Skip to Content
F43M EXTERNAL FLASH FOR MULTI INTERFACE SHOE

Full Specifications & Features

HVL-F43M

$599.00

(AUD inc. GST)
Dimensions (Approx.)
W 75mm X H 140mm X D 87mm (3inches X 5 5/8inches X 3 1/2inches)
Weight(Approx.)
355g (12.6 oz) (only main unit)
Type
Auto electronic flash (clip-on type) with pre-flash metering
Shoe type
Multi Interface Shoe
Maximum Guide number
43 (Flash coverage setting 105mm/STD flash distribution,ISO100・m)
Flash coverage
AUTO/MANUAL(24mm-105mm)Angle of view of at 15mm focal length is also covered with the wide panel
Flash mode
TTL/MANUAL/MULTI
Flash Duration (Approx.)
Within 4.5ms(1/1 MANUAL)
Color Temperature (Approx.)
5500K
Frequency (Approx.)
0.1-2.9 seconds(Alkaline battery)/0.1-2.2 seconds(Ni-MH battery)
Repetition (Approx.)
More than 200 times(Alkaline battery)/More than 250 times(Ni-MH battery)
Continuous flash performance
40 flashes at 10 flashes per second
Bounce flash
Yes
Bounce angle
Up 150deg (0deg/30deg/45deg/60deg/75deg/90deg/120deg/150deg) Down 8deg, Left and right 90deg (0deg/30deg/45deg/60deg/90deg)
Test flash
Yes
Flash control
Flash control using pre-flash (P-TTL/ADI)
Flash compensation
Yes
Power Level switching
22 levels(1/1-1/128) 1/3 steps
High-speed sync(HSS)
Yes
Modeling flash
Yes
Built-in wide panel
Yes(15mm)
Built-in bounce sheet
Yes
AF illuminator
Yes
Operating Range (Approx.)
0.5-6m
Radio Control Wireless Function
-
Frequencies
-
Channels
-
Communication Distance (Approx.)
-
Groups
-
Maximum Flash units
-
Lighting ratio control
-
Optical Controlled Wireless Flash
Yes(controller/remote)
Channels
4 Channels
Communication Distance (Approx.)
5m
Groups
3 groups
Lighting ratio control
3 groups(TTL)
Center Luminance Intensity (Approx.)
400 lx(0.5m)/100 lx(1m)
Lighting Distance (Approx.)
1 m (when recording movies, set to ISO 3200 & F5.6)
Focal length supported
35mm (35mm-format angle of view)
Continuous Lighting Time (Approx.)
4hours (with Sony AA-size alkaline battery)
Color Temperature (Approx.)
5500K
Power Level switching
10 steps
Auto zoom control optimized for image sensor size
Yes
Flash distribution setting
-
Auto WB Adjustment
Yes
Custom key settings
-
Memory settings
-
Remote release
-
LCD panel
Yes(Segment)
Charge progress indicator
-
Sync terminal
-
Multi/Micro USB terminal
-
Power source
Four AA-size alkaline or Ni-MH batteries
External Battery Adaptor
-
Dust and moisture resistant design
Yes
  • Connector protect cap(1)
  • Mini-stand(1)
  • Carrying case(1)

Features

High-power flash

Count on bright images with a flash guide number of 43 (GN43).

Picture of F43M External Flash For Multi Interface Shoe

Quick Shift Bounce

Sony’s original flash head rotating mechanism allows the flash to pivot 90 degrees left and right in addition to up and down, so you can switch between landscape and portrait position compositions while the flash maintains the same bounce angle and light distribution. Because the LCD panel and buttons rotate together with the flash head, control is easy even for vertical composition.

Picture of F43M External Flash For Multi Interface Shoe

Quick Navi 

Sony’s Quick Navi control interface provides easy, intuitive access to lighting parameters on a high-visibility dot matrix LCD panel. Everything you need to know is right there on the screen and accessible using a few buttons and control wheel, thereby minimizing the necessary operations required to adjust settings before you shoot.

Picture of F43M External Flash For Multi Interface Shoe

LED Light

Cool running and energy efficient, the LED light enables you to create natural lighting and shadows. Effective for both movies and stills, the LED light can be augmented by filters and diffusers for color temperature adjustment and visual effects with a high power of 400 lux at 0.5 m, adjustable in 10 levels.

Wireless multi flash ratio control

When used with Sony α-series cameras, up to three groups of flash units can be used simultaneously with the “control” flash wirelessly controlling the light ratios of the “remote” flashes. Rather than having to adjust the output level on each flash unit individually, you can simply set the desired light output ratio via the control flash interface.

Picture of F43M External Flash For Multi Interface Shoe

Dust and moisture resistant design

To ensure reliability even in challenging conditions such as outdoor wilderness situations, specially designed seals at joints around the body, LCD panel, mounting foot, and moving parts keep dust and moisture out. This is a particular bonus in outdoor usage where you have no control over various factors including wind and environmental dust.

High-speed sync (HSS)

Take advantage of high shutter speed Auto shooting. Whereas conventional sync shooting required that the shutter speed be the same or slower than the synced flash speed, the aperture would be narrowed, making it difficult to gain background bokeh effects. But with high-speed sync (HSS) you can use flash with any shutter speed, even up to the highest shutter speed provided by the camera. This allows you to increase the aperture as needed to create a narrow depth of field that keeps your subject in perfect focus while the background blurs, for beautiful portraits. Wireless high-speed sync is also possible with compatible cameras.

Through-the-Lens (TTL) wireless flash

Integrated operation with the camera, with the freedom of wireless. You can position and direct the flash exactly as you want. Use this high flexibility to reduce the intensity of shadows, avoid halation, and add soft shadows that bring out a sense of depth and presence. Syncing is possible at all shutter speeds to make wireless high-speed sync possible.

The test flash mode

The test flash mode enables you to check shadows on the subject before taking photos, and also to check the light level using an external flash meter, which is essential for studio photography. The light level of the test flash depends on the light level setting in manual flash (M) mode, and the flash unit fires with a light level of 1/1 in through-the-lens (TTL) mode.

Advanced Distance Integration (ADI)

ADI provides automatic metering that is virtually unaffected by the reflectance of subjects or backgrounds, maintaining correct exposure even with overly reflective or overly dark subjects. It pre-flashes the unit to incorporate the reflected light measurement, together with precise distance information from a compatible camera’s lens, to achieve the optimum flash level (E-mount not supported). 

Auto Zoom Control Optimized for image sensor size

This function automatically optimizes the illumination angle to match the camera’s image sensor size, minimizing light fall-off at the image periphery. The flash coverage required for cameras using 35 mm full frame and APS-C size image sensors differ substantially, and this intelligent function automatically provides the optimum flash coverage for each. 

Picture of F43M External Flash For Multi Interface Shoe

Multi Interface Shoe

This product is designed for use with Multi Interface Shoe flash.

Auto White Balance Adjustment

Color temperature varies according to the environment you're shooting in, and the color temperature of a flash should match that of the ambient light to look natural. With this intelligent function, color temperature information is transferred from the flash unit to the camera for correct White Balance setting, thereby enabling more natural looking flash photography.