Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
No RF-solution exists for SONY by SONY. It only exists via third-party
so what ? what does it matter what the brand name is ? there are options out there that ALL WORK.

and SONY is now having some fun with these folks by introducing a variant in the very hot shoe design. Compatibility... don't make me laugh. What used to work... no longer can w/o an adapter.
either way, there is an RF solution that works with an adaptor and there are options that work without an adaptor. you're chopping and changing your desperate argument now aswell, there used to be no options without an adaptor, now that they have a standard hotshoe, there are plenty of options WITHOUT an adaptor. smart move sony. thumbs up.

Obviously, they mean to have you use their proprietary IF-solution, only. Having access to such a solution, you are trapped entirely with the SONY/late-Minolta TTL strata... with no way out.
inconsequential blabbing.

I'm sorry... they can keep their solution. I want more! There's a big world of lighting just waiting on this freedom/ownership of the air waves!
yepp, there sure is a big world of lighting out there. your failure to harness it is your own.

Consider you standing in a field of tall grass... and over fifty-feet (50) away there are three enormous flash groups you want to sequentially trigger and individually ratio-control from where you are standing. You look down at your SONY a99 and... keep looking, because nothing it comes with will do that.
ahhh...so ? you buy a set of cybersyncs...VOILA ! by using your ludicrous argument I could give you 2 more scenarios...

1. you are in the dark, you need a flash that's more powerful than the PUF and want to bounce it off the ceiling...You look down at your SONY a99 and... keep looking, because nothing it comes with will do that

2. you are taking a long exposure and need a 30 second shutter speed, You look down at your SONY a99 and... keep looking, because nothing it comes with will do that

You just dropped $3000 for the camera for what? It cannot take this image without a tremendous amount of help from three different devices... and even that is risky, because they went and changed the flippin' hot shoe!
what 3 devices ? and how is there a risk ?
device 1. the flash...will a change in hotshoe matter to the off camera flash ? nope.
device 2. the receiver for the flash...will a change in hotshoe make a difference here ? nope.
device 3. the transmitter for the camera. will a change to the hotshoe make a difference ? sure it will...it means you just lost $10 by buying the adaptor.

so this big complicated drama you invented is for the sake of a $10 adaptor ! HA!!!!

hey guess what ? I did drop almost $3k for a new camera and guess what ? I used the EXACT same device that I used 4 years ago which does the EXACT thing that you seem to think doesn't exist. and here's another pearler for you...I just bought a Fuji xe1...and guess what ? I used the EXACT same device that I used 4 years ago, the EXACT same system that I just used with my d800...which does the EXACT thing that you seem to think doesn't exist. oh...and another one for the dummies mr president...I buy a backup cheaper body...say a d5200...and guess what ? I used the EXACT same device that I used 4 years ago which is the EXACT same device that I used on the xe1 which is the EXACT same device I used on my d800 and does the EXACT thing that you seem to think doesn't exist. and just one more for you...a mate of mine is a canon shooter and he wants a crack at off camera flash and guess what ? I used the EXACT same device that I used 4 years ago which is the EXACT same device that I used on the xe1 which is the EXACT same device I used on my d800 which is the EXACT same device I used on the d5200 and does the EXACT thing that you seem to think doesn't exist.

so there you have it...you are running and spinning and jiving and dodging and squirming but you fail to make a single argument that makes any sense whatsoever. you present utter fabrications in your attempt to justify your inherently disingenuous position.

and all of that...but still not an answer to the question. what will this enable you to do that cant be done already ? oh that's right....you get "finesse". ive never heard such utter nonsense from a grown man. you should be embarrassed.