Best Flash for Sony Alpha a1

The Sony Alpha 1 (B&H/Adorama/Amazon) is Sony’s flagship full frame mirrorless camera released in early 2021. Sony a1 is the one camera designed to do it all, it has a 50.1 MP full-frame Exmor RS BSI CMOS sensor, in order to shoot better photos, you’d better get a flash for Sony Alpha 1, we have tested and reviewed latest speedlite flashes, and below are top recommended ones for Sony Alpha a1:

Profoto A10 AirTTL-S Studio Light for Sony – Check Price at B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon

If you are looking for a professional on camera flash for Sony a1, the Profoto A10 is the best choice. Building on the success and popularity of the A1X, Profoto introduces an enhanced version, the A10 AirTTL-S Studio Light for Sony. The A10 has the same powerful battery that gets 450 full-power flashes instead of 350, fast full-power recycling time of one second, and 20 wireless channels. What’s ground-breaking about the A10 is that you can sync it with your iPhone camera. The Profoto Control and Profoto Camera app sync your iPhone with the A10 over Bluetooth connection – no additional hardware attachments needed.

Features:

  • Built-In AirTTL, Use On or Off Camera
  • Fast Full-Power Recycling: 1 sec
  • Upgraded Battery: 450 Full-Power Flashes
  • Sync A10 Flash with iPhone Camera
  • High-Speed Sync, LED Modeling Light
  • 9-Stop Power Range, 76Ws Output
  • Weighs 1.2 lb Including Battery
  • Optional Wireless TTL with Air Remote
  • Includes Bounce Card
  • A10 Bag with Shoulder Strap

Sony HVL-F60RM2 Wireless Radio Flash – Check Price at B&H Photo/Adorama/Amazon

The Sony HVL-F60RM2 flash is currently another best selling flash for Sony a1, but the price is not very cheap. It have a lot of improvement compared to HVL-F60RM. Meticulously engineered to maximize the power of the Alpha camera series, this cutting-edge flash takes advantage of face detection and TTL metering to provide versatility only dreamed of with on-camera lighting. It boasts a 1.7 second recharge time and can fire up to 200 consecutive times at 10 fps.

Product Highlights

    • High-output Guide Number for compact mirrorless cameras (GN60)
    • Intelligent communication with the latest Alpha cameras
    • White balance and flash control linked to camera face detection
    • Per-frame P-TTL flash control instantly adapts to changing light
    • Light output optimized for focal length (14mm w/ wide panel to 200mm)

Sony HVL-F46RM Wireless Radio Flash – Check Price at B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon

 

The Sony HVL-F46RM is the updated version of HVL-F45RM. It is one of the best selling Sony wireless radio flashes, it is a compact flash packed with lots of features. It has a good quality construction and is dust/moisture resistant. This flash can be set as a commander or a remote that fully supports Sony’s existing radio commanders and receivers, including ratio control, the ability to work with up to 15 flashes in five groups, and access to 14 channels. The flash works within Sony’s optical wireless flash system as well, where it is also able to operate as either a commander or remote unit.

Product Highlights

  • Compatible with Sony ADI / P-TTL
  • Per-Frame P-TTL Flash Control
  • On-Camera Flash & Transceiver
  • Recycle Time: 1.7 Seconds
  • Flash Control Linked to Face Detection
  • Up to 60 Consecutive Flashes at 10 fps
  • Comprehensive Control from Sony Alpha

Godox V1 Flash for Sony – Check Price at B&H Photo/Adorama/Amazon The Godox V1 flash is one of the best selling third party flashes for Sony cameras. Offering a powerful 76Ws output along with a distinct design, the Godox V1 Flash is an advanced light source with features that clearly reflect the current state of the industry. Compatible with Sony ADI / P-TTL, this flexible on-camera light is distinguished by its round head, which provides soft, smooth light with gradual fall off that augments the flattering output. The head rotates 330 degrees, tilts -7 to 120°, and has a magnetic surface for lightning-fast attachment of Godox’s accessory light modifiers.

  • Compatible with Sony ADI / P-TTL
  • Output: 76Ws
  • Auto Zoom Control, Zoom Range: 28-105mm
  • 2.4 GHz Wireless X-System Transmitter
  • Built-In LED Modeling Lamp
  • Tilts -7 to 120°, Rotates 330°
  • Round Flash Head Design
  • Magnetic Light Modifier Attachment
  • 1.5 sec Recycle Time, HSS Support
  • Removable, Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery