Digital Photography/flash & video light


Hello Vipin,

Can you recommend me some cheap flash & video light for sony a57.

If any option available wherein I can get both functionality in a single unit then it would be a great deal.


Hi Harsh

It is possible to use cheap flashes available in the market on the Sony A57, but you have to use a Hot shoe converter. This will allow you to use all standard Hot shoe flashes and not just the Minolta mount ones. The Sony original converter is Rs.2000, though the cheaper ones are available for under Rs.500.

There are no specific brands, but some common brands are Sonia, Power Pak, Digi Pro etc. The flashes are priced around Rs.1500-2500 approximately and so are the LED lights. You will have to look for these in your local market or online on Ebay and other sites.

Some links are:

There are several other sellers so i advise you to check for the best deal. In case of any more questions, please feel free to write again.



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