In today’s video I’ll be looking at my the various TTL flash options for Sony cameras.
Sony branded flash units such as the HVL-60M and HVL-43M.
These are very good flash units, and very accurate. The 60M is a bit big in my opinion for the smaller a7 series cameras but I think the 43M is just about the perfect size.
Both deliver HSS and TTL as well as offering and LED light for video.
The downside to the Sony flash units are they do not have a RADIO transmitter or receiver built in (only infrared). And, there’s not an external battery pack option.
The second option:
The Phottix Mitros + flash.
This is a transceiver flash and is the closest equivalent to the Canon 600 EX-RT system. You can have the Mitros + in the hot shoe and use it in manual or TTL and also then trigger off camera flashes.
It’s a bit big on the a7 series cameras and the graphics on the back of the flash are not particularly attractive and I found the menu’s a bit confusing (but that’s just me — it might be a piece of cake for you!)
If you simply MUST have a transceiver flash with TTL and HSS then this is your choice.
Finally the third option:
The Nissin Di700A
This is my overall favorite even though it’s not a perfect flash.
What I love is the size, the styling and the ease of using the flash.
It also is a wireless radio receiver flash so, with a transmitter (that costs about $50 when purchased together with the flash) you can do off camera effects.
What would make this perfect would be having this be a radio transceiver flash and I wouldn’t mind exposure compensation in 1/3 stops instead of 1/2 stops.
The Nissin is the least expensive of the 3rd party flash units – at about $250 for an individual unit.
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