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    Small compact flash uses AA batteries

    I've been looking for a small flash for awhile in addition to those fullsize flashes which do not want to carry around when making short trips with light and small package.

    I had a Nikon SB400 but it didn't work with the a7 but I like that fact that it uses (2) regular AA battery.
    Most of the smaller flashes that I found ultilize AAA battery. Who use AAA battery for flash?

    I took a chance on this Viltrox JY610 and it works perfectly. This is a clone of Canon 270EX flash.
    The only difference that I've notice is the metal base with single firing pin.
    For $20 buckaroo? Why not?
    If you're looking for small flash to tuck in your pant poctket, this is the one.
    Most pictures taken with Note 3 and a pen LED flash light.

    Metal base has single pin firing


    Rear end simple on/off and lock/unlock


    Proportion on a7ii and came with a velvety pouch.


    Side view


    Got a smallest Lowepro Adventura 140 big enough just to hold the camera with full hood on ready to use.
    It has (2) side pockets. One for the flash and I might stick the table tripod to the other side if needed.
    The front could hold 2 batteries and a charger.



    Did I mentioned that it does stupid trick too
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    Re: Small compact flash uses AA batteries

    This is a copy of a small Canon flash that looks nearly identical.
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    Re: Small compact flash uses AA batteries

    I did a quick test of light quality.
    All shots done handheld. a7ii, fe55, 12 feet distance to subject, 12 feet white ceiling.
    Flash bounce head at 75 degree.


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    Re: Small compact flash uses AA batteries

    I thought I should report back shooting experience from last week with this cheapo flash as a fill-in light.
    It works great and not bulky to carry around even on the camera.
    FE 55

    FE 70-200 @ 70mm

    @70mm

    @125mm

    @100mm
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