Sony added a prosumer-level external flash to its lineup last week. The new flash features the same “Quick Shift Bounce” rotation as found the the flagship HVL-F58AM flash. It has guide number of 43 and offers 22 increments of power adjustments between full and down to 1/128 power – all in 1/3 stops – and is powered by 4 AA batteries.
The HVL-F43AM is slated for release later this Summer for around $350.
Full specs and more images below.
|Guide Number||43 (105mm, ISO100?m)|
|Flash Coverage||24-105mm (15mm focal length covered with built-in wide panel)|
|Flash Control||Pre-flash control, manual flash control selectable, direct through-the-lens (TTL) flash metering|
|Bounce Flash||Click positions: up (30°/45°/60°/75°/90°/120°/150°); down (8°); right (30°/45°/60°/90°); left (30°/45°/60°/90°)|
|Recycling time (based on Sony measurement)||Approx. 2.9 seconds (with alkaline battery)|
|Battery performance (based on Sony measurement)||Approx. more than 200 flash cycles (with alkaline battery)|
|Power level switching||22 levels: (1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64, 1/128), 1/3 steps|
|Wireless Ratio Control||Available to control by 3 groups when used with DSLR-A900/A850/A700|
|Other features||Auto WB Adjustment with Colour Temperature Info; Auto zoom control optimised for image sensor size; High-Speed Synchro; Modelling Lighting; Test Lighting; Multi Lighting. Supports camera’s Red-eye reduction feature. Built-in wide panel and bounce sheet. High quality LCD screen.|
|Compatible Shoe||Auto-lock Accessory Shoe|
|Included items||Mini-stand, Case|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||Approx. 75 x 129 x 87 mm|
|Weight||Approx. 340g (without batteries)|
|Power source||Four AA-size cells of the same type, either alkaline or Ni-MH|