Sony has announced a new HVL-F43AM flashgun using the same type of rotating body design found in the top of the line HVL-F58AM, to replace the existing HVL-F42AM with its traditional bounce design. At the same time, some more Alpha system accessories have been rolled out. HVL-F43AM ‘rotator’ flash With a powerful output of GN43 (105mm ISO100 [...] . . . → Read More: New HVL-F43AM Alpha flash with rotating design
Kenro, the UK distributor for Nissin, has announced that the powerful and fully featured wireless twin-head Di866 Professional Speedlite is now available in Sony hot shoe fit. Initially launched in September 2009 with a Canon or Nikon fit, the Di866 is specifically designed for use with digital SLR cameras and comes with many ‘world’s first’ [...] . . . → Read More: Nissin Di866 flashgun for Alpha
As the generation of Alpha 200, 300 and 350 reaches early retirement age it may be the time to grab bargains. The new Alpha 230, 330 and 380 have plenty of bonus points to win over new users despite the critical lack of video capture. But the older generation has some very tangible benefits. The most [...] . . . → Read More: New skins versus old wine – A350 or A380?
The new Alpha 230, 330 and 380 models are radical ergonomic redesigns of the existing 200, 300 and 350 series. There is a 15% reduction in size (volumetric) and weight, an update to the styling, and a completely revised user interface with graphic representation of setting adjustments – with a built-in ‘handbook’ to accompany the [...] . . . → Read More: Sony Alpha 230, 330 and 380 update
One of the problems with the Alpha 350/300 is that the Live View is linked to the settings when you use Manual exposure. It provides a form of metering, a relatively accurate preview of under or over exposure. This makes it impossible to use Manual with studio flash (AC mains strobe) setups. Currently, there is [...] . . . → Read More: Alpha Live View in the studio – solved!
Sony has announced the September introduction of the most powerful flash yet for the Alpha system, the Sony HVL-F58AM which incorporates a brand new body design allowing optimum bounce flash illumination regardless of how you hold the camera. . . . → Read More: A flash ‘revolution’ – the Sony HVL-F58AM
This review from the Summer 2007 edition of Photoworld has been expanded here, and covers the Remote Release IR-1n kit along with third party remote triggers and flash synchronisation options for the Alpha system. . . . → Read More: Remote possibilities
Electronic Flash EF-530 DG SUPER Advanced features and high performance for the latest digital SLR cameras and 35mm film SLR cameras NEWS RELEASE from Sigma UK . . . → Read More: Sigma updates flash for Alpha
TESTING the flash options most widely sold for the Minolta/Sony unique hot shoe system became a necessity after the launch of the Alpha 100. Despite the reliability of automatic TTL off-the-film flash metering ever since Minolta first introduced it with the Auto Electroflash PX series in 1981, things began to go wrong with the shift [...] . . . → Read More: Flash choices for the Alpha DSLRs