Alternative to problematic HVL-F60M Flash for Sony A7R

Started Feb 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
Richard Mauro Regular Member • Posts: 484
Re: HVL-F43M Flash for Sony A7R

LBJ2 wrote:

If you were going to buy the F60M you might consider the fully compatible HVL-43M. Someone recommended it to me for my A7r and I am very pleased.

I just returned my Sony HLVF60M to Amazon and ordered the Metz 52AF-1. Tired of the 60M overheating after taking 7 shots in TTL within 2-3 minutes. Ridiculous. I know I could use manual settings but at $550 I should be able to shoot 7 shots in so little time without the unit shutting down for 15 minutes! I moved from DSLR to mirrorless - Canon 5D MK III, Speed Light 580EX II. My 580 NEVER shut down. I worked it hard. Sony needs to consider it's R&D more before they ask folks to spend money on underwhelming accessories.

I have a Sony a7R and the DR will also allow me to shoot high ISO without losing much. Great camera, crappy flash!

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