Coming from Canon DSLR, I am having all kinds of problems with Nex flash. It seems that the onboard flash metering is very inaccurate / random and doesn't properly adjust the output for the distance to subject. Even when I dial the FEC all the way down it's still too bright sometimes. The flash also seems to be pretty weak. Either that or it simply fails to increase the output for the subjects farther away just as it struggles with close subjects. Finally, there's the issue of an external flash. The one that would work on F3 has a proprietary mount (so if I ever upgrade to a higher end body with a proper mount it would be useless). I read many reviews on Amazon about this flash failing and Sony basically refusing to do anything about it. Finally, it appears (I may be wrong here) that this flash still can't be bounced if camera is held vertically. I would get an adapter from Minolta mount to the universal hot shoe, but I need to know what flash to get. I currently have Canon 430EX and while it's a great flash it's too big for a Nex. I understand that a 3rd party flash won't get me proper metering but it seems Sony's idea of flash metering is all screwed up anyway. So, I am looking for a flash that's small enough - half the size of 430EX at least; powerful enough; can be bounced with camera held in either orientation; not awfully expensive; and can be reused on later bodies. Should I be looking for a used Sony flash with proprietary mount, or is there a flash unit you can recommend ? Also, any tips on making the onboard flash less unpredictable ?