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HVLF32M
SKU:
9424129
Your price for this item is $75.99
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Customer reviews

Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 152 reviews

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    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars

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    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars

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    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Outdoor, Northern Lights

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    Posted . Owned for 3 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Good for taking pictures at night with Northern Lights.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
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      Hi ArcticNightTours, thank you for sharing your experience. We're happy to hear the flash worked perfectly for your Northern Lights photo adventures! Thank you for choosing Sony. Sony's commitment to customer satisfaction is our top priority. -Linda Sony Social Support Sony_US

  • Pros mentioned:
    Light

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good flash

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    To is not too heavy help takeing good pic at low light

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    So far... So good...

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Did an outstanding job bringing light to the foreground.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Compact

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Small and sturdy

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Good flash for photography and weddings, that’s what I used it for while small and compact it is perfect for leisure and professional photography.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Compact, Compatibility

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice compact flash

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This is a great compact flash for my camera. It ties into the system with no compatibility issues. It fits nicely in my travel bag too.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Challenging for off-camera use

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Great flash with swivel and pivoting capabilities. Nice angles for bouncing light. Includes a built-in diffuser and a reflection card, as well as a small stand with a cold shoe, as well as a nifty fabric case. High Speed Sync will only work in the forward position above 1/250th. One way around this is to mount it to a tripod or flash stand to aim in any direction. The included stand has a threaded mount that can be attached to a quick release plate. This flash doesn't include a remote trigger or a way to tether to your camera for off-camera use. It will not work off-camera unless you have a remote or a secondary flash to trigger it. HSS will only work in WiFi mode, not TTL or Manual modes while using it off-camera. While using off-camera, you'll need to keep the infrared sensor of the flash aimed towards your triggering flash or remote. It will also need to be within reach of your trigger. If not, there's a good chance this flash will misfire. I feel mislead by the off-camera feature of this flash. I assumed this flash would sync without using a secondary flash or a wireless remote, or at least be able to tether to the camera. I thought the camera would trigger it, or there would be an app that allowed the camera and flash to sync. None of these are the case. You'll need another flash with this one for off-camera use. None of this was mentioned before purchase of course. All in all, it's a decent flash that casts a broad area of light, adding essential contrast for better portraits.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Compatibility
    Cons mentioned:
    Battery life

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Prosumer flash

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This flash works great. I really like how it looks and works with a Dome I bought with it as well. I only dislike the battery solution which takes in 2 doble A batteries. When shooting a wedding you will need about 1 pack of 6-8 batteries. Once the batteries are low the flash takes longer to charge up and provided you with continuous shots, and when shooting a wedding you always take more than one shot to get it perfect. So I would recommend finding a better battery solution or being very picky with the pictures you shoot back to back once then batteries start running low.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cons mentioned:
    Battery life

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good flash

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    Posted . Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Works good and gets the job done! The only bad thing is the battery life. The batteries die quickly, so if you’re at an event that requires you to use your flash for more than 2 hours, bring an extra set of batteries in your camera bag. Otherwise, it works great!

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
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      Hi Madodson1006,
      Sony commitment to customer satisfaction is our top priority.
      Thank you for sharing your experience with the HVLF32M flash. We are glad to hear that you found it as a good flash as it worked perfectly for you and helped getting the job done. Thank you for choosing Sony.
      For any questions or concerns, you can reach us at 239-245-6360.  
      Regards,
      Larry 10-5-2023
      Sony Social Support Sony_US

  • Cons mentioned:
    Basic

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great flash for a beginner

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This flash is powerful and the TTL (auto compensation) works great. But it is a relatively basic flash so not a lot of bells and whistles and no real manual functionality. Which is why its good for a beginner. You can use it as a slave flash though if you have a controller flash. I believe it also have the ability to be the controller as well but with limitations when compared to other sony flash models.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Easy to use

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Sony Flsah

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    Posted . Owned for 4 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Super easy to use!!!! Does exactly what I need!!!! It’s a must have for your Sony!!! Get it!

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
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      Hi Lauriebaby, Sony's commitment to customer satisfaction is our top priority. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Its great to hear that you've found this flash to be user friendly and a must have. Thank you for choosing Sony. -Linda 01-05-24 Sony Social Support Sony_US

  • Pros mentioned:
    Easy to use

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent value for the money . . .

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Very pleased with the overall performance of this flash unit. It's easy to use, and very powerful for its size. The build in flash deflector and bounce shield come in very handy . . . you don't have to go looking for them when you need them! Lots of features for the price, including bounce and swivel.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Easy to use

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good value

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I used my Maxumm 5100 flash with my new Sony A6300. I purchased the F32 because of its weight and size and it has proven to be a good accessory. I'm not an expert in flash usage, but this unit is easy to use and relatively intuitive for a novice, with lots of features to grow into.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Easy to use, Light
    Cons mentioned:
    Flimsy

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Device.

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    Posted . Owned for 5 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    External Flash has a very nice brightness. Plug and play. Slide it in your camera and you're pretty much good to go. Moving the flash side to side and up and down is always feels a little sketchy but thats the only reason for 4 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Sony flash

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Excellent small flash with swivel head. Perfect for my new A7C II. Got it on sale so good value. Don’t know about battery life because my use will be limited. I’ll stick with my Canon 5d and pro flash set up when I shoot events of up to 1000 images.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
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      Hi Kanaphoto, Sony's commitment to customer satisfaction is our top priority. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are happy to hear this flash has been working perfectly with your new Sony A7C II. Thank you for choosing Sony. -Linda 01-12-24 Sony Social Support Sony_US

  • Pros mentioned:
    Price

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Buy

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Amazing buy, great quality as well as price. Very easy to set up and use. Great results.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
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      HI RamiroA, Thank you for sharing your feedback on this flash. Its great to hear the performance of the flash has exceeded your expectations and that it was user friendly. Thank you again for sharing. Sony's commitment to customer satisfaction is our top priority. -Linda Sony Social Support Sony_US

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Sony Flash

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    Posted . Owned for 11 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Works great and easy to maneuver. Very light weight.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
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      Hi AllisonA, Sony's commitment to customer satisfaction is our top priority. We are happy to hear that you love our HVLF32M external flash and its lightweight design. We are also happy to hear that its performance meets your standard. These are the feedback that we really want to hear from our customers. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and experience. And thank you very much for choosing Sony. - Pakorn (Sony Social Support) Sony_US

  • Pros mentioned:
    Compact

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Lightweight Flash for Sony A7Rii

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    After having to use my Canon 580ex in manual mode on my Sony A7Rii, I decided that I wanted a fully automatic TTL flash. The flash is very lightweight using only two AA batteries but does not seem to be as robustly constructed as my Canon flashes. I am generally happy with the flash but it feels cheaply made for the price. It works on my A6000 also.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A great flash for my Sony A6000

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    It works as I need. The flash pictures come out well. TTL works like it is supposed to. It is not to top heavy when mounted on the camera's hot shoe. I did pick up a right angle bracket anyway.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Sony Flash

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    Posted . Owned for 11 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Great product works very well with my camera. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it again.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
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      Hello FK123, Sony's commitment to customer satisfaction is our top priority. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are happy to hear you are enjoying this flash. Thank you for choosing Sony. -Linda 02-09-24 Sony Social Support Sony_US

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Overall Great!

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This flash has done wonders for me. I worked on a political campaign as a campaign photographer and the shots I got with this bouncing off of walls were timeless. With rechargeable batteries it's amazing and the power it releases when bouncing off walls is almost always plenty. Only problems is obviously when the ceiling is super high. The Price is also a little high but ok.

    I would recommend this to a friend