using the RX1 pop up flash to trigger external flashes

Discussion in 'Sony RX1 Forum' started by rpavich, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. rpavich

    rpavich SC Veteran

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    Jul 17, 2013
    I have quite a bit of "strobist" gear...i.e. umbrellas, softboxes, flashes, triggers....etc.

    Having sold my DSLR, I still would like to be able to bounce flash or use umbrellas for the occasional off camera flash.

    Has anyone here been doing that?

    Does the existing RX1 flash swivel any more than straight up?

    Does it trigger external flashes?
     
  2. klaptastic

    klaptastic SC Regular

    44
    Jun 13, 2013
    The built-in flash doesn't swivel up like the RX100, unfortunately. I haven't tried triggering external flashes at all (i only have canon ones), I'll experiment with that today. I do know that the HVL-F20M will work to trigger sony flashes in up to 3 groups though.
     
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