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Affordable A99ii wireless TTL

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    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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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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This one? or better still, this one or this one?

Edited by mirthseeker - 09 September 2019 at 12:02
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sybersitizen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post 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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Post Options Post Options   Quote Stuart1701 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post 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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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.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote LAbernethy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post 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.   
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Post Options Post Options   Quote SnowFella Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post 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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