Digital Photography/flash for sony a57


Hi Vipin,

I have purchased a57  & sal55300 from your gip shop.  Now  i am lokking for external flash but i don't have good knowladge on same.

Can you please give your recomendation on this. Sony or any third party flash cheap and best option.


Hi Harsh

Congratulations on your purchase.

You have not made it clear what kind of flash (wireless compatible etc) you need and for what purpose. The local flashes can cost anywhere between Rs.1000-Rs.3000, but will not have the complete features. The Sony flashes, HVL-F20 & HVL-F43 (Rs.7990 & Rs.16990), offer full compatibility with the Sony body.

The HVL-F43 supports wireless firing feature, multi tilt bounce, open air bounce & a longer operating range as against the HVL-F20. The F20 does not have any of these features, but has indoor bounce capability and better range than the built in flash. Both the flashes offer high speed shooting with flash.

Please feel free to clarify any further doubts you may have.



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I can answer all questions related to buying/choosing a Digital Camera, SLR Camera, Lenses etc. I will help you choose the best product with a holistic approach, keeping in mind your requirement and budget.


I own 4 Retail showrooms in NOIDA & Delhi, where we deal in Smart Phones, Digital Cameras, D-SLRs & accessories. We have been in the business for over 16 years now. I have gained my knowledge over a period of time by using and comparing the Cameras first hand and understanding the intricacies involved by testing them myself. I have been conducting personal training sessions for my DSLR customers and otherwise, at a cost. I have written an article in the newspaper on 'How to buy a Digital Camera' ( have been interviewed on a news channel (

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