Sony - External Flash

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Illuminate your subjects easily with this Sony HVLF32M external flash that features auto electronic flash with preflash metering to simplify operation. Red-eye reduction helps minimize the appearance of red-eye in your subjects.
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Overview

What's Included


  • Sony External Flash
  • Case, mini stand, connector protect cap
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (73 out of 74)

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Features


Bounce feature

Allows you to angle the flash 90° up, 8° down, 90° left and 180° right to provide natural illumination for your subject

Red-eye reduction

Helps minimize the appearance of red-eye in your subjects

Compatible with select Sony cameras

Including a7, a7R and a7S full-frame mirrorless models for use with your existing camera

PC and ABS materials

For a durable design

Battery-powered design

Requires 2 AA batteries and delivers approx. 120 flashes with alkaline batteries (not included)

Auto electronic flash with preflash metering

Lets you provide ample lighting for your next photography session


Overall customer rating

4.6
99%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Challenging for off-camera use

    Posted
    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

    Posted
    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

    Posted
    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

    Great flash for a beginner

    Posted
    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!!

    Posted
    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

    Surprisingly GREAT

    Posted
    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




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