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05-04-2015, 10:32 AM   #1
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Sony A6000 & Yongnuo Flashes

Has anyone been able to get a Sony A6000 to work with Yongnuo flashes? The flashes work just fine on my K-3, but I can't seem to get them to work on the Sony. I've read that an adapter might be necessary, but I can't seem to find any kind of consensus on which adapter would work. If there is any other solution I should be looking into, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you very much in advance!

These flash triggers worked for me: (more detailed info in my post below)

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05-04-2015, 11:25 AM   #2
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See this post on that other site: (apparently Sony painted part of the shoe, which causes ground issues for some devices)

The Sony a6000 Hotshoe connectivity guide: Sony Alpha/NEX E-mount Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

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In case anyone else is still struggling to find a solution, I seem to have found one for me that didn't require any kind of modifications on my camera. I've owned some Cactus V5's since they came out and that's what I had been attempting to use. I'd been wanting to test out other things as well and since I saw that the Yongnuo flash triggers were pretty cheap, I went ahead and bought some. They worked on the first try and kept on working. I only tested it out for like 10 minutes, but I took at least twenty test shots and it worked every single time. I noticed that it seemed to work without issue until 1/200. After that, the curtain seems to open and close too quickly and half of the image comes out black, so I'll keep researching until I can see if I can get it to work properly at faster shutter speeds as well.

Just wanted to update anyone else that had been having the same issue as I had been. Here is the link to the flash triggers I bought:
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QuoteOriginally posted by reivax Quote
Here is the link to the flash triggers I bought
To make it easier for anyone interested, since I had trouble with the link, the triggers are Yongnuo RF-603 II N3 triggers.


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