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Just got a HVL-F43AM for my NEX-6

SRHEdD

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Just opened the box, and have to say this thing easily rivals any Nikon, Canon, or Metz flash I've ever had, build-wise. I'm at my office and FEDEX tells me the adapter for it to fit my NEX-6 is on my doorstep at home... might have to go home for lunch...

...more later, but REALLY nice feeling unit.
 

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Ooh, that's the big boy isn't it? Didn't realise an adapter was needed. Be interested in your thoughts on it......not that I have a NEX at present!
 

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No, this is the smaller of the two BIG flashes. My NEX-6 has a standard hot shoe with Sony contacts lurking under the front edge. The ADP-MAA adapter converts the shoe to the standard Sony Multi-style. I think leaving the adapter on the camera is the way to go. The flash slides in and snaps very securely, releasing by push-button. The adapter also slides in easily, but has the typical knurled ring. I think using the flash sliding onto the adapter will save wear on the camera shoe. Sorry for the phone pics...

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I didn't realize you can adapt that DSLR flash unit to a NEX6. I really like the 90° swivel capability and the built-in bounce card and diffuser.

Please do tell us more about it. :)
 

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I didn't realize you can adapt that DSLR flash unit to a NEX6. I really like the 90° swivel capability and the built-in bounce card and diffuser.

Please do tell us more about it. :)
I've always used my DSLR dedicated flash units to smalle cameras, NEX, GX-1? and even the tiny ZX-1 !! A little unwieldy, but the results are there... My new flash should arrive tomorrow, I picked an Oly FL-36, which is, to my knowledge, the smallest tilt/swivel unit available with manual control.
 

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I really like the Metz 44AF-1, and used it on my Olys. I have to say for a GN of 43, this is a big flash, but really nice. Great swivel function. I just did a little product work at my table, and it worked flawlessly on my NEX-6 with the camera on M (to balance natural light in the room), and on A to pick DOF first. It looks like the zoom on the flash works perfectly, but doesn't display the numeric value on the LCD screen. I don't really care, just noting...

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One of the bigger changes with the NEX-6 and A99 was the move to a more standard hot shoe. It will take a standard flash like a Vivitar 283/285 as-is. My Metz works perfectly on it as a manual flash. I wanted some degree of automation for snapshots and bounce though, so bought the Sony flash. It has the Minolta-inherited shoe. The adapter mechanically makes the new style hot shoe of the NEX-6 look like the shoe on every other Sony NEX, NEX-7, 5n, 5R, etc., while keeping most of the functionality. Still experimenting on what it loses by using an adapter...

Better?

BTW, found the flash on ebay for $275 shipped. Used, but in perfect condition.
 

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Hello

Does this flash have all the TTL functions with the NEX6? I just purchased an NEX6 and I'm confused as to what flash to get for it. I want all the automatic functions available from the camera to the flash.

Thanks
 
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