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E-TTL Flash for Sony A6000

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by BYee, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. BYee

    BYee TalkEmount Rookie

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    I'm looking for a budget flash for my Sony a 6000.

    Any suggestions for an inexpensive flash? Opinions?

    Thanks!
     
  2. BYee

    BYee TalkEmount Rookie

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    Sep 23, 2014
    Out of curiosity, I decided to check out the local craigslist ad for a used Sony flash.

    Does anyone know if the Sony HVL-F42AM is supported by the Sony A6000?
     
  3. robbie36

    robbie36 TalkEmount Veteran

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  4. xXx1

    xXx1 TalkEmount All-Pro

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  5. BYee

    BYee TalkEmount Rookie

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    I've also been looking at Meike MK320.

    Just need to read owner's opinions on the flash.

    Thanks!
     
  6. Tabibito

    Tabibito TalkEmount Regular

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    Sony flashes that ends up with AM will need an adapter to be used with A6000 since it uses the 'old' version of Sony's hotshoe. If you want to use Sony's flashes, find the ones that ends with M (such as HVL-F32M or HVL-F20M), which uses the new Sony multi interface hotshoe, the one used in the newer Sony's cameras like A6000 and A7 series.
     
  7. Kirkp

    Kirkp TalkEmount Regular

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    Nov 2, 2014
    You might consider the Sony HVL-F20M. It's not very powerful, but it's a big step up from the A6000's built in flash yet compact and lightweight.

    I grabbed an HVL-F32M when they were marked down $50. It's a step up from the F20M, but much more expensive. I like it though. Both of the above flashes can serve as wireless TTL controllers, which would be a necessity if you later decide you want to do wireless TTL with a compatible remote flash.

    The Minolta 3600-HSD can be purchased used in excellent condition for around $90 at places like Adorama or B&H. It works great on my NEX-6. It's larger and heavier than the HVL-F32M, but doesn't rotate sideways and won't function as a wireless controller. It's also a great choice for a remote TTL flash since it's compatible with both of the above Sony flashes. None of those flashes has ratio TTL capability though -- you'd need Sony's expensive flashes for that.

    The 3600-HSD requires the Sony ADPMAA Shoe Adaptor (about $26) to be mounted on the A6000. No adapter is required if you only plan to use it as a remote.

    (Edited to correct the minolta model number)
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2015
  8. BYee

    BYee TalkEmount Rookie

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    Sep 23, 2014

    What the part number fir the Sony adapter do I can use the AM flash on my A6000?

    Thank you!
     
  9. michelb

    michelb TalkEmount Regular

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    Greater Montreal area in Quebec, Canada
    Michel Brien
    Adapter Sony ADP-MAA mentioned above

    looks like this
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    15770791122_5f2440333e_b.
     
  10. BYee

    BYee TalkEmount Rookie

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    Sep 23, 2014
    michelb,

    thanks for the heads up and the photos!
     
  11. BYee

    BYee TalkEmount Rookie

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    Sep 23, 2014
    I've ordered my Meike MK320!
     
  12. xXx1

    xXx1 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 15, 2013
    Please post comments when you got one. I think that there is a great need for a small and inexpensive flashes for E-mount.
     
  13. BYee

    BYee TalkEmount Rookie

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    Sep 23, 2014
    Just received notification my MK320 is ready for pickup at the mail brokerage. I wasn't expecting it till mid July.
     
  14. philipcs

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    Philip Pang