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    Flashes for Sony

    I want to get a flash for my a7RII, so far I've found Sony HVL-60RM, HVL-45RM, Metz mecablitz 64 AF-1, Godox V860II. I must be looking in the wrong places cause I haven't found much in the way of reviews or comparisons. Any one got any recommendations?

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    Re: Flashes for Sony

    I've been using a Sony HVL-F43M for several years now and it works quite well with my Sony A7R11. Originally bought to match a Sony A65 SLT which I no longer have, because of it's High Speed Sync. I suspect the later Sony HVL range would be at least as good if not better but have no experience with them.

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    Re: Flashes for Sony

    Good to know, thanks!

    I guess buying Sony for Sony is the default action here. Metz does look quite good though, just finding people that have used one is difficult.

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    Re: Flashes for Sony

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    Re: Flashes for Sony

    Comes up short when trying to compare those particular flashes...

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    Re: Flashes for Sony

    Quote Originally Posted by Q97 View Post
    Good to know, thanks!

    I guess buying Sony for Sony is the default action here. Metz does look quite good though, just finding people that have used one is difficult.
    I do have a Metz 44 AF-1. It has the same reach as the Sony but syncs at lower speed and doesn’t work as well with the camera. I use it as a slave when I use it at all.

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    Re: Flashes for Sony

    Quote Originally Posted by closei View Post
    I do have a Metz 44 AF-1. It has the same reach as the Sony but syncs at lower speed and doesn’t work as well with the camera. I use it as a slave when I use it at all.
    Good to know. The Mecablitz is actually more expensive than the Sony HVL-60RM. I would hope it performs at a level justifying its price!

    One thing the Sony's have the others don't, is forward facing LEDs for video. I don't know how important that is to me, but at least "good to have".

    It's probably a stretch to ask if any of these can work with my yongnuo flashes as wireless slaves...

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    Re: Flashes for Sony

    Quote Originally Posted by Q97 View Post
    Good to know. The Mecablitz is actually more expensive than the Sony HVL-60RM. I would hope it performs at a level justifying its price!

    One thing the Sony's have the others don't, is forward facing LEDs for video. I don't know how important that is to me, but at least "good to have".

    It's probably a stretch to ask if any of these can work with my yongnuo flashes as wireless slaves...

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    Can’t answer that, but the led is a handy feature, I’ve used it for macro stills as well.

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    Re: Flashes for Sony

    Well I found the Godox on sale for Y20,000 vs over Y60,000 for the Sony or the Metz. It's not always about the money, but sometimes it is...

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    Re: Flashes for Sony

    I have a Nissin for my Olympus, and a Metz.

    Both work well, the Metz is a bigger more powerful and feature packed model, but the Nissin Di466 is lighter and smaller, and sits in the bag more often than the Metz.

    No issues with the Nissin, not sure they do a Sony mount, but I suspect they would.

    Flashes are not used that often, and if your happy to look on ebay for second hand, you can pick up some good savings.
    My Nissin is an ebay purchase, and has been flawless for over 5 years.
    It cost me less than $50 as well!!
    "Anyone who recommends anything without knowing what you want to do with it should be ignored." Ken Rockwell

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    Re: Flashes for Sony

    if anyone is interested...

    Godox arrived today, got some special which included colour filters, and some kind of cleaning kit. Can't complain about that.

    Flash looks well made, feels like quality plastic, firm movement, battery flap and moving parts seem reasonably robust - much better than the Yongnuos I have too. I do have a Nissin for the Nikon, and would say it's just a little behind that in materials and construction quality, but not by much.

    Given the price, it was steal. ¥15,000 more expensive in the shops

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    Re: Flashes for Sony

    I also use Godox, and now have triggers for Nikon, Fuji, and Olympus, which means I can use the same off camera flash units across all of the bodies.

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    Re: Flashes for Sony

    For some reason I can't get my Nissin to play nicely with wireless with the Yongnuos, but S1/2 triggering works ok.

    Be interesting to see how everything plays together.

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    Re: Flashes for Sony

    Well I got the godox to work, and somehow got one of the Yongnuo's working too. It took a bit, and I'm still not exactly sure what I did... That said, S1 triggering works well so that will always be my backup. Will try to get all three working and see how it goes. This kind of leaves me with a Nissin surplus to my needs now... Maybe.

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