Digital Camera Repair Questions? Ask a Camera Expert.
As far as I am aware, Kodak used the same system as Nikon, so at least it would be compatible with Nikon cameras. The Sony Nex uses a different hot shoe design to the Kodak/Nikon and I was wondering if there was an adapter to match. Clearly, I seem to know more about this and regard your service as a scam and waste of money.
There are three cases where a self-powered flash, such as the P120, requires no voltage transformation. The most obvious is a wireless connection, where the transmitter sits on the camera hot shoe and the flash on a separate receiver mount. The other is an on-camera adapter, which incorporates an opto-electronic isolator cicuit, so the camera and flash electronics are kept separate. The third (which I do not want) is a slave mount which is triggered by the flash on the camera (think viltrox).
As I seem to be educating yourself in this matter I suggest that, if you cannot find a suitable example of one the first two possibilities (of which there are dozens manufactured) you arrange for me to get a refund and I will do the legwork myself.
Bill Richardson M.Sc. (Applied Physics)
We do seem to be making progress. How about UK suppliers of these or similar products?
A UK brick and mortar store would obviously be ideal but possibly too much to expect. Any UK vendor, including ebay UK would be fine or, as a last resort, a European one which charges in euro. A US supplier is useless, not just for the currency but because the shipping costs are exorbitant.
I eagerly await your response.
Many Thanks. I see what you mean about the UK ones being rather limited. I wonder if you would be kind enough to give me your best results for what might be picked up from NY city and I can ask relations/ business associates to collect for me when they pass through.