June 1 2011 - Photo Jottings

June 1 2011


New stuff in stock, April to the archives.

I sent April homepage posts to the homepage archives, which has all the 70-200mm lens reviews and comp page.

Shown below are two flashes and the Tamron 70-300mm F/4-5.6 DI USD lens (no VC on Sony models) that may be a good alternative to the Sony 70-300mm G.  The price is right, and Tamron currently offers a mail in $50 rebate for a final price of $399.  I’ll be reviewing one in the near future.

The new Sony HVL-F43AM flash is currently priced at $274, much less than the original asking price of $350.  This flash has the best power level control of any Sony flash to date, which is a good reason to try it out, especially if you use off-camera flash.  The description says it has no on/off switch, but that’s a mistake, and a left over from using the HVL-F20AM description for a template.

The Nissin Di866 mark II flash has a neat secondary (sub) flash below the main head for fill use when using the main flash for bouncing.  The info says the flash acts as a master trigger for other flashes, and is compatible with Sony’s flash system, although I’m not sure about how well that really works. 

Sony HVL-F43AM, Tamron 70-300mm F/4-5.6, Nissin Di866 mark II
Scroll to Top