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Trigger OCF using on camera flash

 
ready2go
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Nov 14, 2017 08:15 |  #1

I have a Sony a6500 and want to trigger a Canon YN 560 III. Would it be possible to use the on camera flash to trigger the YN but not have the on camera flash to effect the image? Meaning, Using the on camera flash to solely trigger and not light the subject. Slave mode triggers the flash, but also lights the subject with the on camera flash.


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Nov 14, 2017 08:56 |  #2

ready2go wrote in post #18496093 (external link)
I have a Sony a6500 and want to trigger a Canon YN 560 III. Would it be possible to use the on camera flash to trigger the YN but not have the on camera flash to effect the image? Meaning, Using the on camera flash to solely trigger and not light the subject. Slave mode triggers the flash, but also lights the subject with the on camera flash.

An IR-Pass filter in front of your in-cam flash - then - Yn 560 III set to S1 or S2 - the latter if there are any pre-flashes (S1 working would be preferred).




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Nov 14, 2017 11:03 as a reply to OceanRipple*'s post |  #3

Was hoping for an easier way. Perhaps I can use a long telephoto and bounce the flash so that it wont reach the subject but put the ocf closer to the subject and lighting as desired?


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MalVeauX
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Nov 14, 2017 11:48 |  #4

Or, use inexpensive manual radio transmitters? They're as cheap as $15.

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Nov 14, 2017 12:54 as a reply to MalVeauX's post |  #5

YN flashes are for Canon and I'm switching to Sony. What triggers could I use?


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MalVeauX
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Nov 14, 2017 16:09 |  #6

ready2go wrote in post #18496323 (external link)
YN flashes are for Canon and I'm switching to Sony. What triggers could I use?

If you're just doing manual, RF603's work on practically anything (they're not specific to a system). They're $15.

I use them interchangeably on Canon, Fuji, etc.

Pretty sure they work for your needs. But make sure they do indeed function for Sony. This is all assuming you are shooting manual flash/strobe.

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dmward
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Nov 14, 2017 17:15 |  #7

You can try a Godox X system Canon receiver with Sony X1T transmitter. That may give you TTL along with manual.
Otherwise, I'd just get Sony variant Godox X system speedlites. And then grow the X system to suit your needs.
I happen to have a number of Godox (Cheetah) X system speedlites for Sony that I'm selling since I converted to Fuji. Let me know if you're interested.


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Nov 14, 2017 18:25 |  #8

ready2go wrote in post #18496221 (external link)
Was hoping for an easier way. Perhaps I can use a long telephoto and bounce the flash so that it wont reach the subject but put the ocf closer to the subject and lighting as desired?

That sounds like a lot more trouble than it's worth. Buy some cheap generic flash guns instead.


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Nov 15, 2017 09:47 |  #9

Had no clue but the flashes and trigger works just fine on sony. Just full manual which is fine by me.


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