Using the pop up flash as a commander works great.

Discussion in 'Sony' started by rpavich, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. rpavich

    rpavich Veteran

    Jul 10, 2013
    I've been messing with flash and trying to figure out how to get flashes to trigger when nothing plugs into the proprietary hot shoe of this thing.

    Well..I found out that if you dial back the exposure compensation to -3 stops (all the way down) it will still trigger a slave flash but be all but unnoticeable and not give a distracting forward flash on the subject.

    Even though this isn't a great picture, it shows that almost no light was coming off of the pop up flash.

    I put a YN560 (cheapie manual Yongnuo) flash in a reflective umbrella behind the food, set to S2 slave mode. View attachment 6658
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I effing love chili dogs
  3. klaptastic

    klaptastic Regular

    Jun 13, 2013
    Out of curiosity, are you able to do Rear-Sync with this? Or, does the flash only fire at the beginning of the frame?
  4. rpavich

    rpavich Veteran

    Jul 10, 2013
    Well...I don't know. I'd have to check. One of the settings is "slow shutter" so i think that's equal to "rear sync" I'll see if I can't do a test or two.
  5. rpavich

    rpavich Veteran

    Jul 10, 2013 has an actual rear curtain setting, which is different than "slow sync". There IS a slight "preflash" though, but it didn't seem to affect the exposure really.