Hello all, I have read this forum for a while, then registered so I could join in. There is a lot of good advise and good people here. I have an issue I am hoping someone here can assist me with. I had a Minolta 7000 camera, lenses and flash. The camera was dropped and broke. I asked the photo store what cameras would use the lenses I currently own and was told Sony Alpha. I bought a Sony a100 (been a while since I used it due to motorcycle wreck and being laid up). Now, I am starting to play with it again and went to put the flash on and practice some flash images. I ran into an issue at this point. The flash I have is a Quantaray QBX-8000xi. It would not fire off camera. I searched the web and find out that it will not work with the Sony A100. Apparently, the only real solution is to buy a Sony flash. I will probably do that when I can get the cash together, they run $229 on ebay with free shipping. Now, my main question here is this; Can I use a radio trigger of some kind to make the Quantaray flash go off? If I could add a radio trigger and mount the flash on a tripod with a box on it, I could use it as mobile light source. Is this possible? I have no knowledge of radio stuff. I know I can get a Sony compatible radio that the camera can talk to but can I get the flash end and make it all talk? I just do not want to loose the flash I have if I don't have to. I could sell it on ebay and put that cash towards a Sony and will if that is the better option. You are the smart guys so I ask you, what should I do? FYI I have not worked since my motorcycle wreck (T-Boned by a Suburban, hit and run. In a wheelchair for over a year and still having trouble physically) and therefore cost is a MAJOR issue. Thanks to all.