Sony HVL-F43AM Compact External Flash

No Longer Available

Product Highlights

  • Wireless Ratio Control for Sony Cameras
  • Variable Power
  • Bounce Flash Setting for Indirect Light
  • Dust- and Moisture-Resistant

Questions? Ask our experts:

The Sony HVL-F43AM Digital Camera Flash provides Sony Alpha camera users with many features: it extends the illumination range beyond the camera's built-in flash, offers TTL (through the lens) flash exposure that's automatically controlled by your Sony Alpha DSLR for easy and intuitive operation, has adjustable bounce angles, and it's dust- and moisture-resistant. It's ideal for portraits, weddings and special events, still-life photography, hobby shots and every-day photography. The ultra-compact design folds flat when not in use. Wireless Ratio Control is only available with Alpha SLT-A65 and SLT-A77 cameras.

Extends Flash Range Beyond Camera's Built-In Flash
Though compact and lightweight, the HVL-F43AM has a maximum range twice that of the built-in flash units on A230, A330 and A380 cameras. This is represented as the guide number (GN) of 141' with a 105mm focal distance at ISO 100.
Wireless Ratio Control for Sony Cameras
Wireless Ratio Control makes it easy to select light emission ratios for up to three separate flash units. This allows quick creation of sophisticated multi-point lighting effects without the need for complex professional equipment. The Wireless Ratio Control feature is only available with Alpha SLT-A65 and SLT-A77 cameras.
Variable Power
Flash power levels are switchable in 22 increments, from 1/1 through to 1/128 level in 1/3 steps. High output power is complemented by a quick 2.9 second (approx.) recycling time. Despite the flash's extensive functions, operation is refreshingly clear and simple via the high-quality LCD screen and direction buttons.
Bounce Flash Enables Shadowless Indirect Lighting
Quick Shift Bounce system allows flash head position to be adjusted instantly when switching between horizontal and vertical compositions. This maintains consistent shadow positions regardless of camera orientation, allowing easy creation of natural-looking "bounce" effects.
Dust- and Moisture-Resistant
Ideal for everyday shooting and more serious applications, its dust- and moisture-resistant design makes the HVL-F43AM ideal for demanding assignments, indoors or outside.
Mount Shoe
Guide No. 141.08' (43 m) ISO100 at 105 mm position
Vari-Power Not Specified By Manufacturer
Bounce Head Yes, -8° to +150°
Swivel Head Yes, 180°
Recycle Time Approximately 2.9 - 3.9 seconds
Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.0 x 5.1 x 3.5" / 7.6 x 13.0 x 8.9 cm
Weight 12 oz / 340 g Without batteries
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.3 x 4.4 x 7.7"
Sony HVL-F43AM Compact External Flash
  • 1-Year Sony U.S.A. Warranty
  • Be the first to review this item

    Batteries & Power

    See more

    Required item: Batteries are not included, and are required to power your flash.

    Varta - High-Energy 1.5V AA LR6 Alkaline Battery (4-Pack)
    • You Pay: $2.99
    Watson - 4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh)
    • You Pay: $17.95

    Flash Diffusers

    See more
    Vello - Universal Bounce Diffuser
    • You Pay: $9.95


    See more
    Vello - Universal Softbox with Colored Gels Kit for Portable Flash (Small)
    • You Pay: $20.75


    See more
    Vello - Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes
    • You Pay: $14.95


    See more
    Vello - 5" Snoot/Reflector for Portable Flash
    • You Pay: $22.50

    Sync Cords & Flash Remotes

    See more
    Vello - Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Sony/Minolta Cameras (3')
    • You Pay: $16.95
    Vello - Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Sony/Minolta Cameras (1.5')
    • You Pay: $14.95
    View all Accessories
    See any errors on this page? Let us know.