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Sony A200 by Shawn Barnett

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The most versatile and useful accessory for an SLR is an external flash. If your common shooting opportunities include a lot of indoor photography of people, a flash will make you much happier with your images. Shooting without a flash is usually preferable for a natural-looking picture, but not always possible. With Sony’s modern strobes, you can work wonders.

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The Sony HVL-F42AM, shown here on a Sony A350, is a good quality flash unit with an internal zoom mechanism and a multi-directional bounce head.

Again, consider all accessory purchases carefully. Buying and bringing a flash is a commitment. They’re big, heavy, and make your ...

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