Updated Nov 29/13
ProMaster Sony Alpha Hot Shoe Adapter
$20 - more in soon
This shoe adapter is useful for either video or flash photography as it allows you to turn your Sonly Alpha flash shoe into a standard accessory shoe that can take a light, microphone or any shoe mounted accessory. For flash photography it allows you to adapt either a Sony or Minolta Maxxum proprietary hot shoe to a standard ISO hot shoe.
Metz Mecablitz 44 AF-1 For Sony - $199 - special order
The mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital impresses with its high performance (guide number 44 for ISO 100/21° and 105 mm), elegant design. A straightforward control panel with illuminated keys makes the device exceptionally easy to use. Numerous features such as fully automatic zoom, integrated wide-angle diffuser for 12 mm illumination, a flip-out reflector card and a USB interface for rapid software updates complete the system flash unit. The mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital's numerous functions afford precise light output tailored to each individual subject. The fully swiveling reflector system with flip-out reflector card is perfect for bouncing flash. Furthermore, the integrated wide-angle diffuser is ideally suited for illumination of wide-angle focal lengths from 12 mm (135 format). Thanks to the slave function, the new system flash unit can even be used in TTL mode without constraints (depending on camera model). The four partial lighting levels can be adjusted on the back of the unit allowing the photographer to alter the brightness in manual mode according to personal taste. So that the unit always has the latest software, updates can be carried out conveniently via the Internet even after purchase, over the Metz mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital's USB interface. Therefore, the flash remains fully compatible with any new camera models launched on the market. Technical Specifications: guide number 44 for ISO 100/21° and 105 mm; Vertical (+90°) and horizontal (300°) swivel reflector; LED displays; Motor zoom for 24 - 105 mm illumination; Integrated wide-angle diffuser for 12 mm illumination; Flip-out reflector card for soft flash illumination Modeling light (permanent light to check the image illumination, subject to camera); Integrated autofocus flash metering; Automatic unit shut-off; ADI flash mode (Sony); Firmware update via integrated USB socket; Power supply 4 x AA alkaline-magnesium batteries or 4 x AA NC or NiMH rechargeable batteries.
Sony HVL-F20AM Flash - $169 - special order
TTL Digital Flash for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras
Unlike most external flash units, the HVLF20AM has no dedicated ON/OFF switch. Instead, power is automatically switched on simply by raising the flash unit into the shooting position. In addition, a switch on the side of the unit offers Indoor and Outdoor settings, making it easy for entry-level users to obtain flash illumination that suits their current shooting situation. A charging lamp indicates when the flash is ready to fire. The HVLF20AM also supports ADI (Advanced Distance Integration) flash metering, which automatically assures optimum flash brightness, and auto white balance adjustment, which automatically assures optimum color balance. Designed to offer simplicity and ease of operation in every detail, it enables users to obtain beautiful results without worrying about power settings, flash coverage angles, or other factors involved in bounce-flash shooting.
Zeikos Off-Camera Flash Shoe Cord - $35 - special order
For Sony DSLR Cameras A900/A700 and other similar models
Stretches to 3 feet so that you can achieve side lighting or to just take the flash away from the camera for better effects. It has total dedication between the digital or film camera and your flash using TTL connections.
Sony HVLF43AM - $319 - special order
Versatile external flash with Quick Shift Bounce and wireless support. Versatile bounce angles: 90° up, 90° left. This allows the flash head to be rotated while maintaining the set bounce angle, so you can quickly switch between horizontal and vertical format without changing the light angle. High-power illumination (guide number: 43) Auto zoom optimized for camera sensor size. Longer effective range of over 30 ft. (10.5m) The built-in bounce sheet can be used even when shooting in a vertical position without changing the angle of reflected light. Sealing materials are set at joints of outer materials (body, LCD panel, Mounting Foot etc.) and around movement/operating parts thereby increasing the life of your flash unit. The innovative “Quick Shift Bounce” system allows the HVL-F43AM to orbit 90 degrees left and right, allowing you to maintain horizontal light distribution even when shooting vertically. In addition to pivoting side-to-side, the flash unit can also tilt down 8 degrees or back 150 degrees, ensuring customers the lighting freedom they need to capture that perfect shot. Auto white balance (signals color temp. to camera) Auto white balance (signals color temp. to camera)