dead flash on my a5100 ... looking for options

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Alex Notpro
Alex Notpro Senior Member • Posts: 1,013
dead flash on my a5100 ... looking for options

The flash on my a5100 has been dead for some time.

I've been waiting for the price to drop so I could just buy a replacement body. Unfortunately it seems this discontinued camera is still quite popular and has retained the same value or higher from when it was new, about five years ago.

How hard would it be to get the flash repaired?

I normally use the a5100 with a pancake lens like the 16mm f/2.8 or the 16-50 zoom. It fits in my pocket when I don't want to carry the a7ii.

Anybody else ever encountered this?

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Dick Barbour
Dick Barbour Senior Member • Posts: 1,582
Re: dead flash on my a5100 ... looking for options

Alex Notpro wrote:

The flash on my a5100 has been dead for some time.

I've been waiting for the price to drop so I could just buy a replacement body. Unfortunately it seems this discontinued camera is still quite popular and has retained the same value or higher from when it was new, about five years ago.

How hard would it be to get the flash repaired?

I normally use the a5100 with a pancake lens like the 16mm f/2.8 or the 16-50 zoom. It fits in my pocket when I don't want to carry the a7ii.

Anybody else ever encountered this?

Well, I was going to suggest a small external flash, but looked up the a5100 and found it doesn't have a hot shoe, so that won't work for you. As for pricing, I found a used a5100 at mpb.com for $269, and they also have the a6000 for just $100 more if you want to move up a little. I wouldn't hesitate to buy from them; I've had nothing but good luck with gear from them.

Dick

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