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Post Options Post Options   Quote XKAES Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 May 2022 at 17:03
I'm not advocating for ADI flash. I'm only pointing out that it functions when an ADI flash is not on the camera, but attached with an ADI cable.
Anyone can use it if they like it -- or not.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote sybersitizen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 2022 at 06:35
I didn't see anyone here advocating ADI. What I saw, and what I said, was that posters in this thread seem to be talking about it as if it's all based on subject distance, so I pointed out that it isn't.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote XKAES Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 2022 at 14:19
ADI -- Advanced Distance Integration.

Minolta -- "Unlike conventional TTL flash metering, ADI is not influenced by the reflectance of the subject or background ensuring optimal flash exposures."

Sony -- "When ADI Flash is selected, using a lens that is provided with a distance encoder feature can perform more accurate flash compensation by using more accurate distance information."

Having an ADI flash on a camera bracket will provide much more pleasing flash pictures, and will be just as accurate if the flash were on the camera.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sybersitizen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 May 2022 at 00:03
I guess I now have to do this so we can all move on:

http://thesybersite.com/public/ADI-described-by-Minolta.jpg

http://thesybersite.com/public/ADI-described-by-Sony.jpg

My main point for hopefully the last time: ADI always works in conjunction with TTL pre-flash and metering, not with just subject distance alone.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote XKAES Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 May 2022 at 14:35
I'm glad you posted this information because it proves my point exactly -- having an ADI flash on a camera flash handle/bracket (instead of on the camera flash shoe) will work exactly the same because the ADI flash is at the exact same distance to the subject as the camera.

The only difference will be less "FLAT-FLASH/RED-EYE" effect.

Try it, you'll like it.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote keith_h Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 June 2022 at 16:34
To the OP, you'll need a mighty stack of adapters to make it work. So while its possible the answer is buy a Godox controller and MF12 twin flash kit.

I have both and after more than a decade of using the AF1200, will likely never use it again after getting the Godox kit. Excellent results are now easily achieved, the controller quick to configure and the flash heads can be used off cam for the win. I often use one off cam even hand held because wireless, not a thing that's possible with the AF1200, even by manipulating which elements flash.

I've always managed the AF1200 manually until now and its been a good thing on the A700. But the Godox kit on the A99 is a gigantic leap forward in light quality, control and usability.

Linky to image taken with the MF12 kit on A99.
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