Sony HVL-F32M Flash Light
Compact, yet packed of features, the HVL-F32M External Flash from Sony is well-suited for use on mirrorless cameras as well as smaller DSLRs, or for those who are simply looking for a lightweight on-camera lighting solution. The flash balances power and size with a respectable guide number of 105' at ISO 100 and 105mm as well as an auto zoom range of 24-105mm on full-frame cameras, expandable to 15mm with the built-in wide-angle panel. Also, unit can tilt upward 90° as well as rotate 180° right and 90° left for bouncing light in horizontal and vertical shooting positions.
Another benefit of the flash is the ability to use it as either a wireless TTL controller or as a remote flash. This allows users to set up multiple flash units around their subject for more complex lighting setups. The HVL-F32M also has a comprehensive LCD panel on the back for viewing and changing settings as well as a charge progress indicator. Dust and water resistance is also a major feature of this unit along with high-speed, slow, first and second curtain synchronization settings. Additionally, it has a recycle time of 0.1 to 5 seconds and runs on 2 AA batteries. It 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.
|Guide Number||104.99' / 32 m at ISO 100 (105 mm Position)|
24 to 105 mm
15 mm (with Wide-Angle Adapter)
|Angle of Coverage||23.3 to 84°
110° (with Wide-Angle Adapter)
|Auto Zoom Head||Yes|
|Bounce Head||-8 to +90°|
|Recycle Time||Approx. 0.1 to 5 Seconds|
|Exposure Control||Sony ADI / P-TTL|
|Flash Modes||Hi-Speed Sync, Second-Curtain Sync, Slow Sync|
|Power Range||1/1 to 1/128|
|Flash Compensation||-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)|
|Wireless Operation||Optical Pulse (TTL/Manual)
Up to 16.4' / 5 m
|Internal Power||2 x AA (Alkaline, NiMH)|
|External Power Pack Compatible||No|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||2.6 x 4.7 x 3.2" / 66 x 119 x 82 mm|
|Weight||8.29 oz / 235 g (without Batteries)|