a57 On-Board vs. Shoe Mount Flash Question

Started Feb 5, 2013 | Discussions thread
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olynik969 Senior Member • Posts: 1,606
a57 On-Board vs. Shoe Mount Flash Question

Just got an a57 and am really enjoying it. It is a "keeper".

I typically use a fair amount of flash and find the a57's on-board flash to be very impressive in ambient light balance and exposure. Consistent and very pleasing.

Question:  There have been threads on the a77 flash indicating challenges with over exposure and inconsistency.

Q's:  Does the a57 suffer from some of these issues as well?

Does the a57 work well with Sony "and" Metz flashes? (Some a77 owners indicate that the exposure and consistency issues go away w/Metz flashes.)

Thanks in advance for your time to share.

Again, really enjoying the a57 (not overly enthralled with the kit 18-55mm lens - replacing that will be probably my next purchase, but really having fun with the body. Also finding the 55-200 kit pretty darned good on IQ (even wide open). Not terribly well made from a handling perspective, but nice IQ.


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