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Sony - External Flash

Model: HVLF32MSKU: 9424129

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 89 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Challenging for off-camera use

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    Chroyaytch
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    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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Prosumer flash

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    Yero
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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What I needed in a value flash

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    Andy
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    Not the cheapest flash available but I needed something that will flash fill shaded areas when the background was too bright. My concern was, will this produce enough light while outdoors on a sunny day. It actually produced a lot more than necessary. I'm only an intermediate photographer and still learning as I'm taking more photos but this absolutely does the job in many situations. I highly recommend it over the built in flash for my NEX-7, I have more control over the lighting levels and have been able to produce better photos in dark situations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice little flash

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    Peter
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    I bought this flash for macro photography and use it on the end of a "magic arm" via an off camera flash cord and with a mini softbox attached, so the size was important. The Sony HVL-f43m and f60m were too bulky for my purposes and I didn't need all that power. The hvl-f32m is well built. It has a built in diffuser and bounce card and it comes with a case and stand. It can act both as a wireless master and slave flash, but you can't vary the power output when used wirelessly. It requires only two AA batteries.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Overall Great!

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    RaulJ
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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great flash for a beginner

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    BestD
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    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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Lightweight Flash for Sony A7Rii

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    PhotoMan
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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this Flash!!

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    Joielea
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    Purchased for use with my Sony A7. I was planning on shooting a evening event and knew I would need a flash that had an adjustable head and had the ability to control the intensity of the flash. It was perfect. Photos were spot on (even out about 20 feet from the subject) in a very dark room. Totally worth the purchase. My husband now wants one for his Sony 6000.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Light!

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    Joielea
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    I just bought this flash to use for a Bat Mitzvah event I was going to photograph. I plan to use it on my Sony A7. During the event we had to quickly adjust our shooting concept and added it to an A6000. Worked perfectly. I am so glad I made the choice to purchase and now we will purchase a second one so we have it for both the Sony A7 and the A6000.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Powerful!

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    Matt
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    This is a powerful flash! I usually shoot with an 85mm and a Gary gong diffuser and it reaches the subject well. It is def a step up from my Godox lite flash as far as power goes. This flash is sturdy feeling and I like the quick lock feature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product, but upgraded model is better.

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    ChrisSilva97
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    This flash is great and it works flawlessly with my a6300. With that being said, the model up is definitely worth the price for $100 more. It’s expensive, but the led light for filming and other additional settings are worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My first camera

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    Shifunni
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    I never had a camera, so this will be the first for me as a beginner. We in a great area to start for family photos or scenery shoot. Maybe even start my own photo shop. I love my Sony cx600. Thanks for the memories that I will have for my family.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Flash for A6000

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    Tpeschman
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    This flash operated in auto mode until I put the camera into manual mode (had to read the instructions - duhh!!). The Through The Lens (TTL) design gave great lighting and excellent pictures. When I upgrade to the A7III in the future, I'll be able to use this same flash. Excellent value!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Small and compact but a bit slow

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    djserge
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    Nice Sony flash to go along with my Sony A7 II. It works perfectly as long as you are not shooting at a frenetic pace. It takes up to 10 seconds between shots and only gets worse as the battery level goes down. I gave it 4 stars because it's a necessity with the Sony A7 series as there are no built in flashes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent value for the money . . .

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    BobZ
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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly GREAT

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    Jay05
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    Paired with an a6300 that performs well in low light, this flash is perfect. Two AA batteries. Recycles quickly. I've had name brand stuff and generic stuff - and this flash is as good as anything else I've bought that has the SONY name stamped on it - AMAZING.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great all around Flash

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    rodtefel
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    I was in between getting the less expensive version or the more expensive flash from Sony. Yet, once I found this flash it made my decision much easier. A great all around flash. It is missing a few features i would have liked but at this price it is a great value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great flash

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    AOle
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    This was a gift for my girlfriend. She is into photography and absolutely loves this flash. I want to say she snapped about 200 pictures so far with the flash and no issues, batteries are still solid. The flash is perfect, def worth spending a little extra!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    excellent flash with my a6000 and large lenses

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    mauijoe
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    This flash works great with my 90 mm G lens! It will aim at almost any angle, side to side, as well as straight up (or anywhere between that and slightly downward.) The recovery time is very quick. No regrets on this purchase. I would recommend this flash for any serious photographer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good value

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    Dale
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    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