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Sony Sony Alpha HVLF58AM DSLR Flash Unit

The Sony Alpha Flash Unit, HVLF58AM, delivers flexible lighting control for DSLR photographers. The innovative new Quick Shift Bounce system allows the flash to pivot 90 degrees left and right to maintain a proper lighting position. You can even get the preferred lighting position when shooting vertically. The Sony DSLR flash uses Wireless Ratio Control to allow the wireless control of up to three groups of flashes with user-selected luminosity ratios. With an effective range of more than 45 feet and a fast five second recharge time, you will get that special picture every single time. The built-in wide panel and bounce sheet on this Sony flash unit provides an even greater degree of creative control. Photographers can use the modeling light capability on the flash to determine where the shadows will fall before they take the picture.
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Customer Recommendation83%10 out of 12reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Review 1 for Sony Alpha HVLF58AM DSLR Flash Unit

Well worth the price

12/28/2010
By ,
Northern California
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
This flash is very flexible with the unique rotating head. Very dependable and consistant exposure. I started with the HVL42-AM which is a nice unit but the 58 is better in every way except bulk/weight. The two flashes team up nice for off camera work, creating a nice portable studio-like setup. I got this flash on sale at $400 and am thinking about getting a second one making my Sony portable flash investment over a grand. Worth every penny IMO.
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Product Attributes:
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Gender:Male
Ownership:2 - 3 months
Usage:Every few days
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Review 2 for Sony Alpha HVLF58AM DSLR Flash Unit

This is a fantastic flash!

08/20/2010
By ,
NC, USA
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I've used the HVL-F42am for quiet some time now and I am starting to play with off-camera lighting with small flash unit. Decided to get this flash for it's capability of acting as a master control unit to utilize my F42 as a slave. I also do on-camera lighting for family events which I love bouncing light all over the place... All I have to say is WOW!! I think this is the most flexible flash out there. The quick bounce helps you direct light in almost any direction you want withough nuking your subject with direct flash. I have to tell you, I am like a kid with a new bike. I can't put this puppy down. Now I just need to order myself light stand and umbrella and of course extra batteries to start playing with off camera lighting for close potraits... Comparing it to the F42, I would have to say that I find this flash to be much smatter with compensating exposure. My F42 is at times off which I constantly have to chimp off the LCD to adjust for less/additional flash exposure... with this puppy, seems like it's more on-point than the F42. If you are debating between F58 vs F42, Trust me... You wanna go with F58. If you want to expand your off-camera, you can then even get the cheaper flashes for off-camera and do some cool stuff.... Happy shooting my friends!!
Product Attributes:
Value
4 out of 5
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Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Recommends this product? No
Age:35 - 44
Gender:Male
Ownership:2 - 3 months
Usage:Every few days
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Sony Alpha HVLF58AM DSLR Flash Unit
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