Sony HVL-F43M External Flash

Sony HVL-F43M External Flash
Regular price 1,093.00


Expand your shooting possibilities with the advanced HVL-F43M External Flash from Sony which offers complete ADI / P-TTL support, Quick Shift Bounce technology, and wireless TTL ratio control.

The flash offers a powerful guide number of 141' at ISO 100 and 105mm as well as a zoom head with a range of 24-105mm on full-frame cameras. This coverage can be extended to 15mm with use of the built-in wide-angle diffusion panel.

Also, the Quick Shift Bounce system is implemented in this model which enables 90° pivot both left and right for keeping the flash head and LCD panel properly oriented, even when shooting vertically. Tilt is possible as well with an excellent range from -8 to +150°. 

Wireless TTL is possible as both a controller or as a remote flash and the HVL-F43M has the option for ratio control, allowing users to control the output levels of 3 different flash groups (A, B, C) in relation to one another.

This unit also features an LED light with an output of 1200 lux at 1.6', which makes this flash extremely useful to shooters constantly switching between stills and video.

General shooting settings include slow, high-speed, first and second curtain sync as well as a recycle time of 0.1 to 5 seconds, depending on the power setting. Additionally, it runs on 4 AA batteries and comes with a terminal protector cap, mini-stand, and carrying case. 

This unit is compatible with Sony's Multi Interface Shoe and is not natively compatible with the older Sony/Minolta Auto-Lock Accessory Shoe. Though, with the use of ADP-AMA Shoe Adapter, Sony cameras with the Auto-Lock Accessory Shoe can be adapted to use Multi Interface Shoe external flashes with full compatibility. 

Advance Distance Integration (ADI) flash metering works with cameras and lenses with distance encoders to more accurately balance flash output with ambient light and subject reflectivity by taking camera-to-subject distance into account 


Multiple flash setting with frequency of 1-100 Hz with bursts of 2-100 flashes 

LED light has 10 levels of output intensity 

Wireless flash ratio control has settings of 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, and off 

Wireless control over three groups 

Four wireless channels available 

Dust and moisture resistant design 

LCD panel with control dial 

Auto zoom function will recognize and adjust for sensor size 

Modeling flash settings at either 2 Hz three times or 40 Hz for 4 seconds 

Color temperature of approximately 5500K 

AF assist light 

Power saving mode 

Flash-ready indicator light 

Manual flash control from 1/1 to 1/128 power in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps 

Battery life of about 200-250 flashes 

Locking hot shoe 

Technical Specs 



Guide No. 

141.08'; (43 m) ISO100 at 105 mm Position 

Angle of Coverage 

84° - 23.3° 
Wide-Angle Adapter: 110° 


1/1 - 1/128 

Bounce Head 

-8 to +150° 

Swivel Head 



15 - 105 mm (Full Frame) 

Distance Range 

3.28 to 34.45' (1 to 10.5 m) 

Zoom Head 

Full Frame: 24 - 105 mm 

Off-Camera Terminal 


Recycle Time 

Approximately 0.1 - 5 Seconds 

Flash-Ready Indicator 



-3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps) 

Wireless Operation 

Method: Optical pulse 
Distance: Up to 16.40' / 5 m 

Wireless Communication Channels 

4 Channels 

Wireless Groups 

3 Groups 

Power Source 

4x AA Alkaline, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries 

Dimensions (W x H x D) 

3.0 x 5.5 x 3.4" / 75.0 x 140.0 x 87.0 mm 


12.522 oz / 355 g without batteries