HVL-F60M on A7

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Re: HVL-F60M on A7
In reply to drjs, 7 months ago

drjs wrote:

tn1krr wrote:

drjs wrote:

I got this flash together with the A7. I am having problem getting the IR assist to work. On my Canon, the IR assist just turns on when the scene is too dark. I can't seem to get this one to go even in a completely dark room. I have read the manual but couldn't pin point what I am not setting correctly. Anyone have any suggestions? I am an experienced shooter but this is my first SONY.

The AF Assist beam does not work in any any external flash when attached to an E Mount camera. The compatibility list below is for F43AM but it is same with all Sony flashes and E Mount cameras. Actually the AF Illuminator does not work even with the flagship A99...

http://www.sony-asia.com/support/resources/en_AP/html/Compatibility/DSLR/Flash/sony/F43AM.html

Thanks for the quick reply. Do you know if this is a limitation of the A7 or the flash?

Since the AF Illuminator on these flashes work with a pile of A mount bodies I'd say it is the limitation of camera body. There is no known flash available that would give you the external AF illuminator with an E Mount camera.

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