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Sony HVL-F46RM Wireless Radio Flash

BH #SOHVLF46RM • MFR #HVL-F46RM
Sony HVL-F46RM Wireless Radio Flash
Key Features
  • Compatible with Sony ADI / P-TTL
  • Per-Frame P-TTL Flash Control
  • On-Camera Flash & Transceiver
  • Recycle Time: 1.7 Seconds
Sony delivers the next step in their on-camera flash series with the HVL-F46RM Wireless Radio Flash. Meticulously engineered to maximize the power of the Alpha camera series, this cutting-edge flash takes advantage of face detection and TTL metering to provide versatility only dreamed of with on-camera lighting. It boasts a 1.7-second recycle time and can fire up to 60 consecutive times at 10 fps.
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Sony HVL-F46RM Overview

Sony delivers the next step in their on-camera flash series with the HVL-F46RM Wireless Radio Flash. Meticulously engineered to maximize the power of the Alpha camera series, this cutting-edge flash takes advantage of face detection and TTL metering to provide versatility only dreamed of with on-camera lighting. It boasts a 1.7-second recycle time and can fire up to 60 consecutive times at 10 fps.

UPC: 027242923515

Sony HVL-F46RM Specs

Flash Head
Guide Number150.9' / 46 m at ISO 100 (105 mm Position)
CoverageFull-Frame
24 to 105 mm
15 mm (with Wide-Angle Adapter)
Bounce HeadYes
Swivel Head180°
Recycle TimeApprox. 1.7 Second
Exposure Control
Exposure ControlSony ADI / P-TTL
Wireless
Wireless OperationRadio (TTL/Manual)
Up to 98.4' / 30 m (Commander, Master, Optical Slave, Slave)
Wireless Channels14
Wireless Groups3
Power
Internal Power4 x AA (Alkaline, NiMH)
External Power Pack CompatibleNo
General
MountShoe
Dimensions (W x H x D)2.7 x 4.5 x 3.5" / 69.4 x 114.7 x 88.9 mm
Weight10.9 oz / 308 g (without Battery)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.095 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7 x 5.3 x 4.5"

Sony HVL-F46RM Reviews

Buyer beware

By Bernard
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-19

This new and unimproved version has a feature removed that's a deal breaker for me and if you're familiar with it it may be a deal breaker for you as well. Sony In there infinite unwisdom decided to remove the quick shift bounce function and if you're not familiar with that, it allows you to take images with the flash on the camera in portrait/vertical mode without getting those harsh shadows that every other make of speedlights have and that includes the high end Profoto so needless to say I'm returning this disappointment pronto. Oh and one more thing, the display is cut in half from the previous two versions so it's very small.

Flash with best performance

By Andrey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-26

This is a new flash the best on the range, with very high performance.

Compact and reliable

By Kirby
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-07

Small size with plenty of power. Exceptional TTL exposure with A1

Worth every dollar

By Oneill
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-05

Finally a good Sony flash

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Compatibility a9

Compatibility a9
Asked by: Johnny
Yes Sony HVL-F46RM Wireless Radio Flash is fully compatible with the Sony A9.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2021-12-06

Could you recommend a compatible bounce adapter ...

Could you recommend a compatible bounce adapter for the Sony HVL-F46RM flash unit?
Asked by: Sunil
I would recommend the Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes, B&H # VEFD200, as a compatible bounce adapter compatible for use with the Sony HVL-F46RM Wireless Radio Flash.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2022-06-14

The specs on this flash say "optical slave" mode. ...

The specs on this flash say "optical slave" mode. Does that mean that it can be controlled by earlier Sony flash units for TTL remote flash, or only optically triggered for manual remote flash?
Asked by: Kenneth
Optical slave simply means that this flash can be triggered by another flash. No control is implied.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2021-12-01

Does this flask also work as a controller for ...

Does this flask also work as a controller for other wireless flashes?
Asked by: John
The Sony HVL-F46RM Wireless Radio Flash could be used as a controller to fire other Sony wireless flashes.
Answered by: Lawrence
Date published: 2022-08-19

Can you be more specific about differences ...

Can you be more specific about differences between F45 and F46? Such as ability to rotate flash head?
Asked by: William
The HVL-46RM does not have a tremendous amount of differences from its predecessor. The ability to rotate the flash head remains the same (180-degrees right and left, 150-degrees up), but the main differences are recycle time (from 2.5 to 1.7 seconds), better heat management (in both the 46RM and 60RM) as well as a increase in guide number from 45 to 46m at ISO100 105mm.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2022-08-14

Can this flash control the F43AM via radio?

Can this flash control the F43AM via radio?
Asked by: Santiago
Yes. The following unit offers Commander, Master, Optical Slave, Slave up to 100ft.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-02-13

Differences between prior Sony flash model F45 ...

Differences between prior Sony flash model F45 and this one F46? Thank you.
Asked by: Art
There are a few differences between the Sony HVL-F46RM Wireless Radio Flash and the Sony HVL-F45RM Wireless Radio Flash. The HVL-F46RM is able to fire 60 Consecutive Flashes at 10 fps, the older one cannot. The guide number as indicated in the name of the flash has changed slightly from 45 m to 46 m. The new flash no longer has the LED video light on the front. The new flash has a metal foot as opposed to a plastic one on the old one. These are just some of the more significant differences.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2022-06-29

Does this flash come with a stand for remote use?

Does this flash come with a stand for remote use?
Asked by: John
Yes this comes with Connector Protect Cap, a Mini-Stand, and a carrying Pouch.
Answered by: Jessica G
Date published: 2022-08-20
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