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

Started Mar 31, 2013 | Discussions thread
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John Tait
John Tait Regular Member • Posts: 343
Re: a580 to a99 - Crazy to upgrade? or go with an a77?

Many people have written saying they have trouble with flash, but virtually no one writes about how they use it when they're having trouble.  I'm just learning flash with an a77 and FVL-F43AM.  I was bewildered until I read Neil van Niekerk's books on on-camera flash and off-camera flash.

I didn't realize that when your flash is in TTL mode, flash compensation is your flash control and needs to be set correctly for the effect you want and for the ambient light you are working with.  Maybe everyone knows this and being explicit isn't necessary, but I didn't know and now that I do it makes sense of the seemingly random exposure problems I had.

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Sony SLT-A77 Sony SLT-A99 Sony 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T* Sony 135mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* +5 more
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