Flash for Sony A77ii

Started Sep 19, 2017 | Questions
Blaster34
Blaster34 Regular Member • Posts: 129
Flash for Sony A77ii

Looking to purchase an all around flash for my Sony A77ii primarily for travel and general photography. Looking at both Sony & third party flashes.  Not looking to spend a wallet-full (< $200) but would like one that is compatible with both my A77 & and my A6300, if that's available.  I've been researching Nissin, Godox, Metz and a few others. Sony prices are up there compared to some apparently quality third party options.  So many options, so many choices and yes, I understand use will determine the selection.  Would anyone recommend the Nissin Di866 Mk II as an option?   Thanks in advance and any recommendations would be greatly appreciated

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sybersitizen Forum Pro • Posts: 11,130
Re: Flash for Sony A77ii
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Godox TT685s. Affordable; good user testimonials; and it provides entry into the advanced and versatile Godox flash system.

StevoPhilo Regular Member • Posts: 183
Re: Flash for Sony A77ii

sybersitizen wrote:

Godox TT685s. Affordable; good user testimonials; and it provides entry into the advanced and versatile Godox flash system.

I'd second that. Or the Godox TT860. The menus are a little more complex, but it's still a good flash.

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Blaster34
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Re: Flash for Sony A77ii

Thanks, appreciate the recommendations.....the Godox, either model, is looking better & better and seems to cover all bases, especially in the price range for features.

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MikeInOr
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Re: Flash for Sony A77ii

I have a Metz 52 and Metz 58.  Both excellent flashes and both work well as off camera slaves with the built in flash as a master.  I purchased them before Godex had a good selection of Sony flashes.  Looking at the Godex flashes with the built in radio triggers and the new X-pro command module the Godex flashes are very tempting!

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Blaster34
OP Blaster34 Regular Member • Posts: 129
Re: Flash for Sony A77ii

Tanks Mike, I've decided to go with the Godex, lots of good reviews and falls within the budget I have...appreciate the info

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