Wireless flash transmitter for my Sony a900 & a850?

Discussion in 'Sony/Minolta' started by mark_stephan|2, Oct 3, 2020.

  1. Did Sony or third parties make a wireless transmitter for my old full frame Sony bodies? I'm currently using the 43AM on camera to fire the 42AM and would like a lighter TTL option, like I have with my Nikon SU-800. Is the 20AM a good option?
  2. Looks like I'll keep using my 20AM and 43AM as the transmitter. I was looking a way to trigger an off camera flash or flashes without a flash firing from the hotshoe and retaining TTL control. I use a cheap non TTL setup with Neewer flashes with Sony bodies. With my Nikon D700 I use a Yongnuo SU-800 which cost $49.99 to trigger SB-600 x 2. Since the a900 and a850 came out around the same time as the Nikon D700 I thought Sony would have produced a wireless transmitter for their flashes but it looks like it didn't, what a shame. I prefer working TTL to manual because my wife only uses Program mode and iTTL with her Nikon body and has no interest in learning anything else. I prefer the Sony body to the Nikon but prefer Nikon flash to Sony flash because of the Nikon iTTL technology and capability!
  3. Ah, I see. Sony do a wireless controller (FA-WRC1M), but I think it is for the current multi shoe, not the earlier iISO shoe. You might need an adapter to make it work. And you might need receivers on your flashes, judging by the wording on the Sony site.

    Godox sell a controller, the XProS, which claims to be Sony flash compatible - see GODOX PHOTO EQUIPMENT CO.,LTD Xpro-F. I have one for Godox flashes, but I don't have a Sony flash to test it. However, that too uses the Multi shoe.

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