Sony HVL-F60M Flash Overheat Issue

Dancook

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Was just reading through this thread,

HVL-F60M Flash Overheating = Unusable - Sony's Community Site

Their top of the line flash by all accounts is unsuitable for professional use, it overheats pretty quickly under continuous usage.

I'm just so surprised to have learned this.. in all my time of using the 600XT-RT I've never had them overheat.

I'm a bit lost as what to do now .. I was hoping to marry the RX1R up with some wireless TTL flashes.
 

snerkler

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Just fly out to Japan or Taiwan to get the v1.1 update :laugh:
 

Dancook

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They did announce a F32M which is made for mirrorless, smaller, lighter - I might see how that reviews
 

twist

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Like I said, 56AMs if you want power. No point in even considering the 32s if you want something powerful it only has a GN of 32.
 

Dancook

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Like I said, 56AMs if you want power. No point in even considering the 32s if you want something powerful it only has a GN of 32.

I see an issue with shooting "wirelessly" using Sony flashes. So far it seems like if you use a flash on the camera as a controller you cannot use it as a fill to complement your wireless key flash.

Do you know anything about that?
 

twist

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I see an issue with shooting "wirelessly" using Sony flashes. So far it seems like if you use a flash on the camera as a controller you cannot use it as a fill to complement your wireless key flash.

Do you know anything about that?

Nope, my Sony days are long gone. Do you mean the built in flash or a larger flash via hotshoe?
 

snerkler

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I see an issue with shooting "wirelessly" using Sony flashes. So far it seems like if you use a flash on the camera as a controller you cannot use it as a fill to complement your wireless key flash.

Do you know anything about that?
Are you talking the pop up or another external flash mounted on the camera? Using the pop up as a controller I find that it does give out a little fill light, which at times I find very irritating if I'm just wanting a single light source :rolleyes:
 

Dancook

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Nope, my Sony days are long gone. Do you mean the built in flash or a larger flash via hotshoe?

The built in flash on an RX1R will not wirelessly trigger an off-camera flash, so people recommend using an F20M to trigger than F60M.

I have a strong feeling that the F20M will only act to trigger the F60M and not contribute controllable light to the subject.

What happens with other combos of their line up, I don't know.. but it's a real headache :D
 

snerkler

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Like I said, 56AMs if you want power. No point in even considering the 32s if you want something powerful it only has a GN of 32.
I think 32 will be too little. I used my F42 for a marathon the other day and was disappointed at the reach of the flash, so I'd be very disappointed at 32 I'd imagine. Then again, knowing me I'm probably expecting far too much from the equipment ;)
 

twist

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The built in flash on an RX1R will not wirelessly trigger an off-camera flash, so people recommend using an F20M to trigger than F60M.

I have a strong feeling that the F20M will only act to trigger the F60M and not contribute controllable light to the subject.

What happens with other combos of their line up, I don't know.. but it's a real headache :D

May as well just use a wireless trigger if thats the case instead of another flash on the hotshoe. You bought back into Sony :p
 

snerkler

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The built in flash on an RX1R will not wirelessly trigger an off-camera flash, so people recommend using an F20M to trigger than F60M.

I have a strong feeling that the F20M will only act to trigger the F60M and not contribute controllable light to the subject.

What happens with other combos of their line up, I don't know.. but it's a real headache :D
That's strange, I wonder why the pop up won't act as a trigger on the RX1? I've always understood it that you can have the master on top of the camera operating slaves placed elsewhere, I'm going to have to check mine now :confused:
 

snerkler

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May as well just use a wireless trigger if thats the case instead of another flash on the hotshoe. You bought back into Sony :p
I can't believe you're suggesting Sony are a bit backwards when it comes to cameras :laugh:
 

Dancook

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That's strange, I wonder why the pop up won't act as a trigger on the RX1? I've always understood it that you can have the master on top of the camera operating slaves placed elsewhere, I'm going to have to check mine now :confused:

Because Sony said so :)
 

Dancook

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The one shame is the PHOTTIX STRATO™ II MULTI will not sync above 1/250 :(

also notes

"The Sony HVL-F42AM Flash will work on the Strato Transmitter but not on the Strato Receiver as the HVL-F42AM has no Manual Mode only TTL mode."
 

twist

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The one shame is the PHOTTIX STRATO™ II MULTI will not sync above 1/250 :(

also notes

"The Sony HVL-F42AM Flash will work on the Strato Transmitter but not on the Strato Receiver as the HVL-F42AM has no Manual Mode only TTL mode."

Doesn't the RX1R have built in wireless flash? Im pretty sure it triggers all newer Sony flashes.
 

Dancook

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Doesn't the RX1R have built in wireless flash? Im pretty sure it triggers all newer Sony flashes.

it has a built in wireless flash function :D but that only allows you to add a flash to the top and use that - you cannot use the built-in flash to trigger wirelessly.
 

twist

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it has a built in wireless flash function :D but that only allows you to add a flash to the top and use that - you cannot use the built-in flash to trigger wirelessly.

PocketWizard III will do 1/500, seems its compatible with Sony MIL.
 

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