a6000 External Flash?

Started Apr 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
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RonFrank
RonFrank Senior Member • Posts: 2,130
Re: a6000 External Flash?

Sony makes very poor very overpriced flash equipment. The expensive shoe mount f43m/F60m both overheat. For whatever reason Sony really stinks at flash right down to the A6000 on camera flash which does not seem to trigger off camera flash? If true that really blows.

Here is one example of a Metz flash that does TTL and works TTL wireless as well.  It bounces, swivels, and cooks breakfast!  It has the capability of accepting firmware updates.  Can it be triggered from the built-in flash?  I have no idea but it can definitely fire on camera and trigger off camera flashes.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/895944-REG/Metz_me52af1s_52_AF_1_Digital_Flash.html

There are also less expensive Metz dedicated units so shop around.  A cheap flash would be good if the built-in flash will not fire a wireless flash. The 52 caught my eye because its very full featured.

I have been around flash equipment a while and Metz has been around a long long time.

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