Using non-Sony external flashes with the RX1?

Discussion in 'Sony' started by rpavich, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. rpavich

    rpavich Veteran

    Jul 10, 2013
    I know that there must be a way but for the life of me, I can't figure it out.

    Is there anyone using non-sony flashes in the hot shoe of the RX1 using some sort of "hot shoe adapter" that translates the RX1 contacts into a universal "any flash will do" set of contacts?

    There are multiple options that I've seen and it's not clear which one does what.

    On a related note; which is the cheapest sony flash that is compatible with the RX1 wireless flash system? And does it work with the flash off of the hotshoe?
  2. klaptastic

    klaptastic Regular

    Jun 13, 2013
    I'm using a Canon 600EX in the hotshoe and with an off-camera cable. It only transfers trigger data, I haven't been able to get it to trigger rear-sync or wireless yet though. I think some others have had better luck in that department, but I'm experimenting. I'm definitely working to narrow down usable flash setups :)