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Firmware 1.01 for HVLF60AM
« on: November 09, 2014, 07:15:20 AM »
After reading on the web that the HVLF60AM has a new firmware(overheating after 15 flashes) first in Asia then Canada and not yet to USA and Europe I decided to ask Sony dealer in Greece if there is a firmware and if it is going to be available also in Europe. Next day they called me and said this is not a firmware for us (Public/Customer) to make it and is only on request. So I desisted to send one of my 2 HVLF60AM for upgrade. This is free of charge and must be send to Sony for the upgrade. As soon I have it back I will do a comparison test before I send the second one in, with the two flashes firmware 1 & 1.01 and I will report :)
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Re: Firmware 1.01 for HVLF60AM
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2014, 10:07:47 PM »
Interesting Rex.  I still use the 58am ....john
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Re: Firmware 1.01 for HVLF60AM
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2014, 05:50:10 PM »
John see also this post : http://www.dynaxdigital.com/lighting-flashes-strobes-and-studio-gear/hvl-f60m-vs-58a-vs-43am-vs-5600am-vs-5400hs/

I am wondering what will be the difference when I retest it !
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Re: Firmware 1.01 for HVLF60AM
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2014, 06:34:24 PM »
Today I got back the first flash HVLF60M with firmware 1.10

Side by side Version 1.10 vs Version 1.00

No overheating even at 80 flashes vs 22~25

What I have notice with recharging time in sec, as the number of flashes increase  (over 20 flashes) the delay for the ready lamp increase. It needs almost 7~8 sec when it reach the 70~80 flashes.

The version 1.00 it seems to recharge the same time even when it reach the point of overheating.

Next week I will send also the second one ... and remember no charge is free from Sony :D
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Re: Firmware 1.01 for HVLF60AM
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2014, 09:28:44 AM »
Sounds like they had figured out a work-around for the overheating issue.

I guess the wait for a  longer recharge time is better than an overheat problem.
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Re: Firmware 1.01 for HVLF60AM
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2014, 09:59:00 AM »
Yes a few second more delay is  acceptable than shutting down for 5.00 min. From my test the recharge time in sec it depend now from the temperature.

When the capacitor start to increase temperature then automatically the recycles time increase gradually.Much better this way than the way Nikon did where they gave the option ON/OFF for overheating protection with new firmware and most user switch it to off and at the end they burn there flashes
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Re: Firmware 1.01 for HVLF60AM
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2014, 07:50:27 PM »
It seems that Sony store have renew the firmware on the current stock of the HVLF60M.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3754745?page=2
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