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Sony HVLF20M MI Shoe External Flash for Alpha SLT NEX Black

New Multi Interface Shoe For Expanded Compatibility, Bounce Flash Enables Shadow Less Indirect Lighting, In-The-Box: Carrying Pouch; Connector Protect Cap, Extends Flash Range Beyond Camera'S Built-In Flash

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Reason to Buy

  • Equipped with bounce flash that enables shadow-less indirect lighting
  • Comes with a pouch that offers convenient storage and carrying
  • Features multi-interface shoe that ensures expanded compatibility

Minor Drawbacks

  • May not work on TTL mode

Analysis of 100+ reviews for Sony HVLF20M MI Shoe External Flash for Alpha SLT NEX Black

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BestViewsReviews analyzed 20,113 reviews for 95 products in the Shoe-Mount Flashes category.

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We analyzed a total of 196 reviews for this product out of which, 0 reviews were received in the last 6 months.

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The analysis indicates that around 70% reviews were positive while around 23% of reviews had negative sentiment.

BestViewsReviews Ranking and Score for Sony HVLF20M MI Shoe External Flash for Alpha SLT NEX Black

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This product received a total score of 8.42 out of 10, based on review sentiments and user opinions related to 9 features:

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  • What users have to say about Sony HVLF20M MI Shoe External Flash for Alpha SLT NEX Black


    I have been using a small flash on the DSC-R1 for a few days, but I wanted to go with a bigger flash on the DSC-RX10, as it is a bit larger and lighter than the DSC-R1 I had been using.


    Technology has come a long way in the last few years, and I don't worry about going out in the dark because I use a flash indoors or for fill flash outside.


    The Sony HVL-F20AM flash is a great flash for beginners, but until the shoe is integrated into the main body of the flash, I can't recommend it.


    I have been able to get great results with two stacked VCL-M3358s and a 62mm to 58mm step down ring, as well as using the HVL-F20M and diffuser, which allows lighting the area of the macro objects even with the extra lens.


    The HVL-F20M has a very smooth almost shadowless lighting to the area of coverage, thanks to the diffuser, and it all looks great on my new RX10, so I did this to put the white balance back to the same color temperature as the flash itself.

    FAQ

    Q:

    Can this flash cause camera flashes to stop?

    A:

    This HVLF20M FLASH unit can control off camera flash units as per the printed instructions arriving with the HVLF20M package.

    Q:

    Is the flash compatible with the Sony A7 II?

    A:

    Yes. The A7 use a regular hot shoe, Sony Alpha SLT DSLR use some odd one, and this is the only flash that you don't need an accessory for.

    Q:

    Will the HVLF20M work with the a6000?

    A:

    I can only offer my own reaction to this camera, but built-in flash on RX-100-2 worked better than HVLF20M.

    Q:

    Is this flash compatible with the Sony A3000?

    A:

    I don't believe the HVLF20M is compatible with the NEX-7, and I use the HVLF20M with a NEX 6, a newer model than the NIE-7, and the first of the NEX line to use a new style of Sony flash shoe.

    Q:

    Is this flash compatible with a Sony hx 50v camera?

    A:

    The HVLF20s bolt on flash is required in the 5R.

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