Does the QFlash Pilot & QF8C work with Sigma SD1 & Sony A77 just fine?

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Does the QFlash QF8C/QFlash Pilot work great with other DSLR brand's other than Canon/Nikon? I was curious to know how it worked for Sony A77 & Sigma SD1? Any issues or is QFlash pilot made more specific for just Canon & Nikon? Silly question I know but just was curious.

Is there added benefits if I used Canon in comparison to a Sony or Sigma DSLR?
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The Pilot and Trio both come in two specific manufacturer models, one for Canon and the other for Nikon. Neither can be used dedicated to the Sigma or Sony digital cameras.

You can use the Trios off camera wirelessly but not dedicated to those cameras. They can be used in Auto Mode or Manual mode and be triggered by a number of radio systems.

Even though Canon and Nikon dominate the pro market almost exclusively, you must remember that it is only a tool. A photographer creates the picture and uses what tools he/she needs to use. The decision is yours to make, based on what tools you need and what camera manufacturer has them. But, the basic answer would be yes, both Nikon and Canon systems offer a lot more options than the Sigma or Sony systems. The reason is with both the manufacturers features and options and also what is provided by third party accessory manufacturers.
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It would be hard to say if it would work correctly, even to trigger the remotes without having to cover the communication pins (not the center trigger pin) on the hot shoe of the camera or on the hot shoe of the Pilot. If uncovered, they may cause mis-communication and the Pilot may trigger or the camera freeze up.