This is probably something which needs a little more explaining. In most DSLR, the flash system is called the TTL.
For those who do not know, TTL actually stands for Through The Lens (at least you learn something from reading this). Sony has a more advance version which they call the ADI (Advance Distance Integration).
ADI is a technology that acts like an auto intensity for your flash on the Sony DSLR. Basically, it takes into consideration the distance to the subject (working together with the ADI capable lens) to determine the appropriate settings for the flash intensity.
On the first screen, you will have the “Flash control” option. Enter that and you can select the TTL mode.
As a beginner, the ADI will help but only when direct flash is use will it be beneficial. However, as you progress with the use of the flash, you will definitely have the diffuser to remove harshness in the picture and as your flash usage technique improve, you will probably bounce the flash. As such, the ADI may not be your best friend, so setting to TTL may be necessary.
To be continued … Part III