HVL-F43AM
The Sony® HVL-F43AM flash unit delivers flexible lighting control
for α DSLR photographers. The innovative “Quick Shift Bounce”
system allows the flash to pivot 90 degrees left and right, and
Wireless Ratio Control allows the wireless control of up to three
groups of flashes with user-selected luminosity ratios.
Bullets
• “Quick Shift Bounce” for lighting freedom
• Bounce flash: 90° right, 90° left, 150° up, 8° down
• High power (guide no. 43)
• Auto WB adjustment w/ Color Temperature Info
• Effective over 30 ft. (10.5m)
• Auto Zoom Control based on sensor size
• High-Speed Sync
• Modeling light capability
• Wireless Flash/Wireless Ratio Control
• Dust and Moisture Resistant Design
• Built-in Wide panel (15mm angle)
• Simple controls, test button
• TTL metering capability
• Fast recharging time
Features
High-power illumination
High-power illumination (guide number: 43)
Longer effective range
Longer effective range of over 30 ft. (10.5m)
“Quick Shift Bounce”
The innovative “Quick Shift Bounce” system allows the HVL-F43AM to orbit 90 degrees left and
right, allowing you to maintain horizontal light distribution even when shooting vertically. In
addition to pivoting side-to-side, the flash unit can also tilt down 8 degrees or back 150 degrees,
ensuring customers the lighting freedom they need to capture that perfect shot.
Versatile bounce angles
Versatile bounce angles: 90° up, 90° left. This allows the flash head to be rotated while maintaining
the set bounce angle, so you can quickly switch between horizontal and vertical format without
changing the light angle.
Built-In Bounce sheet
The built-in bounce sheet can be used even when shooting in a vertical position without
changing the angle of reflected light.
Auto white balance
Auto white balance (signals color temp. to camera)
Auto zoom
Auto zoom optimized for camera sensor size
Dust and Moisture resistant design
Flash
Sealing materials are set at joints of outer materials (body, LCD panel, Mounting Foot etc.) and
around movement/operating parts thereby increasing the life of your flash unit.
Modeling light capability
Modeling light capability allows the HVL-F43AM to pulse, helping photographers determine
where shadows will fall before taking the picture, so they can alter lighting or subject positioning
as necessary.
Retractable wide-angle panel
Retractable wide-angle panel (15mm angle)
Wireless Ratio Control
Wireless Ratio Control allows customers to wirelessly control up to three groups of flashes, as well
as specify the luminosity ratio for each group, so they can enjoy multiple-flash lighting techniques
without the need for special equipment or tedious exposure settings.
Simple controls
Simple controls, test button, power saving mode
TTL metering
TTL metering capability, high-speed sync
Fast recharging
Fast recharging -- up to 38% quicker than HVL-F36
Specifications
Flash
Battery Type
Flash Type
Auto electronic
flash (clip-on type)
Flash Modes
Automatic Light
Control (TTL),
Continuous (10
flashes/second,
up to 40), pre-flash
control, manual
control
Flash Coverage
Bounce angles:
Upward - 150
degrees; Left - 90
degrees; Right - 90
degrees; Down - 8
degrees
Flash Metering
System
Direct TTL
Guide Number
43
Modes
Wireless, Bounce,
Modeling, Multiburst
Number of
Flashes
10/sec. up to 40
total
Power Source
Four AA-size
batteries, Alkaline
of Ni-MH
Recycling Time
2.9sec
Dimensions (Approx.)
Dimensions
(Approx.)
(WHD) 3 x 5-1/8 x
3-1/2" (75 x 129 x
87 mm)
Weights and Measurements
Weight
(Approx.)
Power
12 oz (340g)
(excluding AA
batteries)
AA Alkaline /AA
Ni-MH - requires 4
General
Material
Poly-carbonate
plastic
Operating Conditions
Storage
Temperature
-4 to +140
degrees;F (-20 to
+60 degrees ;C)
Accessories
Supplied
Accessories
Case
Mini Stand
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/Updated: January 26, 2012