Sony Wireless Flash???

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    Does anyone know if theres a way to do wireless flash with a sony a700 and a HVL-f56AM flash? I know you can do it with the pop-up flash and everything, but does anyone know of any OTHER ways to do this? Possibly a radio flash transmitter type deal? any input would help!
     
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    Sony has a proprietary hot shoe design, carried over from minolta. so both of those are pretty much out of the question
     
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    there is no way to trigger off camera flashes without the pop up flash on the sony cameras. Here is a link explaining everything about it.http://thesybersite.com/minolta/flashfacts/
    This link explains everything you need to know about the Sony/Minolta wireless flash setup.
     
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    I found that if i cover the pop-up flash on my camera with a hoya R72 IR filter, i can still trgger the flash that way, but it still needs to be line of sight
     
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    are you sure? I can trigger mine from behind the flash from 10 feet away. I use 2 one set up on each side of a person and I sand behind the flashes and take the pics.Sometimes up to 10 feet behind.
     
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    yea, mine works behind the camera too, i guess line of IR sight... i just want to eliminate having to use the pop-up flash alltogether so i dont have to always bounce it away from the subject
     
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    I did a few tests about that, and on the 2 second delay you can't notice the flash from the camera in the pictures. unless you are shooting in a completely dark room
     

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