Small flash choices for Nex 7

Discussion in 'Lighting Forum' started by xXx1, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. xXx1

    xXx1 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 15, 2013
    After some googling I have found just two flashes that meet my needs (small, inexpensive and TTL)
    Tumax DSL-288 AF (36 Euro from Foto-Tip)
    Metz mecablitz 24 AF-1 (around 70 Euro)

    These units are almost identical and I hit some information that Tumax manufactures Metz flashes these days. I will probably get the Tumax unit.

    For slightlu larger units there is more possibilities:
    Tumax DPT-383 AFZ (100 Euro from Foto-Tip)
    Nissin Speedlite Di622 Mark II (around 130 Euro)
    Metz mecablitz 44 AF-1 (around 160 Euro)
    Sigma EF-610 DG (around 260 Euro)

    Tumax flashes are sold by many names (Bower, Dörr etc.). Does anybody know more choices? I really don't need larger unit as manual flashes are ok when using them off camera and at the moment Nissin seems best choice for me.

    Tumax makes auto flashes too but nobody seems to sell them. Auto flashes work ok and my present small flash is a Metz 20-c2.

    Tumax homepage is:
  2. xXx1

    xXx1 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 15, 2013
    Third choice for small TTL flash did come up, SUNPAK PF30X. However it is much pricier than Metz or Tumax. Sunpak seems to make bigger flashes for Sony too.
  3. xXx1

    xXx1 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 15, 2013
    Fourth maker of Sony flashes seems to be Emoblitz.

    These are sold by various names like Vivitar, Bower etc.. I think that quality isn't very high.

    I have used Metz 20 C-2 with my new Sony Nex 7. No TTL but auto thyristor flash works ok in most situations and in off camera flashes manual is ok. I will probably get new flash transmitter in a couple of weeks.
  4. xXx1

    xXx1 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 15, 2013
    I ended with used Minolta 3600 hsd. Little used (or very carefully used) for 62 €. I think that this was better deal than new Chinese one or even that Nissin. Bit too heavy and big for my uses.

    HSS flash is a bit stripped when pushed to its limits and with difficult subjects but I think that it wasn't meant to be used inside, ISO 3200 and 1/2000 s shutter ... . Of course these other choices don't offer it at all.