Sony HVLF20AM TTL Digital Flash for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras – Product Description:
Unlike most external flash units, the HVLF20AM 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 for entry-level users to obtain flash illumination that suits their current shooting situation. A charging lamp indicates when the flash is ready to fire. The HVLF20AM also supports ADI (Advanced Distance Integration) flash metering, which automatically assures optimum flash brightness, and auto white balance adjustment, which automatically assures optimum color balance. Designed to offer simplicity and ease of operation in every detail, it enables users to obtain beautiful results without worrying about power settings, flash coverage angles, or other factors involved in bounce-flash shooting.
* LENS PEN CLEANING TOOL.
* 4 ‘AAA’ BATTERIES.
* LCD SCREEN PROTECTORS.
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Sony HVLF20AM TTL Digital Flash for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras – Review:
NICE AESTHETICS MAKES THIS A PERFET REPLACEMENT FOR IN BUILT FLASH!
first of all I didn’t want to carry a bulky flash. This is so small and light that I can leave it on the camera all the time. The range is much better than my alpha 300’s in built flash amd the piture quality is quite a bit better. Most importantly it has fixed the shadow I was getting from the stock flash with my Zeiss 1680 lens. I do wish the Alpha’s flash had been placed a little higher and avoided the shodow problem. I like the fact that the flash can be folded and stored on the camera itself.
The flash uses AAA batteries and just remember to use lithium and not alkaline batteries with this flash. I found the hard way that Alkaline batteries will not last very long and that the flash loses brightness quickly resulting in dim pictures. However, with Energizer Lithum batteries the flash works great. It may also may be a good thing that it does not draw power from the main camera battery.
The construction is good and aesthetically it matches the alpha body quite nicely. This flash is about 2x as powerful as the in built one and does a much better job controlling red eye and creating a much nice lighting all round.