Showing posts with label Flash. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Flash. Show all posts

Saturday, May 14, 2016

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

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.



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X1S TTL Wireless Flash Trigger on the A7RII


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TT685S TTL Flash for Sony M-I hotshoe.


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TT600 Flash


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Wistro AD360 Bare Tube Flash


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XTR-16 USB Wireless Flash Receiver


Learn more from the Godox TT685S website.

sony godox tt685s wireless ttl flash

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


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Nissin i40 High Speed Sync Flash for Sony Cameras

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



Friday, April 18, 2014

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.

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sony a7r konica hexanon 57mm 1.2

100% crop of the shot above shows great detail.


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Not a technically perfect shot.


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Red Pail Pops.


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100% crop of the shot above at the top edge has plenty of detail.


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We need to shoot this one again.


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Blue lamp.


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Gold detail.


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Zombie Barricade.


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100% crop at the extreme left edge.



It was our first time playing with RAW files from the Sony A7r. We used Raw Photo Process to process the 36 MB RAW files to 218 MB tiff files - our laptop was straining a bit. The files were then finished off in Aperture. We need to tweak our workflow since we are still using our NEX-7 processing.

P.S. The shot of the A7r and the Konica 57mm was taken by the NEX-7 using wireless flash with the F20AM as the controller and the F43AM as the slave. Experimenting with wireless flash was fun.



Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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 210g
  • No-fuss self-portraits with 180° tiltable LCD screen and zoom lever
  • Large Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with 16.1 effective megapixels and high sensitivity, for detail-packed, low noise photos and Full HD video
  • Beautiful compositions made easy with new Auto Object Framing
  • Light, compact body with pop-up flash

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Sony NEX-3N with Flash Up


Sony NEX-3N Technical specifications
NEX-3N
Image sensor
Exmor APS HD CMOS with approx. 16.1 effective megapixels
Autofocus system
Contrast-detection with 25 AF points
ISO sensitivity range
Still images: ISO 200 – 16000
Movies: ISO 200 – 3200 equivalent
Movie recording format
AVCHD 50i/25p
Optical viewfinder
N/A
LCD screen
7.5cm / 3.0-type 460K-dot; tilt angle up 180°
Continuous shooting
4 fps (approx.)
Picture Effect
11 modes, 15 effects
Dimensions
109.9 x 62.0 x 34.6 mm (approx.)
Weight (with battery and memory card; approx.)
269 g
Weight (body only; approx.)
210 g
Battery life (approx.)
480 shots (CIPA standard)
Connections / interfaces
Multi/Micro USB* (allows charging); HDMI Type D
*Supports Micro USB compatible device
Built-in flash
GN4; ISO 100·m / (GN6; ISO 200·m)



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sony nex-3n camera
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Sony NEX-3N with 16-50 Power Zoom Lens


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NEX-3N vs NEX-F3 vs NEX-C3 vs NEX-3 Size Comparison

Friday, April 27, 2012

Sony NEX-F3 Sneak Peek

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.

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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 Auto
  • Guide 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.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

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.


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Sony NEX-7 Wireless Flash Trigger by AlexMerk

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Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter


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Sony E 18-200 mm OSS Lens



Thanks Litbrooh and AlexMerk!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sony NEX-5N Unboxing Video



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 Disc
  • Warranty Card
  • Instruction Manual
  • Accessories Coupon
  • Lens and Accessory Guide
  • Flash with Case
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Battery Charger
  • W Series Battery
  • USB Cable
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Cap
  • 18-55mm OSS Lens
  • NEX-5N

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Sony NEX-5N with Optional 55-210mm OSS Lens

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

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 100, m) flash power rating and adjustable head, it’s ideal for creating natural fill-in and bounce flash effects with portraits and everyday shooting subjects.

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Sony HVL-F20S Flash NEX hvlf20s

Below shows the new HVL-F20S and the standard HVL-F7S flash on the new Sony NEX-3.


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Sony Nex Standard Flash