Sony HVL-F20AM - External Flash - £59.99 *Reserve & Collect* @ Argos - HotUKDeals
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May be a deal for those that snagged the Sony a500. Not in stock at many stores but may be good for some. Check http://www.icheckstock.co.uk/ for easy stock search.

Sony HVLF20AM External Flash.

Compatible with Sony Alpha cameras. cameras.
Slim enough to go in your pocket, the Sony HVL F20AM is ideal for anyone who wants extra light to supplement their camera's pop-up flash.
TELE switch with [Tele position] at which the flash can reach further. You can shoot a subject about 5m ahead with sufficient lighting.
Red-eye reduction flash capability (with all Sony digital single lens reflex cameras except the DSLR-A100, DSLR-A200, DSLR-A300, DSLR-A350, DSLR-A700 and cameras that have no built-in flash).
Wireless TTL flash.
ADI system.
Manual flash output.
Metal mounting foot.
Speedlite controllable with camera.
Case.
Batteries required 2 x AAA.
Weight 241g.
EAN/Barcode: 4905524606362.
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#1
Good price, but this flash is only justified if one owns a Sony Alpha 900 or 850. Otherwise the HVL-F42AM is a much better option
#2
RueFondary
Good price, but this flash is only justified if one owns a Sony Alpha 900 or 850. Otherwise the HVL-F42AM is a much better option


so is there no benefit for my a500?
#3
RueFondary
Good price, but this flash is only justified if one owns a Sony Alpha 900 or 850. Otherwise the HVL-F42AM is a much better option

why?
#4
would this be any good for a sony dslr a380? thanks
#5
Still one in Northampton Sixfields if anyones interested
#6
SHAME NO STOCK NEAR ME
#7
luton, norwich, hull and hucknall are the only places ive found stock
managed to reserve 1 in sheffield, had to call an old mate to see if he can get it for me
#8
non near me..not that I should spend more after buying the A500 last week :D
#9
davej1710
RueFondary
Good price, but this flash is only justified if one owns a Sony Alpha 900 or 850. Otherwise the HVL-F42AM is a much better option
why?

The F20AM is only slightly more powerfull than the integrated flash found on all other Sony Alpha DSLRs (Guide Number 20 vs. around 12-14). The only benefit, besides the slight additional power (half an f:stop) is that it can be used as a bounce flash... but power is too low to do this well.

The Alphas 850 and 900 don't have an integrated flash, and -with these cameras only- this flash can also control wirelessly other Sony flashes (by not another F20AM)

The next model up in Sony's range (F42AM) is much more powerful (max GN of 42), has more features such as zoom head, manual control, swivel (in addition to tilt/bounce), and the ability to be controlled wirelessly by any Sony camera with an integrated flash or an Alpha 850/900 with a flash with controller capability (ie. F20AM or F58AM, but not F42AM)
#10
i got a mate to pick one up from Sheffield for me. I'm quite pleased with the bounce setting on the flash. Not bad for the £60

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