NEX 5N hotshoe adapter.

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wll Veteran Member • Posts: 4,821
Re: NEX 5N hotshoe adapter.

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

wll

TriniArt2 Regular Member • Posts: 436
Re: NEX 5N hotshoe adapter.

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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madzazulu OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,310
Re: Is It Out Yet ?

They did they said waiting for first shipment.

wll Veteran Member • Posts: 4,821
Re: NEX 5N hotshoe adapter.

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

wll

S.A. Veteran Member • Posts: 4,072
Re: NEX 5N hotshoe adapter.

I put an order in for one. We'll see how it goes.
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wll Veteran Member • Posts: 4,821
Re: NEX 5N hotshoe adapter.

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

wll

JJJPhoto Senior Member • Posts: 2,584
Just got a shipping notice

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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electronbee Contributing Member • Posts: 668
Same here - Just got a shipping notice
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wll Veteran Member • Posts: 4,821
Re: Just got a shipping notice

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 !

wll

S.A. Veteran Member • Posts: 4,072
Got ship notice and tracking number (NT)
wll Veteran Member • Posts: 4,821
Re: Got ship notice and tracking number (NT)

S.A. wrote:

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Scott A.

I can hardly wait for you guys to give a report !

wll

fabianbono
fabianbono Regular Member • Posts: 190
Re: NEX 5N hotshoe adapter.

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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wll Veteran Member • Posts: 4,821
Re: NEX 5N hotshoe adapter.

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

richg101 Regular Member • Posts: 226
Re: NEX 5N hotshoe adapter.

well done sir! thanks for sharing

fabianbono
fabianbono Regular Member • Posts: 190
Re: NEX 5N hotshoe adapter.

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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wll Veteran Member • Posts: 4,821
Re: NEX 5N hotshoe adapter.

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

TiagoReil
TiagoReil Senior Member • Posts: 1,574
Re: NEX 5N hotshoe adapter.

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

Tiago.

S.A. wrote:

I put an order in for one. We'll see how it goes.
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electronbee Contributing Member • Posts: 668
Got It! Was in the mailbox today...
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TiagoReil
TiagoReil Senior Member • Posts: 1,574
Re: Got It! Was in the mailbox today...

OK electronbee , you are killing me!!! Please post something more!!!

Does it work????

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JJJPhoto Senior Member • Posts: 2,584
Quick and dirty test results

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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