A WARNING bad ebay products supposedly for Sony alpha's

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A WARNING bad ebay products supposedly for Sony alpha's

Unread postby pabloisme » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:09 am

OK OK I know shudder paid more........... so here's the warning for others

bought a wireless flash sender for my a200 from a ebay shop took months to come, got excuses etc

http://cgi.ebay.com/Wireless-Flashes-Tr ... 414b70e28a

it finaly came and guess wot!

THE BLOODY THING HAS NO BUTTON TO REMOVE IT FROM THE ACCESSORY SHOE

It now lives FULL time as a lodger on my camera (sort of space age effect?)

still waiting to hear form ebayer: xuhong0207 seems averse to fixing his / my problem & don't want to do anything about it!


YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED
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Re: A WARNING bad ebay products supposedly for Sony alpha's

Unread postby Javelin » Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:32 pm

looks like the same unit thats been around for a while. is there even a latch on the mount? may be it's supposed to just slide off?

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Re: A WARNING bad ebay products supposedly for Sony alpha's

Unread postby KevinBarrett » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:45 pm

I looked at those once, but I didn't notice this flaw. There are others on ebay that have a different design, more pancake-shaped, so now I wonder about those. I decided against getting either for the time being because they lower your flash sync speeds. Now I can rule this kind out completely. Thanks for the warning!
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Re: A WARNING bad ebay products supposedly for Sony alpha's

Unread postby pabloisme » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:17 am

hi

nope it wont slide off................ it has a catch which locks it tight

the catch is a spring loaded affair, sits at the front of the 4 connectors, now I have a hot shoe to sony (silly design only they use?) adaptor which has a button which releases the spring loaded catch and draws it up into the body of the adaptor allowing for removal ie sliding off!
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Re: A WARNING bad ebay products supposedly for Sony alpha's

Unread postby Javelin » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:11 pm

Kind of a silly omission. they had to have tried it you would think. whats the sense in making the parts at all if they don't work.

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Re: A WARNING bad ebay products supposedly for Sony alpha's

Unread postby pabloisme » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:43 pm

Hi here are some pix of the offending bit, arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

:wink:

just got bored and cut off just enough to work

http://silenceisdefeat.com/~pablo//ebay/
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Re: A WARNING bad ebay products supposedly for Sony alpha's

Unread postby KevinBarrett » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:06 pm

Gee, I don't understand...it passed QC, didn't it? :lol:

I'm sorry about your trouble, but thank you so much for reporting back here with both problem and solution. These radio triggers might be a real temptation for someone else, and fore-warned is fore-armed.
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