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Old Feb 20, 2003, 10:57 AM   #1
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Default Flash bracket and flash for a Sony P9?

I just inherited a Sony P9 and would like to add an auxiliary flash to it. Is there one available from Sony or anyone else? Thanks Bob.
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Old Feb 22, 2003, 12:52 PM   #2
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Seems that this cam doesn't have a sync terminal or a flash hot shoe, isn't it?
May be this flash will do:

http://www.srelectronics.com/

they have some brackets:

http://www.srelectronics.com/accessory.html

Read review here:

http://www.steves-digicams.com/dsf-1s.html
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Old Feb 22, 2003, 3:15 PM   #3
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Thanks, KCan. You are right, the P9 has no hot shoe or sync terminal. I can't find any flash brackets from Sony. I have an inexpensive $20.00 Quantaray slave flash that I would like to operate off of the P9 onboard flash. I am looking for a cheap bracket that will hold the flash above the lens. Found a side-by-side bracket at a local camera store but I'de rather have the flash above the lens a couple of inches if possible. Thanks again. Bob
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Old Feb 22, 2003, 11:47 PM   #4
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Hi Bob again,
If you have this Quantaray slave flash , it may not work (try it before choosing a bracket) , because your camera may preflash at least once ( preflash once, then the main flash burst) . The Quantaray MS-1 is a simple slave flash that will trigger at the first flash burst.


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NOTE: Many digicam flash units put out two flash pulses, a pre-flash to set the white balance and then the main flash. If your camera is one of these then you can't use the MS-1, you need a specially built digicam slave like the SR Electronics DSF-1s. SR Electronics also makes special flash slaves and several different pre-built slave flash units.

Digicams like the Nikon Coolpix 900/900s/950 use only one flash in most modes except for red-eye reduction and will work perfectly with regular photographic slave flashes like the Quantaray MS-1. Many other digicams also work with only one flash pulse, sorry I don't have a list of those that do and those that don't.
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If your camera does not preflash ( like the CP950), then you are in luck
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Old Feb 23, 2003, 11:22 AM   #5
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Hello, KCan:
Yes the camera appears not to use the preflash, so the MS-1 flash does work. But I don't like having to hold it in the air, or set it on a table. I need a bracket for it. Bob.
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Thanks Bob for the feedback, now we know for sure that the Sony P9 does not preflash
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Anyone know if the Nikon Coolpix 885 uses a pre-flash?

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Anyone know if the Nikon Coolpix 885 uses a pre-flash?

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I believe yes, but not 100% sure
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bobo529,
according to this article, the 885 does preflash:

http://www.ikelite.com/web_pages/dig_strobes.html
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Nikon Coolpix 800, 880, 885 and 4300, utilize a preflash system
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Default Found a flash bracket for the P9

I how have a Rollbar KISS bracket for the P9. It is very small, light and inexpensive ($24.99). Small enough to leave on the camera most of the time. Works like a charm and now I am trying out all my little inexpensive flashes in slave mode. Bob.
http://www.therollbar.com
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