Raising the Sony Flash overheating issue again

Started Dec 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
philbot Contributing Member • Posts: 846
Re: Raising the Sony Flash overheating issue again
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This came up a few months ago, and I went and read the manuals I had for 3 popular flashes..

"Looking at the manuals for the F58AM, SB910 and METZ58AF2 how many shots on full power and how long to then wait for cooldown..

METZ 58AF2 - 15 Shots then 10 minutes between 
SONY F58AM - 20 Shots then 10 minutes between 
NIKON AB910 - 15 Shots then 10 minutes between"


Obviously there are other considerations such as battery heat, and ambient temperature, or radiated heat from being directly in the sun.. but I can tell you that I personally find the F58 slightly better then the SB910 when I shoot side by side with a D7K/SB910 and A77/F58AM.. both bounce flash indoors at low ISO (pretty much flat out)..

I don't doubt perhaps some people are experiencing more severe issues, but have you tested if it can achieve the stated usage in the manual in normal conditions (i.e. reasonable ambient, not in direct sunlight?)

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