A99 and flash - any overexposure?

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George Evans
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A99 and flash - any overexposure?
Dec 27, 2012

One upon a time I had a Sony A700 and the Sony HLV-56AM flashgun. Stick the camera in P mode and I could bounce the flash and get results I could rely on 99% of the time. Twelve months later and I have a Sony A77 and the same flash and I'm having to use negative flash compensation to guess the correct exposure. Somewhere between -1 and -3 compensation is needed.

The flashgun is something I rarely use but when it was needed using it in P mode was a simple way to get results with portraits and group shots. Now I dread using the flashgun and I've turned down a Wedding shoot in 2013 because I can't rely on the A77 and HLV-56AM combination anymore. With the A700 I would have taken the job.

Does the A99 have the same over exposure problem with this flash? If not then it may indicate that the over exposure is an A77 problem and not the flash. I wish Sony would recognise this problem and give us a solution.

George Evans
www.wirralpix.com

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Sony SLT-A77 Sony SLT-A99
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