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Sony HVL-MT24AM Macro Twin Flash Kit

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The Sony HVL-MT24AM Macro Twin Flash Kit provides TTL metering for close-up flash photography. When working with a macro lens, the effective aperture varies greatly due to the extreme focusing range. The actual aperture of the lens may be several stops smaller than the indicated value, and TTL metering accommodates for this effect without the need for time consuming calculations. This is the ideal system for a macro shooter of moving subjects.

Ratio-variable lighting
Compacts neatly when not in use
Flash heads can be attached at various angles to each other
Seven manual power settings & 3 custom functions:
-Vary time until power-off, or disable entirely
-Use exposure modes other than metered manual for TTL operation
-Change manual power level increments to 0.5 EV
Angle of coverage (twin flashes): 45° vertical, 60° horizontal
When wide panel is mounted: 60° vertical, 78° horizontal
With diffuser (1 flash): 90° vertical, 90° horizontal
Type Flash
Guide No. 79' (24.08 m) ISO100 at 50 mm position
Modeling Light Yes
Angle of Coverage 45° Vertical
Wide-Angle Adapter: 60° Vertical
60° Horizontal
Wide-Angle Adapter: 78° Horizontal
Vari-Power 1/1 - 1/64
Color Temperature 5700 K
TTL Dedication Yes
Recycle Time Approximately 0.2 - 6 seconds
Flash-ready Indicator Yes
Filter Thread 49mm
Side Wings Yes
Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, Lithium, Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries
Ring Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.7 x 1.6 x 1.5" / 4.3 x 4.1 x 3.8 cm
Power Unit Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.7 x 4.8 x 3.6" / 6.9 x 12.2 x 9.1 cm
Weight 1.2 oz / 34 g Twin Flash Unit (Controller Unit: 8.3 oz / 235 g)
Sony HVL-MT24AM Macro Twin Flash Kit
  • Adapter Rings (49mm & 55mm)
  • Case
  • Dual Wide-Angle Adapters
  • Dual Diffusers
  • Dual Cord Reels
  • Dual Flash Arms & Holders
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    SonyHVL-MT24AM Macro Twin Flash Kit
     
    4.4

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Versatile (4)
    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (3)

    Best Uses

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (3)

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      4.0

      Good flash, needs to be updated

      By Evildogsofdoom

      from Houston, Texas

      Comments about Sony HVL-MT24AM Macro Twin Flash Kit:

      The Sony HVL-MT24AM is based on the old Minolta macro twin flash and still uses the old IISO hot shoe , which Sony no longer uses on any of it's own cameras. Sony also limits this flashes appeal by only supplying 49 and 55 mm adapter rings. There are macro lenses available in A-mount, which use different sizes. Sony might sell more if 72 and 77mm adapters were widely available.The flash itself works very well, with a real deal of flexibility. Like the mini soft boxes!The flash itself works very well, with a great deal of flexibility

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      3.0

      Inadequate

      By A-mount is dead

      from Perth, Australia

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Macro

      Comments about Sony HVL-MT24AM Macro Twin Flash Kit:

      Needs to include adapter rings that are difficult to find (72mm, 77mm).

      Needs a change for the new hot-shoe introduced with A99.

      Reduce the size of the bulky controler.

      Remove the cabling, like Nikon R1.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Macro twin flash

      By Henry

      from Montreal

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Easy To Use
      • Fast Recycling
      • Powerful Output
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony HVL-MT24AM Macro Twin Flash Kit:

        Very happy with the flash, excellent exposure, works flawlessly with my sony alpha 57.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        ANOTHER SONY GREAT PRODUCE

        By Peter138

        from Bonney Lake

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Fast Recycling
        • Lightweight
        • Powerful Output
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sony HVL-MT24AM Macro Twin Flash Kit:

            This flash is great for macro photograph and provide good light for object.Also it is very easy to use.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Very Satisfied
            Very Satisfied

            By Marcos

            from Brasil

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Not Interchangeable

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Night Photography
            • Portraits

            Comments about Sony HVL-MT24AM Macro Twin Flash Kit:

            I am very pleased with the product and I recommend to all who have a Sony camera and wish to obtain better results in macro shots that acquire the flash.

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            (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Important accessory for macro photograph

            By Rovhazman

            from Boston, MA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Does what it is supposed

            Cons

            • Bulky
            • expensive

            Best Uses

            • Macro

            Comments about Sony HVL-MT24AM Macro Twin Flash Kit:

            Very nice macro flash. Comes with diffusers which is great!
            Too expensive and a bit too bulky, but a great product which is a must for macro photography!

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            (14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Sony HVL-MT24AM Macro Twin Flash

            By Christopher

            from Ohio, USA

            Comments about Sony HVL-MT24AM Macro Twin Flash Kit:

            I have the identical Minolta version of this flash, and it is a very versatile unit. The flash heads can be independently mounted at different locations on the ring and at different distances from the lens using extendable arms. By keeping one flash further from the subject, you can achieve a ratio effect giving the impression of depth for your subject. You can also attach a diffuser panel to each flash head for a softer light.The flash controller will also work with the flash heads of original Minolta Macro Flash 1200AF, 1200AF-N and newer Macro Ring Flash 1200.

            Expertise: Advanced amateur, 23 years experience

            Problems Encountered: The rubber caps that cover the sockets on the controller where the flash cords plug into are not attached and care has to be taken not to lose them. With both flashes fully extended, the combination gets a bit unwieldy, but it's still usable in a crowd

            Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Minolta macro flash 1200AF-N

            Items I Recommend: Sony/Minolta AF 100mm f/2.8 Macro D lens

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            Required item: Batteries are not included, and are required to power your flash.

            Varta - High-Energy 1.5V AA LR6 Alkaline Battery (4-Pack)
            • You Pay: $2.99
             
            Watson - 4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh)
            • You Pay: $17.95
             

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            Impact - CC-123 Hook Beak Duo Flex Clamp
            • You Pay: $14.95
             

            Books & Tutorials

            Amphoto - Book: Understanding Flash Photography: How to Shoot Great Photographs Using Electronic Flash
            • You Pay: $19.50
             
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