Anyone know what the most powerful option is for HSS on a Sony A7RII for on camera flash? And what the output generally is (do they have HSS Guide Numbers?)
I've been looking at the hassy x1d and rx1rII because of their leaf shutter options, but both have huge issues for me (x1d, the massive price tag compared to the relatively unfinished and glitchy product - the Rx1RII the 35mm lens, which while great is too short for most of my work).
I am starting to work on a project where I am using direct on camera flash outside in a variety of lighting conditions. Subjects are myriad - mostly still, but movement is not a concern. Just looking to get the most powerful artificial light output that I can on my A7RII while shooting at higher shutter speeds. I am also gelling the flash, reducing output, another reason I want power. While this is a constraint, I want to limit this to on camera flashes only, as this all needs to fit in my shoulder bag.
I used to have Nikon equipment, cameras, flashes and lenses and to trigger the flashes remotely I used PocketWizards TT-1 and TT5; it worked like a charm and to get proper readings I used the Sekonic L-358 with an added PW Transmitter installed inside the meter I could then get independent flash readings at any time.
Now with my Sony cameras the PW's only work in manual mode, no TTL or HSS nor the ITTL I used to enjoy. So my following move was to purchase a set of Phottix Odin Transmitter and receiver which work well (most of the times..), but what I was raving for was to be able to trigger the flash/flashes from "a" light meter. SInce the L-358 did not have a Phottix transmitter option I sold the unit and purchased a brand new Sekonic L-478DR PX designed for Phottix as it comes with a built in Phottix transmitter that according to the manufacturer works just fine with the Odin system...
For the past two days I've been trying to get the Sekonic to trigger my Sony HVL-F58AM mounted on the Phottix Odin without any luck; changing channels, flash configurations and so on, but it just does not work. I can by all means set the meter to read any flash within a certain time in seconds, and take a reading, but trigger them remotely by pressing the transmitter (as I wanted), just refuses to work.
I wonder if anyone has this kind of equipment and maybe knows how to make it work, because I have run out of ideas.
I could be doing something wrong, but as I said, after so many tests I should have managed... : (
I'm having trouble in making both my sony (A7S & A7R2) cameras work in High Speed Synch (HSS) when I set my Sony HVL-F43M flash to HSS and TTL in manual mode at max output 1/1, the Phottix Odin set to HSS and TTL and both cameras set to wireless flash mode; the main problem is that the flash won't give the full 1/1 full power unless I set my shutter speed to 1/250 or less. I try to raise the speed higher and on the A7R2 it has the shutter speed limited to 1/250 and on the A7S it will allow me to select a higher speed, but then the flash will give a much lower power output...
I'm sure I am doing something wrong when setting both my cameras, but have tried changing settings through my menus, without any luck, success, or what is worse, not knowing how to set it up.
The whole idea is to use the flash as a fill-in flash to lighten up daylight photography, needing at the same time to freeze the subject (mainly wild birds) moving fast.
If I press the test button on the ODIN transmitter it will give the full power burst each and every time, but when I press the camera's shutter button it all goes to hell
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I would really appreciate it if someone could tell me how to configure my cameras so I manage to achieve what I need.
I just received the Pixel King triggers to be used with 2 Nikon SB900 flashes and they work and do high speed sync up to 1/8000. I can also change the power of the flash and works 90% of the times.
I will like to use the in high speed sync with my Cheetah Light and it only sync up to 1/250s.
Does anyone knows if there is an update to fix both issues (90% of working and the issue with the Cheetah Light and if it exists, where to find it?
I am ok with using them in manual mode, I never used TTL.
It seems this company (Pixel) is not working full time.
I found one but the date of the update is May 16, 2012 and is very old. http://www.pixelhk.com/Down/DownPage.aspx...
I don’t think the C1EM is compatible with the a7RM2
the C2EM is the Sony model that work, see this link https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1159878-REG/sony_a7r_mark_ii_digital.html/accessories
The Meike looks like a great deal, though I wonder about the build quality... did you try searching for some video reviews?
ok so i just got a nice new Sony alpha a7ii dslr and thought i would get a battery grip but there seems to be
loads of different ones? so which one do i go for ? VG-C3EM , Meike MK-A7II Pro Vertical Battery Grip, Sony VG-C2EM Battery Grip, Sony VG-C1EM Battery Grip, Sony ILCE-7RM2
Neewer Vertical Battery Grip Replacement, Compatible with Sony VG-C2EM and Sony VG-C4EM Vertical Battery Grip
so which one is best? which one do i go for any help would be great thanks
just saying hi to everyone, i have just started again after a 2 year break, before i had all Olympus gear
but this time i have bought some Sony gear the A7 mk2 dslr and a kit lense for now