a580 to a99 - Crazy to upgrade? or go with an a77?

Started Mar 31, 2013 | Discussions thread
Joseph T Lewis III
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Are You Sure The Flash Is Working Properly?
In reply to MikeNannie, Apr 1, 2013

You said: "Most disappointing is indoor flash photography. It's always been a struggle using my older Minolta cameras and also with my new a580. I honestly don't know if it's me, or my equipment, but I'm tired of blurry images, or blown out flash shots of family members. I've tried about everything to get better flash shots, with moderate success, but very inconsistent results."

You really shouldn't have to "always struggle" to get decent indoor shots of family members with an external flash the way you say you do.    If used properly, a good external flash that's working the way it's supposed to will give you very nice images, in many cases better than you'd get without one even when using a camera that is good in low-light situations.

Perhaps it might be worthwhile to rent or borrow a newer flash made expressly for digital cameras and see if that makes a difference??  I realize that the HS 5600 flash is supposed to work OK with digital cameras, but there might be something wrong with it.

Just a thought...

Tom

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