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Sony introduces HVL-F43AM flash for Alpha cameras

Sony introduces the compact HVL-F43AM external flash for their Alpha camera line. With a powerful output of GN43 (105mm ISO100 m), the compact features the innovative Quick Shift Bounce system that allows the flash head position to be adjusted instantly when you're switching between horizontal and vertical compositions. Sony also introduces the VCT-55LH mounting bracket, the ALC-SH111 Lens Hood and the LCS-AMB carry case to protect your A-mount camera and attached standard zoom lens while you're travelling...

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Sony introduces HVL-F43AM flash for Alpha cameras - digital camera and photography news• HVL-F43AM external flash with GN43, Quick Shift Bounce adjustment, wireless ratio control and dust/moisture resistant design
• More new α system accessories: VCT-55LH bracket, LCS-AMB soft carrying case and ALC-SH111 lens hood


HVL-F43AM external flash

With a powerful output of GN43 (105mm ISO100 m), the compact yet versatile HVL-F43AM flash from Sony is optimised for superb results with all A-mount cameras.

As featured on the HVL-F58AM, the innovative Quick Shift Bounce system allows flash head position to be adjusted instantly when switching between horizontal and vertical compositions. This maintains consistent shadow positions regardless of camera orientation, allowing easy creation of natural-looking ‘bounce' effects.

Smart flash functions open up even broader creative lightning possibilities. Wireless Ratio Control makes it easy to select light emission ratios for up to three separate flash units*. This allows quick creation of sophisticated multi-point lighting effects without the need for complex professional equipment.

Ideal for everyday shooting and more serious applications, its dust- and moisture-resistant design makes the HVL-F43AM ideal for demanding assignments, indoors or outside.

Flash power levels are switchable in 22 increments, from 1/1 through to 1/128 level in 1/3 steps. High output power is complemented by a quick 2.9 second (approx.) recycling time. Despite the flash's extensive functions, operation is refreshingly clear and simple via the high-quality LCD screen and direction buttons.


VCT-55LH bracket

The VCT-55LH is a versatile mounting bracket that offers space for mounting additional ISO cold shoe accessories. A useful add-on for all A-mount cameras by Sony, the bracket can also be used with E-mount cameras such as the NEX-5, NEX-3 and the Handycam® NEX-VG10E HD camcorder.

Other accessories – like a shotgun microphone – can be securely mounted while the camera's main shoe is occupied. The VCT-55LH is ideal for use with the CLM-V55 clip-on LCD monitor that offers a clear, high-resolution view of images during video and still shooting.


Soft Carrying Case LCS-AMB

The LCS-AMB carry case protects your A-mount camera and attached standard zoom lens while you're travelling. A special suspended partition cradles the camera securely while allowing quick access. Finished in durable black polyester material, the case can be slung over a shoulder using the supplied strap, carried by the grab handle or attached to a belt. It also features handy pockets with space for up to two extra batteries, spare memory card and lens cap. (NB: Not compatible with DSLR-A900/A850).


Lens Hood ALC-SH111

Compatible with DT 35mm F1.8 SAM and 85mm F2.8 SAM lenses, this round-profile hood shades from direct sunlight to prevent glare and lens flare.

The new HVL-F43AM external flash, VCT-55LH bracket, LCS-AMB soft carrying case and ALC-SH111 lens hood for α cameras by Sony are available from Spring 2011.
April 13, 2011
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