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Canon VFL-2 Light and Flash for Canon Camcorders

B&H # CAVFL2 Mfr # 3574B001
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Product Highlights
  • Compatible with Several Canon Camcorders
  • Video Light
  • External Flash
  • Powered by Advanced Accessory Shoe

The Canon VFL-2 Video Light and Flash attaches to the advanced accessory shoe on specific Canon camcorders. This device works as a video light that turns on and off automatically. As a flash, it will fire automatically or act as a pre-flash to reduce the red-eye effect.

Camcorder Compatibility
This light and flash works with the following Canon camcorders: HF S11 Refurbished, HF21 Refurbished, VIXIA HF G10, VIXIA HF G10 Refurbished, VIXIA HF M30, VIXIA HF M30 Refurbished, VIXIA HF M300, VIXIA HF M300 Refurbished, VIXIA HF M301, VIXIA HF M301 Refurbished, VIXIA HF M31, VIXIA HF M31 Refurbished, VIXIA HF M32, VIXIA HF M32 Refurbished, VIXIA HF M40, VIXIA HF M40 Refurbished, VIXIA HF M400, VIXIA HF M41, VIXIA HF M41 Refurbished, VIXIA HF S10 Dual Flash Memory, VIXIA HF S10 Dual Flash Memory Refurbished, VIXIA HF S100 Flash Memory, VIXIA HF S100 Flash Memory Refurbished, VIXIA HF S11 Dual Flash Memory, VIXIA HF S20, VIXIA HF S20 Refurbished, VIXIA HF S200, VIXIA HF S200 Refurbished, VIXIA HF S21, VIXIA HF S21 Refurbished, VIXIA HF S30, VIXIA HF S30 Refurbished, VIXIA HF20 Dual Flash Memory, VIXIA HF20 Dual Flash Memory Refurbished, VIXIA HF200 Flash Memory, VIXIA HF200 Flash Memory Refurbished and the VIXIA HF21
Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe
This light is powered by the camcorder via the Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe.
Compatibility Canon HF S11 Refurbished, HF21 Refurbished, VIXIA HF G10, VIXIA HF G10 Refurbished, VIXIA HF M30, VIXIA HF M30 Refurbished, VIXIA HF M300, VIXIA HF M300 Refurbished, VIXIA HF M301, VIXIA HF M301 Refurbished, VIXIA HF M31, VIXIA HF M31 Refurbished, VIXIA HF M32, VIXIA HF M32 Refurbished, VIXIA HF M40, VIXIA HF M40 Refurbished, VIXIA HF M400, VIXIA HF M41, VIXIA HF M41 Refurbished, VIXIA HF S10 Dual Flash Memory, VIXIA HF S10 Dual Flash Memory Refurbished, VIXIA HF S100 Flash Memory, VIXIA HF S100 Flash Memory Refurbished, VIXIA HF S11 Dual Flash Memory, VIXIA HF S20, VIXIA HF S20 Refurbished, VIXIA HF S200, VIXIA HF S200 Refurbished, VIXIA HF S21, VIXIA HF S21 Refurbished, VIXIA HF S30, VIXIA HF S30 Refurbished, VIXIA HF20 Dual Flash Memory, VIXIA HF20 Dual Flash Memory Refurbished, VIXIA HF200 Flash Memory, VIXIA HF200 Flash Memory Refurbished, VIXIA HF21
Lamp Type 3 Watt Halogen
External Flash
Mount Type Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe
Power Source From Camcorder Through Accessory Shoe
Power Consumption 3 Watt
Power Connector Advanced Accessory Shoe
Dimensions (WxDxH) 1.3 x 2.4 x 2.2"
3.3 x 6 x 5.6cm
Weight 2.5 oz
70 gram

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VFL-2 Light and Flash for Canon Camcorders
 
4.1

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attach securely (7)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Even light source (3)
  • Good in low light (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Birthdays (3)
    • Low light (3)
    • Night video (3)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Weddings (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (3), Tech savvy (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Light & Flash unit

    [...]This is a stock Canon item and a must if using the W/A lens on the Canon Vixia series camcorders when lighting is needed.As others have remarked, I will confirm that...Read complete review

    [...]This is a stock Canon item and a must if using the W/A lens on the Canon Vixia series camcorders when lighting is needed.As others have remarked, I will confirm that the light/flash unit has a flimsy feel to it.The 4 position switch on mine is difficult to operate. It is stiff and hard to move out of one position without overshooting the next position.Flash does not work in all modes – check your manual.Both lights are Fixed in direction so bounce lighting is out of the questionNeither the Flash nor the Video light is particularly bright, slightly better than the built in unit.Power consumption is low, and overall it does a good job is most situations. I ran mine 1:37 and it still shows 1:10 remaining (BP 819)It is light weight so it won't be left behind.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Pitty, stronger light be better

    Stronger lightly it would be better.
    In darker rooms furthermore does have not enough lights for the more quality video work, but something is better than nothing.
    With regard to the dimension...Read complete review

    Stronger lightly it would be better.
    In darker rooms furthermore does have not enough lights for the more quality video work, but something is better than nothing.
    With regard to the dimension satisfactorily.
    assessment 3

    Reviewed by 15 customers

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    4.0

    VFL-2 Light n Flash for Canon Camcorders

    By More Light

    from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    About Me Aspiring Film Maker

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attach Securely
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Uses Power Quickly

    Best Uses

    • Night Video
    • Special Events

    Comments about VFL-2 Light and Flash for Canon Camcorders:

    Recently purchased and received the VFL-2 Light and Flash for Canon Camcorders. The video light works much better than the built in light on the camcorder. The only thing is that the center of the viewing screen is lit up. It is darker around the edges. The camera flash works well. It brightens up a dark room. I don't think it has redeye reduction on it though. The camera just flashes once. The video light will consume approximately 50% more battery power.

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    2.0

    Not Worth the Money !!!

    By Just an ametour !!

    from Ky

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attach Securely

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Birthdays

      Comments about VFL-2 Light and Flash for Canon Camcorders:

      I ordered a much cheaper lighjt would not work on the Cannon Camcorder so i sent it back for the VFL-2 not as good a light as the cheaper one !!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great fit!

      By rrwrites

      from Atlanta, GA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attach Securely

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about VFL-2 Light and Flash for Canon Camcorders:

          For a small, lightweight Video Light and Flash, this is the ticket. As a Canon product it perfectly adapts to any Canon consumer video camera, whereas others do not without a mini shoe.

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          4.0

          I would buy again

          By David

          from Tulsa, OK

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Good in Low Light

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light

            Comments about VFL-2 Light and Flash for Canon Camcorders:

            Not inexpensive, but it is very hepful in low light situations

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            • No

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            5.0

            vfl 2 light

            By git money first

            from gary, indiana

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good in Low Light

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light

              Comments about VFL-2 Light and Flash for Canon Camcorders:

              Great light. Great price compared to Canon website. I used this light indoors.it is good for close UPS...and it is actually mandatory if you are using the wide angle lenses attachment, because the lenses blocks the default light...

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              • No

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              4.0

              Great Compact light

              By Edwkaru

              from San Juan, PR

              About Me Video Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Moderate battery consumpt

              Cons

              • Low range light

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light

              Comments about VFL-2 Light and Flash for Canon Camcorders:

              Just for adding light to a low light environmental. Good for nightclub close-ups

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              • No

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              3.0

              Pitty, stronger light be better

              By rkovac

              from Osijek, Croatia

              About Me Video Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

              • Poor In Low Light

              Best Uses

              • Travel

              Comments about VFL-2 Light and Flash for Canon Camcorders:

              Stronger lightly it would be better.
              In darker rooms furthermore does have not enough lights for the more quality video work, but something is better than nothing.
              With regard to the dimension satisfactorily.
              assessment 3

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Great Light & Flash unit

              By Jim

              from Columbia, PA

              About Me Video Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Picture Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about VFL-2 Light and Flash for Canon Camcorders:

                  [...]This is a stock Canon item and a must if using the W/A lens on the Canon Vixia series camcorders when lighting is needed.As others have remarked, I will confirm that the light/flash unit has a flimsy feel to it.The 4 position switch on mine is difficult to operate. It is stiff and hard to move out of one position without overshooting the next position.Flash does not work in all modes – check your manual.Both lights are Fixed in direction so bounce lighting is out of the questionNeither the Flash nor the Video light is particularly bright, slightly better than the built in unit.Power consumption is low, and overall it does a good job is most situations. I ran mine 1:37 and it still shows 1:10 remaining (BP 819)It is light weight so it won't be left behind.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  GReat light, flash, but a bit pricey.

                  By Tom the banker

                  from Easton, MA

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Even Light Source
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Birthdays
                    • Night Video
                    • Weddings

                    Comments about VFL-2 Light and Flash for Canon Camcorders:

                    Like many things that are worth it they tend to be overpriced. So it goes for this light. Worth it but....

                    Thank goodness B & H has gotten the price down to a more erasonable level.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good when you need more light

                    By lmcwill

                    from Solano, CA

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attach Securely
                    • Even Light Source

                    Cons

                    • Could be brighter
                    • Uses battery moderately

                    Best Uses

                    • Low light to dark

                    Comments about VFL-2 Light and Flash for Canon Camcorders:

                    A full-featured light that provides decent coverage and also flashes if you're taking stills with the Canon Vixia HF S11. You have to choose between the flash and shotgun mic because the intelligent mount only takes one at a time. Running it on battery noticeably reduces battery life.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great little light

                    By Amateur Photographer

                    from Springfield, Ohio

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attach Securely
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy
                    • Uses Power Quickly

                    Best Uses

                    • Birthdays
                    • Special Events
                    • Weddings

                    Comments about VFL-2 Light and Flash for Canon Camcorders:

                    Great for adding light to a poorly lit room. Flash seems to help red eye. Too high of a price. The battery drain could be limited with LED's.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    "Perfect for Video and Photos"

                    By SKM

                    from AZ

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attach Securely
                    • Even Light Source
                    • Long Lasting
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Night Video
                      • Professional Work
                      • Special Events
                      • Weddings

                      Comments about VFL-2 Light and Flash for Canon Camcorders:

                      I use this product while I file video and take pictures at the same time. I like the fact that you can use the Flash and the Light at the same time. Another good thing about this is there are no cords hanging from the camera to power the device works off the Camera Battery.

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                      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      vfl-2

                      By fatboy

                      from new york

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attach Securely

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about VFL-2 Light and Flash for Canon Camcorders:

                        not better than light and flash from camcorder.

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Perfect addition

                        By Bluegrass

                        from Washington, DC

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to use
                        • Small easily fits in bag
                        • Uses camera battery
                        • Video and still lights

                        Cons

                        • Need stronger video light

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about VFL-2 Light and Flash for Canon Camcorders:

                          I used the light on my video camera when I escorted my 2 1/2 year old grand-daughter around the neighborhood on Halloween. It would have been mission impossible without the light.

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                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Ist a must with addon lenses

                          By CorTrem Design

                          from Canada

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight
                          • Small

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about VFL-2 Light and Flash for Canon Camcorders:

                              You will need it , especially if you have an addon lenses. Since it covers the flash end light of the camera.

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