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Sony A7rii Off Camera Flash Options

 
ticker67
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Aug 12, 2016 16:03 |  #1

Hi. I am going to be taking some engagement photos for some friends and would like to try some off camera flash. Practice ahead of time, of course. Does anyone have specific experience with any of the off camera flash options that can make recommendations?
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Aug 18, 2016 12:53 |  #2

I recently bought the Nissin Air Commander and Receiver to use with my Sony HVL-60M. I've only had the opportunity to use once so far. Overall, the combo worked fine. Pairing the devices is simple, and it gives you pretty decent control. I had the flash mounted on a stand in a softbox and had no real issues triggering (other than normal battery recycle time on the flash) for the first couple hours of my shoot. I noticed about 2 hours in (approximately) that I was having consistency issues in firing, and determined that my standard Duracell alkaline batteries in the Commander were giving out. I normally would use Eneloops but they weren't charged. Since I've only used once, I can't say if this is indicative of normal use (my batteries may been weak to start with). I'll test more with fully charged Eneloops to see how things go, but in terms of usability, I really like it. The other aspect I like is that I can add the Nissin flashes (Di700A and i60A) to the system and have all controlled by the same Commander. The Commander has the ability to do 3 groups, to adjust FEC, manual zoom, and manual output control.

Sony has announced (released?) their flash trigger/receiver system, but it is significantly more expensive than the Nissin product (I don't know the specs yet to know what, if any, additional features it has).

Finally, GODOX (and all the private branded copies like Cheetah, Neewer, Flashpoint, etc) have both flash and studio strobe lights that now have Sony dedicated triggers and receivers. I really haven't looked into these much since I already had the Sony flash, but these may be an option.


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Aug 21, 2016 13:27 |  #3

Hoping for the new Sony flash system.




  
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Aug 21, 2016 13:44 |  #4

try SONY HVL-F20M FLASH I use it all the time as a trigger for my 60m works very good !


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Aug 27, 2016 16:17 |  #5

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