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 No.||104.99' (32 m) ISO100 at 105 mm position|
|Angle of Coverage|| 84° - 23.3°|
Wide-Angle Adapter: 110°
|Vari-Power||1/1 - 1/128|
|Bounce Head||-8° to +90°|
|Coverage||15 mm - 105 mm (Full frame)|
|Distance Range||3.28 to 16.40' (1 to 5 m) at f/2.8|
|Zoom Head||Full frame: 24 mm - 105 mm|
|Off Camera Terminal||None|
|Recycle Time||Approximately 0.1 - 5 seconds|
|Compensation||-3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps) In-camera control|
|Wireless Operation|| Method: Optical pulse|
Distance: Up to 16.40' / 5 m
|Wireless Communication Channels||1 Channels|
|Power Source||2x AA Alkaline, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||2.6 x 4.7 x 3.2" / 66.0 x 119.0 x 82.0 mm|
|Weight||8.29 oz / 235 g without batteries|