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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 8:03 am 
Hey all.
Buying a a450 when it's released in Australia to go with my a550. I'm really only going to use it as a wireless second body for horse racing photography.
But is there a simple wireless trigger that can be used?
Has to go around 100m max more like 50m and there will be line of sight.


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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 4:33 am 
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Most triggers that I know of tend to be infra red, otherwise you may have to run cable. But you can get 3rd party accessories - remote triggers.

Here, this is what you need :D

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Hahnel-Pro-Wirele ... 20b0e9472c

There are all different priced ones on ebay, and although the above doesn't state your camera, it may still fit, or there are probably other ones that fit it.

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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 6:39 am 
Not what I'm after.

Basically I want to shoot with my a550, and have a second body on the other side of the race track that is shooting as well, this camera will have a wireless trigger that is hooked up to my camera.

This second camera is placed under the inside rail of the race track, with me and my main body on the outside of the race track.

It cannot be done with wires because I will have up to 24 horses racing in between cameras. So it has to be wireless.


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You could still use this type of system, firing with the one remote, but using 2 receivers. (one on each camera)

When you hit the shutter button on the remote, both cameras will fire, and at the same time, as long as they are within the maximum distance from the remote control.

Another option is of course the expensive route, using wireless file transmitters and a PC with software, this is definately available with Canon. I'm not sure about Sony.

I would get 2x Remote kits. This will provide you with a spare remote as well.
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 8:03 am 
Nope.

Basically I follow the horses with the camera in my hand from the 200m mark, taking shots in burst mode until they get past the winning post.
I can take more than 30 images in that time, I move my body left to right shooting all the way.

The second body which I have placed under the winning post I want to be slaved to the camera in my hand.

There are about 10 photographers on track, about 5 have a second body under the running rail and some even have a third body if there's a jumps race.


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I can not think of any possible way to slave a camera unless using a remote trigger, as far as I know, only the flashes can be slaved. Not many members have answered this thread yet, so perhaps it can't be done. I don't know :(

You may be able to use the timer function.

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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 6:25 pm 
I have no idea what the correct answer is, but I don't think its possible to remotely trigger any Sony camera (and very few other brands). There may be some 3rd party solution out there, but AFAIK, this was a special pocketwizard trick on some cameras. I would assume you can look for an adapter that plugs into the remote trigger port, that would simple send a trigger signal in that way. In such cases, Ebay is gonna be youre friend, you can also check out Seagull who makes cheap camera accessories.

Good luck!


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Is the remote shutter cable port the same as a PC sync?

If so, then you could just hook a remote flash receiver (such as the pocketwizard) to the trigger port, and it would think that the camera is a flash perhaps. This probably wouldn't work though.

With some Canons, you can trigger them remotely via the software, but I don't think Sony offer it to this date.

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Pc sync is for external flash usage.
And I dont know if there's a wireless option for Sonys.

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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 2:50 pm 
Check this out:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00113G1IA/?tag=fasazo170-20

Also, same question (I think) being discussed at length on Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/groups/sony_alpha_dslr-a200/discuss/72157605542130692/


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Ruben123 wrote:
Pc sync is for external flash usage


That still doesn't say whether it is the same plug or not. If it is, then it may work. It just depends on how intelligent the system is.

The problem is that the user wants to use the Camera's shutter, not a remote control :(

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