The HVL-F60M is a superior lighting solution for working photographers and videographers alike. Special attention was paid to its subtle design and faster operation that now includes the Quick Navi interface found in Sony Alpha camera bodies so flash and lighting settings can be quickly and easily adjusted and optimized. The patented Quick Shift Bounce design found in this unit makes shifting between horizontal and vertical shooting a snap without compromising on light output. With the new built-in LED video light, this external flash can also be used under various movies shooting situations.
Delivers high-illumination output in a compact, lightweight body, with an effective range of more than 197 feet (60m) and guide number 60. (Guide number measures the illumination capability of the flash; the higher the number, the higher the light output. Tested at ISO100, 105mm).
Quick Navi control is the intuitive User Interface from Sony Alpha camera bodies that make it a snap to locate and change settings. A large dot matrix LCD display is easy-to see and intuitive button layout makes it easy to configure the HVL-F60M for a variety of shooting needs.
Modeling light capability allows the HVL-F60M to pulse, helping photographers determine where shadows will fall before taking the picture, so they can alter lighting or subject positioning as necessary.
Other flashes only work well at shutter speeds synchronized from the camera (example: from 1/125 to 1/250 of a second). The Sony® HVL-F60M Flash Unit provides a High Speed Synchronization mode (HSS) that enables the flash to sync with shutter speeds from 1/500 to 1/4000 of a second to catch fast-moving subjects.
Using a built-in diffuser reduces glare and softens light. It can also lessen unnatural multiple shadows. Using a color conversion filter lets you change the color temperature to about 3,200K (at maximum brightness).
The HVL-F60M comes with a mini-stand that can stand on its own or be mounted to a tripod or lighting stand for increased wireless freedom. Folds up for easy storage.
Sony’s patented “Quick Shift Bounce” system allows the HVL-F60M to quickly orbit 90 degrees left and right, allowing you to maintain horizontal light distribution even when shooting vertically. In addition to pivoting side-to-side, the flash unit can also tilt down 10 degrees or back 150 degrees, ensuring customers the lighting freedom they need to capture that perfect shot.
Auto White Balance compensation allows for more accurate white balance in flash photography sending color temperature information from the HVL-F60M to the camera, where it is incorporated into the camera’s white balance settings.
ADI (Advanced Distance Integration) metering enables the HVL-F60M to work more effectively with lenses equipped with distance encoders -- combining TTL (through-the-lens) flash metering with guide number control are calculated automatically according to the distance to the subject, the ambient light and the pre-flash reflectivity of the subject.
As a new feature, the flash compensation settings can be operated with flash in addition to the settings made with camera body ( note: only with SLT-A99V and NEX-6 camera bodies).
The large, easy-to-see LCD display and intuitive button layout make it easy to configure the HVL-F60M for a variety of shooting needs.
Bounce Adaptor for Flash, Color Conversion Filter for LED Light, Built-in Diffuser for LED Light, Shoe Adaptor (ADP-AMA), Mini Stand, Carrying Case.
With the new built-in LED video light it has never been easier to switch between stills and movie shooting even in low-light conditions. LED enables checking and setting the light and shadow conditions before shooting still image or movie with live view function of EVF equipped camera. Maximum luminance of 1200 lux/(0.5m), with illuminating distance of approximately 6-1/2 feet (2m) at ISO3200/F5.6.
Wireless Ratio Control allows customers to wirelessly control up to three groups of flashes, as well as specify the luminosity ratio for each group, so they can enjoy multiple-flash lighting techniques without the need for special equipment or tedious exposure settings.
Stroboscopic lighting control lets the HVL-F60M fire multiple times during a single exposure, allowing customers to capture stroboscopic images where moving subjects are frozen several times in the frame.
The HVL-F60M automatically adjusts flash for focal-length settings from 24mm to 105mm, and a built-in, slide-out wide-angle panel increases wide-angle coverage to 15mm.
The HVL-F60M features a slide-out bounce sheet built into the flash head, and can be used in portraits and other bounced light shots to direct light at a subject’s pupils to deliver more lively expression.
Sealing materials are set at joints of outer materials (body, LCD panel, Mounting Foot etc.) and around movement/ operating parts thereby increasing the life of the flash unit.
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