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Enthusiast
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Registered: ‎05-12-2013
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Off-camera flash cable for nex-6

Sony's off-camera cables, like the FA-CC1AM seem to use the older style connector, like on the NEX-7, and not the new connector like on the NEX-6, and the HVL-F60M flash.  I see some universal cables, like the Nissin SC-01 and Vello Universal Duo TTL Off-Camera Flash Cord which have a similar-looking shoe, however they all lack the tiny little connectors at the leading edge of the shoe on the HVL-F60M and NEX-6, which I believe is how the HVL-F60M transmits TTL to the Sony NEX-6.  Does anybody know where I can get an off-camera flash cable that will work and transmit all information?

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Registered: ‎04-05-2013
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Re: Off-camera flash cable for nex-6

it depends which external flash you want to connect with a cable. Sony offers the two adapters

  • ADP-MAA and
  • ADM-AMA

for combining old/new shoe <->old new foot

 

A true Multi Interface extension cable tranmsitting all 24 pins is not available

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Registered: ‎05-12-2013
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Re: Off-camera flash cable for nex-6

So a cable that works with the new shoe is not available, so, to use cable, because both my camera and my flash use the 'new shoe', I have to buy 2 adapters to convert the camera and flash into the old shoe, and buy the 'old shoe' cable?  That seems pretty silly.  Since a flash cable is such a standard item I would have thought there would be a flash cable that worked with the new shoe.

 

BTW, do you know if I buy one of those 3rd party cables that uses the same 'new shoe', will the flash still work, and will it still have TTL?

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Re: Off-camera flash cable for nex-6

if you want to connect the HVL-F60M with a cable off camera to the NEX-6 you just need to buy one adapter: the ADP-MAA. Then connect the  Sony flash cable FA-CC1AM to the adater on the camera and plug it to the connector on the side of the flash (no adapter required). The adapter sells for 25 USD.

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Re: Off-camera flash cable for nex-6

you can not connect the NEX-6 and HVL-F60M using 3rd party universal "hot shoe" cables. Flash will not release I guess and it will never be TTL.

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