|Sony HVL-F20AM Shoe Mount Flash " BRAND NEW " HVLF20AM|
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|The a lighting system HVLF20AM is a compact, lightweight flash unit perfect for first time DSLR users. This lens makes it easy for everyone to take beautiful photos in low light and is slim and stylish enough to keep it mounted on the camera at all times.|
|UPC||0027242761841, 027242761841, 4905524606362|
|Guide Number||100 ft/ISO 100|
|Supported Exposure Control||ADI, TTL|
|Compatible Brand||For Sony|
|Additional Features||Wireless off-camera control|
Average review score based on 10 user reviews
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This flash perfectly compliments low-end Sony cameras, incl. older model DSLRs and NEXs. These F20AMs used to be sold for $120 but now that Sony changed to an ISO hotshoe they have become outdated yet still useful to a lot of owners of older Sony models. The best part is, they are available for cheap, like $90 now. $120 used to be an outrageous price for a bare flash like this but $90 is a lot more acceptable. The flash itself doesn't need much explanation: a rather low power flash that basically only adds a bi-focal "zoom" and bounce flash capability to the obsolete pop-up flash. I love how the bounce works by actually rotating the flash head internally as opposed to what many others do (rotating the entire housing). This allows the F20AM to maintain a beautiful form factor -- rectangular, uniformed shape that is easy to tuck away in a bag, as opposed to the irregular L shape of other competitors (such as the Nikon/Canon ones).
Absolutely perfect as small flash (so much better than the build-in flash of the Sony a700! Since flash is more distant from lens axis and even permits bounce flashing) In my case it serves very well as a trigger flash for wireless flashing even with my old Minolta 5600 HS D Flash(es). Often two 5600's wireless at the same time.
This is a handy little flash! The reasons to buy it? It saves on your camera battery power compared to using the built in flash, since it uses two AAA batteries instead of your camera battery! It will also trigger off-camera flashes without 'wasting' a bigger more powerful flash on camera. No fancy buttons or menus either, so it's actually more fun to use with less thinking, and instead you focus more on taking photos. Don't underestimate the usefulness of this flash!
I love this flash. Folded over it turns off, so it is easy to keep it on the camera almost always. Bounce flash makes portraits look great. Better battery life than most of the other reviews I've read. Using Nicad rechargeables. Much more powerful flash than the built in one on the NEX-7. This flash won't work on the NEX-5 or NEX-3 they have custom hot shoe ports. I purchased a separate snap on diffuser. Not sure if that is really any help. The built in diffuser and bounce option work nicely.
Inexpensive add on to help the quality of your pictures. Small and light weight great,does take up any extra room to store and its very easy to use.