Technical:Flash/Strobe's hot shoe mechanics

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Re: Technical:Flash/Strobe's hot shoe mechanics

Susheil K Photography wrote:

I have a Godox V860 II N. If I replace the hotshoe with a sony hotshoe

The part of the flash that fits into the shoe of the camera is called the foot. I assume you're talking about replacing that.

will it work on a sony body correctly ?

Almost certainly not, except maybe for recognizing the simple command to fire (which it will probably recognize already).

If not why ?

The flash communication protocols (the way the flash talks to the camera and vice-versa to support features like TTL autoflash and HSS) in the cameras are different. That means the electronics in the two flashes have to be different. Are the specific electronics contained in the foot or somewhere else in the flash? Take the foot off and look.

Even if the specific electronics are contained in the foot, you would have to figure out which connections are which because the contacts for communication are physically different.

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