High-speed flash

High-speed flash

The HVL-F60RM clip-on flash unit features high GN60 power, high-speed continuous shooting support and fast operation: ideal for advanced to professional users. Wireless radio commander/receiver functionality is included.
High-speed flash

GN60 power and wide-range lens focal lengths supported

The high GN601 output of this clip-on flash unit provides plenty of power for a wide range of shooting situations. 20 mm to 200 mm (14 mm with wide panel) lens focal lengths are supported with corresponding flash coverage. The focal length can be selected as required.

Continuous shooting support

Charge cycle time is 1.7 seconds2, or just 0.6 seconds2 with the External Battery Adaptor (FA-EBA1) (optional) for continuous shooting. Proper flash synchronization is maintained during continuous shooting, minimizing flash misfires and ruined shots.

Sony original Quick Shift Bounce

Quickly shift from horizontal to vertical orientation, 90° left or right, upward by up to 150 ° and downward by 8 °, for flexible positioning and optimum lighting when frame angles need to be changed quickly. A refined compact mechanism is ideally matched to E-mount cameras, complementing the compact convenience and portability of the E-mount system.

Direct output adjustment

An independent light output level button (LEVEL -/+ button) allows direct control of output or compensation for efficient workflow. A comprehensive display facilitates adjustments and flash output level confirmation, and also provides intuitive access to flash output settings for paired wireless flashes. [1] LEVEL -/+ button [2] LCD panel.

Custom keys and TTL flash memory

Functions can be freely assigned to the unit's four-way controller, center button and control wheel for easy access when required. What's more, TTL flash output can be memorized and recalled when needed, for immediate use or use after minor adjustment. This is another feature that can simplify manual workflow and save time.

Reliability in challenging environments

A dust and moisture resistant3 design ensures reliable operation in harsh environments. A rain guard (optional) provides even further protection and reliability. Another feature that contributes to reliability is a metal Multi Interface Shoe. All of these features add up to enhanced reliability in challenging situations.

Stable wireless radio communication

Both optical remote flash triggering and wireless radio triggering are supported. One HVL-F60RM mounted on a compatible camera4 paired with off-camera units provides reliable, interference-free radio communication in conditions that would make optical communication difficult. Slow sync, rear-curtain sync and multi flash are supported.4.

Multi-flash radio control

Up to 15 flash units can be assigned to up to 5 groups5 for wireless flash control at distances of up to 98.4 feet.6 Optional wireless radio commander (FA-WRC1M) and wireless radio receiver (FA-WRR1) units allow the HVL-F60RM to be used with Sony flash units that do not have built-in radio wireless capability, as well as the radio-capable HVL-F45RM.

P-TTL flash control4

Appropriate flash output is determined by using pre-flash to measure exposure.

LED light and AF assist

Not only for the studio, but also for outdoor shooting, a built-in LED light is very useful. It also functions as an AF assist light to ensure accurate autofocus operation in dim lighting. The LED can make manual focus easier in dark situations too.

Color filters

The supplied color filters can be used to match or complement existing lighting, in order to achieve natural white balance, or to create a specific atmosphere.

Bounce adaptor

The supplied bounce adaptor can be attached for extra diffusion that will illuminate a wider area than the bare flash and also create softer shadows. Use the bounce adaptor with the wide panel to enhance the effect even further.

Sync terminal (IN/OUT)

The sync terminal can function as either an input or an output. As an input it can receive the trigger signal from a flash meter when setting up exposure, for example. As an output it can relay the flash trigger to an external monobloc flash or similar, for expanded multi-flash versatility.

Selectable light distribution

Three light distribution settings are available: "STD" for standard distribution, "CENTER" for GN priority and "EVEN" for wide-angle priority.

High-speed sync

Normal maximum flash sync speeds mean that the shutter speed must be stopped down when using daylight fill flash, making it difficult to produce background bokeh. High-speed Sync allows the flash to be synchronized to the full range of shutter speeds7 so that large apertures can be used to create bokeh wherever desired.

Flash ready beep

A "ready" beep informs the user when the flash has been fully recharged and is ready for the next exposure, even when using wireless flash.

Remote release

The remote release function can be used to remotely activate a camera shutter in synchronization with one or more flash units, making it possible to simultaneously shoot a single subject from multiple angles, for example.

Multi/Micro USB terminal

The flash unit can be connected to a computer via its Multi/Micro USB terminal for convenient software updating.

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Specifications

Basic information
Dimensions (approx.) W 3 1/8 inches × 5 1/2 inches × 4 1/8 inches (78.1 mm X H 139.5 mm X D 104.6 mm)
Weight (approx.) 15.9 oz (449 g) (only main unit)
Type
Type Auto electronic flash (clip-on type) with pre-flash metering
Shoe type Multi Interface Shoe.
Flash head (light-emitting unit)
Maximum guide number 60 (Flash coverage setting 200 mm/STD flash distribution, ISO100・m)
Flash coverage AUTO/MANUAL (20 mm–200 mm) angle of view at 14 mm focal length is also covered with the wide panel
Flash mode TTL/MANUAL/MULTI
Flash Duration (Approx.) Within 2.8 ms (1/1 MANUAL)
Color Temperature (Approx.) 5,500 K
Frequency (Approx.) 0.1–2.5 seconds (alkaline battery)/0.1–1.7 seconds (Ni-MH battery)6
Repetition (approx.) More than 150 times (alkaline battery)/More than 220 times (Ni-MH battery)6
Continuous flash performance 40 flashes at 10 flashes per second8
Bounce flash Yes
Bounce angle Up 150 deg (0 deg/30 deg/45 deg/60 deg/75 deg/90 deg/120 deg/150 deg), down 8 deg, left and right 90 deg (0 deg/30 deg/45 deg/60 deg/90 deg)
Test flash Yes
Flash control Flash control using pre-flash (P-TTL/ADI)
Flash compensation Yes9
Power level switching 25 levels (1/1-1/256) 1/3 steps
High-speed sync (HSS) Yes
Modeling flash Yes
Built-in wide panel Yes (14 mm)
Built-in bounce sheet Yes
AF illuminator
AF illuminator Yes9
Operating Range (Approx.) 1.64–9.84 ft [[F_DN0028]]/1.64–32.81 ft10
Radio-controlled wireless function
Radio Control Wireless Function Yes (commander/receiver)11
Frequencies 2.4 GHz band
Channels 14 channels (Auto/Manual)
Communication Distance (Approx.) 98.43 ft6, 12
Groups 3 groups (TTL/MANUAL), 5 groups (group flash photography)
Maximum flash units 15 units
Lighting ratio control 3 groups (TTL)
Optical control wireless function
Optical Controlled Wireless Flash Yes (controller/remote)13
Channels 4 Channels
Communication Distance (Approx.) 16.4 ft6, 12
Groups 3 groups
Lighting ratio control 3 groups (TTL)
LED light function
Center Luminance Intensity (Approx.) 1,200 lx (1.64 ft)/300 lx (3.28 ft)
Lighting Distance (Approx.) 6.56 ft (when recording movies, set to ISO 3200 & F5.6)
Focal length supported 35 mm (35 mm-format angle of view)
Continuous Lighting Time (Approx.) 1 hour (with Sony AA-size alkaline battery)
Color Temperature (Approx.) 5,500 K
Power level switching 15 steps
Other functions
Auto zoom control optimized for image sensor size Yes14
Flash distribution setting Yes
Auto WB Adjustment Yes14
Custom key settings Yes
Memory settings Yes
Remote release Yes
Display
LCD panel Yes (Dot matrix)
Charge progress indicator -
External connectors
Sync terminal Yes (IN/OUT)
Multi/Micro USB terminal Yes
Power source
Power source Four AA-size alkaline or Ni-MH batteries
External Battery Adaptor -
Other features
Dust and moisture-resistant design Yes