Sony HVL-F60RM Wireless Radio Flash
- 2.4 GHz Radio Transceiver with 30-metre range
- Compatible with Sony ADI / P-TTL
- Guide Number of 197' at ISO 100 and 105mm
- 24-200mm (14mm with Panel) Zoom Range
- -8 to 150° tilt range
- Quick Shift Bounce for 90° L/R Pivot
- Wireless TTL Ratio Controller/Remote
- 0.1-1.7 Seconds Recycle Time
- LED Light with 1200 lux Output at 1.6'
- AF Illuminator
- Dot Matrix LCD Quick Interface
- Up to 14 channels radio wireless control
- Powered by 4 x AA batteries
The Sony HVL-F60RM Wireless Radio Flash from Sony has a 2.4 GHz radio transceiver with a 30-metre range which allows for portable lighting setups with support for P-TTL / ADI metering. Whether it is used as a commander or as a remote, it can work with up to 15 flashes bunched into five groups. Likewise, the HVL-F60RM also has improved overheating protection and faster recycle time of 1.7 seconds. It has a guide number of 197' at ISO 100 and 105mm. Maximize its bounce capabilities with its 180-degree rotation and tilt range from -8 to 150 degrees. Its 20-200mm zoom head of 20-200mm can be widened to 14mm with the help of a diffusion panel. For faster focusing in low light conditions, the front LED also doubles as an AF illuminator. With a dust and moisture-resistant construction, this flash can withstand harsh weather conditions. The HVL-F60RM is compatible with the following Sony cameras: a9, a7R III, a7R II, a7S II, a99 II, and a6500.
Product Features in Detail
GN60 power and wide-range lens focal lengths supported
The high GN60 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 seconds, or just 0.6 seconds 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.
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.
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.  LEVEL -/+ button  LCD panel
Reliability in challenging environments
A dust and moisture resistant 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.
Multi-flash radio control
Up to 15 flash units can be assigned to up to 5 groups for wireless flash control at distances of up to 98.4 feet. 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.
Stable wireless radio communication
Both optical remote flash triggering and wireless radio triggering are supported. One HVL-F60RM mounted on a compatible camera 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.
P-TTL flash control
Appropriate flash output is determined by using pre-flash to measure exposure.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 speeds so that large apertures can be used to create bokeh wherever desired.
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.
|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||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 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)|
|REPETITION (APPROX.)||More than 150 times (alkaline battery)/More than 220 times (Ni-MH battery)|
|CONTINUOUS FLASH PERFORMANCE||40 flashes at 10 flashes per second|
|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)
|FLASH CONTROL||Flash control using pre-flash (P-TTL/ADI)|
|POWER LEVEL SWITCHING||25 levels (1/1-1/256) 1/3 steps|
|HIGH-SPEED SYNC (HSS)||Yes|
|BUILT-IN WIDE PANEL||Yes (14 mm)|
|BUILT-IN BOUNCE SHEET||Yes|
|OPERATING RANGE (APPROX.)||1.64–9.84 ft [[F_DN0028]]/1.64–32.81 ft|
|Radio-Controlled Wireless Function|
|RADIO CONTROL WIRELESS FUNCTION||Yes (commander/receiver)|
|FREQUENCIES||2.4 GHz band|
|CHANNELS||14 channels (Auto/Manual)|
|COMMUNICATION DISTANCE (APPROX.)||98.43 ft|
|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)|
|COMMUNICATION DISTANCE (APPROX.)||16.4 ft|
|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|
|AUTO ZOOM CONTROL OPTIMIZED FOR IMAGE SENSOR SIZE||Yes|
|FLASH DISTRIBUTION SETTING||Yes|
|AUTO WB ADJUSTMENT||Yes|
|LCD PANEL||Yes (Dot matrix)|
|CHARGE PROGRESS INDICATOR||-|
|SYNC TERMINAL||Yes (IN/OUT)|
|MULTI/MICRO USB TERMINAL||Yes|
|POWER SOURCE||Four AA-size alkaline or Ni-MH batteries|
|EXTERNAL BATTERY ADAPTOR||-|
|DUST AND MOISTURE-RESISTANT DESIGN||Yes|
Auto-Lock Shoe Adapter
Tungsten Color Conversion Filter for LED Light
Terminal Protector Cap
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