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Sony External Flash - HVLF20M

Abt Model: HVLF20M | UPC Code: 027242866737
$148.00  
Extends Flash Range/ New Multi Interface Shoe For Expanded Compatiblity/ Bounce Flash Enables Shadowless Indirect Lighting/ TTL Flash Exposure Automatically Controlled By Alpha DSLR/ Easy Intuitive Operation/ Ultra-Compact Design Folds Flat When Not In Use/ Elegant And Attractive Styling/ Built-In Diffuser For Wide And Telephoto Shooting/ Soft Carrying Pouch Included/ Black Finish
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Sony External Flash, Model HVLF20M

Expand your creativity with your compatible Alpha NEX interchangeable lens camera or Alpha DSLR camera and the HVL-F20M external flash. This compact and lightweight flash extends the illumination range beyond the camera's built-in flash and includes Sony's multi-interface shoe for expanded compatibility. Bounce flash enables shadowless indirect lighting while TTL (through the lens) flash exposure is automatically controlled by your 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-F20M has a maximum range twice that of the included flash units of the NEX-6 or SLT-A58K and includes Sony's new Multi Interface shoe for expanded compatibility. 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-F20M 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 quickly moves the flash from direct to bounce, 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.

Specifications:

General

  • Material: Poly-carbonate plastic

Flash

  • Flash Modes: Bounce Upward angle: 75 degrees
  • Flash Coverage: GN20 = up to 20 meters (65 ft) at ISO100 with 50mm lens
  • Guide Number: GN20
  • Number of Flashes: More than 90 times (Alkaline battery)
  • Power Source: 2 x AAA Batteries; Alkaline, NiMH

Operating Conditions

  • Flash Modes: Automatic Light Control
  • Storage Temperature: (-4 to +140°F (-20 to +60°C)

In the Box:

  • MI Shoe Connector Cap
  • Soft Carrying Pouch

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 2-1/2"
  • Height: 4-1/2"
  • Depth: 31/32"

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 1 lb
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4.0

Great little add on flash

By Mike S

from New York

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Extend Light Distance
  • Lightweight
  • Small In Size
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Batteries

Best Uses

  • Fill Flash
  • General Use
  • Night Photography
  • Portraits

Comments about Sony External Flash:

Great little external flash for my Sony A6000. Easily attaches to hot shoe of camera. Takes two AAA Batteries. The built in flash on the Sony A6000 is reallly nice to have but sometimes you need more distance to light up your subject and this unit fits the shoe. Very easy to use bounce flash switch. Just turn the dial. Flash also has a built in diffuser. Overall a very nice flash unit that doesn't over power my Sony A6000. Small in size as far as flash attachments go. The only downsize is that it uses AAA batteries. I would recommend using rechargable batteries as being more functional. Overall, however I would recomend this unit to anyone that wants to add greater light output for their cameras such a the Sony A6000. If you want more buttons and choices in how instruct a flash unit to output the light then this is not for you. For a beginner, in the world of flashes, this is very nice flash device.

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1.0

Flash does not fit the NEX 7

By dapastor

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Comments about Sony External Flash:

I purchased this flash for my NEX 7, because it is listed as compatible. It is NOT compatible.

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