Wireless Trigger

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  1. toms

    toms TPF Noob!

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    Hello,

    I have a question:

    I own sony's alpha 200 and HVL-F20AM flash.

    From what i know this flash works wirelessly only with alpha 900, so I want to know-

    Somebody knows If I would buy a wireless trigger for this flash would it work (wirelessly)?

    If it should work, I will be glad if someone could recommend about one.

    If not, what can I do to make it wireless?


    Thank U,

    Tom ;)
     
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    Cybersyncs are the best value hands down.
     
  3. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Using a wireless trigger is going to be a little different than using Sony's wireless system (assuming Sony works like Canon & Nikon).

    With the camera's system, the remote flash works just like it does while on the camera...automatic flash metering etc.
    But when you use a simple radio trigger device, all you can do is trigger the flash. So the flash must be fired in manual mode and you have to figure out the exposure/metering yourself.

    Also, I think that Sony's flashes have a slightly different hotshoe than most models, so if you use a trigger with a hotshoe, you might need an adapter.
     
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    i'm sorry for hijacking your thread, i just have one fast question and i don't wanna bother anyone with a whole topic because of a simple question and answer.

    - i broke my cheap ebay triggers receiver yesterday and i found a separate receiever on ebay but it's not exactly the same model, probably not even company.. but i'm thinkint it would still sync with the transmitter, or wont it? do i have to buy exactly the same set or can i do with another receiver?
     
  5. gryphonslair99

    gryphonslair99 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Depends on what you consider the best value. :D
     
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    There is an inexpensive wireless trigger that I've heard great reviews.
    It runs off the 2.4GHz band. Don't remember the brand right now.
    It was on eBay for like $50 per set.
     
  7. anel

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    by the way, just ordered the blazzeo wireless triggers for the second time now (it will cost me 15€, around 20$?) and they always work, like a charm.
     

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