New radio flash triggers for Sony, but…
The new Phottix flash triggers pictured below are making the rounds on just about every photo equipment review site, usually saying that Sony users finally have an option for wireless flash triggers. Unfortunately, the readers, (and apparently the reviewers too), aren’t aware that you don’t
need to use Sony flashes at all. You could use Canon or Nikon, in most cases, the camera doesn’t even know the flash is going off with these simple types of triggers. All cameras with a hotshoe, (Sony type or standard) can automatically send a pulse at shutter press through the hotshoe post, to the transmitter; and that signal is carried through to the flash receivers, which then fires the flash unit.
|Radio flash triggers with Sony hotshoe