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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…

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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 …

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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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Question 1.  How can I tell if I’ll be able to use a Tele-converter on my Sony lens?

Sony only makes a few lenses that work with Sony tele-converters, and you can tell instantly if they’ll fit by looking at the rear of the lens.

Sony tele-converter compatible
Will not accept Sony tele-converters
The left shot shows the Sony 70-200mm…

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Flashes Etc

The “Flashes etc” page contains links to reviews for all items related to flash photography, such as flash units, reflectors, snoots, umbrellas, grids, stands, off-camera triggers and more.

 

This is a quick review of the Minolta Program 5400HS flash unit that first came out in 1993.  It was Minolta’s top-line flash at the time, until about 2000 when it…

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