Sony HVL-F58AM Digital Camera Flash for Sony Alpha Series

Sony HVL-F58AM Digital Camera Flash for Sony Alpha Series

Sony HVL-F58AM Digital Camera Flash for Sony Alpha Series

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Product Highlights

  • Guide No. 190'/58 m at 105mm
  • Wireless Ratio Control

Sony HVL-F58AM overview

  • 1Description

The Sony HVL-F58AM Digital Camera Flash is Sony's flagship flash unit, and provides Sony Alpha camera users with a host of powerful and professional features. It features an effective range of more than 45' (14.5 m) and a guide number of 190'/58 m (at 105mm), and a fast, five-second recharge time.

The HVL-F58AM can also wirelessly control up to three groups of flashes, and Wireless Ratio Control allows you to assign ratios for each group separately. The Quick Shift Bounce system allows the flash to orbit 90° left and right, allowing you to maintain horizontal light distribution even when shooting vertically. Other useful features are: ADI metering, auto white balance, auto zoom and high-speed sync.

It is the perfect flash for formal portraits, weddings and special events, still-life photography, hobby shots and more.

Auto WB Adjustment
The Auto WB adjusts the white balance automatically, with color temperature information signaled to the Alpha camera before WB is adjusted.
High-Speed Sync
The HVL-F58AM flash unit provides High-Speed Synchronization (HSS) mode that enables flash sync with shutter speeds from 1/500 to 1/4000 of a second to catch fast-moving subjects.
ADI Flash Metering
ADI (Advanced Distance Integration) metering capability enables the HVL-F58AM to work more effectively with lenses equipped with distance encoders, combining TTL (through-the-lens) flash metering with guide number control calculated automatically according to the distance to the subject, the ambient light and the pre-flash reflectivity of the subject.
Wireless Ratio Control
Wireless Ratio Control allows the user to wirelessly control up to three groups of flashes, and to specify the power ratio for each group, to allow for multiple-flash lighting techniques without the need for special equipment or tedious exposure settings.
Fast Recharge
This flash recharges approximately 55% faster than the previous Sony high-end accessory flash (HVL-F56AM). And because it features a quiet recycle charge, there's no whine to distract them from their subject.
In the Box
Sony HVL-F58AM Digital Camera Flash for Sony Alpha Series
  • Case
  • Mini Stand
  • 1-Year Sony U.S.A. Warranty
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    Sony HVL-F58AM specs

    Mount Shoe
    Guide No. 190' / 57.91 m ISO 100 at 105 mm Position
    Bounce Head Yes, -10 to +90°
    Swivel Head Yes, 180°
    Coverage 24 - 105 mm (Full Frame)
    Zoom Head Full Frame: 24 - 105 mm
    Recycle Time Approximately 5 to 6 Seconds
    Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.0 x 5.8 x 4.2" / 7.6 x 14.7 x 10.7 cm
    Weight 15.6 oz / 442.3 g
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    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.3 x 4.4 x 8.7"

    Sony HVL-F58AM reviews

    HVL-F58AM Digital Camera Flash for Sony Alpha Series is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 44.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from best flash I ever owned. I've used many flashes in my career and since making my switch from Nikon equipment to Sony I continue to be shocked at the quality of Sony's pro line. This flash communicates with my a900 like nothing else out there. The swivel options blown any other brand out of the water. You will bouncing this thing off any place you like. I have purposely tried to trip it up and it just makes no mistakes. It's scary. Get the extension off camera cord too. Walk around with this in your hand and see what it will give you if you have a alpha camera. I am not a flash guy but sometimes I just need it. But this thing makes me want to use it when I normally would natural light it. Worth it, worth it, worth it.
    Date published: 2011-05-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 1st week Fast powerful flash that does the job well. The unique rotation is brilliant for portrait and saves having to buy a bracket for the job. However side bounces are not as well shaped as a flash where the head swivels left/right because to do this you have to move the Sony head from horizontal to vertical. Instruction manual is flimsy, definitely missing info. Couldn't find anything on flash temp which seems to vary. Consequently despite the white balance comms that supposedly happen flash to camera I found I need to white balance flash shots. Weight is very imbalanced on an a350, find the lens hand ends up holding the neck of the flash, and it isn't shaped for that.
    Date published: 2010-08-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very effective flash I find this flash excellent for use on my Sony A700. I use it in conjunction with two Minolta 5600D HS. The F58 is simple to operate and quite versatile. I especially value its ability to handle several wireless flashes individually. It is powerful enough for general work indoors and outdoors. Like the 5600 a battery pack is available for heavy use.
    Date published: 2009-01-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Flash power but costly. It works perfect with my Sony A350 and as a stand alone with the little feet to hold it as a wireless/slave. Having the flash move for vertical shots saves space without having a external bulky flash holder. Comes with its own zipper bag with a belt loop.
    Date published: 2008-12-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this product again An excellent product that has given me superior results every time . I particularly like the manner in which the head retates,which is unique to this model. No other flash does it this way. Furthermore, I don't have to push a button to change the head position. I have some questions about using the flash on camera to set off other wireless flashes. But no matter, all my Sony A700 bodies have a pop up flash which woks very well as a wireless flash controller. I have a Minolta 3600 flash and a Sony F42,which work flawlessly with this flash. I have used this flash for portraits, closeups, and fill flash with excellent results. I am glad I finally got it and expect many years of useful service.
    Date published: 2011-01-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have for serious photographers. This is the third flash I have bought from B&H and the second HVL-F58AM. I also own the 56AM. Obviously if I didn't think it was an awesome investment I wouldn't have it. It allows you to capture images the popup will not. Perfect.
    Date published: 2009-01-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice Flash - Worth upgrading to! - The swivel is an amazing asset that no other flash can provide. i've used it more than i thought i would have already. - The wireless is spot on and works nicely with the alpha system. - The thing i like the most: the ability to decrease the sensitivity and exposure of the flash right on my camera, and the flash doing what i want it to!
    Date published: 2010-10-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Flash Ever Created The most flexible flash in the market easy to use and the results are expetacular
    Date published: 2009-06-01
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