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  1. twist

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    Hello All,

    Need some help, looking for an external flash for someone I know, they have an A58 and it has that stupid newer hotshoe, without buying the adapter are there any 3rd party flashes with TTL anyone can recommend?

    Thanks :smashin:
     
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    These spring to mind, I am not up to speed on flashes as my F58 is fine with the adapter.

    Sony HVL-F60M, HVL-F43M, HVL-F32M, HVL-F20M

    Third-party:

    Metz: 44 AF-1, 52 AF-1, 64 AF-1

    Nissin: i40, Di866

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    Yeah, right.... come over to the brightside at last is my guess. Odd choice to start though... an A58 but not bad.

    Having said that the Sony F20M is very good at the £100-125 price point.... quite a bit more for the others. Depends on the budget but I had a play with a Metz a while back and they are also very good.

    Jessops used to do a good budget flash for Sony as well but I'm not sure they do them anymore
     
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    Ive owned the 52 AF-1, was a nice flash. Hopefully one of those doesnt need the adapter, thought 3rd party to keep costs down, was hoping for a Yongnuo but I dont think their new models are Sony compatible.
     
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    ... another odd move from Sony changing the hotshoe :rolleyes:
     
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    Yeah I love using my F58 with an adapter on the A77II.....
     
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    All of those listed are for the new Sony shoe, I remember that the Nissin i40 was something that got the Sony forums excited at the time so might be worth a look, it's pretty compact too. Never used it myself of course.
     
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    Thanks Eddie, I was waiting for the i40 when it was first advertised for Fuji but ended up going back to FF. I have a friend who bought one and it failed within a few days but I guess thats a one off. Think Ill look into that.
     
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    why not get an adapter and pick up a S/H older model flash ?
     
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    Could do I suppose, the i40 is a nice size and will come with warranty though. A yongnuo at around 70 quid wouldve been perfect. The adapters £25 WTF!!
     
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    yes - still by sony accessory prices £25 isn't that bad ;) - you'd think a 3rd part HK clone would be available by now wouldn't you.... :(
     
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    Wouldve hoped so, doesnt seem like 3rd parties are that interested in Sony anymore, not enough sales to make it worthwhile I guess. Id rather not an adapter as tbh I wont finance stupid ideas that arent necessary.
     
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    Very short sited view given Sony's recent mirrorless sales stats I'd think...
     
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    Camera sales dont necessarily equal accessory sales. The manufacturers will know if its worth their while, once it is they start producing for the mount. So not really short sighted.
     
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    Don't really agree (obviously ;)) - there's an identified growing market there - either for new compatible accessories or/and a converter for existing models - I see this very much like the stupidly slow 3rd party take up of the E-mount
     
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    Growing market, but like E mount its taken bloody ages to grow. They will want an immediate return which they get from other manufacturers not a few sales here and there with a possibility of some to follow at a later stage when Sony have changed the hotshoe again.

    Look at Sigma and Tamron, theyve come out and said already that they arent interested in CSCs until its worth their while.
     
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    Travor HC513, however over at Dyxum there were a couple of reports of it falling apart when hit against something, I'll stick with the Sony one.
     
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    At about 30 euro its not worth it is it. May as well go genuine. But good to know.
     

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