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    Posted: 13 April 2020 at 23:13
I was given a sony Hvl-F32X flash unit. I am wondering if there is an adapter that will allow me to use it with A7ii and A6300? don't seem to be able to get an answer online.
 



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This flash is for the powershot series and will only fire at full power and no TTL on your cameras.
There is no adaptor that I know of.
Get a Sony R1 or a F828 to pair it with.
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Important: I believe the flash it's voltage safe since if was built for digital cameras but measure the voltage with a multimeter before attaching it to you camera. Should be below 6v.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 April 2020 at 07:58
As it is a 2003 flash, it will be safe.
AFAIK there is no adaptor to go to the Alpha protocol.

According to ISO 10330 the trigger voltage should be 24v or less. Sony stated before that at least the A700 was capable of 24v (but that was just one rep). It makes sense that the camera will be able to handle at least 24v. It seems camera makers err on the safe side, apparently Nikon writes in their manuals that "Negative voltages or voltages over 250 V applied to the accessory shoe could not only prevent normal operation, but may damage the sync circuitry of the camera or flash."

Here is a tonload more information on the subject - including how to measure
Here is a site with a lot of trigger voltages for old flashes - but not the HVL-F32X
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