I am thinking of purchasing the new a77 ii. I currently have an a580. One piece of information I can't seem to find is regarding wireless flash triggering. On the a580, to fire the flash wirelessly, I have to put the flash on the on camera hotshoe, turn it all on, then remove it and put it on the stand. This has to happen whether I shoot the flash in slave mode triggered by the on camera flash, or with wireless triggers. It is infuriating to do this, as it adds multiple steps, and if the flash times out, then you have to start all over again.
On the other hand, if I use a Canon, all I have to do is put the trigger on the hotshoe, put the flash/transceiver on the stand and voila, all is well.
Is this a Sony issue in general? Would the a77ii require that as well? Or is it a problem with the flash (sony 42) design? Any info anybody has would be most helpful.