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does the sony 717 require the use of a sony flash or will a sunpack, vivtar or metz work in a dedicated manner (assuming proper flash model used). peter...

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    Default F717 what flashes work?

    does the sony 717 require the use of a sony flash or will a sunpack, vivtar or
    metz work in a dedicated manner (assuming proper flash model used).

    peter
    PrincePete01 Guest

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    In article <news.cs.com>,
    comnospam says... 

    If you want TTL, you have to use a Sony flash. If you don't mind setting
    the flash manually, many 3rd party units will work -- just be careful of
    trigger voltage.

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    Todd Guest

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    I have the Sony HVL-F1000 flash unit. It works ok and is "dedicated"
    meaning that the in-camera controls operate in conjunction with the
    flash. However, it has rather limited adjustability. I find it to be
    somewhat limited in capability and less useful than I'd hoped. The new
    Sony HVL-F32X looks to be a much more sophisticated, useful flash unit
    with many more options and capabilities. However, it's kind of pricey.

    I suspect I'll fall back on the gold standard of flashes ... The
    Vivitar 283 may not be dedicated to the Sony, but is perhaps the most
    popular and longest lived flash unit on the marketplace. There are a
    ton of accessories and power options for it, it's reasonably powerful
    and has been proven reliable with great usefulness. And it's cheap ...
    $70 for the basic unit.

    Godfrey



    In article <the-meissners.org>, Michael Meissner
    <org> wrote:
     
    > >
    > > If you want TTL, you have to use a Sony flash. If you don't mind setting
    > > the flash manually, many 3rd party units will work -- just be careful of
    > > trigger voltage.[/ref]
    >
    > I don't own a Sony, but a lot of 717/707 owners like the Promaster flash which
    > has a Sony module (I use the Olympus model on my Promaster flash, and am very
    > happy with it). Promaster is a consortium of independent camera dealers in
    > the
    > US that make some of their own equipment. Check out the Sony forum in
    > dpreview.com for more details.
    >
    > Note, Sony doesn't really have full TTL flash capability. The camera tells
    > the
    > flash what settings it is using, but the metering is still done in the flash,
    > rather than in the Camera like it is in Olympus and Canon cameras.
    >
    > Metz has a Sony module, so the 32/44/54/60/70 series of flashes should work as
    > well, but I have seen people complaining that Metz was having to reeningeer the
    > SCA adapter.[/ref]
    Godfrey Guest

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    I have the 285 and love it. Enjoy using the bounce and zoom features to help
    create new ideas when shooting.

    Have not heard about the F32X. Guess its time to head over to the Sony site
    to check it out


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    KD2PM Guest

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    KD2PM wrote: 

    Does anyone know what the guide numbers of the Sony Flashes are? I've been
    trying to find this info for a long time now, and several Sony reps have
    also returned to me and confessed they were unable to get an answer to
    the question...

    Toivo
    Toivo Guest

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    On Tue, 22 Jul 2003 19:30:52 +0000 (UTC), cfr.usf. edu (Toivo
    Voll) wrote:
     
    >
    >Does anyone know what the guide numbers of the Sony Flashes are? I've been
    >trying to find this info for a long time now, and several Sony reps have
    >also returned to me and confessed they were unable to get an answer to
    >the question...
    >
    > Toivo[/ref]



    The Sony NZ list the F32X as 32 and B&H it list it as 22..???

    I think these are the metric values.

    Multiply by 3.3 to get the Imperial value




    Greg Guest

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    On Thu, 17 Jul 2003 17:05:36 GMT, Todd Walker <com> wrote:
     
    >
    >If you want TTL, you have to use a Sony flash. If you don't mind setting
    >the flash manually, many 3rd party units will work -- just be careful of
    >trigger voltage.[/ref]



    The Sony Flashes do not give TTL at all, only the built in one.

    The Ones that have been listed are the SUNPACK 383, VIVITAR 285HV, QUANTARAY
    QTB 950A, Promaster 5750 DX, and the range of Metz that use the SCA3602 M2
    adapter.

    Metz flashes here are very dear.

    So far only the Metz & Sony are available here.

    A new Sony one has been mentioned, the F2000



    Greg Guest

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