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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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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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Dirty Lens

Equipment used for this article; the Sony A900 and Minolta AF 28-85mm F/3.5-4.5 lens.

Here’s a typical scene from a tourist trap destination, usually somewhere in the southern US: an older guy wearing sandals, dress socks and a Madras or Guayabera shirt, carrying around a Nikon or Leica camera outfit and taking snapshots at high noon.  After every few …

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Full Review of Sony A100 DSLR

Sony introduces their first DSLR, the A100, a 10.2MP APS-C size sensor (1.5 crop factor) camera that’ll go head-to-head immediately with the other four or five players in the entry level DSLR field.  Along with the camera body, Sony offers 19 lenses, 2 teleconverters, 2 flashes, and a host of other accessories.  As you can see, Sony got a jump…

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Full Review of the Sony A 700

Check out the new Sony A 700.  This DSLR is an upgrade from the Sony A 100, and still an upgrade from the newer Sony A 200.  This is an advanced amateur model, but in my personal opinion, it’s more user friendly and produces higher quality results than the A 100.  It’s also much heavier and costs twice as much,…

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Full Review of the Sony A 900

This will be the normal running review of the Sony A900.  As I learn more about the camera, I’ll provide the information.  I should have a good jump on things by national boss day (gag), or by Wednesday or Thursday.

 

I used the A900 on the left, and the A700 on the right for the product comparison shots below.…

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Sony RX Series

Below you’ll find specifications for all Sony RX series camera from the most recent at the top, to the oldest at the bottom.   Model RX10 IV Price $1699  September, 2017 Effective megapixels 20.1 LCD monitor 3.0″  1,440,000 pixels, tilt out screen. Lens

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 8.8-220 F/2.4-4 T*

Zoom

25x optical zoom, 24-600mm in 135 format.

Recording media Memory stick,…

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