a99 HOT SHOE does not FIT Radio Trigger and Flashes

Started Mar 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
unrealreality
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Re: a99 HOT SHOE does not FIT Radio Trigger and Flashes
In reply to Hawaii-geek, Mar 28, 2013

I recently picked up an a99 and own radio triggers for my 2 studio flashes. I have the cybercyncs from paul buff but hadn't tried them yet.

I used to use a converter to fit on the a77 but was happy that sony went to a standard hot shoe for the a99. I just tried my triggers after reading this and they work perfectly.

They don't LOOK like they go all the way in, but if you check alignment, once the trigger is pushed as far as it can go, the center point of the trigger matches the center contact on the hotshoe.

It doesn't look like it goes all the way in because, yes, the pins (or rather the metal above the pins) are blocking it, but Sony compensated for this. They do this so you don't damage the pins and if you use Sony equipment it goes flush, but with non-sony gear, the back end of the trigger sticks out a bit. No biggie as it all works here!

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