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I have a flash unit, HVL-F58AM, which won't mate up with the…

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HI! I have...

HI! I have a flash unit, HVL-F58AM, which won't mate up with the newer A7rii; what to do?

Technician's Assistant: What's the make/model of your device? How old is it?

I don't know how old, but I bought it four plus years ago to work with the Nex 7. It is the HVL-F58AM.

Technician's Assistant: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?

I bought a A7rii about a month ago, and just now started to try to figure out how to get the flash to work.

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Consumer Electronics
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Electronics Technician: Pete, Electronic Engineer replied 10 months ago
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Electronics Technician: Pete, Electronic Engineer replied 10 months ago

The HVL-F58AM flash unit is not directly compatible with the A7rii, however you can use an adapter to fit the flash unit to the newer hot shoe fitting.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/913654-REG/sony_adpmaa_multi_interface_shoe_adapter.html

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
That is something which I have tried and it still is not connecting correctly. Thanks for the effort, in any case.
Electronics Technician: Pete, Electronic Engineer replied 10 months ago

What adapter did you try using?

Which mode are you trying to use the flash in?

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Electronics Technician: Pete, Electronic Engineer replied 10 months ago

I haven't heard back from you in a while - please reply and let me know if you still need assistance with this.

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