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Old Jul 2, 2006, 6:23 PM   #11
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Hello Shootfirst and All,

Yes, my 550Ex's are used manually. I hesitate to instruct how I did it not to have someome damage their equipment. I did not bother to look for an adapter and made my own. Check out the web for adapters from 550EX to PC sync terminal, etc.

And I agree, I use rechargables but always carry 12 Alkalines ( Walgreens Drugs - on sale only ) with me.

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Old Jul 2, 2006, 9:12 PM   #12
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Some stores show a picture of the HVL-F32X with an external sync chord. Does it come with one?

It seems that the DSC-R1 has an external sync port.

1) Does this mean that I can connect the HVL-F32X to the DSC-R1 with this chord?

2) If so, do I get all of the automatic features?

3) How long is the chord?

In general, are there user manuals for this camera and this flash on line so that I could read them and stop bugging everyone with silly questions? :blah:

In general, a manual repositor might be a useful thing to have on this site (barring copyright restrictions).
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Old Jul 2, 2006, 11:16 PM   #13
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1 - yes

2 - yes

3- about 10"

Try Sony for a PDF manual

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Old Jul 3, 2006, 8:35 AM   #14
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OK, thanks again...



- Any recommendations for a flash bracket to fit nicely with the DSC-R1 and HVL-F32X?
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Old Jul 9, 2006, 7:53 PM   #15
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I do not think this thing (bracket) is real.
I haven't found any anywhere
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Old Jul 30, 2006, 8:14 PM   #16
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Have you tried the bracket that comes with the flash? The bracket and sync cord are included in the box.
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Old Jul 30, 2006, 8:45 PM   #17
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Ijust found out that my brotherhas a Sony F828 with the HVL-F32X flash.

Yes, it does come with a bracket, but the bracket is only a flat plate that mounts on the bottom. I am not sure what it accomplishes but it wont allow a swivel.


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Old Aug 1, 2006, 6:00 PM   #18
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If you really want a swivel, there is a Metz flash you can look at:

http://www.metz.de/en/photo_electron...MZ-4i.171.html
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Old Aug 1, 2006, 8:58 PM   #19
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I've looked at this flash briefly. It's pretty pricey. Also, I am not sure which one to buy. Would I get the
Metz 54 MZ-4C TTL Shoe Mount Flash with Standard Non-Dedicated Shoe
I guess I would also need theSCA 3602 adaptor for Sony - right? (another $100)

It seems like I would get all of the functionality of the Sony flash - right?



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