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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 A900. In the box

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Sony and Minolta Off-Camera Flash

This post is seriously outdated.  I no longer use most of the equipment here except occasionally the Sony/Minolta HVL-F56AM flashes.

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

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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 Sony MSRP; $349.99…

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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
Flash, stand, vinyl…

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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. Owner’s manual

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Sunpak PZ42X Flash Review

Sunpak PZ42X flash quick review

Box and contents LCD lit up, showing manual mode settings

Specifications and general information.

Model Sunpak PZ42X S
Price About $145 Tested on
Sony A580 In the box
Flash and multi-language instruction manual, that’s it. Build quality
Very good all around. Hotshoe style
Sony proprietary type for this model, others available. Guide number
42…

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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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