Bolt VS-560C Wireless TTL Flash for Canon

Bolt VS-560C Wireless TTL Flash for Canon

Bolt VS-560C Wireless TTL Flash for Canon

B&H # BOVS560C MFR # VS-560C
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Product Highlights

  • Compatible with Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II
  • Wireless TTL Functionality Up to 33'
  • Guide Number: 141' at ISO 100 and 50mm
  • Zoom Range: 24-105mm, 18mm with Panel
  • Tilts 90° and Swivels 300°
  • 1.8" Backlit LCD
  • Manual Control: 1/1 to 1/64 Power
  • High Speed Sync Up to 1/8000 sec
  • PC Sync and HV Power Ports
  • Built-In Reflector and Diffuser Panels
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Bolt VS-560 overview

  • 1Description

The Bolt VS-560C Wireless TTL Flash is a shoe-mounted flash unit designed to work with Canon's E-TTL / E-TTL II metering system and features wireless TTL slave functionality. The flash has a guide number of 141' at ISO 100 and 50mm setting, giving it good power within its zoom range of 24-105mm. The head also tilts up 90° and swivels 120° to the right and 180° to the left. Additionally, the VS-560C has a PC sync port that allows for remote triggering of the flash and an HV port for external power connections.

A variety of settings and features can be accessed from the 1.8" backlit LCD screen located on the rear of the flash. This is where you can set TTL settings or even place the flash in manual mode with a power setting between 1/1 to 1/64. The VS-560C is also capable of high-speed and second-curtain synchronization, allowing for more creative shooting techniques and it has built-in reflector and diffuser panels to further enhance its capabilities. The flash runs on 4 AA batteries and comes with a stand.

Note: Not compatible with 80D.

Guide Number at ISO 100
24mm: 112'
28mm: 118'
35mm: 125'
50mm: 141'
70mm: 148'
85mm: 154'
105mm: 164'
Compatible with Canon's E-TTL / E-TTL II metering system
Flash coverage can be expanded to 18mm with the use of the built-in diffuser panel
Flash duration of 1/1,000 to 1/20,000
Flash recycle time of 0.5 to 9 seconds with Ni-MH batteries
1.8" backlit LCD display with updated button control scheme
The adjustable five-position flash head can be tilted up 0-90°, left 0-120° and right 0-180°
It has a motorized automatic and manual 24-105mm zoom head
Seven manual mode power output settings of 1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, and 1/64
Optical pulse wireless TTL with a range of up to 33' with 4 channels and 3 groups
Slave timing modes include instant sync, skip one pre-flash, and skip two pre-flashes
Autofocus assist light for working in dim conditions
This flash supports both high speed and rear-curtain sync for more speed and flash control. It supports high-speed sync up to 1/8000 second--with cameras that support this speed--for shooting outdoors at wide apertures and fast shutter speeds, helping you to freeze motion better
Flash exposure compensation of ±3 in 1/3 EV steps
PC sync port for additional camera connection options
Automatic power-saving function takes effect after 3 minutes of inactivity
Locking hot shoe
Flash ready light and test button
Included flash stand features a 1/4"-20 thread for mounting on a tripod
Can work with an optional external power pack through the use of the HV power port
UPC: 847628576216
In the Box
Bolt VS-560C Wireless TTL Flash for Canon
  • Stand
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Bolt VS-560 specs

    Mount Shoe
    Guide No. 141.08'  / 43 m ISO 100 at 50 mm Position
    Vari-Power Manual: 1/1 - 1/64
    Bounce Head Yes0 to +90°
    Swivel Head Yes, 300°
    Coverage 18 - 105 mm (Full Frame)
    Zoom Head Full Frame: 24 - 105 mm
    Off-Camera Terminal PC
    Recycle Time Approximately 0.5 - 9 Seconds
    Flash Duration 1/1000 - 1/20000 sec
    Flash-Ready Indicator Yes
    Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
    Slave Timing Modes Instant Sync
    Skip Preflash
    Skip Two Preflashes
    Wireless Operation Method: Optical Pulse
    Distance: Up to 33' / 10.06 m
    Wireless Communication Channels 4 Channels
    Wireless Groups 3 Groups
    Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, Lithium, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.6 x 3.9 x 4.7" / 6.6 x 9.9 x 11.9 cm
    Weight 9.17 oz / 259.97 g without batteries
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.9 x 4.7 x 2.9"

    Bolt VS-560 reviews

    VS-560C Wireless TTL Flash for Canon is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 14.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great bang for your buck! I am a natural light photographer but decided to invest in a flash for wedding receptions. I am still learning the in's and out's of flash photography, however thus far this flash has done a great job. The bounce and swivel head is a must for me, but to get that on a Canon flash you'll pay more for it. I was extremely impressed with the recycle time. Because of the low price, I assumed I'd have to sacrifice quite a bit on recycle time, but I didn't have any shots go off without a flash. It is nice to have the built in diffuser panel, however I think I may still invest in an additional diffuser dome. Overall great flash for the price!
    Date published: 2014-10-16
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Keep your Box for returns. I bought this flash 10-24-2014 and before 30 days was over it made a large popping sound and stopped working. B&H graciously and promptly replaced the unit. (no complaint to B&H service) Recently, the replacement unit stopped working too. I had to send it back to Bolt for replacement this time since the B&H service warranty had expired. (30 days) Do not depend on this flash, get a backup - and keep the box for easy return. My experience says you will need it.
    Date published: 2015-06-13
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Update - Keep your Box for returns. Good = The non functioning VS-560C flash was promptly returned to me repaired and in good working order within 10 working days. Bad = That was Mid June and now it is Mid September and has already stopped working. I will not be requesting further repairs, nor will I be purchasing anything from Bolt again.
    Date published: 2015-09-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty solid flash for the money Does it's job as expected. My only gripe is that as you look through the viewfinder of the camera it is rather easy to depress the flash exposure compensation button. If you shooting for a while you can easily have it set to -3flashEV without knowing.
    Date published: 2015-01-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy to use I am an amatuer photographer using it for portrait and photos for family gatherings and business gatherings. It works well in the zoom mode..love the versatility of the bounce angles, diffusers, and the wireless feature.
    Date published: 2015-05-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Bolt flash is like a lightning bolt!! The directions which this flash can be placed make it supremely versatile, able to bounce flashes at just about every imagineable angle! Another advantage is the fact that it can be turned off and left attached to the camera even when not shooting flash photography. I'm sure once I understand all the settings, I'll have even more to brag about with this flash
    Date published: 2015-02-04
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from This flash will not work via TTL with the Canon 80D. This flash will not work via TTL with the Canon 80D. I spoke to a representative at Bolt before returning the flash and he confirmed that is will not work with the 80D in TTL mode. The number one reason I bought the flash was it's compatibility with Canon E-TTL. In essence this is a manual flash.
    Date published: 2016-06-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product was an excellent. I will use this product as a fill and full flash for indoor photography and portraits. when I do not have my lighting system in place. It has many great features and is a great product and will enhance me in every way a flash can.
    Date published: 2017-03-06
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