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8.8 out of 10

Sony HVL-F60M

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Reviews and Problems with Sony HVL-F60M

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Overall 10
10

Firmware update

Ed C, Adorama
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Sony has issued a firmware update to address the overheating issue with these flash units. Contact Sony service.
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Overall 6
6.0

Off camera flash

Rudi Dee, B&H Photo
19 August 2014
  • Excerpt: In order to use the HVL-f60M off camera with the Sony A7r, you need to order the FA-CS1M multi interface shoe to go on the camera, and the FA-MC1AM Off-Camera Flash Cable, with two male ends in order to connect the flash to the camera. Do not order the FA-EC1AM Cable, as it has one female end and one male end, which won't connect the flash to the shoe. However, it is useful as an extension cable for extra length.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works well

Dave, B&H Photo
22 June 2014
Overall 6
6.0

Good Flash BUT.....

John C, B&H Photo
20 May 2014
  • Excerpt: I use this SONY flash for my SONY A99 since I do not want to deal with third-party compatibility issues. The only problem I have encountered with this flash is that the shoe mounting lever is flimsy. The locking button on the lever broke within a few days of use and so the flash would slip out of the shoe. Although B&H made good on a replacement (new flash returned in short time), I now use a velcro-type tie wrap around the mounting for "safety".
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent flash

atKC, B&H Photo
22 April 2014
  • Excerpt: If purchased with the bundle, it is definitely worth buying. It helps illuminate subjects and diffuse light with the tilting flash head since the a7/r lacks an in-camera flash.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

Great feature set

PVC, B&H Photo
10 April 2014
  • Excerpt: This flash has tremendous range and intelligence. Leave HSS on and shoot at whatever aperture you want. It gets it right nearly every time. It knows when you have the diffuser on and adjusts for it. I've never had a TTL flash with this precision before. The built in LED light is such a nice bonus and the luminosity of it is adjustable. Sony provides an orange filter for daylight look as well as an adapter for older Minolta style shoe.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Powerful Output, Versatile
  • Cons: Bulky, Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

The flagship flash for Sony A7

mcsquared, B&H Photo
3 April 2014
  • Excerpt: I ordered this as part of a kit with the A7. It has a very clever design, and decent customizability. Here are the things I didn't expect: 1) It doesn't include tungsten and florescent diffusers, as Nikons do. 2) It can't pivot perpendicular to the focal plane. This limits your options to bounce. 3) The diffuser doesn't fit in the main case, even if you left it on the flash, instead it comes with its own add-on case that can get a little awkward.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Powerful Output, Versatile
  • Cons: Bulky, Design Considerations, Design Flaws
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Overall 10
10

Sony Hvl-F60m external Flash

WRN, B&H Photo
26 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Excellent flash for use with Sony iIce7r. Looking forward to giving it a long work out during 2014.
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Overall 10
10

Versatile flash with many fuctions

DR. JS, B&H Photo
24 March 2014
  • Excerpt: SONY HVL-F60M is a huge flash. It looks slightly comical and feels a bit unruly on the A7. With this said, the flash functions very well. The color is true and shot to shot recycling rate is respectable. It has an very useful cobra head design allowing the flash to bent 90 degree sideways for portraits. It has a build in bounce card and includes a large diff-user. The bounce mode works well and produces pleasing diffused light for portraits.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Powerful Output, Versatile
  • Cons: Bulky, Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Great flash

Doboy, B&H Photo
21 March 2014
  • Excerpt: While there are many negative reviews on this Sony flash due to overheating problems, I have not experienced this on the A7R. Ran a simple test of approx 75 flash shots in a darken room within 4 min span and did not experience overheating. Batteries were generic dollar store varieties. It's a bit large for the A7R, but only one offered with current stack promotion. LED video light is a nice added feature.
  • Pros: Powerful Output
  • Cons: Bulky
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