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Whats your flash set up for Sony?

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by philta, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. philta

    philta Member

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    Afternoon All,

    So I finally made the jump from my 550D to a Sony A7III. Love the camera but missing an inbuilt flash which i know i have used a few times shooting in direct sunlight to expose my subject.

    I was wondering whats a recommended flash/wireless trigger set up for the Sony that you sue?

    Appreciate if you can share some experiences esp with the Godox range.
    I'm looking at a basic set up and budget since the majority of the money has gone into the camera and lens.

    Phil,
     
  2. lonewolf1983

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    godox wireless trigger and tt685 for speedlights and AD200 for portable when i need more power
    you can also now use 2x AD200's in a specific bracket

    the AD600 is the next option up (skip the 360) and packs a lot of power if you need it
     
  3. Michael H

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  4. Pbx_Jnr

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    2 x Godox v860 II + Godox X1T-S transmitter when using them off camera. The guy I second shoot for has a Godox AD200 which we use with the X1T-S when we need more power too :)

    The recycle time on all of these are just great!
     
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    philta

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    Cheers Peps. I think i should have mention the correct term "speedlites"
    realised the rookie error after googling.

    Seems Godox tt685 is definitely the alternative to go with.
     
  6. TheBear21

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    Godox.... V860ii-S, 2xAD200, AD600 and Xpro-S to trigger the lot.
     
  7. Xang

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    The V860II's are definitely better than the TT685's. Same flash but different battery.
     
  8. nisstrust

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    How many shots do you get out of the godox Li-ion battery for a shoot and do you need to carry a back up battery?
     
  9. TheBear21

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    Far more than I've ever bothered to count. You don't count how many batteries you use. You count how many shoots you do on the single charge.

    I've shot a couple hour event and taken 600 odd photos and the battery indicator has barely moved from being full. I mostly shoot around 1/8th or lower power.
     
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  10. Xang

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    I've never used a full battery. I own/bring 3 to every wedding so there's no need for 'backup' batteries.
     
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  11. Spacenoodle

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    How are people finding the TTL on the Sony with the Godox AD600?
     
  12. nisstrust

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    What’s the story around the v860ii Li-ion battery when flying, do you need to remove battery and keep as carry on or check it in and declare it?
     
  13. Michael H

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    Best to ask the airline you are flying with.
     
  14. adamadam

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    I use a Nissin i40 on my A7R, it's compact
     
  15. FranchiseJuan

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    Compact small and cheap you go for Godox TT350s.
     

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