Patent Number: 7,715,705

Title: Flash device

Abstract: Disclosed is a flash device which includes a mounting portion removably mounting a flash device on a photographic apparatus, a first base having the mounting portion, a second base mounted on the first base such that the second base can turn around a shaft located approximately parallel with an optical axis of the photographic apparatus, and a flashlight-irradiating unit mounted on the second base such that the flashlight-irradiating unit can turn around a shaft at least in a vertical direction which is orthogonal to the optical axis of the photographic apparatus and is approximately horizontal when the photographic apparatus is located with a horizontal position. In the flash device, the first base has an auxiliary light irradiation unit to irradiate a photographic subject with auxiliary light.

Inventors: Yasutomi; Hiroshi (Tokyo, JP), Nogo; Yuichiro (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Sony Corporation

International Classification: G03B 15/03 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/11/12018