Where to buy a Vello OCF Cord UK/EU?


russellsnr 15 241 England
11 Sep 2020 12:03PM
Hi, looking as per title, only place I can see these is USA and to get sent yet again is more than the cost of the cord when you include tax and duty, I am new to Sony coming from Canon. I have Godox flash units for Canon and from what I can find out they can be used in manual mode with a Sony TX unit but I want to use outside as fill flash for bird photography and don't trust the TX unit also TX units tend to get i in the way on occasions. Being new to Sony not sure what other cord brands can be used on a Sony A9. Many Thanks, Russ.
shagnasty 13 60
12 Sep 2020 11:08AM
Vello

Found this link in the UK.
An expensive option, but if it is what is needed

Hope this helps Pat
Philh04 Plus
15 2.2k United Kingdom
12 Sep 2020 2:21PM
If it is a Godox flash it will have a receiver built in and you will be able to control it using a godox Sony transmitter, a much cheaper option and more versatile...
russellsnr 15 241 England
12 Sep 2020 3:14PM

Quote: Vello

Found this link in the UK.
An expensive option, but if it is what is needed

Hope this helps Pat

Hi thanks but that is way to expensive for me.
russellsnr 15 241 England
12 Sep 2020 3:21PM

Quote:If it is a Godox flash it will have a receiver built in and you will be able to control it using a godox Sony transmitter, a much cheaper option and more versatile...

Hi, yes I do no about those but as I pointed out in the OP I do not trust these so much and not so sure if it may get in the way when looking through the viewfinder on the smaller body of the Sony mirrorless models. Thank you Russ.
Philh04 Plus
15 2.2k United Kingdom
12 Sep 2020 3:59PM

Quote:Hi, yes I do no about those but as I pointed out in the OP I do not trust these so much and not so sure if it may get in the way when looking through the viewfinder on the smaller body of the Sony mirrorless models.

Never had a problem with 5 Godox studio lights and speedlights, the only likely problem is if the flash is too close to the transmitter. Can't see the transmitter getting in the way even on a smaller body and is probably less of a hassle than having a cable connecting camera and speedlight.
russellsnr 15 241 England
12 Sep 2020 4:25PM

Quote:
Quote:Hi, yes I do no about those but as I pointed out in the OP I do not trust these so much and not so sure if it may get in the way when looking through the viewfinder on the smaller body of the Sony mirrorless models.

Never had a problem with 5 Godox studio lights and speedlights, the only likely problem is if the flash is too close to the transmitter. Can't see the transmitter getting in the way even on a smaller body and is probably less of a hassle than having a cable connecting camera and speedlight.

Hi, what version are you using please, x1t-s, x2t-s or xpro-s and am I correct in saying that as I have Canon versions of the speed lights they will only work in manual mode even with a Sony TX? Thanks again, Russ
Philh04 Plus
15 2.2k United Kingdom
12 Sep 2020 5:20PM
I am Canon I have both the x1t and the xpro, I prefer the latter but it does add a bit more height. You should be able to have full control of the speedlight as it is only the foot and the contacts that are different, the built in receiver is universal. The only time you could have a problem is if the flash and transmitter are too close together, the xpro has a custom setting which improves the situation.
HTH
russellsnr 15 241 England
12 Sep 2020 6:14PM

Quote:I am Canon I have both the x1t and the xpro, I prefer the latter but it does add a bit more height. You should be able to have full control of the speedlight as it is only the foot and the contacts that are different, the built in receiver is universal. The only time you could have a problem is if the flash and transmitter are too close together, the xpro has a custom setting which improves the situation.
HTH

Many thanks for the advice will give it a go. Russ
russellsnr 15 241 England
15 Sep 2020 12:55PM
Just a follow up. Bought a used version one of the Sony x1t TX and when used with the Godox flash unit for Canon the flash picked up that it was a Sony TX and worked during a quick test in all modes. Russ.
Philh04 Plus
15 2.2k United Kingdom
15 Sep 2020 2:01PM

Quote:Just a follow up. Bought a used version one of the Sony x1t TX and when used with the Godox flash unit for Canon the flash picked up that it was a Sony TX and worked during a quick test in all modes. Russ.

Glad it is working. Smile

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