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Sunpak 522 working very well with Sony NEX-6 (old professional studio flash)

Being happy with my NEX-3 for two years, I was looking for a way to use a NEX camera in studio conditions. The Sony NEX-6 implements a new multi interface connector inside an ISO hot-shoe. So it is mechanically compatible with old flash from the film era.

Sunpak 522 flash and Sony NEX-6

Sunpak 522 flash and Sony NEX-6

Will an old hammerhead flash work with the Sony NEX?

What is the advantage over a modern cobra flash?

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Recycle an old flash with the Sony NEX (just for fun)

Simply by using an old flash bracket and an optical flash trigger you can use an old computer flash including it auto exposure cell.

Sunpak 411 mounted on SONY NEX 3

Sunpak 411 mounted on SONY NEX 3

Then you will be able to bounce the light on the ceiling or on the wall with your SONY NEX

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Macro extension rings for Sony E mount

With my Sony Alpha 700 DSLR I have used macro extension rings for my M42 lenses. I felt that the Sony NEX with it’s awesome live-view implementation would be a good macro camera when combined with extension rings for E mount.

Konica AR + macro extension ring + Sony Nex 3

Konica AR + macro extension ring + Sony Nex 3

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Seagull SYK-5 Wireless Remote Flash Slave Trigger : strobist with Sony NEX

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With the Sony NEX 3 or 5 there is no way to trigger a remote flash with the provided small flash. Sony has not implemented the wireless protocol that is implemented with all the Sony Alpha DSLR. As a strobist photographer, I was looking for a workaround.

Seagull SYK-5 optical remote slave flash trigger compatible with Sony NEX

Seagull SYK-5 optical remote slave flash trigger compatible with Sony NEX

The Seagull SKY-5  is the only solution as far as I know.

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Sony NEX: a better solution than a DSLR to reuse manual lenses

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I have spent a few years happy with my Sony Alpha 700 using old manual prime lenses. I have shared this experience at www.lowcost4dslr.com

SONY NEX with a KONICA HEXANON 40mm

SONY NEX with a KONICA HEXANON 40mm

But now with the SONY NEX system I have found a better alternative to re-use more manual lenses with a better control and usability.

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