A flash decision - do I need TTL?

Started Jan 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
Jeadm Senior Member • Posts: 1,745
Re: A flash decision - do I need TTL? Is a pig's a** pork?

Undah wrote:

Jeadm wrote:

Enjoying my 50 AF-1 so far though, had to flash it to firmware v3 to get all the functionality with my A57. The 52 is tempting though, read a couple positive first hand reviews so far. I've so missed the bigger gun since returning to my Minolta Sony roots (since film anyway).

Now I have to see what firmware I have. What added functionality did you get?

Not so much added, just proper functionality period.  No ability to select HSS for one, that was enough for me to stop playing with it until I flashed the firmware.  The latest fw version is 3.  To see which one you're running I think you hold down the mode button as you switch on the flash power.  Interestingly it asks you to remove the batteries before you connect the PC to the flash, a step I might have overlooked if I wasn't in the mood to read directions.

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