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Quantaray PZ-1 DSZ and Sony alpha 100

Just bought a Quantaray PZ-1 and tried to work it with my Sony Alpha 100. But unless i put it on complete manual, it always fires off at maximum power and completely overexposes everything in its path.
Is the Flash compatible with the Camera at all? Are there any tricks to make it listen to the damn Camera?

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As Alphas are digital, they are likely to be set to ADI flash integration which assumes an ADI flash unit. PZ-1 DSZ is not ADI(i think). Your best way to go about it is to swich your camera to a TTL metering mode.

Posted on Oct 21, 2009

  • s_artur2003 Oct 21, 2009

    Sorry for the rush response here. I found that Digital cameras do not have a TTL mode and work on pre-flash only. It seems that a newer flash unit is the way to go. On the side note, there are some digital modules for these flashes sold on the web, and they convert your old flash into digital. I would not bother though. It is to much trouble and compatibility is never a sure thing.

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Having the same problem with the Quantaray 7500A and my Sony Alpha 200. I either have to go to full manual or overexposed. I've sent off a few emails to Ritz but still haven't gotten a reply.

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