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I have been having trouble with my Sony Flash HVL-F58AM. The flash fires but the picture with be dark, or completely overexposed. I have tried the flash with every camera I have: the A900 (both of them) the A700 and my A 100. The same thing happens with every one. Please help!

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    Edgard Diaz Dec 24, 2011

    I have the same problem! I have an alpha 900 + a F58AM flash, and when I take pictures, regardless of the mode (Aperture, Shutter, Auto) pictures come out very dark. Flash settings are automatic, but anyhow with manual settings to full power it wont come out right. Too dark. Also I try to step up EV even by 3-4 stops to try, but no result. Have you had any luck?

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Having the same problem with the Quantaray 7500A and my Sony Alpha 200. I either have to go to full manual or overexposed. I've sent off a few emails to Ritz but still haven't gotten a reply.

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