Sony HVL-F43M External Flash

BH #SOHVLF43M • MFR #HVL-F43M
Sony HVL-F43M External Flash
Key Features
  • Compatible with Sony ADI / P-TTL
  • Guide Number: 141' at ISO 100 and 105mm
  • Zoom Range: 24-105mm (15mm with Panel)
  • Quick Shift Bounce for 90° L/R Pivot
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Expand your shooting possibilities with the advanced HVL-F43M External Flash from Sony which offers complete ADI / P-TTL support, Quick Shift Bounce technology, and wireless TTL ratio control. The flash offers a powerful guide number of 141' at ISO 100 and 105mm as well as a zoom head with a range of 24-105mm on full-frame cameras. This coverage can be extended to 15mm with use of the built-in wide-angle diffusion panel. Also, the Quick Shift Bounce system is implemented in this model which enables 90° pivot both left and right for keeping the flash head and LCD panel properly oriented, even when shooting vertically. Tilt is possible as well with an excellent range from -8 to +150°.
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Sony HVL-F43M Overview

Expand your shooting possibilities with the advanced HVL-F43M External Flash from Sony which offers complete ADI / P-TTL support, Quick Shift Bounce technology, and wireless TTL ratio control. The flash offers a powerful guide number of 141' at ISO 100 and 105mm as well as a zoom head with a range of 24-105mm on full-frame cameras. This coverage can be extended to 15mm with use of the built-in wide-angle diffusion panel. Also, the Quick Shift Bounce system is implemented in this model which enables 90° pivot both left and right for keeping the flash head and LCD panel properly oriented, even when shooting vertically. Tilt is possible as well with an excellent range from -8 to +150°.

Wireless TTL is possible as both a controller or as a remote flash and the HVL-F43M has the option for ratio control, allowing users to control the output levels of 3 different flash groups (A, B, C) in relation to one another. This unit also features an LED light with an output of 1200 lux at 1.6', which makes this flash extremely useful to shooters constantly switching between stills and video. General shooting settings include slow, high-speed, first and second curtain sync as well as a recycle time of 0.1 to 5 seconds, depending on the power setting. Additionally, it runs on 4 AA batteries and comes with a terminal protector cap, mini-stand, and carrying case.

This unit is compatible with Sony's Multi Interface Shoe and is not natively compatible with the older Sony/Minolta Auto-Lock Accessory Shoe. Though, with the use of ADP-AMA Shoe Adapter, Sony cameras with the Auto-Lock Accessory Shoe can be adapted to use Multi Interface Shoe external flashes with full compatibility.

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
Multiple flash setting with frequency of 1-100 Hz with bursts of 2-100 flashes
LED light has 10 levels of output intensity
Wireless flash ratio control has settings of 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, and off
Wireless control over three groups
Four wireless channels available
Dust and moisture resistant design
LCD panel with control dial
Auto zoom function will recognize and adjust for sensor size
Modeling flash settings at either 2 Hz three times or 40 Hz for 4 seconds
Color temperature of approximately 5500K
AF assist light
Power saving mode
Flash-ready indicator light
Manual flash control from 1/1 to 1/128 power in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
Battery life of about 200-250 flashes
Locking hot shoe

Sony HVL-F43M Specs

MountShoe
Guide No.141.08' / 43 m ISO 100 at 105 mm Position
Angle of Coverage84° - 23.3°
Wide-Angle Adapter: 110°
Vari-Power1/1 to 1/128
Bounce Head-8 to +150°
Swivel Head180°
Coverage15 - 105 mm (Full Frame)
Distance Range3.28 to 34.45' (1 to 10.5 m)
Zoom HeadFull Frame: 24 - 105 mm
Off-Camera TerminalNone
Recycle TimeApproximately 0.1 to 5 Seconds
Flash-Ready IndicatorYes
Compensation-3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Wireless OperationMethod: Optical Pulse
Distance: Up to 16.40' / 5 m
Wireless Channels4
Wireless Groups3
Power Source4 x AA Alkaline, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
Dimensions (W x H x D)3.0 x 5.5 x 3.4" / 75.0 x 140.0 x 87.0 mm
Weight12.52 oz / 355 g without batteries
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.2 x 5.8 x 4.5"
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When using a6000 with this flash The AF Assist Light (on the flash) works? Or Just the AF beam on camera body?
Asked by: Gustavo M.
My assumption is that the AF Assist Light on the flash works. I am not a technocrat, but why have it on there if it does not work. Just seems logical that it does.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2018-10-24

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I have the A99ii , a7s, and a6000. I also have the HVL-F43AM flash. Will I be able to use the HVL-F43M flash with all 3 cameras? Will I be able to use F43am as a slave off the F43m and can I use the F43m as a slave off of the F43am.
Asked by: Brent
Hello. The Sony HVL-F43M External Flash is compatible with the a99II, a7s, and the a6000.
Answered by: Sony Support Sony Expert
Date published: 2018-08-28

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I was wondering if this would be a good choice for the Sony A9 camera or would there be a different Sony Flash that would be a better choice to use with the Sony A9 camera? Thank You!
Asked by: peter cologgi
Excellent flash for all Sony A series cameras
Answered by: Terry G.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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am i right in thinking a Sony receiver is needed for use off camera with FA-WRC1M trigger. If i dont want to use a receiver i need the F45RM version of this flash right?.
Asked by: jacob h.
Hi Jacob, The HVL-F45RM also needs FA-WRC1M trigger when used as an off-camera flash. -Anthony
Answered by: Sony Support Sony Expert
Date published: 2018-08-28

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will this work with the Elinchrom EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS system?
Asked by: Dat N.
I am sorry, but I don't know. I have only used the flash as plugged into the Sony RX10 mark 2 camera.
Answered by: Mark A.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Will this work on a77 mark 2?
Asked by: Trisha
Love this flash on A77ii, highly recommended. The red beam light works well in dim light for fast focus and with auto iso, nearly every exposure spot on, in direct or bounce mode indoors. Extend with white slotted card in bounce if high ceilings though.
Answered by: Adrian V.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Could Sony F43M External Flash be connected to Sony RX100M5 ?
Asked by: Adam W.
Looking at other answers in this question forum the flash can be triggered remotely from a pop up flash which RX100M5 has. The Sony rep also mentions some flashes compatiable. By the way love the flash on my A77ii.
Answered by: Adrian V.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Can I trigger the HVL-F43M off camera from my a6500? Can I trigger it with my pop-up flash?
Asked by: Anonymous
Hi! Yes. The Sony HVL43M can be triggered by a built-in pop-up flash. -Anthony
Answered by: Sony Support Sony Expert
Date published: 2018-08-28
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