Free Shipping on ALL Products
camera reviewsbest cameraslens reviewsphotography tipscamera forumvideo toursphotography bookssupport me
It is currently Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:37 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 44 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:10 am 
There are ring adaptors on the market such as the Rayflash (see here). I don't think a dedicated one exists yet for the Sony system, or whether the Canon or Nikon versions will fit. However this isn't inexpensive either.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:58 am 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 6953
Location: The Netherlands, Ridderkerk
Photoj wrote:
There are ring adaptors on the market such as the Rayflash (see here). I don't think a dedicated one exists yet for the Sony system, or whether the Canon or Nikon versions will fit. However this isn't inexpensive either.

:D , did you link to a Dutch video on purpose or is it just a coincidence?
There is a dedicated right light for Sony: HVL-RLAM.

BTW: Just added a video tour featuring the HVL-F42AM flash gun. Not quite as planned (CL-style), that was a little to challenging, but it may be nice for y'all to watch.

- Bjorn -

_________________
Street and documentary photographer | Google+ | Twitter

Leica M9-P (my article on Camera Labs) | Leica D-Lux 5 | 50mm Summilux


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:57 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 25, 2008 12:48 pm
Posts: 8022
Location: UK
Just ordered the flash :D But I forgot to check out the video, which I will do now :D

_________________
Canon DSLRs: 7D, 5D2, 1D, 600D, 450D full spectrum, 300D IR mod
Lenses: EF 35/2, 50/1.8, 85/1.8, 135/2+SF, 28-80 V, 70-300L, 100-400L, TS-E 24/3.5L, MP-E 65, EF-S 15-85 IS
3rd party: Zeiss 2/50 makro, Samyang 8mm fisheye, Sigma 150 macro, 120-300 f/2.8 OS, Celestron 1325/13
Tinies: Sony HX9V.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:25 pm 
Bjorn van Sinttruije wrote:
...did you link to a Dutch video on purpose or is it just a coincidence?

There is a dedicated right light for Sony: HVL-RLAM.


Sorry - I meant a dedicated Ray Flash adaptor. The HVL-RLAM is more a macro ringlight and less suitable for fashion. As for the linked video...purposeful.

I like the intro to your video, and the content is clear too. Good effort.

PS - on recollection, it was a bit painful on the eyes with all those flashes going during the intro and when you compared the burst.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 1:08 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 6953
Location: The Netherlands, Ridderkerk
popo wrote:
Just ordered the flash :D

Great! Congratulations! I'm sure you'll love the flexibility of the flash gun compared to the pop-up flash of the camera!

Photoj wrote:
Sorry - I meant a dedicated Ray Flash adaptor. The HVL-RLAM is more a macro ringlight and less suitable for fashion. As for the linked video...purposeful.

I like the intro to your video, and the content is clear too. Good effort.

PS - on recollection, it was a bit painful on the eyes with all those flashes going during the intro and when you compared the burst.

That adapter looks good, and probably isn't too expensive.
And the flashes, yeah, a bit painful. Especially when I was firing the flash for the burst comparison.

- Bjorn -

_________________
Street and documentary photographer | Google+ | Twitter

Leica M9-P (my article on Camera Labs) | Leica D-Lux 5 | 50mm Summilux


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:33 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 25, 2008 12:48 pm
Posts: 8022
Location: UK
Just arrived today. Still messing around with it. But 1st impression is how heavy? Well, it might not be heavy in itself, but fitted on the camera the bundle feels a lot heavier than I'm used to. Time to work out on my arms again :)

_________________
Canon DSLRs: 7D, 5D2, 1D, 600D, 450D full spectrum, 300D IR mod
Lenses: EF 35/2, 50/1.8, 85/1.8, 135/2+SF, 28-80 V, 70-300L, 100-400L, TS-E 24/3.5L, MP-E 65, EF-S 15-85 IS
3rd party: Zeiss 2/50 makro, Samyang 8mm fisheye, Sigma 150 macro, 120-300 f/2.8 OS, Celestron 1325/13
Tinies: Sony HX9V.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:42 am 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 6953
Location: The Netherlands, Ridderkerk
Congrats popo, have fun with your new purchase!
Yeah, mounted on the camera, the whole combination does feel heavy. I can't wait to have the 70-200mm mounted on my A700 + flash gun, that will be heavy!
If you want to, you can always add notes to my review. The more complete, the better!

- Bjorn -

_________________
Street and documentary photographer | Google+ | Twitter

Leica M9-P (my article on Camera Labs) | Leica D-Lux 5 | 50mm Summilux


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:10 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 25, 2008 12:48 pm
Posts: 8022
Location: UK
Some things are much easier to understand now I have the unit 'in hand'. So maybe once I get more usage and understanding of it I'll see if there's anything useful I can add. I need to find my rechargeable battery sets now...

_________________
Canon DSLRs: 7D, 5D2, 1D, 600D, 450D full spectrum, 300D IR mod
Lenses: EF 35/2, 50/1.8, 85/1.8, 135/2+SF, 28-80 V, 70-300L, 100-400L, TS-E 24/3.5L, MP-E 65, EF-S 15-85 IS
3rd party: Zeiss 2/50 makro, Samyang 8mm fisheye, Sigma 150 macro, 120-300 f/2.8 OS, Celestron 1325/13
Tinies: Sony HX9V.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 12:09 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 6953
Location: The Netherlands, Ridderkerk
I mentioned them in my review already: GP ReCyKo batteries are some of the best available. You can charge them up to a 1000x and the last much longer than normal, rechargeable batteries.

- Bjorn -

_________________
Street and documentary photographer | Google+ | Twitter

Leica M9-P (my article on Camera Labs) | Leica D-Lux 5 | 50mm Summilux


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:40 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 25, 2008 12:48 pm
Posts: 8022
Location: UK
I got 8 NiMH batteries from a while ago. While I'm sure there are newer and more modern ones, they'll do for now and I'll still have two sets to swap between (charge one, use other).

_________________
Canon DSLRs: 7D, 5D2, 1D, 600D, 450D full spectrum, 300D IR mod
Lenses: EF 35/2, 50/1.8, 85/1.8, 135/2+SF, 28-80 V, 70-300L, 100-400L, TS-E 24/3.5L, MP-E 65, EF-S 15-85 IS
3rd party: Zeiss 2/50 makro, Samyang 8mm fisheye, Sigma 150 macro, 120-300 f/2.8 OS, Celestron 1325/13
Tinies: Sony HX9V.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 11:27 am 
There is a new option for your flash and i have just bought one and am waiting for it to be delivered
http://www.orbisflash.com/


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:40 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 6953
Location: The Netherlands, Ridderkerk
Given that you'd have to buy both a flash cable and an extra hotshoe (to connect the cable to the flashgun, not needed if you own the 56 or 58 models) plus you'd have to hold the flashgun constantly, I'd rather spend some more money and get a regular ringflash. But, that's just me, others might well like it, so thanks for sharing!

- Bjorn -

_________________
Street and documentary photographer | Google+ | Twitter

Leica M9-P (my article on Camera Labs) | Leica D-Lux 5 | 50mm Summilux


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:13 am 
Hey Bjorn. Nice review on the Sony Flashgun.

Have question. What does ADI stand for, Is it the same thing as ETTL?


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:25 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 6953
Location: The Netherlands, Ridderkerk
ADI stands for Advanced Distance Integration, which basically means the flash head zooms in and out as you zoom your lens in and out.

(E)TTL, I have no idea where that E comes from, stands for Through The Lens. The amount of flash light needed to light up your scene is measured through the lens.

So, no, it's not the same... :wink:

- Bjorn -

_________________
Street and documentary photographer | Google+ | Twitter

Leica M9-P (my article on Camera Labs) | Leica D-Lux 5 | 50mm Summilux


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 44 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

All words, images, videos and layout, copyright 2005-2012 Gordon Laing. May not be used without permission.
/ How we test / Best Cameras / Advertising / Camera reviews / Supporting Camera Labs

Webdesign by Alphabase IT
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group