen to have a list of flash systems the a99 is compatible with? or baring that a way to petition Sony for a firmware update?


I am almost positive all the godox stuff works well with the a99. Either way, if you pull the trigger, do it through Amazon. If it doesn't work, send it back. They are super easy to work with. The godox trigger I initially got was $69 and far more intuitive than the $429 profoto one i just got. You can get the godox and 3 godox flashes for $229 i believe. Thats a deal and a half if you ask me
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Post Options Post Options   Quote LAbernethy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 December 2020 at 02:23
I'm five years in on an Amazon boycott. Henry's, here in Canada is my preferred retailer. The website said compatible with Sony, but not which Sony models. My guess is E-Mount yes A-Mount no. Which strikes me as odd because the shoe of the a77II, a99 and a99II are all the same as the A7 series.

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Originally posted by LAbernethy LAbernethy wrote:

I'm five years in on an Amazon boycott. Henry's, here in Canada is my preferred retailer. The website said compatible with Sony, but not which Sony models. My guess is E-Mount yes A-Mount no. Which strikes me as odd because the shoe of the a77II, a99 and a99II are all the same as the A7 series.


I wouldn't be able to tell you but I can only imagine that here on the forum there has to be members that are using the Godox line. It has become fairly commonplace in the photography industry, Godox that is.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sybersitizen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 December 2020 at 04:38
It would probably be a good idea to check compatibility lists for the specific Godox products that interest you. With the older products it was easy to be confident that they would go both ways, but Sony seems to be making some subtle changes to the E-mount flash technology these days, while the A-mount side is frozen in time. Keeping up with that could mean that Godox has to start letting some A-mount compatibilities lapse.
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