Hong Kong Tech Phooey

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My Gears – Elinchrom EL Skyport on My Sony A900 System


Elinchrom Skyport Transmitter on My Sony A900

Elinchrom Skyport Transmitter on My Sony A900

Elinchrom Skyport Receiver

Elinchrom Skyport Receiver

Well it took me less than a week to decide on the wireless trigger system for my Sony gears. Decided on the Elinchrom EL Skyport system and got it yesterday. Put it on a few range test and the results were more than satisfactory. Reasons for picking the Skyport is because it is way cheaper solution than the Pocket Wizard which is not legally sold here in Hong Kong due to some stupid radio frequency/broadcast regulations. For the universal radio trigger set (1 transmitter and 1 receiver), it cost less than HK$1,400 (US$180). Got myself couple extra receivers for HK$790 (US$101); great bargain. Way better than the PT-04 from Shamshuipo.

In order for the Skyport to work on the Sony system, a cable is needed and so far I only found these from FlashZebra. It’s the Sony/Minolta proprietary hotshoe to Skyport and it also work with Pocket Wizard and Cybersync. The price at US$46.50 is a bit steep but the construction is awesome. Too bad I’m not good at DIY or else I’ll make myself couple.

Sony/Minolta Proprietary Hotshoe to Elinchrom Skyport

Sony/Minolta Proprietary Hotshoe to Elinchrom Skyport

The Hotshoe to Elinchrom Skyport Itself

The Hotshoe to Elinchrom Skyport Cable Itself

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April 1, 2009 - Posted by | Accessories, Camera, DSLR, Gadgets n Gizmos, Photography, SONY | , , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. You’ll like the Skyports – they work really well.

    Comment by Craig Ferguson | April 2, 2009 | Reply

  2. Hi Craig, exactly where’d you get your radio trigger? Saw one in Mongkok today but they didn’t got any stock right now.

    Comment by Asryl | June 26, 2009 | Reply

  3. Hello Phooey,
    I have a question for you.
    I just bought a new Sony A900 and already have the same Elincrom transmitter as you do in the first picture shown above. But the transmitter does not fit on the flash shoe. It looks as though you have something between the flash shoe and the transmitter in the photo. Do you?
    Many thanks,
    Bear

    Comment by bear kirkpatrick | June 29, 2010 | Reply


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