F707-External Flash


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Kachiko

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I'm thinking of getting an external flash for the 707. Is there any way i can use a wired remote and a external flash at the same time ? :dunno:

I'm considering the Vivitar 285HV with the omni bounce thing or the Vivitar macro flash. Which combination is better for macros ?
 

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The Vivitar won't sync with the 707 cos Sony uses a proprietary flash trigger (the hotshoe is a dummy). You either have to get a flash trigger (that ignores preflash), a slave flash (that ignores pre=flash) or the Sony's proprietary flash.
 

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Umm...sorry, but when it comes to external flashes I'm a complete newbie. What do you mean by get a flash trigger (that ignores preflash) and what's a slave flash (that ignores pre-flash)? I'm guessing when you say the hotshoe is a dummy, you mean that it's just a place to mount the external flash and that it right? There's no way to send a signal to the flash to tell it when to fire and stuff like that, but if that's the case how does the flash know when to fire? Or do you have to somehow do it manually? And how does the Sony flash work? Is it expensive? Knowing Sony products, it probably is.
 

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Kachiko

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Thanks Mpenza for the info

Anyone know of a nice flash combo with the F707? Preferbly something that works well for close ups. Saw something on dpreview on vivitar ring flash with F707.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1009&message=2071969

In dpreview, they used a "peanut slave". Does anyone understand how they did it (and wat's peanut slave) ? Very tempted to try out that combo.
 

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