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    Portable flash - Sony HVL-F20M or Metz 26-Af1

    I'm looking for a portable flash for shooting.
    I have strobes if I need professional indoor/interior shots, but I'm really looking for a very small casual flash that I can take for street shooting.

    Unfortunately there are not that many smaller portable flashes.. Nissin I40 is nice, but it's still a bit large.

    I haven't seen many peopl use the metz, but it does look very portable and has an LED light for video
    Sony 20 seems to have a good bounce flash

    Any ideas or recommendations on other flashes??

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    Re: Portable flash - Sony HVL-F20M or Metz 26-Af1

    Is this for NEX or FF? The Sony flash (not very useful) fits the NEX line well and looks ridiculous (besides being useless) on the A7 cams.

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    Re: Portable flash - Sony HVL-F20M or Metz 26-Af1

    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie3dfx View Post
    I'm looking for a portable flash for shooting.
    I have strobes if I need professional indoor/interior shots, but I'm really looking for a very small casual flash that I can take for street shooting.

    Unfortunately there are not that many smaller portable flashes.. Nissin I40 is nice, but it's still a bit large.

    I haven't seen many peopl use the metz, but it does look very portable and has an LED light for video
    Sony 20 seems to have a good bounce flash

    Any ideas or recommendations on other flashes??
    alternatives are 2 x AA flashes like Meike MK320 for $80



    I, myself, use Sony HVL-F20M flash for casual snaps with A7R2 - it works very well for its purposes (I also have HVL-F60M, but it is too big to take it around very often for casual use).
    A7RII + FE55/1.8

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    Re: Portable flash - Sony HVL-F20M or Metz 26-Af1

    Yeah, I'll probably pickup an HVLF20M flash due to the size.

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    Re: Portable flash - Sony HVL-F20M or Metz 26-Af1

    I picked up the Sony HVL-F20M from ebay and it's really a nice little unit.
    It takes up very little space and is excellent as an indoor bounce flash... it's a simple flash.. when faced down or flat, it' off.. when up, it's on.
    The direct flash is a little harsh, but I'm not a huge fan of direct.
    Outdoors, I almost always prefer not using flash and I haven't fully tested it in outdoor party setting yet.
    It uses 2 AAA batteries and can be thrown a coat pocket.. weighs nothing
    If I need anything bigger, I'll use my strobes or pickup a cheaper chinese yonguo
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