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Sony HVL-F42AM Flash Review

Sony HVL-F42AM flash quick review

 

Contents of box, velcro on flash head not included. LCD lit up, showing available settings

 

 

Specifications and general information.

 

Model Sony HVL-F42AM  Discontinued in 2011.

Owner’s manual

Sony ESupport for HVL-F42AM  Go here and click on the ‘manuals, specs and warranty’ tab.
Price MSRP $299 Tested on
Sony A580, Sony… More »

Grand Canyon Hiking Tour

Welcome to my long-awaited, and much anticipated hiking tour of the Grand Canyon, from the South Kaibab trail, down to the Colorado river and Phantom Ranch, then up the Bright Angel trail to the top.  This hike was done on the 16th of April, 2008.  The weather was perfect for hiking, 30s in the morning, then by the time you … More »

Best Low-Light Lenses for Sony

This recommended page lists lenses that I believe work well at F/2.8 or faster, and are typically used hand-held in low light, so no big lenses like the 70-200mm or 300/2.8.  I’m only listing lenses that I’ve reviewed, owned and/or have used extensively in low light.  A lens that gets a thumbs up here has to perform very well in More »

Bokeh Sampler

This page will attempt to explain what “Bokeh” is by showing you some samples taken with various lenses, at different apertures, focus points, and areas of the image.

 

Bokeh is a Japanese word used to describe “fuzziness,” or in our case, the characteristics of out-of-focus points of light in our images, either foreground or background.  Most of us shoot … More »

Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS Review

Here’s a brief look at the Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens.  Scroll down for the review.

Lens Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens Box contents
Front and rear caps, and a users manual. Cost $199 retail by itself, or $100 as part of kit. Build quality OK to Good Additional information
Basic kit lens with select camera… More »
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