The Sony Alpha A7 II and the Sony Alpha A7R II are two enthusiast cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in November 2014 and June 2015. Both A7 II and the A7R II are mirrorless cameras that include a full-frame sensor. The A7 II includes a resolution of 24 megapixels, whereas the A7R II provides 42.2 MP.
The Sony a7 II and a7R II are the best-selling full-frame mirrorless camera in the world. For shooting better pictures, you need to get a Speedlite/flash for Sony a7 II and a7R II. We have reviewed and tested the latest best selling Flash for Sony a7 II & a7R II, and here are our top recommended ones for Sony a7 II and a7R II:
Best Flash for Sony a7 II & a7R II
1. Godox V1-S Round Head Camera Flash
The V1’s detachable 2600mAh lithium-ion battery provides up to 480 full-power flashes per charge, ensuring you don’t miss a beat. The V1 recycles to full power in just 1.5 seconds, keeping up with your subject. The V1 also enables front and rear curtain sync up to 1/8000 sec for controlling bright backgrounds and shooting wide apertures.
The V1 features an optical slave and a built-in 2.4 GHz receiver for Godox X System transmitters. The V1 can control up to four wireless groups in a master/slave arrangement, with the V1’s settings copied to the slave flashes. An AF assist lamp, a 3200K LED modeling lamp and a 2.5mm port for cabled triggering are also included.
2. Godox V860II-S High-Speed Sync GN60 1/8000 2.4G TTL
In general, the V860IIS may tilt from -7 to 90° and rotate left and right 180°. This flash supports high-speed sync, flash exposure adjustment, 1st and 2nd curtain sync, and more. It may also act as an optical master or slave device.
3. Godox TT685S HSS 1/8000S GN60 TTL Flash Speedlite
external flash units in manual mode. An easy-to-read back LCD display reveals flash settings and a 2.5mm sync connection provides basic wired communication.
4. Sony HVL-F45RM Compact, Radio-Controlled Gn 45 Camera Flash
The HVL-F45RM decreases size and weight by over 10% while increasing guide number to 148′ at ISO 100 and 105mm and recycling time to 2.5 seconds. Full bounce is also offered with -8 to 150° tilt and 360° rotation. It also contains a 24-105mm zoom head that can be enlarged to 15mm with a pull-out diffusing plate and an LED light for video. An upgraded back LCD control system allows for customizing flash distribution and memory settings. The flash is also dust and moisture resistant.
5. Bolt VD-410 Manual Flash
In general, the VD-410 works with any camera that has a hot shoe. The inclusion of a PC sync connector and two optical slave modes, immediate sync and skip one preflash, allows for easy off-camera triggering. This flash may be used as a slave or master trigger with a 33′ range. It also features an HV external power connector for battery packs and can run on four AA batteries with a recycle time of 0.1-5 seconds.
6. YONGNUO YN560 IV Wireless Flash Speedlite Master
The locking flash head allows for full bounce and swivel illumination. For easier off-camera firing, the flash may be optically activated with quick sync or skip pre-flash. The flash has a built-in PC sync connector and Multi-mode allows for stroboscopic lighting effects. The flash uses four AA batteries or an optional HV battery pack and recycles in around three seconds. It has a stand and a protective case.