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Sony - Sony HVLF60M - Hot-Shoe Clip-On Flash

Designed for use with select Sony cameras, this Sony HVLF60M external flash features a Quick Shift Bounce system to help maintain even horizontal light distribution. The built-in LED light lets you easily switch between shooting stills and videos.
$549.99
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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Sony External Flash
    • Bounce adapter, shoe adapter (ADP-AMA), color-conversion filter
    • Mini stand, carrying case
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (14 out of 14)

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    Features


    Compatible with select Sony cameras

    Including Alpha, SLT-A99V and NEX-6 models for use with your existing device.

    High-illumination output

    Offers an effective range up to 197' and guide number 60.

    Polycarbonate plastic material

    Ensures durability. Dust- and moisture-resistant design permits use in challenging conditions. Compact, lightweight body enables simple portability.

    Large dot-matrix LCD display

    Along with an intuitive button layout facilitates adjustments. Supports Quick Navi control with compatible Sony Alpha cameras.

    Built-in LED video light

    Provides up to 1200 lux of illumination and simplifies switching between photo and video capture. Built-in diffuser helps reduce glare and soften light. Color-conversion filter enables color temperature adjustments.

    Quick Shift Bounce system

    Allows the flash to pivot 90° right and left, tilt down 10° and tilt back 150° for flexible positioning. Slide-out bounce sheet directs light toward subject's pupils to ensure lively portraits.

    Auto white balance compensation

    Communicates color temperature information to your camera, ensuring accurate white balance for natural color reproduction.

    ADI (Advanced Distance Integration)

    Combines TTL (through-the-lens) flash metering with guide-number control for enhanced use with lenses equipped with a distance encoder (not included).

    Modeling light capability

    Creates a pulse that lets you alter lighting or position subjects in response to shadows.

    Stroboscopic lighting control

    Enables the flash to fire multiple times during a single exposure, so you can freeze subjects several times in the same frame.

    HSS (High-Speed Synchronization) mode

    Supports shutter speeds from 1/500 sec. to 1/4000 sec. to help you capture clear shots of fast-paced action.

    Automatic focal-length adjustments

    Accommodate focal-length settings from 24-105mm. Built-in, slide-out panel increases wide-angle coverage up to 15mm.

    Flash-compensation operation

    Allows you to utilize in-camera settings with your compatible Sony SLT-A99V or NEX-6 camera. Not compatible with other camera models.

    Wireless ratio control

    Lets you wirelessly operate up to 3 groups of flashes (not included) and specify the luminosity ratio for each group, so you can create multiple-flash lighting techniques.

    Mini stand

    Permits wireless use and can be easily attached to a compatible tripod or lighting stand (not included).


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Sony flash HVLF60M

      Posted
      LaBourget
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I purchased this flash as part of an introductory package sale on the Sony A7. If it had not been on sale, I might have overlooked it. After becoming familiar with this flash, I am really glad that I did not pass it up. This flash is first-class in build and in function. At first, I was put off by its large size. But then I read the instruction manual for the flash, and I was impressed. It articulates on two different hinges, so that you can use the flash with the camera held horizontally or vertically, or bounce the flash off the ceiling or a wall. It has a built-in pull-out diffuser, and a small built-in pull-out white bounce card. It has a built-in LED light for video and as a modelling light. There is a color-correcting filter for the video light. The flash intensity can be diminished for fill light, among other custom settings. The user interface works well. It uses four AA size batteries. Mounted on top of the A7, with 2/3 f-stop decrease in output, the flash does perfect lighting for fast, candid portraits. It comes with a soft case that has a loop that you can put a belt through, allowing the flash to be carried on your waist. Now that I have become more familiar with the flash, I really like it, and manage to find the room to take it with me if I think I might use it. The flash might be large, but it works so well that it is worth taking along.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good so far!

      Posted
      JayKautz
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I have no complaints about this flash thus far. I have used it a few times and have not run into any problems yet. I did read some negative reviews about this flash elsewhere about it having an issue with overheating. However, I think Sony addressed this issue with a flash firmware update that is now on these newer flashes. I have had no issues with the unit overheating. The new multi interface shoe on newer Sony Alpha cameras has created quite a problem trying to find flash systems that support High Speed Sync. This flash works really well on all of the new E-mount camera systems. My main reason for purchase was a HSS solution for my A7r and A6000 cameras. This flash can act as a commander to control several other HVLF60M flashes in HSS. It can also be controlled by other Sony flashes such as the HVLF32M and HVLF20M. All in all, this flash works well and is very easy to setup right out of the box. If I had to complain about one thing at this point it would be the lack of RF control not being built into the flash. I would really like Sony to incorporate an RF system in a version 2 of this flash such as the likes incorporated into Canon’s 600EX-RT flash.

      I would recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        SonyListens

        Hi JayKautz! Thank you very much for posting your review. We appreciate it. We will forward your information to the proper department. - Vincent Sonystyle

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Flash, A Little Fragile though...

      Posted
      Albi
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      After switching from Canon to a Sony A7Rii, I needed to opt for a new flash too. I had the top of the line Canon flash prior to making the switch. The Sony model is better... it took a little getting used to as it's feature menu and the way the unit articulates. It has great power and features. I've found the flash to have more power than the speedlight and fires rapidly. It definitely will chew through batteries under heavy use, as every powerful flash will do. The only issue I have with the flash unit itself is the connection point to the camera. My unit is going to have to be repaired as the lock will not hold the flash on my camera anymore after less than a year of use. My Flash was purchased with the additional protection offered through Best Buy so I'm covered. I would definitely recommend the flash but also buy the protection plan as there is a high likelihood that your going to need it if you use the flash much. It would definitely be a 5 star product if it was built with a little more durability.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Solid, consistent performance

      Posted
      Paul925
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Consistently great flash coverage and exposures are consistent as well. Works well with my favorite modifier and I love how Sony has created a rotator effect that doesn't require that you stop and push buttons before you can get your flash oriented properly. This is a larger flash due to the 4 AA batteries, but it will recycle faster and keep going longer, both as a flash and as an onboard video light.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Couldn't ask for more!

      Posted
      jay19945
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      After coming from the Nikon flash systems which many including myself held at a very high level I was almost ready for a bit of a disappointment. I am happy to say this isn't the case. These flashes are amazing. They're fast, easy to use and have been easy on the batteries. Excellent job Sony!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      It Does What It Is Suppose To Do

      Posted
      LABINNS
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This flash is the better of the two flashes that they have for this camera. It is costly but worth every penny. I had a great flash with my previous Sony camera, but it did not work with the new camera. This flash replaces that flash. It will light up a hall. That makes it great.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing!

      Posted
      Dakota
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I purchased this flash for my wife for her job. This flash is amazing and works so well with our Sony A7II. The flash has several different settings and allows us to utilize our camera in any light setting. It is pricey but well worth it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Lights Things Up

      Posted
      KN7000
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I'm a novice photographer, still learning the capabilities of my a7 and its low light capabilities. This flash really enhances my options, and lights things up brilliantly!

      I would recommend this to a friend




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