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Question about flash sync cords

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by ilovehatephotography, Jun 21, 2014.

  1. ilovehatephotography

    ilovehatephotography TalkEmount Regular

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    May 30, 2014
    Los Angeles, CA
    Ed
    If I mount a native Sony flash on a flash bracket and connected to the A7 via a flash sync cord (off brand because it doesn't seem like sony has their own) will I retain TTL metering?




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  2. michelb

    michelb TalkEmount Regular

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    Oct 27, 2013
    Greater Montreal area in Quebec, Canada
    Michel Brien
    Combination will depend on the flash you want to use

    For HVL-F43M or 20M:

    Sony FA-CS1M on camera ( new and kind of rare at this moment )
    Sony FA-MC1AM ( or Minolta Cable CD ) connected to front of shoe ( 2nd cable on the left of the picture below )
    another Sony FA-CS1M to support flash ( this new shoe only has the TTL pass through contacts and the new Sony MIS locking mechanism)

    to Extend distance by 1 meter add a Sony FA-EC1AM cable ( Minolta Cable EX) ( 1st cable on the left )


    If you use Sony HVL-F60M, F58AM, F56AM or Minolta 5600HSD:

    Sony FA-CS1M on camera
    Sony FA-MC1AM ( or Minolta Cable CD ) connected to front of shoe
    These flashes have a TTL connector either at the side or bottom to accommodate the CD connector. You can use the WL foot or another off-brand shoe to hold it on your bracket


    If you use Sony HVL-F20AM, F36AM, F42AM, F43AM or Minolta 3600HSD or 2500D:

    Sony FA-CS1M on camera
    Sony FA-MC1AM ( or Minolta Cable CD ) connected to front of shoe
    Sony FA-CS1AM ( or Minolta OS-1100 ) these have a base with a standard hot shoe without contacts but have no provision for tightening ( only through the 1/4 inch threaded hole at the bottom ( Shoe adapter on the far right in front of a cable )

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    See link below for high res pics of each ( Except FA-CS1M that is still unavailable in Canada )
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/55173440@N08/sets/72157645281460511/

    And please don't ask questions about the Manfrotto shoe you will see posted there ( this was available in the late '80's and early '90's. I have 2 and it seems it has long been discontinued )
     
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