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SONY ALPHA HVL-F20S FLASH (NEX)

Web Code: 013SON009  •  Mfr Code: HVLF20S
SONY ALPHA HVL-F20S FLASH (NEX)
Only $199.99 CAD
SONY ALPHA HVL-F20S FLASH (NEX) is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 7.
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  • External Flash for NEX Cameras
  • Guide Number: 20
  • ADI Flash Metering System
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  • External Flash for NEX Cameras
  • Guide Number: 20
  • ADI Flash Metering System
  • Built-in Diffuser
  • Expand your creativity with your Alpha NEX interchangeable lens camera and the HVL-F20S external flash
  • This external flash extends the illumination range beyond the camera's included flash
  • Bounce flash enables shadowless indirect lighting while TTL (through the lens) flash exposure is automatically controlled by your Alpha NEX camera for easy and intuitive operation
  • There's also a built-in diffuser which is ideal for wide and telephoto shooting
  • Extends flash range beyond camera's included flash:
  • Though compact and lightweight, the HVL-F20S has a maximum range twice that of the included flash units of the NEX-3, NEX-5, and NEX-C3 cameras
  • This is represented as the guide number (GN) of 20 with a 50mm focal distance
  • Bounce flash enables shadowless indirect lighting:
  • When set to 'indoor' shooting mode, the flash points up to bounce light off the ceiling for shadowless illumination of your subject
  • When set to the 'outdoor' shooting mode, the flash directs light directly at your subject
  • Built-in diffuser for wide and telephoto shooting:
  • With the built-in diffuser, the flash illumination covers a wider angle of view or if users want to to shoot at a greater distance, they can rotate the dial on the side of the flash unit to the 'Tele' Position
  • While the 'Tele' setting reduces the width of flash coverage, it extends the range to illuminate more distant subjects
  • Easy intuitive operation:
  • Unlike most external flash units, the HVL-F20S 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 to obtain flash illumination that suits the shooting situation
  • A charging lamp indicates when the flash is ready to fire
  • ADI Flash Metering System:
  • ADI (Advanced Distance Integration) flash metering system offers the optimum flash metering and automatic white-balance compensation regardless of the background conditions or the subject's reflectance
  • ADI flash metering works in combination with Alpha cameras and lenses that incorporate a distance encoder
  • When used with these lenses, the camera calculates a guide number to control TTL (through the lens) flash metering
  • This guide number is calculated according to distance from the subject, ambient light and pre-flash reflectivity of the subject and the background
  • Specifications:
  • Flash Coverage: F4: 1m -5m
  • Guide Number: 20
  • Dimensions (Approx.): 2 3/8 x 2 7/8 x 2 1/8inches; 60 x 71 x 53mm (WxHxD)
  • Weight(Approx) (Main unit only) : 2.3oz (63g)
  • Compatibility:
  • Sony NEX-5N
  • Sony NEX-5R
  • Sony NEX-F3
  • Also in the Box:
  • Soft carrying case
  • Wide Panel
  • Protective connector cap
 
  Flash Type: External Flash Unit Flash Mount: Shoe Guide No. (Feet/Metres): 20 ft./6.1m (ISO 100 at 50mm position) Bounce Head: Yes Swivel Head: None Zoom Head: N/A Coverage: N/A Recycle Time: N/A Flash Duration: N/A Power Source: N/A Dimensions (WxHxD): 2.4x2.9x2.1" (60x71x53mm) Weight: 2.3 oz. (63g)

Additional Information

Warranty: 1 year manufacturer warranty
 
 

What’s Included:

  • Soft carrying case
  • Wide Panel
  • Protective connector cap
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    Rated 1 out of 5 by from defective unit stop charging after few weeks, annoying since i though the camera was broken and getting frustrated it just didn't allow me to take pictures at all. after i turned off the flash it worked, then put the stock flash and it worked but the HVLF20S does not work or allow to take pictures when the unit is on. in other words this broke after a few weeks. a lot of reviewers are experiencing the same thing here and on amazon. buyer beware
    Date published: 2012-05-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good upgrade It is MUCH better than the included flash for the NEX-5N. It's just when you want to get creative it would have been nice to have controls on the back of the flash instead of going into the camera's menu and adjusting the metering for the flash. Sometimes, because of those extra steps you lose your moments. But it is definitely a step.
    Date published: 2011-12-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great addition to the NEX camera line This is a great upgrade for my NEX-5 and my first few flash shots have been absolutely stunning compared to that weak and harsh kit flash. I highly recommend this flash as an addition to your NEX-3, NEX-5, NEX-C3 or NEX-5N.
    Date published: 2011-09-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from bounce it! great for indoor bounce flash applications. uses camera battery. screws in securely to mount. not that big overall, but lots of power.
    Date published: 2012-02-17
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Stopped working after 3 months Enjoyed it while it lasted ...which just stopped working after 3 months
    Date published: 2012-03-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Necessary Investment A must have for any NEX owner. A big step up from the flash included with the purchase of the camera.
    Date published: 2012-02-03
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great...until it stopped working The Flash decided to stop working in the middle of my sons first birthday party. Sad to say that until today I had nothing but positive things to say about the NEX series.
    Date published: 2013-02-10
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