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Old Dec 27, 2008, 5:36 AM   #1
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so im upgrading my flash gun to either the sony hvl-f42am or the sony hvl-f58am, but dont know what to expect from them, like whats more efficent... can anyone help me out??
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Old Dec 27, 2008, 5:37 AM   #2
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so i want upgrade my flash gun to either the sony hvl-f42am or the sony hvl-f58am, but dont know what to expect from them, like whats more efficent... can anyone help me out??
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Old Dec 27, 2008, 6:34 AM   #3
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The difference between the two is really the amout of light outputed by the flash. Let your budget be your guide.

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Old Dec 27, 2008, 6:35 AM   #4
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This is cross posted. It is also in the Flash Folder.

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Old Dec 27, 2008, 1:09 PM   #5
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I had the f56 (and the f58 is an updated model from that) and it got stolen, so I bought the f42 recently. the f42 has fewer options like strobe (as far as i know) but all in all it's pretty awesome and very comparable to the f56. It also seems to do pretty well with batteries, better than its predecessor!
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Old Dec 30, 2008, 12:39 PM   #7
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Thanks Mark!

However, before we leave this issue perhaps there is another comment to make that should be mentioned. If your desire is for a flash costing less in price, you still have an alternate choice: a slave flash.

The DigiSlave 3000 (about $(US) 100.00)is as powerful as mid range manufacturer's flashes. I can be tilted, but not swiveled. It will work on any hot shoe or for that matter with any digital camera by using a flash bracket atteched to the tripod mount.

Because it is not TTL you will have to operate it manually, but it does work quite well, all at a much lower initial cost. I have attached a phototaken with my Olympus E-420 and the DigiSlave 3000 to verify that it does work quite nicely.

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