Sony HVL-F60M External Flash worth the cost and issues?

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Sony HVL-F60M External Flash worth the cost and issues?
11 months ago

Hey Sony-ites,

I’m contemplating an external flash for my a77 and in my search I’ve read some overheating issues with the newer HVL-F60M model. That concerns me based on the simple fact that flash isn’t exactly on the cheaper end of the cost spectrum for me. Would suck buying a costly item (to me) only to have it overheat.

Wondering what you folks are using - whether it’s a Sony or third party and what are the advantages of staying with a Sony flash vs. third party. Am I able to shoot TTL, HSS with a third party unit?

According to the Sony site as of today there’s the HVL-F20M, HVL-F60M and the HVL-F43M available for purchase.

Thanks for your help

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[disclaimer] if my inquiries are repeats and have been previously discussed I may have searched incorrectly. Just picked up an a77 as of 5/20/12 please bear with me as I get more efficient and competent with this great digi-cam.

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