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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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Sony and Minolta Off-Camera Flash

If you’re thinking of trying out an inexpensive radio controlled flash trigger system for your camera, you’ve come to the right place.  I currently use the radiopopper™ JrX wireless trigger system, and have found it works great, so that’s what I’ll cover here, along with Sony and Minolta flash compatibility.  Be advised; you don’t need to use Sony or

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Sony HVL-F43AM Flash Review

 

Sony HVL-F43AM flash quick review

 

Contents of box, including stand, case, manual and flash unit. LCD lit up, showing some available settings Display items possible on LCD

 

Specifications and general information.

 

Model Sony HVL-F43AM  announced in February, 2011. Owner’s manual
Sony eSupport HVL-F43AM page    Go here and click ‘manuals, specs & warranty’ tab. Price Original…

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Sony HVL-F56AM Flash Review

Sony HVL-F56AM flash quick review

 

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

 

Specifications and general information.

 

Model Sony HVL-F56AM  Discontinued in mid 2008.
Price MSRP $399 at introduction, $449 when replaced. Tested on
Sony A580, Sony A700, Sony A900. In the box

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Sony HVL-F58AM Flash Review

Sony HVL-F58AM flash review

 

Contents of box, including stand, case, manual and flash unit. LCD lit up, showing some available settings Plugs for external battery pack and off-camera cable LCD panel index LCD panel index

 

Specifications and general information.

 

Model Sony HVL-F58AM  announced in June, 2008, discontinued in 2012, and replaced with HVL-F60M,review here

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Sony HVL-F60M Flash Review

Sony HVL-F60M flash review

 

Sony replaces the HVL-F58AM in 2012 with a similar, but updated HVL-F60M, which has a neat, but limited use video light, and a new standard ISO hotshoe with nine extra connections at the front for additional communication.  Also, there are two memory settings for things like mode, power level, zoom, wireless control, and LED level …

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Visual Echoes Better Beamer Flash X-Tender Review

Visual Echoes makes a slick, but odd looking devise that extends the working range of your accessory flash unit via a “Fresnel screen” placed at a fixed distance from the flash head.  Although the “Fresnel screen” is made from flimsy plastic, it really does work, but there are some limitations you should know about.  They recommend using the 50mm zoom …

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