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Sony External Flash For Alpha NEX Cameras - HVL-F20S

Abt Model: HVLF20S | UPC Code: 027242827943
$148.00  
Extends Flash Range Beyond Camera’s Included Flash/ Bounce Flash Enables Shadowless Indirect Lighting/ Built-In Diffuser For Wide And Telephoto Shooting/ Easy Intuitive Operation/ ADI Flash Metering System/ Silver Finish
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Sony External Flash For Alpha NEX Cameras, Model HVLF20S

Expand your creativity with your a NEX interchangeable lens camera and the HVL-F20S external flash. This external flash extends the illumination range beyond the camera's included flash. Bounce flash enables shadowless indirect lighting while TTL (through the lens) flash exposure is automatically controlled by your a NEX camera for easy and intuitive operation. There's also a built-in diffuser which is ideal for wide and telephoto shooting.

Features:

  • Extends flash range beyond camera’s included flash
    Though compact and lightweight, the HVL-F20S has a maximum range twice that of the included flash units of the NEX-3, NEX-5, and NEX-C3 cameras. This is represented as the guide number (GN) of 20 with a 50mm focal distance
  • Bounce flash enables shadowless indirect lighting
    When set to ‘indoor’ shooting mode, the flash points up to bounce light off the ceiling for shadowless illumination of your subject. When set to the ‘outdoor’ shooting mode, the flash directs light directly at your subject
  • Built-in diffuser for wide and telephoto shooting
    With the built-in diffuser, the flash illumination covers a wider angle of view or if users want to to shoot at a greater distance, they can rotate the dial on the side of the flash unit to the ‘Tele’ Position. While the 'Tele" setting reduces the width of flash coverage, it extends the range to illuminate more distant subjects
  • Easy intuitive operation
    Unlike most external flash units, the HVL-F20S has no dedicated ON/OFF switch. Instead, power is automatically switched on simply by raising the flash unit into the shooting position. In addition, a switch on the side of the unit offers Indoor and Outdoor settings, making it easy to obtain flash illumination that suits the shooting situation. A charging lamp indicates when the flash is ready to fire
  • ADI Flash Metering System
    The ADI (Advanced Distance Integration) flash metering system offers the optimum flash metering and automatic white-balance compensation regardless of the background conditions or the subject's reflectance. ADI flash metering works in combination with a cameras and lenses that incorporate a distance encoder. When used with these lenses, the camera calculates a guide number to control TTL (through the lens) flash metering. This guide number is calculated according to distance from the subject, ambient light and pre-flash reflectivity of the subject and the background

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 2-7/8"
  • Width: 2-3/8"
  • Depth: 2-1/8"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 2.3 oz
  • Shipping: 1 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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Sony External Flash For Alpha NEX Cameras
 
3.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Great...until it stopped working

By ska4mike

from Livonia, MI

Comments about Sony External Flash For Alpha NEX Cameras:

The Flash decided to stop working in the middle of my sons first birthday party. Sad to say that until today I had nothing but positive things to say about the NEX series.

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Stopped working after 3 months

By Thirdself

from Cary, NC

Comments about Sony External Flash For Alpha NEX Cameras:

Enjoyed it while it lasted ...which just stopped working after 3 months

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

bounce it!

By Kevbo

from Las Vegas, NV

Comments about Sony External Flash For Alpha NEX Cameras:

great for indoor bounce flash applications. uses camera battery. screws in securely to mount. not that big overall, but lots of power.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Necessary Investment

By MexicanFlash

from Dallas, TX

Comments about Sony External Flash For Alpha NEX Cameras:

A must have for any NEX owner. A big step up from the flash included with the purchase of the camera.

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A good upgrade

By WarrenJ808

from Wailuku, Maui & Yokohama, Japan

Comments about Sony External Flash For Alpha NEX Cameras:

It is MUCH better than the included flash for the NEX-5N. It's just when you want to get creative it would have been nice to have controls on the back of the flash instead of going into the camera's menu and adjusting the metering for the flash. Sometimes, because of those extra steps you lose your moments. But it is definitely a step.

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great addition to the NEX camera line

By JonasM

from Bangkok, Thailand

Pros

  • More power over kit flash and bouncer

Cons

  • Takes some time to cycle and feeds from camera battery

Best Uses

    Comments about Sony External Flash For Alpha NEX Cameras:

    This is a great upgrade for my NEX-5 and my first few flash shots have been absolutely stunning compared to that weak and harsh kit flash. I highly recommend this flash as an addition to your NEX-3, NEX-5, NEX-C3 or NEX-5N.

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