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SonyFA-CS1M Off-Camera Shoe for External Flash with Multi-Interface Shoe (Black)
 
4.1

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Packs small / compresses (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

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4.0

Okay for what it is...

By Johnw2k

from Northern California

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Pack
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Macro Photography
    • Simple Studio Work
    • Travel

    Comments about Sony FA-CS1M Off-Camera Shoe for External Flash with Multi-Interface Shoe (Black):

    I bought this before receiving my new Sony A6300 camera because I was under the impression that the camera hot shoe would not trigger basic "non-MIS" strobes such as Nikon SB800 and studio systems. As it turns out there IS a center pin on the camera shoe that does provide basic sync functions so I didn't really need this item for immediate needs.
    Neither camera shoe nor this allow "non-MIS" strobes any sort of communication nor automatic TTL capabilities so your old strobes will need to be used manually which is okay for me because I usually just use the built in strobe on the camera for point-and-shoot applications. When I get out the "big" strobes I usually do manual set-ups anyway and only need the sync.
    I did keep it because I figure on eventually filling out my Sony system with one of their MIS Strobes. I'm trying to build a decent "travel" kit without hauling around my a Nikon B8000 and all it's lenses and I like doing macro work where having the strobe a little off camera is a must. the Sony 90mm macro lens gets in the way of the strobe when on camera.
    Meanwhile I also bought the Vello 3ft MIS extender which also provides basic sync for non-MIS and gives a little off camera "reach" with simpler cabling.
    What I really wish for is a simgle strobe show "standard" to cover all the functions but that will never happen!

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    (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    The only show in town for wired A7 off camera flash

    By SteveL

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Pivoting Connector Plug

    Cons

    • No Other Options
    • No Other Wired Options
    • Overpriced Cords Required
    • Shamelessly Overpriced Co

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sony FA-CS1M Off-Camera Shoe for External Flash with Multi-Interface Shoe (Black):

      This is the ONLY option Sony offers for wired off camera flash with the A7 series. It works fine with my A7II and HVL-F60M. The only cord that will fit this item is the FA-MC1AM cord, which has about 2 feet of useful length. The only proprietary aspect of this cord is the size of the plugs. Otherwise it is an overpriced four wire conductor. There is an extension cord that will add another 2 feet, should you also need that you will be well over $[$]to get your flash off the camera. There are numerous other third party off camera hot shoe-cord combinations for other cameras, many of them well below $[$]for the entire package, some with longer cords, unfortunately none for the Sony multi interface shoe, yet. One star for the monopoly.

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      5.0

      Solved my problem - works great!

      By gerry

      from Mayer, MN

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Sony FA-CS1M Off-Camera Shoe for External Flash with Multi-Interface Shoe (Black):

        Sony didn't make it easy, but this shoe was the final link to allow me to use off-camera flash with my Sony RX-10 camera - works great.

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        5.0

        Perfect off camera flash with Sony A99

        By Route66R

        from Derby, KS

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Pack
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Portrait
          • Travel

          Comments about Sony FA-CS1M Off-Camera Shoe for External Flash with Multi-Interface Shoe (Black):

          Have needed something to get the flash off the camera this is a must have.

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          (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Thought this had 3 pins like Canon

          By Garrett

          from Austin, TX

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Pack
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony FA-CS1M Off-Camera Shoe for External Flash with Multi-Interface Shoe (Black):

              It's a 4 pin connection so idk if this really works or not as I don't have any cables that will plug into it.

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              5.0

              using flash for macro

              By john

              from nj

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sony FA-CS1M Off-Camera Shoe for External Flash with Multi-Interface Shoe (Black):

                  with the FA-CS1M i can use my flash off camera it not only lets you shoot from different angles but you can link it with multiple flashes

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                  5.0

                  good description

                  By leahnatanel

                  from Chicago

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                  • Bulky

                  Best Uses

                  • Art

                  Comments about Sony FA-CS1M Off-Camera Shoe for External Flash with Multi-Interface Shoe (Black):

                  control angle of flash

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                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  perfect

                  By leahnatanel

                  from Chicago

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                  • Bulky

                  Best Uses

                  • Art

                  Comments about Sony FA-CS1M Off-Camera Shoe for External Flash with Multi-Interface Shoe (Black):

                  I bought two of these and a cord so I can hand hold the flash and direct the light. The B and H salesperson was very helpful.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Worth the money!

                  By Twentworth

                  from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Sony FA-CS1M Off-Camera Shoe for External Flash with Multi-Interface Shoe (Black):

                    This is a great way to get the flash off your camera. Its built solid, and the additional hotshoe on the top is awesome for attaching a pocketwizard. I only wish that the connector turned a full 360.

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