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I use an "old" Sony A7 happily  but in the depths of gloomy English winter I miss the option of a bit of light now and again. 

So flash recommendations please ?

 I work outside and walk a long way with my kit so nothing too bulky or delicate or heavy. Must be quite powerful though. And work with a 3-4 yr old a7.

And preferably not hugely £££££££! 

 

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The info, is somewhat sparse......

Are you talking about  off camera flash, with  tripods, umbrellas  & lightboxes ...... or a simple on / off camera flash, that can work via wireless systems, like hanael ?

Godox is good for off camera  umbrellas etc, outdoors as well as  studio stuff.

However, a much cheaper alternative, is this : Mecablitz 44 AF-2 digital , which is a typical  on / off  camera flash, with bendy head & reflectors etc.

 An  Allrounder with even more potential.

The mecablitz 44 AF-2 digital is the ideal solution for price-conscious, dedicated video- and photographers. The clear control panel on the back of the unit impresses with its easy usability and offers a high level of functional reliability. The high performance affords power reserves in any photo situation (max. guide number 44 for ISO 100/21° and 105 mm). Depending on the camera, it has the appropriate application possibilities for any lighting conditions in TTL mode. The photographer can manually set up to 4 light levels, allowing to vary the lighting effects. The integrated highperformance LED creates additional light for video recording.

Hope that gave you enough info, to google the differences,  The mecablitz, if suitable for your needs, is only fractions of the cost of Godox units.

Even if you buy 2.  

( Obviously, state that it / they   are for use on   Sony Cameras , since they are made for Nikon, Cannon Olympus etc )

Mine is great, on my A9

However, each  mecablitz   44  AF - 2 , takes 4 AA batteries, so I would buy a supply of decent rechargeable  AA batteries, and say an 8 battery charger for the  AAs.

Remember.....If  photographing outdoors in winter............The cold, kills Battery Power.........So.....Keep your spare fully charged  AA batteries, in a bag round your neck, inside your shirt, next to your skin !

Hope this helped

Cheers

WTC

 

Edited by Wally The Confused
forgot important part.
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