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9.2 out of 10

Sony HVL-F20S

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Overall 10
10

Vast improvement

Snap Happy Mom, B&H Photo
26 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Provides much more flattering, brighter light. Very pleased with purchase.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
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Overall 10
10

Great product for NEX 5R

Elvin, B&H Photo
30 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Great image quality taking portraits when using bounce flash. Nice pictures for indoors too using SEL16mm wide lens. TTL makes it easy to take pictures. When connected to camera, it fit well, sturdy.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
  • Cons: none
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Overall 8
8.0

HVL F20S

Patrick, B&H Photo
1 September 2013
  • Excerpt: The best Flash Solution for NEX system. Purchased this and never used the default flash that came with the NEX. Perfect for portrait and night photography. The bounce feature works wonders.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight, Powerful Output
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Overall 10
10

Excellent bounce flash

GaryK, Crutchfield
1 July 2013
  • Summary: This flash made a huge improvement in my photos. It works best in 'bounce' mode, where the flash bounces off a ceiling, resulting in softly diffused light resulting in far better pictures of people compared to using direct flash. It's powerful enough for most indoor situations, and is far more compact than most DSLR flashes. I also like how it does not have internal batteries.
  • Pros: Great bounce flash photos No batteries (uses camera power) Compact in size
  • Cons: Does not fit both of my NEX bodies (fits on my NEX-5N, but not NEX-6) Flash power adjustments sometimes needed to avoid overexposed photos
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Overall 10
10

LOVE this flash

Pamela, B&H Photo
5 June 2013
  • Excerpt: works well...love the built-in bounce feature.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
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Overall 8
8.0

Not for dramatic lighting

cayman, B&H Photo
3 February 2013
  • Excerpt: I bought this flash to bounce off walls and take pictures with dramatic lighting - i.e. all the light coming from one side. This flash does not perform like that.
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Overall 10
10

Sony hvlf20s flash

danny a, Crutchfield
10 January 2013
Overall 8
8.0

Work as expected

Tam, B&H Photo
18 December 2012
  • Excerpt: HVL-F20S is way more powerful and useful than the original equipped flash. It offers the control to bounce.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output
  • Cons: Bulky
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Overall 10
10

I like the product

Rodrigo, B&H Photo
14 December 2012
  • Excerpt: It was the solution for my Sony Nex-5N camera with the widest lens because the standard on get some shadows on the pictures
  • Pros: Powerful Output
  • Cons: Bulky
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Overall 10
10

It's a big flash

AY, B&H Photo
19 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Like most people who owns SEL18200 lens, with the standard flash comes with the NEX camera, it's so frustrated every time when you take a indoor flash photo, i.e. the shadow. But now, with this external flash purchase, I enjoy it very much. One thing to my surprise is that the size of the flash. Before getting the item, from the product picture, I was wondering it doesn't look much higher than the standard flash.
  • Pros: Powerful Output, Versatile
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