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Sony gets no love

PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:42 pm
by TMoore55
Im telling you sony gets absolutely no love when it comes to third party products. Ttl triggers no, except phottox oden, very frustrating for begining photographer.

Re: Sony gets no love

PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:11 am
by Antony
Perhaps you should head for the two big brands where there are plenty of loves.

If you are referring to flash wireless trigger. I shoot with off-camera flash often, and there are three ways:
1) Use Sony's own flash (including built-in flash) to trigger remote Sony flashes. The TTL is done by pre-flashes. TTL: yes
2) Use Sony Off-Camera Cable (FA-CC1AM). Easy setup for short distance off-camera flash. TTL: yes
3) Use a radio trigger (e.g. Elinchrom Skyport or Pocket Wizard). Works well if you don't need TTL, suitable for studio lighting. TTL: no.

Re: Sony gets no love

PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:38 pm
by TMoore55
Thank you for your reply, but you say the big two, which I assume is nikon and canon. I started to go with nikon, but a very good friend of mine had a heck of a deal for a begining dslr user. Which was sony a very nice package, I'm happy with sony but just don't understand why more things are not there for sony. Thanks for letting me vent just alittle. Lol

Re: Sony gets no love

PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:42 pm
by Antony
Nikon and Canon are the big two. Sony is not that bad (in terms of third party accessories) compared to other brands. If I were the manufacturer, I would of course target where the market is.

Personally, I use Elinchrom Skyport trigger most often. Since there's no TTL, I usually carry a light meter in my camera bag.

Since late September 2012, Sony introduced Multi Interface Shoe (MI Shoe), which incorportes the standard ISO 518 hotshoe. I hope some third party manufacturers will make TTL triggers for Sony.