Sony has unveiled its new HVL-F43M flash unit. It replaces the HVL-F43AM and is compatible with Sony’s Multi Interface Shoe, found in the modern SLT, NEX and R-series cameras. In addition to Multi Interface Shoe, it also has a LED video lamp. Also features ‘Quick Shift Bounce’ to which allow the flash 90 degree. The flash will be available for $400 in July.
The HVL-F43M is a powerful, fully featured new flash that is compatible with cameras & camcorders equipped with Multi Interface Shoe. According to sony it is 100% compatibile with Sony’s SLT-A99, SLT-A58, NEX-6, NEX-VG900, NEX-VG30, Cyber-shot™ DSC-HX50, DSC-RX1, DSC-RX1R and DSC-RX100 II models. It is also compatible with the accessory shoe on older Sony A-mount cameras.
It offers the same ‘Quick Shift Bounce’ system to allows instant rotation of the flash head for switching between landscape and portrait compositions, maintaining the same bounce angle in both shooting position.
Its powerful LED video light can add natural, even illumination to poorly-lit scenes, backlit subjects and more. Additionally, it is also dust and moisture resistant.
With wireless control, lighting ratios for up to three on- and off-camera flash units can be controlled and used to create exceptionally balanced, pro-style results. Other features include Auto White Balance adjustment with color temperature information, allowing for consistently natural-looking white balance under any lighting conditions.
Pricing and Availability
Sony HVL-F43M flash will be available in July for about $400.