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Offline Jason Hicks

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56AM & 36AM wireless?
« on: May 12, 2009, 03:35:13 AM »
Call me dumb, but I feel like the 56AM should be able to trigger an off camera 36AM in wireless mode.  The 56AM has a "wireless control" setting, but I don't see that it does anything... Does anyone know if and how to get this working?

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Re: 56AM & 36AM wireless?
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2009, 04:43:41 AM »
Welcome Jason! Which camera are you using? With the A900 i.e. the 56AM can not be used as a wireless trigger with the A700 it can.
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Re: 56AM & 36AM wireless?
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2009, 05:29:09 AM »
Thanks for the reply - Im using an A700. How do I configure it to work?

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Re: 56AM & 36AM wireless?
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2009, 02:40:41 PM »
Hi
sorry but as far as i know the 56AM can be used as an on camera trigger (Wireless flash controller) with a DSLR, ( but it can be used with film cameras)  the new HVL-F58AM can be used as an on camera trigger to fire other flashes off camera.
 

sorry for all the edits :(

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Re: 56AM & 36AM wireless?
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2009, 05:02:00 PM »
Sorry mea culpa- mixed things up yesterday: with the A700 you need to use the onboard flash to trigger the 36AM in wireless mode. The 56AM does not work. In fact you always need to use the onboard flash for wireless triggering. Apologies once again for the misinformation!

You might want to look @ Fother's excellent thread here which other methods you can use for triggering flashes in wireless mode:
http://www.dynaxdigital.com/index.php/topic,9132.0.html

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Re: 56AM & 36AM wireless?
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2009, 05:17:47 PM »
Thanks Stef for clearing that up. Had me wondering. Jason the method I use to trigger and eliminate the light from the pop up is a old exposed piece of 35mm film. It blocks the light but still allows the IR signal to fire the flashes.
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