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    hi guys...is there a such thing as a hotshoe converter? i had a sony flash n a canon body...any of u guys can help if there is such thing as a hotshoe converter...thanks a lot...

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    Default Re: flash hotshoe converter.

    not that i'm aware of..

    thats one of sonys annoying little things.. everyone elses uses a standard hotshoe system but they had to be different

    sell the sony flash and buy a canon or 3rd party one that will work with your canon is the way to go here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allblackssg View Post
    hi guys...is there a such thing as a hotshoe converter? i had a sony flash n a canon body...any of u guys can help if there is such thing as a hotshoe converter...thanks a lot...
    Yes there is, look on jl-photo.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by rgy1993 View Post
    not that i'm aware of..

    thats one of sonys annoying little things.. everyone elses uses a standard hotshoe system but they had to be different

    sell the sony flash and buy a canon or 3rd party one that will work with your canon is the way to go here.
    Sony uses the Minolta hotshoe, which is an improved version of the 100-year-old hotshoe other cameras use.

    Also, it's not a "standard" hotshoe system. Though physically the same, each camera maker (like nikon, canon, etc) use their own communication protocols for the flash. So it's not like you can just use a nikon flash on a canon body and expect metering, etc to work correctly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Sony uses the Minolta hotshoe, which is an improved version of the 100-year-old hotshoe other cameras use.

    Also, it's not a "standard" hotshoe system. Though physically the same, each camera maker (like nikon, canon, etc) use their own communication protocols for the flash. So it's not like you can just use a nikon flash on a canon body and expect metering, etc to work correctly.
    ahduuuh
    really?? far out i never would have guessed man this is such a breakthrough!




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    Quote Originally Posted by rgy1993 View Post
    ahduuuh
    really?? far out i never would have guessed man this is such a breakthrough!

    i know its the internet, but not everyone is stupid
    Then your initial post is what? Just a joke? Because you are the one who said it's Sony who chose to be different (rather than Minolta) and it's you who said everyone else is using a "standard" hotshoe (which in only half correct).

    Yes, it's the internet, which means you can research more before posting.
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    Default Re: flash hotshoe converter.

    aaahh lets not get feisty shall we?
    a grown adult getting emotional about whatever brand he/she supports and trying to flame a kid on the internet is not what i would really call cool but whatever floats your boat..


    point being..
    lets play a little game of spot the odd one out...











    now...
    correct me if i'm wrong but everyone, except sony, use the same damn mount based on a central pin in the middle that fires a pulse of electric current to activate the flash, on which other pins on the same mount control auto exposure systems (ie: ittl and ettl or whatever).

    now, the definition of the word "standard" enlightens us on the fact that it is "established or well-known or widely recognized as a model". putting into base that definition, and looking at the above hotshoes which one do you think seems to be more "established and/or well known"? the "konica legacy super 100 year old" one or what i simply know as the "standard hotshoe" ?



    like i said before, i know its the internet... but not all of us are stupid.

    now can we please leave it at that? i really just don't get trying to fight on the internet, its stupid and realistically speaking.. whats the effing point? haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgy1993 View Post
    the "konica legacy super 100 year old" one or what i simply know as the "standard hotshoe" ?
    Read again. The old ISO hotshoe is the "100 years old one". Not the Minolta one. The Internet could have given you that info too.


    Quote Originally Posted by rgy1993 View Post
    now can we please leave it at that? i really just don't get trying to fight on the internet, its stupid and realistically speaking.. whats the effing point? haha
    Then don't start by posting incorrect information. All i was doing was setting facts straight.
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    Default Re: flash hotshoe converter.

    dont get me wrong im a nice guy..

    but the fact that you went out and researched something to try and prove a kid over the internet wrong.. iss a little sad.


    but meh... TS's question is answered... if youd like to kindly create a thread to spread the generous knowledge to the masses that sony made the worlds best hotshoe please do so kind sir..
    but for now..




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    Quote Originally Posted by rgy1993 View Post
    if youd like to kindly create a thread to spread the generous knowledge to the masses that sony made the worlds best hotshoe please do so kind sir..
    but for now..
    When did I say that? Putting words into my mouth then trying to claim the somebody else's thread is closed with some graphic you grabbed off the web is pure arrogance. Grow up.
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    Default Re: flash hotshoe converter.

    perhaps it is not I that needs to grow up,

    perhaps it is you that needs to stop taking yourself so seriously


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