NEX 5N hotshoe adapter.

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In reply to Nell27, May 15, 2012

Again, not arguing price or ? just want to know if anyone has heard a word after ordering.

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In reply to wll, May 15, 2012

Just got this in my email....Credit card has just been charged with this note:

"This email may be one of many notifications you receive as your merchant fulfills your order"

Could mean anything really though!!

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Re: Is It Out Yet ?
In reply to wll, May 15, 2012

They did they said waiting for first shipment.

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TriniArt2 wrote:

Just got this in my email....Credit card has just been charged with this note:

"This email may be one of many notifications you receive as your merchant fulfills your order"

Could mean anything really though!!

Keep us posted, looks like they may be getting ready to ship

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In reply to madzazulu, May 17, 2012

I put an order in for one. We'll see how it goes.
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In reply to S.A., May 17, 2012

let us know how it goes, did you hear back a shipping time ?

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In reply to madzazulu, May 18, 2012

I just received an email saying my order was shipped along with a UPS tracking number. We'll see how it goes. I'll post more when I know more.

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Same here - Just got a shipping notice
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JJJPhoto wrote:

I just received an email saying my order was shipped along with a UPS tracking number. We'll see how it goes. I'll post more when I know more.

This is very exciting news !

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Got ship notice and tracking number (NT)
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I can hardly wait for you guys to give a report !

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In reply to OWHK, May 21, 2012

I successfully build my PC Port connection on HVL-F7S of my C3.
It fires ONLY on main flash, yes....avoid PREFLASH.
And workf no matter F7S is ON or OFF (up or down).

Check my post.

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1042&message=41568077

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fabianbono wrote:

I successfully build my PC Port connection on HVL-F7S of my C3.
It fires ONLY on main flash, yes....avoid PREFLASH.
And workf no matter F7S is ON or OFF (up or down).

Check my post.

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1042&message=41568077

That looks great, but I don't have any idea what it takes to do that. I'll have to wait for the custom hot shoe instead.

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Re: NEX 5N hotshoe adapter.
In reply to wll, May 21, 2012

well done sir! thanks for sharing

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wll wrote:

fabianbono wrote:

I successfully build my PC Port connection on HVL-F7S of my C3.
It fires ONLY on main flash, yes....avoid PREFLASH.
And workf no matter F7S is ON or OFF (up or down).

Check my post.

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1042&message=41568077

That looks great, but I don't have any idea what it takes to do that. I'll have to wait for the custom hot shoe instead.

wll

It tooks me half a day to do it, and a couple previous days on the research.
All stuff to build it I have at home, so no extra cost.

I like the custom shoe too, but I read on "shadow" FAQ that the unit can't be installed on C3, that is the model I have.

I can't see why....since connector and slot is the same, may be body shape affect how the shoe is attached.
Then, I start to do it by myself.
Now I have the knowledge, then more easy for future versions.

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fabianbono wrote:

wll wrote:

fabianbono wrote:

I successfully build my PC Port connection on HVL-F7S of my C3.
It fires ONLY on main flash, yes....avoid PREFLASH.
And workf no matter F7S is ON or OFF (up or down).

Check my post.

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1042&message=41568077

That looks great, but I don't have any idea what it takes to do that. I'll have to wait for the custom hot shoe instead.

wll

It tooks me half a day to do it, and a couple previous days on the research.
All stuff to build it I have at home, so no extra cost.

I like the custom shoe too, but I read on "shadow" FAQ that the unit can't be installed on C3, that is the model I have.

I can't see why....since connector and slot is the same, may be body shape affect how the shoe is attached.
Then, I start to do it by myself.
Now I have the knowledge, then more easy for future versions.

You are a smart guy, I'm not ;- )

wll

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In reply to S.A., May 21, 2012

No news S.A.???? we are all waiting very anxious!!!!

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I put an order in for one. We'll see how it goes.
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Got It! Was in the mailbox today...
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OK electronbee , you are killing me!!! Please post something more!!!

Does it work????

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Quick and dirty test results
In reply to madzazulu, May 22, 2012

Well, it works. You can sync a standard or auto external flash at up to 1/250th sec shutter speed. At 1/320th sec you start to lose part of the frame from the shutter curtain and at 1/400th sec shutter speed you lose even more ... you get the idea.

This is NOT the ideal solution for flash photography but if you own a NEX camera other than the NEX-7 and want to experiment with external lighting but don't want to buy a new camera then this works.

The following quick test shots were taken by me using the NEX-3 with Shadow hotshoe adapter and Metz 20C-2 flash connected to the PC sync socket on the Shadow adapter.

1/250th sec shutter speed, f/2.8, ISO 200 with external flash bouncing to the ceiling:

1/320th sec shutter speed, f/2.8, ISO 200 with external flash bouncing to the ceiling:

1/400th sec shutter speed, f/2.8, ISO 200 with external flash bouncing to the ceiling:

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