Some folks are wondering about the flash extension for the 18-200mm NEX lens. I talked to a US Sony sales rep, and he told me that the flash extension is only included with the purchase of a NEX camera and 18-200mm lens, in kit form, (NEX5H). All other purchases, like the 18-200mm alone, or in conjunction with a NEX camera kit, (18-55mm/16mm) will require you to purchase the flash extender separately. If you go here, you’ll discover in order to take proper flash pictures with the 18-200mm, you’ll need to fork over an additional $63, (or more like $70 with shipping and tax) for what Sony is calling an extender assy for dig camera, shown below. You’ll also discover that the extender is on backorder, and will not be available until at least October, according to the rep I talked with.
and ask why it isn’t included.
|Sony NEX flash extension