Flash vs. Vertical grip

Started Aug 10, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Flash vs. Vertical grip
Aug 10, 2011

The last year or so I've had my HVL58 mounted on my a700 continuosly, maby not the right word, it's about 500 g extra weight but has improved my pictures so much, as I always have the best tool to work with, wether I need light to soften the sun or get indoor.

The weight of the flash is about the same as for the VG, but the VG wouldn't improve any of my pictures. Why does so many photographers use a VG when they are just 30 sec's from a powerplug.

Why is the VG so popular?
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