HVL-F43AM for Nex 6?

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DavidB2 Regular Member • Posts: 315
HVL-F43AM for Nex 6?

Can anyone tell if the HVL-F43AM flash is compatible with the Nex 6? Sony's site only shows a single flash -- a not yet released model that is bigger & more expensive -- as compatible with the Nex 6.

I find it interesting that there are so few threads here about using a flash with the Nex cameras. What do you all do indoors?! Is no one using a flash because they are too big/awkward with the Nex bodies?

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FotoMc New Member • Posts: 7
Re: HVL-F43AM for Nex 6?

DavidB2 wrote:

I find it interesting that there are so few threads here about using a flash with the Nex cameras. What do you all do indoors?! Is no one using a flash because they are too big/awkward with the Nex bodies?

I use this:

I can't say if it will work on a Nex-6 though.

Fredy Ross Veteran Member • Posts: 6,793
Re: HVL-F43AM for Nex 6?

Yes inotice on the sony site that the new flash is compatible with the nex 6. A friend is going to photokina and hopefully they will have one to try and I asked her to report back as we are both buying the nex 6. Hopefully they will have a model there for people to try with the nex 6.
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martindesu Senior Member • Posts: 1,245
Re: HVL-F43AM for Nex 6?

FotoMc wrote:

DavidB2 wrote:

I find it interesting that there are so few threads here about using a flash with the Nex cameras. What do you all do indoors?! Is no one using a flash because they are too big/awkward with the Nex bodies?

I use this:

I can't say if it will work on a Nex-6 though.

That looks gorgeous.

What flash is it?

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FotoMc New Member • Posts: 7
Re: HVL-F43AM for Nex 6?

martindesu wrote:

What flash is it?

HVL-F43AM

wkramer Forum Member • Posts: 67
Re: HVL-F43AM for Nex 6?

All Sony mount flashes will need an adapter in order to use them on the Nex 6. The flash mount has been changed to a standard flash mount.

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OP DavidB2 Regular Member • Posts: 315
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That's disappointing. How strange for Sony to change its hot shoe and then only come out with a single compatible flash -- one that costs $550. I wonder if there are/will be 3rd party flashes to fill the gap that will work well with the camera (i.e., not just on manual).

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perry rhodan Senior Member • Posts: 1,662
Re: HVL-F43AM for Nex 6?

There will be a new midrange flash for the new iso shoe from sony. Expect the announcement in two weeks.

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icycool123 Regular Member • Posts: 166
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Theres an adaptor for the nex 6 for use with the older flashes and it should be released soon.

Meanwhile i use an external flash with my nex 7. hvl-43

José B
José B Forum Pro • Posts: 18,361
Re: HVL-F43AM for Nex 6?

icycool123 wrote:

Theres an adaptor for the nex 6 for use with the older flashes and it should be released soon.

Meanwhile i use an external flash with my nex 7. hvl-43

Thanks for sharing your setup----wow, even the mid-range flash still looks huge and I don't even use legacy lenses on my NEX-6.

Cheers,

José

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Re: HVL-F43AM for Nex 6?

Wouldn't the ISO hotshoe permit you to use any flash?

Is the reason an expensive Sony flash is needed because the ISO mount doesn't support TTL?

Inquiring mindsnoobs want to know.

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Glenn Veteran Member • Posts: 7,874
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is the flash head facing forwards ? it can't do HSS with the flash pointed anywhere except forward is the only thing I can think of. I checked and your camera can do HSS with that flash .. or it's supposed to anyway

Jchen195
Jchen195 Forum Member • Posts: 57
Re: HVL-F43AM for Nex 6?

Absolutely perfect!

I rarely shoot with the flash facing forward, but I angled the head down and the HSS icon showed up.

Thanks!

kaku Contributing Member • Posts: 630
Re: HVL-F43AM for Nex 6?

What wireless trigger is that if I may inquire?

Glenn Veteran Member • Posts: 7,874
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That is a pixel Soldier TF-373. the same ones I use.

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