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Sony HVL-F28RM External Flash

BH #SOHVLF28RM • MFR #HVL-F28RM
Sony HVL-F28RM External Flash
Key Features
  • Compatible with Sony ADI / P-TTL
  • 2.4 GHz Radio Transceiver, 115' Range
  • Guide Number: 92' at ISO 100 and 50mm
  • Wireless TTL Ratio Controller/Remote
Compact and connected, the Sony HVL-F28RM External Flash is a sleek and portable flash featuring an impressive guide number of 92' at ISO 100 and 50mm, along with a built-in 2.4 GHz radio transceiver to allow photographers to quickly create portable lighting setups with complete support for P-TTL / ADI metering. This flash can be set as a commander or a remote that fully supports Sony's existing radio commanders and receivers, including ratio control, the ability to work with up to 15 flashes in five groups. In terms of its physical design, the HVL-F28RM has a compact, pocketable design well-suited to the a7-series mirrorless bodies and has a 0 to 120° tilting head for flexible bounce control. Additionally, it sports a dust- and moisture-resistant construction along with a durable metal foot.
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Sony HVL-F28RM Overview

Compact and connected, the Sony HVL-F28RM External Flash is a sleek and portable flash featuring an impressive guide number of 92' at ISO 100 and 50mm, along with a built-in 2.4 GHz radio transceiver to allow photographers to quickly create portable lighting setups with complete support for P-TTL / ADI metering. This flash can be set as a commander or a remote that fully supports Sony's existing radio commanders and receivers, including ratio control, the ability to work with up to 15 flashes in five groups. In terms of its physical design, the HVL-F28RM has a compact, pocketable design well-suited to the a7-series mirrorless bodies and has a 0 to 120° tilting head for flexible bounce control. Additionally, it sports a dust- and moisture-resistant construction along with a durable metal foot.

Equipped with a 2.4 GHz radio transceiver, the HVL-F28RM is able to operate as either a radio commander or remote as part of Sony's radio wireless system, including the FA-WRC1M Wireless Radio Commander and FA-WRR1 Wireless Radio Receiver. This system has an operating range of approximately 115' and does not require line-of-sight. Also, it will support up to 15 flashes in five groups on one of 14 channels. Additionally, it has full support for Sony's P-TTL / ADI metering system, including high-speed sync and ratio control.
Advance Distance Integration (ADI) flash metering works with cameras and lenses with distance encoders to more accurately balance flash output with ambient light and subject reflectivity by taking camera-to-subject distance into account
Guide number of 92' at ISO 100 and 50mm.
Flash head offers 0 to 120° of tilting for bounce control.
Covers a 50mm focal length field of view and pull-out wide panel broadens this coverage to a 24mm focal length field of view.
Manual power adjustment is possible across 25 levels, covering full 1/1 power down to 1/256 power.
Can fire continuously for up to 40 flashes at a rate of 10 flashes per second.
Slow, high-speed, 1st and 2nd curtain sync is supported on cameras with TTL communication.
Recycle time of 0.1 to 6.4 seconds with alkaline batteries or 0.1 to 4.1 with NiMH batteries.
Improved resistance to overheating for longer and more rapid shooting sessions.
Dust and moisture-resistant construction enables its use in harsh environments and a durable metal shoe has been added for improved mounting stability.
Requires two AA-sized batteries, either alkaline or NiMH, as a power source.
Micro-USB port can be used for firmware updates.
UPC: 027242921023

Sony HVL-F28RM Specs

Key Specs
Guide Number
91.9' / 28 m at ISO 100 (50 mm Position)
Bounce Head
0 to +120°
Swivel Head
No
Exposure Control
Sony ADI / P-TTL
Wireless Operation
Radio (TTL/Manual)
Up to 114.8' / 35 m
Internal Power
2x AA (Alkaline, NiMH)
Off-Camera Terminal
No
Flash Head
Guide Number
91.9' / 28 m at ISO 100 (50 mm Position)
Coverage
Full-Frame
50 mm
24 mm (with Wide-Angle Adapter)
Bounce Head
0 to +120°
Swivel Head
No
Flash Duration
1/625 Second at Full Power
Recycle Time
Approx. 0.1 to 6.4 Seconds
Secondary Illumination
No
Exposure Control
Exposure Control
Sony ADI / P-TTL
Flash Modes
Hi-Speed Sync, Slow Sync
Power Range
1/1 to 1/256 (Manual)
Wireless
Wireless Operation
Radio (TTL/Manual)
Up to 114.8' / 35 m
Wireless Channels
14
Wireless Groups
5
Power
Internal Power
2x AA (Alkaline, NiMH)
External Power Pack Compatible
No
General
Mount
Sony Multi-Interface Shoe
Off-Camera Terminal
No
Dimensions (W x H x D)
2.6 x 3.3 x 3.6" / 65.1 x 83.5 x 91.4 mm
Weight
7.7 oz / 219 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.73 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.5 x 3.9 x 3.1"

Sony HVL-F28RM Reviews

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Will this work with the A7III?

Will this work with the A7III?
Asked by: Julio
Yes, this flash is compatible with the A7 III.
Answered by: Boyd H
Date published: 2021-06-09

Is there a Sony or aftermarket diffuser that fits ...

Is there a Sony or aftermarket diffuser that fits the F28RM well?
Asked by: GREGORY
There is not a diffuser made specific for the Sony HVL-F28RM External Flash. This will fit as a universal one. It is a kit with a diffuser and color gels, https://bhpho.to/3lwcDDh .,
Answered by: Rob K
Date published: 2022-05-22

Does HVL-28RM needs a trigger if use off camera?

Does HVL-28RM needs a trigger if use off camera?
Asked by: Yanette
Yes the Sony HVL-F28RM External Flash would need the Sony FA-WRC1M Wireless Radio Commander or another RM series flash on the camera in order to fire the flash off camera.
Answered by: Dan W
Date published: 2023-08-15

Will this work with my Sony ZV-1?

Will this work with my Sony ZV-1?
Asked by: Muiz
Unfortunately, it would not be compatible.
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2022-03-16

Will this flash work on manual with non-Sony ...

Will this flash work on manual with non-Sony camera systems?
Asked by: Baldemar
No, you can't control manual exposure if you mount the flash on a non Sony Multi-Interface shoe. The exposure of the flash is control through the Sony camera Flash menu once the unit is connected on the hot shoe.
Answered by: Llinelva D
Date published: 2022-05-19

Will this pair with any 3rd-party flashes?

Will this pair with any 3rd-party flashes?
Asked by: Wyatt
The radio system in this flash only works with Sony RM series flashes. To use it with a 3rd party flash, there needs to be an optical connection for line of sight triggering or the use of a 3rd party radio trigger.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2020-11-28

Is this flash compatible with the RX1R II?

Is this flash compatible with the RX1R II?
Asked by: Fred
Yes, the Sony HVL-F28RM External Flash is compatible with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II Digital Camera.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2023-05-03

Does this new flash feature optical wireless ...

Does this new flash feature optical wireless capabilities as controller and slave? Compatibility with other flashes?
Asked by: Supakorn
The Sony HVL-F28RM External Flash does not have optical wireless capability. The Sony HVL-F28RM External Flash is able to operate as either a radio commander on the camera's hot shoe, or as a off-camera remote as part of Sony's radio wireless system. It is also compatible for use with other Sony-brand flashes with built in wireless radio compatibility, as well as compatible for use with the Sony FA-WRC1M Wireless Radio Commander and FA-WRR1 Wireless Radio Receiver, but not for optical wireless usage.
Answered by: Manzell L
Date published: 2020-12-20
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