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Magmod wildlife kit magnets and camera electronics.


Paintman Plus
13 1.4k 177 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2020 8:36AM
Has anyone had issues with the powerful magnets in the Magmod flash extender kit affecting the electronics in Sony cameras or the image stabalization in Sony telephoto lenses?

I will be packing my soon to arrive Magmod system in my camera bag and realized there may be a negative effect to my camera and lenses if they are within a strong magnetic field.

Any feedback will be appreciated.

I have the Sony A7R IV and the Sony 200-600mm lens as my wildlife setup.

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LenShepherd 12 4.2k United Kingdom
29 Mar 2020 9:17AM
I can do no more than speculate.
I do not know how you measure a magnetic field.
I expect the magnetic field of the Flash extender is not very powerful although I cannot confirm this.
Why not ask the manufacturer?
Paintman Plus
13 1.4k 177 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2020 10:00AM
Thanks Len for your comment. I have emailed the manufacturer and should get a reply soon.
DerekL 15 218 24 England
30 Mar 2020 5:59PM
Paintman Plus
13 1.4k 177 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2020 9:26PM
Thanks for the linkSmile
LenShepherd 12 4.2k United Kingdom
30 Mar 2020 9:35PM

Quote:https://support.magnetmod.com/new-customers/will-magnets-damage-my-camera-gear


Thanks for the link.
I have not heard of them before.
They seem to be a USA Company - but do not seem to include a trading name or address on their web site - or if they do it is extremely well hidden.
My advice is check them out more thoroughly if you can.
Philh04 Plus
14 2.1k United Kingdom
31 Mar 2020 7:45AM

Quote:I have not heard of them before.

You surprise me Len, MagMod are very well known in the flash/speedlight modifier world and do not warrant a thorough check.
Paintman Plus
13 1.4k 177 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2020 8:02AM
I e-mailed Magmod and they replied assuring me that their system is safe. Here is their reply.

Hey there Alan,

Thanks for contacting customer support.
We have tested the magnets against Lenses as well with no issues.
Also, my wife and I leave our Gear in the same bag with our lenses and everything operates tiptop


Cheers,
Lawson
LenShepherd 12 4.2k United Kingdom
31 Mar 2020 8:57AM

Quote:
Quote:I have not heard of them before.

You surprise me Len, MagMod are very well known in the flash/speedlight modifier world and do not warrant a thorough check.


Who checks what is a personal decision.
When first wanting to deal with a UK company Companies House is a useful first call for free information on accounts, directors etc.
A company elsewhere in the World that does not show its legal (as distinct from web) trading name I consider "interesting".
There are several USA firms selling flash extenders which quote X stops extra flash distance - but omit mentioning this only applies with the flash set to its widest zoom setting - typically costing around 1 stop of flash output.
Philh04 Plus
14 2.1k United Kingdom
31 Mar 2020 9:12AM

Quote:with the flash set to its widest zoom setting

The most famous the Flash Xtender which I have owned for many years recommend a flash 'zoom' setting of 50mm.
I was simply pointing out that MagMod are a very well respected company selling many flash modifiers from domes and bounce attachments and more recently an innovative soft box system and I was a bit surprised you had not heard of them. ( I do not use them preferring the Flashbender system. )
Chris_L 6 5.5k United Kingdom
31 Mar 2020 1:27PM
Those neodymium magnets are pretty strong. I heard that kids have swallowed them before and managed to tear intestine wall after leaning on a car. I don't know if that is true, but they are very strong, I've nipped myself badly when two have come together.

If you wear a watch, keep them away from it. If your wristwatch has an intricate mechanical movement those kind of magnets can cause some real damage just a few inches away. I would worry a bit about the camera shutter etc tbh.
Paintman Plus
13 1.4k 177 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2020 2:02PM
I saw a You Tube video about Neodymium magnets ( a little light evening viewing ) and they had a "Danger, amputation warning" on them. Admittedly they were larger than the Magmod magnets but they are far more powerful than ferro magnets.

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