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Sony NEX HVL-F20 Flash Gun - Silver
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- External Flash for α inter-changeable lens cameras with a GN20 rating, adjustable head, and compact design
- Powerful GN20 rating
- Adjustable head for 'bounce' effects
- Lightweight and compact design
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Natural and even flash
Enjoy bounce flash photography with the ultra-compact HVL-F20S external flash unit. Weighing just 63 grams, this flash gives you even and natural illumination without compromising portability. Easy to carry to concerts, parties or conferences where preserving fine detail is important. Perfectly styled to match your E-mount camera and other lenses too.
So easy to use
Simply raise the flash to turn on and lower to turn off – what could be easier? You can also change between bounce flash and direct flash at the flick of a switch to catch just the right effect for your shot – flat illumination and strong shadows with direct or even, natural illumination with bounce. Even better, you don’t need to worry about batteries as power is supplied from the camera itself. Just attach and go.
Flash performance is excellent with 75 upward adjustment using a dial-type switch and a 24mm angle of view on the Standard setting, 50mm angle of view on Tele setting and an 18mm focal length when attached to the supplied Wide Panel. You’ll see even and natural illumination without deep shadow for seriously sharp pictures.
All ready to go
The HVL-F20S is supplied with Wide Panel, Connector Protect Cap and Carrying Pouch – an all-in-one flash solution. The essential accessory for taking on your travels to ensure interior shots are just as clear, sharp and well defined as your outside pictures.
HVL-F20 Flash Gun, Carry Case, Connection Protector Cap
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I have not really tried the tiny little flash that comes as standard with the camera as I took delivery of this unit when my camera was delivered.
What I like most about this is the bounced flash capability, which I use almost all of the time when indoors. While the flash head does not rotate to support portrait framing, with bounced flash this is not a problem.
I find I use the camera's P mode for most flash work. When using Auto ISO Mode, the flash often does not fire because the camera just cranks up the ISO number and uses available light. At first I though that A and S (plus of course M) modes are entirely manual set up for exposure as sometimes was getting underexposed shots. Actually you must ensure that that you have a high enough ISO number selected to allow enough light for a correct flash exposure.
Anyway, P mode is what I generally use for flash work. In this mode I am getting great shots with no fuss.
I have seen some comments elsewhere that the thumb wheel connector is fiddly and flimsy. My impression is that the flash is easy to mount and quite strong when properly mounted.
This flash is a must have accessory for the NEX-5N and presumably for the NEX-3.
Only minor omission is the lack of rotatable head for if you wish to go to portrait rotation.
Other than that, a snip at this price.
For what it's worth, the flashgun feels well made, is light, comes in a protective cloth case and is supplied with a flash diffuser attachment.
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