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Which Flash and Triggers Do Real Estate Photographers Use on a Sony A7III?

Published: 23/05/2018

Dale asked the following question:

I am looking at the Sony A7III coupled with the Sony FE 16-35mm F/2.8 for shooting real estate photographs. Can anyone tell me what common flashes are used with this camera for photographing real estate?

I have personally successfully used the YN-560-TX trigger and YN-560-IV with the Sony A6300. The above video talks about this same combination working on the Sony A7II so I'm 99% sure that this will work on a Sony A7III.

Can anyone verify this? Anyone using some other combination?

Larry Lohrman

6 comments on “Which Flash and Triggers Do Real Estate Photographers Use on a Sony A7III?”

  1. YN560-TX Worked on my 5dII, a7rii and works on my new a7iii - I switched over to the a7rii when it first came out and retired my Canon 5dII, loved it.. the dynamic range, the built in remote software etc.. a few things started bothering me.. battery life, the file sizes, slow menu, the ability not so shoot brackets while in the tethering app, and also the biggest was missing focus!! The zoomed in focus just wasn't that great... especially shooting in low light situations I'd always be alittle off... and near the end starting using the focus distance more that what I saw...

    But now... I'm using the a7iii and love it.. the menu's are much faster, customizable, the battery life is much better, the tethering option with an ipad is always on and connects much easier, the files sizes are so much more tolerable and the digital focus is so much better and clear so you can see what your focusing on so much easier.. I haven't missed focus once.. and you can zoom in and either focus manually or use AF... the a7rii would give you a stupid message like that function is unavailable.. and it also seems like it's so much easier to get sharper images because your not dealing with so many pixels...

    The verdict for the a7iii is 'So far so good!!'

  2. After disasters with multiple Cactus models I swore off 'the cheap stuff' and went with actual Poverty Wizards. Switching from Nikon to Sony A7RII that was no longer an option as PW didn't (still doesn't) support Sony and went with the YN560 IV/TX combo and find it just as good as the PW TT1/5 AC1 combo. At times tempted with the newer Godox models but don't need TTL (nor did I use it on the PW's) and the two I have replaced due to accidental tumbles reinforced staying cheap. Why repair when can buy new at that price? Never had issues with losing power over time, but on replacement, since having to program the new unit, also re-program the exisiting units to move the most used to a lesser used 'supplemental' position with the newer flashes in position 1 and 2.

  3. Godex V850II Flash units have a GN of 60, with built-in receivers for their X-Pro transmitter. The system is fantastic, with unusually high flash output. I just switched and I LOVE not having to deal with the extra step of dealing with receivers. The flash units were $139, and the transmitter was $69. It's probably the very best system I've used for RE pics.

  4. I am not a Sony user, but after switching from Nikon to Fuji, I still use my extremely overpriced Non-TTL Pocket wizards.

    if you are not using TTL, these might be a great option. and, many studio strobes have built-in pocket wizard receivers, and some Sekonic hi end flash meters have built-in pocket wizard transmitters to fire flash units.

    after reading some of the RE posts, I've been tempted to switch to the cheaper triggering units, but my PW units have been great as is their customer support, as long as you can speak to a real person.

    I do have two PWTTL for Nikon, but with software, you can switch them to manual triggering and receiving units. sometimes B&H have sales on the PW units

  5. Just treat your full frame Sony like your A63000. I often shoot with the A7RIII and a A6300 together. I have separate controllers on each. Works great.

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