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Bolt VS-560C Wireless TTL Flash for Canon

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Bolt VS-560C Wireless TTL Flash for Canon
Key Features
  • 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
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.
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Bolt VS-560 Overview

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

Bolt VS-560 Specs

Key Specs
Guide Number
141.08' / 43 m at ISO 100 (50 mm Position)
Auto Zoom Head
Yes
Bounce Head
0 to +90°
Swivel Head
300°
Exposure Control
Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II
Wireless Operation
Optical Pulse (TTL/Manual)
Up to 33' / 10.06 m
Internal Power
4x AA (Alkaline, Lithium, NiMH)
Off-Camera Terminal
PC
Flash Head
Guide Number
141.08' / 43 m at ISO 100 (50 mm Position)
Coverage
Full-Frame
24 to 105 mm
18 mm (with Wide-Angle Adapter)
Auto Zoom Head
Yes
Bounce Head
0 to +90°
Swivel Head
300°
Flash Duration
1/1000 to 1/20000 Second
Recycle Time
Approx. 0.5 to 9 Seconds
Secondary Illumination
No
Exposure Control
Exposure Control
Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II
Flash Modes
Hi-Speed Sync, Second-Curtain Sync
Power Range
1/1 to 1/64 (Manual)
Flash Compensation
-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Wireless
Wireless Operation
Optical Pulse (TTL/Manual)
Up to 33' / 10.06 m
Wireless Channels
4
Wireless Groups
3
Remote Timing Modes
Instant Sync
Skip Preflash
Skip Two Preflashes
Power
Internal Power
4x AA (Alkaline, Lithium, NiMH)
External Power Pack Compatible
Yes
General
Mount
Shoe
Off-Camera Terminal
PC
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
1.04 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.9 x 5.15 x 2.9"

Bolt VS-560 Reviews

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Does ti works with a canon t6?

Does ti works with a canon t6?
Asked by: Juan
Yes it will.
Answered by: Ryan
Date published: 2020-12-30

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Is it OK on a 5D?
Asked by: Anonymous
Hmmm well I can say it works fine on both my 650D and 60D. Theoretically as the 5D has the same electrical connections it should.
Answered by: James H.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Does this work with a Canon EOS Rebel T3i?
Asked by: Richard
I don't know, I have Nikons, sorry :(
Answered by: RONALD L.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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How does this flash compare to the Yongnuo YN-568EX Speedlite for Nikon Cameras?
Asked by: Stacy M.
The Yongnuo YN-568EX Speedlite for Nikon Cameras would be the stronger of the two flashes in terms of output power. It also has a wider manual output range from 1/1 full-power down to 1/128th output power (the Bolt VS-560N Wireless TTL Flash for Nikon goes down to 1/64th minimum output power). When using i-TTL automatic flash output, the Yongnuo flash has a wider -5 EV to +5 EV flash compensation range (in 1/3 EV steps), compared to Bolt's -3 EV to +3 EV flash compensation range (in 1/3 EV steps). The Yongnuo flash has a 2.5mm sub-miniphone sync terminal, while the Bolt uses the standard PC sync terminal. The Yongnuo flash has an estimated 3 second recycle time when using full batteries, while the Bolts flash recycle time can be up to approximately 9 seconds. The Bolt flash would be both smaller and lighter compared to the larger, heavier Yongnuo flash.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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How does one set slave mode with this flash? I cannot find the user manual anywhere online.
Asked by: Peter B.
I haven't purchased it, but the user manual is on the B&H purchasing page, on the upper right hand side
Answered by: Maurice P.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Is this wireless flash compatible with the New Nikon D500 without having to buy Nikon WR 10/ WR T10/WR A10 wireless adaptor set?
Asked by: Sandra W.
The WR10/WRT10/WRa10 will not help any flash other than the SB5000. It acts as a radio transmitter to communicate with the SB5000 only and only on the D5 and D500. This flash, the Bolt 560N is an infrared wireless flash. It will need either another flash that has wireless TTL master capability or an infrared transmitter such as Vello FWIRC-N to trigger it. Alternatively, you can use an external radio trigger system with a transmitter on camera and a receiver underneath the flash.
Answered by: Dov E.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Does the small stand it comes with have a tripod mount screw?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes it does. I don' use it myself, but I just checked. It will fit on my tripod that I bought from Wall-Mart.
Answered by: RONALD L.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Is this flash compatible with the Nikon D5000 camera???
Asked by: Omar B.
Yes, the Bolt VS-560N Wireless TTL Flash for Nikon is compatible for use with the Nikon D5000 DSLR camera.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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