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Sony A7R High Speed Sync and Wireless TTL via Godox X system.

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Godox HSS Flash Setup on the Sony A7r II by Greg T.
Here is another option for High Speed Sync (HSS) and Through The Lens (TTL) metering for the Sony Alpha camera system. The video shows HSS using the new Godox 2.4G Wireless X system for Sony cameras with the Multi-Interface hotshoe. The following Godox components are shown in the video.
X1S TTL Wireless Flash TriggerThinklite TT685S (Sony) TTL FlashThinklite TT600S (Sony) FlashWITSTRO AD360 bare tube flashXTR-16 Wireless 2.4G Remote Control Flash Receiver. Seen on the right side of the AD360.


X1S TTL Wireless Flash Trigger on the A7RII
TT685S TTL Flash for Sony M-I hotshoe.
TT600 Flash
Wistro AD360 Bare Tube Flash
XTR-16 USB Wireless Flash Receiver
Learn more from the Godox TT685S website.



We are still making do with a Sony F43 and F20 unit as used in the above shot.


Nissin i40 High Speed Sync Flash for Sony Cameras

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Nissin i40 Flash for Sony Cameras
Nissin i40 Review by Lavikka Photography
Lavikka Photography shows us the features of the compact Nissin i40 flash on the Sony a6000. The best feature is high speed sync in such a small package. The Nissin i40 was used with the inexpensive Youngnou 560 flash, shown below, to freeze action in daylight - up to 1/4000s.


Youngnou 560 Flash

Sony A7r with Konica Hexanon 57mm f1.2

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Sony A7r with Konica Hexanon 57mm f/1.2 shot by NEX-7 with a Leica 60mm Macro-Elmarit-R
Here are some of our test shots from the Sony A7r and the Konica Hexanon 57mm f/1.2 lens. The lens was mounted on the A7r using a Konica AR lens adapter. We wanted to test out the lens at f/1.2 the whole time and it was fitted with a 4X ND filter to battle the sun. The 1/8000 shutter speed and 50 ISO of the Sony A7r helped at times as well.

The Konica 57mm played very well with the A7r per our standards. All the shots were handheld as we rarely use a tripod. The focusing, at such a shallow depth of field from the large f/1.2 aperture of the lens, was manageable on the A7r. The weight of the lens would make us think twice of walking around with it but the results are hard to argue with. The details shown at f/1.2 is remarkable even at the outer edges of the shots.



100% crop of the shot above shows great detail.
Not a technically perfect shot.
Red Pail Pops.
100% crop of the shot above at the top …

Sony NEX-3N Camera with PowerZoom Lever

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Sony NEX-3N Promotional Video
Here is Sony's latest temptation for point and shoot users. The NEX-3N is the fourth generation of the entry level NEX cameras. The NEX-3N has a zoom lever, similar to point and shoot cameras, that controls the Sony 16-50mm PowerZoom interchangeable lens. There is also the Sony 18-200mm PZ lens which can be controlled by the NEX-3N. The NEX-3N is the first NEX camera to support the new “TRILUMINOS Colour”. TRILUMINOS Colour along with a BRAVIA TV with TRILUMINOS Display will provide expanded palette of vivid, ultra-realistic colours when videos and still images from the NEX-3N camera are played back.

The NEX-3N will sell for $499 with the 16-50mm Power Zoom lens.
Super-compact interchangeable lens APS-C camera weighs just 210gNo-fuss self-portraits with 180° tiltable LCD screen and zoom leverLarge Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with 16.1 effective megapixels and high sensitivity, for detail-packed, low noise photos and Full HD videoBeautiful composition…

Sony NEX-F3 Sneak Peek

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Sony NEX-F3 16.1 Megapixel Camera
bibogue at dpreview posted a sneak peak at the upcoming Sony NEX-F3.  It looks like the 16.1 megapixel APS-C sensor from the NEX-5N will make it's way into the NEX-F3.

F stands for flash? We're not sure but the new F3 comes with the same pop up flash button found on the Sony NEX-7, seen below.

Sony NEX-7 Built In Flash Guide Number=6
We are not sure whether an accessory evf will be compatible with the NEX-F3.

Here are the specs of the Sony NEX-7 flash which most likely will be the same for the NEX-F3.
Flash Type : Built-in, Pop-up AutoGuide Number : 6 (in meters at ISO100)Recycling Time : Approx. 4 sec. The NEX-F3 replaces the NEX-C3 and the NEX-3 before that. The NEX-C3 and NEX-3 came with the HVL-F7S flash which was attached atop the body via the smart accessory terminal.

Sony NEX-7 Wireless Flash In Action

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Sony NEX-7 with 18-200 OSS Lens and a Wireless Flash Trigger by Litrbooh

Here are a couple of videos showing the Sony NEX-7 wirelessly triggering studio flashes. The NEX-7 has a standard Sony hot shoe and with a FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter it becomes adaptable with most wireless remote flash trigger systems. We are not sure what the exact system is use in the video. This should answer some questions for those who want to use a NEX-7 with remote flash triggers.


Sony NEX-7 Wireless Flash Trigger by AlexMerkSony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter
Sony E 18-200 mm OSS Lens

Thanks Litbrooh and AlexMerk!

Sony NEX-5N Unboxing Video

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Let's see what comes inside a new Sony NEX-5N with 18-55mm OSS Lens Kit. The video shows the following contents of the NEX-5N Kit.
Software DiscWarranty CardInstruction ManualAccessories CouponLens and Accessory GuideFlash with Case
Shoulder StrapBattery ChargerW Series BatteryUSB CableLens HoodLens Cap18-55mm OSS LensNEX-5N
Sony NEX-5N with Optional 55-210mm OSS Lens

Sony HVL-F20S Flash for NEX Cameras

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Sony HVL-F20S Flash
Sony NEX HVL-F20S Flash avaiable now.

With the announcement of the Sony NEX-C3 comes a new accessory flash for the NEX cameras. The new Sony HVL-F20S flash is a larger, more powerful flash for the NEX system. The Guide Number of 20 (50mm, at ISO 100) is a considerable increase from the GN7 (in metres at ISO 100) of the basic external flash (Sony HVL-F7S) provided with the NEX-C3, NEX-3, and the NEX-5. The new HVL-F20S also has an adjustable head to provide flash bouncing abilities. The new flash, as with the old flash, draws power from the NEX's camera's battery - just clip it and go. It is scheduled to be released in the summer.
From the Sony press release:
Also available as an option, the new HVL-F20S is a style-matching flash that clips onto the camera’s Smart Accessory Terminal. Powered directly by the camera, the flash requires no batteries, achieving an ultra-compact size and light weight when you're travelling. With a generous GN20 (50mm, at ISO…