Need help with Sony flashes

Started Jan 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
Yezariael Contributing Member • Posts: 574
Re: Need help with Sony flashes

windowsmaclinux wrote:

Yezariael wrote:

I have the 42 flash and just purchased the 20AM with connection adapter for my NEX-6: Everything works great!

The 20 is a fine portable flash, will be enough for most situations... can easily bounce from ceiling, light and portable It can control the 42 flash very well, I like it!

The Bad: Adapter to use the 20 on the new Sony ISO-shoe is about 35 bucks, and it adds about 2 cm... Second, you can't left it on the flash for transport because it is only off with end folded (no dedicated on/off switch) so I hope I will not loose it while traveling...

The Good: I can use the 20 flash without adapter on my a77

Good news indeed. Ok so to be clear you can put the 20AM on the NEX-6 and then firing the 20AM will trigger the 42AM which is off-camera and the 42AM will still retain TTL metering? Does the 20AM actually contribute any visible light to the scene? I'm fine if it only puts out non-visible IR light to trigger the 42AM.

The Sony flashes do not have an option to only fire in IR light, they flash as well... I never had a situation where it was visible or a problem, but it could be... but if you use the built-in flash of a77 or any other Sony cam I now to trigger an off-camera-flash it's the same...

You could put a filter in front of the flash to get rid of the visible flash... I have one which came with the Metz macro flash :

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