I bought 2 of these for my Sony Alpha SLT A65. And it works great! For the price, it is an amazing flash! Love the rubber directly beneath the flash casing. Shows they really thought about the durability and quality.
Build quality is excellent. I love they it feels strong, rigid and heavy when adjusting the flash head.
It includes a small stand, so you can put the flashguns anywhere you like. Directly beneath the tripod stand is a small screw hole. This means you won't have to buy additional tripod adapter or mounts for the flash guns. It will fit on any ordinary tripod that is screw based. Extremely pleased with that!
The small stand is made entirely of plastic. But the stand itself i of high quality. The stand folds in half, and makes a strong 'click' noise. Put your finger there and it will hurt! Quality yet again.
Detached flashgun will only fire if the built-in flash is out. Not really bothered about that can adjust build-in flash power for low key photos.
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Flash photography is still a mystery to me. My previous experience was always with onboard flash, which quite frankly, made me hate using a flash.
Considering that, not quite sure why I felt the need to get a "proper" flash, but I am glad I did. Being able to move flash off camera, bounce light, diffuse light, add gels, etc, etc, has opened up a new world of photography.
I won't even try to go into any technical details, as I would probably be making things up, such is my understanding of flash photography, but I can say that the item is a quality product, with more features than I know what to do with. Literally.
It is big, and I am rather glad I didn't think of getting it's bigger brother - it's nearly as big as my a65! Perhaps a slight exaggeration, but it is very big.
Even reading the manual, which is actually clear, I was still scratching my head. That is purely down to my poor understanding of the basics of flash photography.
Got some rogue flash gels to go with it, and having some fun. But now it's made me want a 2nd!
Well constructed, with loads of flash programming available. The head can be turned to bounce of almost any angle yet the controls are easy to see and change. Wireless function is good and if you wish you can add another for soe really professional flash set ups. The TTL makes for accurate exposures even with bounce. Manual settings are good allowing power reductions where required and it has a burst flash setting that is adjustable. Very good lash for the cash!
This is a really good flash for Konica Minolta or Sony cameras. It has the power I need and is intuitive to use and set and the ability to rotate the head when taking portraits is really first class, I used it with my Sony A850 and have upgraded to the Sony A99 and, although you now need an hotshoe adapter, it works well with the newer model. Top Class equipment.
Excellent flash gun that does everything it should. Looked at other makes but this is head a shoulders above them. It's certainly not the cheapest but if you a looking for a robust flash that just works, then look no further
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