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    Posted: 12 December 2010 at 11:53
All,



i would like to start a post that list down the radio flash triggers that work with Sony Alphas.



Name                 Price           adaptor needed?

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Name: PiXel Pawn TF-363
Price: about £40 for one transmitter and one receiver. Other deals with more receivers are available.
Adaptor needed: none with the Sony version.
Control: manual flash only, no TTL

The TF-373 is similar but appears to allow wireless flash grouping. Cost -- about £45
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Elinchrom Skyport- $200 for transmitter and receiver - Sony hotshoe adaptor.
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Cactus Wireless Flash Trigger Set V4 (transmitter and receiver combo).
Price: $39 US
Can be triggered using PC-sync from A700/850/900. Not sure whether other Sony DSLR's have PC-sync socket (some I'm sure don't). If camera lacks PC sync connection, then you will need adapter (around $15).

Alternatively, Bowens Pulsar Wireless Flash Transceivers - BW5150. Around $120 each. Will work with either PC-synch or hotshoe adapters.

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http://www.lightingrumours.com/flash-triggering-guide#spreadsheet

Pretty much all of them work with Alpha cameras, be it with or without an iISO adapter.

None of these do TTL. TTL radio flash for Alphas doesn't exist (yet).

The most eloquent and reasonably priced are the Pixel TF-363 and TF-373.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote superx2won Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 December 2010 at 16:15
Originally posted by Fuzzphoto Fuzzphoto wrote:

http://www.lightingrumours.com/flash-triggering-guide#spreadsheet

Pretty much all of them work with Alpha cameras, be it with or without an iISO adapter.

None of these do TTL. TTL radio flash for Alphas doesn't exist (yet).

The most eloquent and reasonably priced are the Pixel TF-363 and TF-373.


this is great data...
i wonder ... these info should put as a sticky post in lighting so that other member won't ask again and again.
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Yongnuo CTR-301p, around $40,- with 2 receivers ($60 with 3).
These are really reliable, no misfires as with lots of other cheap triggers.
They sync up to 1/200 with Sony, but may be faster with future camera's.
Range around 20 meters (66 foot).
You can upgrade them to be even better if your a little handy.
Mine now work up to 150 meters (500 foot) with no misfires.
I made a Topic on Flickr about that, but most of the pics are offline now.


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Oh and no adaptor is needed on the camera side, the trigger has a Sony/minolta Shoe.
The flash side is a normal ISO shoe and PC-sync port.
I use the PC-sync port with a cable thats PC-sinc on one side and Sony/Minolta Sync port on the other.
You could also use the well known adaptor's but I wont trust my flashes on those cheap pieces of plastic.



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Frankman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 December 2010 at 05:55
Originally posted by superx2won superx2won wrote:

this is great data...
i wonder ... these info should put as a sticky post in lighting so that other member won't ask again and again.


Good idea - done!

PS - please continue to build up the list.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote sybersitizen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 December 2010 at 16:07
A visit to eBay and a search for 'sony wireless flash' will show several different designs available with Minolta/Sony iISO connectors. That list is growing.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote groovyone Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 December 2010 at 16:55
Cactus V4. I spent $75 to get the transmitter/receiver pack and an extra receiver. Using [url]FlashZebra.com[url] adapters.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Frankman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 December 2010 at 01:29

And here's a link to another topic on Dyxum discussing radio triggers and flashes.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Ishrar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 December 2010 at 14:02
As Mud.Starrr mentioned CT-301p ... I have recently got the CT-301... (this version is without the PC sync port) ... and I'm trying to use it with to trigger my Minolta Maxxum 2800 AF flash.

On my camera, this old flash syncs @ 1/200... But, with this trigger, the fastest possible sync speed just drops to a very very slow shutter speed... like 1/25

... even at the speed of 1/30, the dark patch of the shutter curtain starts to appear in the frame... and at anything faster than 1/30, it just fires totally out of sync... with no effect of the flash in the exposure.

Any idea how to correct this? ... if it's the problem of the trigger... can anyone suggest me any other trigger that will go with my old Minolta flash (preferrably, without any modification)?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mud.Starrr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 December 2010 at 19:33
Oh thats because they made a mistake with a wire in the system.
You just have to make a extra wire from the battery-plate to the foot.
Its really easy, you don't have to solder anything.
The wire on the battery site just squeezes in by the battery, and the other half can be set under a screw thats already there.
1 minute work and they work perfectly, the good thing about these triggers is that they rarely have misfires (most of those cheap ones do have that problem).
Here is how to do the little mod: Flickr
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Post Options Post Options   Quote parv Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 December 2010 at 14:54
Yongnuo RF-602 TX & RX set ("RF-602 3 in 1 for Nikon");
$40;
adapters are needed both for TX & RX.

I get 1/200 s of maximum sync speed with Sony A700 (and Minolta 5600HSD). Maximum sync speed of 1/250 s also has been reported (by others). About quarter area of blackness engulfs a photograph if I try shutter speed of 1/250 s.

Edited by parv - 19 December 2010 at 15:44
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