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    Posted: 08 April 2019 at 11:14
Are there any flashes around the size of the HVL-F20 and which will act as WL slaves for the A58 and Nex 6?
If not, which is the smallest pocket flash that will do the job? It will be mainly for outdoor fill-in flash for portraits.

Edited by Miranda F - 08 April 2019 at 11:38
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Originally posted by Miranda F Miranda F wrote:

... which is the smallest pocket flash that will do the job?

The Metz Mecablitz 15 MS-1 is probably the smallest overall that's directly compatible with the Sony wireless system for TTL metering. Being intended for macro use, it has a guide number of just 15; but that's better than the pop-up flash of the A58.

If you're okay with fully manual control, you can use any small flash with a built-in optical save that has an 'S' mode to recognize and ignore the camera's pre-flash. The Godox TT350s falls into that category. It also has a wireless TTL mode, but that only works with a Godox radio controller.
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TT350S gets my vote also, the AA battery version is very affordable. They offer a Li-ion version also but you can get the AA one and a trigger for it for about the same amount as the lithium one on it's own.
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Thanks. I've pulled the trigger on a used 350 and will get a radio remote later. Only just realised that (unlike the A58) the Nex-6 won't do WL remote via the built-in flash, so radio looks a good idea anyway.
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