Minolta/Konica Minolta/Sony Alpha flashes

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This is a tech data sheet of all Minolta/Konica Minolta/Sony Alpha flashes. All flashes are listed, including older versions.

Flashes are color-coded as follows:

Current flash
Discontinued flash
Announced flash

Brands are highlighted as follows:

Minolta, Konica Minolta
Sony

Whenever there's a “?” or empty space in the table, I do not know the data. If you have that specific flash, or when you have a model not listed yet, and you can provide the data, please contact me and I'll update the table as soon as possible.

Data for announced products should be considered preliminary. Exact data often isn't known until after the actual release. You should not rely on data for announced products to be correct.

Also read my Minolta/Sony Flash Compendium for further information about the Minolta AF/Sony Alpha flash system.

Contributors

The following people have contributed to this page:

Hans-Peter Braun, Marcin Fal, Klaus Ipsen, Matthias Paul, Miguel Rodriguez, Leo van Dam, Magnus Wedberg

Thanks to all!

Last update: December 1st, 2014

Dedicated Flashes

  Image Name Release year max. GN [m] GN at 50mm [m] Digital ready Shoe type Zoom range [mm] (with wide angle adapter) Manual zoom stops [mm] Auto zoom Auto zoom adjust Tilt [deg.] Swivel [deg.] Wireless flash (remote) Wireless flash (controller) Wireless HSS Wireless channels Manual mode Manual power levels (steps) HSS ADI AF assist light Modeling flash Stroboscopic flash White balance assist LED intensity [lx @ 1 m] LED focal length [mm] LED color temp. [K] (w/ color filter) CFs Cable socket Batteries External battery pack Standard accessories Optional accessories Weather sealing Comments Reviews & links

Sony HVL-F60M 2012 60 42 yes Multi Interface 24 – 105 (15) 24, 28, 35, 50, 70, 105 yes yes −10 – 150 −90 – 90 yes yes yes 4 yes 1/1 – 1/256 (1/2, 1/3) yes yes yes yes yes yes 300 35 5500 (3200) 8 built-in 4× AA EP-1 (6× C), EP-2 (6× AA), FA-EB1AM (6× AA) adapter ADP-AMA, diffusor, color filter for LEDs, mini stand, pouches yes test button; built-in bounce sheet; 2 memory areas Chris Gampat on The Phoblographer (full review), John Sison (video)

Sony HVL-F58AM 2008 58 42 yes iISO 24 – 105 (16) 24, 28, 35, 50, 70, 105 yes yes −10 – 150 −90 – 90 yes yes yes 4 yes 1/1 – 1/32 (1/1) yes yes yes yes yes yes 8 built-in 4× AA EP-1 (6× C), EP-2 (6× AA), FA-EB1AM (6× AA) mini stand, pouch no test button; built-in bounce sheet

Sony HVL-F56AM 2006 56 44 yes iISO 24 – 85 (17) 24, 28, 35, 50, 70, 85 yes no −10 – 90 −180 – 90 yes yes yes 4 yes 1/1 – 1/32 (1/1) yes yes yes yes yes no 5 built-in 4× AA EP-1 (6× C), EP-2 (6× AA), FA-EB1AM (6× AA) MS-2, pouch Bounce Reflector V no identical to 5600HS(D)

Minolta 5600HS(D) 2000 56 44 yes iISO 24 – 85 (17) 24, 28, 35, 50, 70, 85 yes no −10 – 90 −180 – 90 yes yes yes 4 yes 1/1 – 1/32 (1/1) yes yes yes yes yes no 5 built-in 4× AA EP-1 (6× C), EP-2 (6× AA), FA-EB1AM (6× AA) MS-2, pouch Bounce Reflector V no

Minolta 5400HS 1993 54 42 no iISO 24 – 105 24, 28, 35, 50, 70, 85, 105 yes no 0 – 90 −180 – 90 yes yes no 4 yes 1/1 – 1/32 (1/1) yes no yes yes yes no built-in 4× AA EP-1 (6× C), EP-2 (6× AA), FA-EB1AM (6× AA) MS-2, pouch Bounce Reflector III no Kurt Munger on Photo Jottings (full review)
  Image Name Release year max. GN [m] GN at 50mm [m] Digital ready Shoe type Zoom range [mm] (with wide angle adapter) Manual zoom stops [mm] Auto zoom Auto zoom adjust Tilt [deg.] Swivel [deg.] Wireless flash (remote) Wireless flash (controller) Wireless HSS Wireless channels Manual mode Manual power levels (steps) HSS ADI AF assist light Modeling flash Stroboscopic flash White balance assist LED intensity [lx @ 1 m] LED focal length [mm] LED color temp. [K] (w/ color filter) CFs Cable socket Batteries External battery pack Standard accessories Optional accessories Weather sealing Comments Reviews & links

Minolta 5400xi 1992 54 42 no iISO 24 – 105 24, 28, 35, 50, 70, 85, 105 yes no 0 – 90 −180 – 90 yes yes no 4 yes 1/1 – 1/32 no no yes no yes no built-in 4× AA EP-1 (6× C), EP-2 (6× AA), FA-EB1AM (6× AA) MS-2, pouch Bounce Reflector III no

Minolta 5200i 1990 52 42 no iISO 24 – 85 24, 28, 35, 50, 70, 85 yes no 0 – 90 −180 – 90 no no no yes 1/1 – 1/32 (1/1) no no yes no yes no built-in 4× AA EP-1 (6× C), EP-2 (6× AA), FA-EB1AM (6× AA) pouch Bounce Reflector III no white-finish special edition available (released with white 8000i)

Minolta 4000AF 1985 45 40 no ISO 28 – 70 (24) 28, 35, 50, 70 yes no 0 – 90 −90 – 90 no no no yes 1/1 – 1/16 (1/1), ~1/24 no no yes no no no built-in 4× AA AC-1000 (AC adaptor) pouch Control Grip CG-1000 set, Color Panel set PS-1000, Bounce Reflector II no

Sony HVL-F43M 2013 43 30 yes Multi Interface 24 – 105 (15) 24, 28, 35, 50, 70, 105 yes yes −8 – 150 −90 – 90 yes yes yes 4 yes 1/1 – 1/128 (1/2, 1/3) yes yes yes yes yes yes 100 35 5500 9 via FA-CS1M 4× AA connector cap, mini stand, pouch yes test button; built-in bounce sheet John Sison (video)

Sony HVL-F43AM 2011 43 30 yes iISO 24 – 105 (15) 24, 28, 35, 50, 70, 105 yes yes −8 – 150 −90 – 90 yes yes yes 4 yes 1/1 – 1/128 (1/2, 1/3) yes yes yes yes yes yes 9 via OS-1100 or FA-CS1AM 4× AA mini stand, pouch yes test button; built-in bounce sheet
  Image Name Release year max. GN [m] GN at 50mm [m] Digital ready Shoe type Zoom range [mm] (with wide angle adapter) Manual zoom stops [mm] Auto zoom Auto zoom adjust Tilt [deg.] Swivel [deg.] Wireless flash (remote) Wireless flash (controller) Wireless HSS Wireless channels Manual mode Manual power levels (steps) HSS ADI AF assist light Modeling flash Stroboscopic flash White balance assist LED intensity [lx @ 1 m] LED focal length [mm] LED color temp. [K] (w/ color filter) CFs Cable socket Batteries External battery pack Standard accessories Optional accessories Weather sealing Comments Reviews & links

Sony HVL-F42AM 2008 42 30 yes iISO 24 – 105 (16) 24, 28, 35, 50, 70, 105 yes yes 0 – 90 −90 – 180 yes no yes 2 yes 1/1 – 1/32 (1/1) yes yes yes no no yes 5 via OS-1100 or FA-CS1AM 4× AA MS-2, pouch no test button

Sony HVL-F36AM 2006 36 29 yes iISO 24 – 85 (17) 24, 28, 35, 50, 85 yes no 0 – 90 yes no yes 2 no yes yes yes no no no 2 via OS-1100 or FA-CS1AM 4× AA MS-2, pouch, wide angle adapter Bounce Reflector V no identical to 3600HS(D)

Minolta 3600HS(D) 2000 36 29 yes iISO 24 – 85 (17) 24, 28, 35, 50, 85 yes no 0 – 90 yes no yes 2 no yes yes yes no no no 2 via OS-1100 or FA-CS1AM 4× AA MS-2, pouch, wide angle adapter Bounce Reflector V no

Minolta 3500xi 1991 35 29 no iISO 28 – 105 28, 50, 105 yes no 0 – 90 yes no no 2 no no no yes no no no via OS-1100 or FA-CS1AM 4× AA MS-2, pouch Bounce Reflector IV no

Sony HVL-F32M 2014 32 ? yes Multi Interface 24 – 105 (15) ? yes yes −8 – 90 −90 – 180 yes yes yes ? yes 1/1 – 1/128 (1/3) yes yes no no no yes ? via FA-CS1M 2× AA connector cap, mini stand, pouch yes built-in bounce sheet Sony (press release)
  Image Name Release year max. GN [m] GN at 50mm [m] Digital ready Shoe type Zoom range [mm] (with wide angle adapter) Manual zoom stops [mm] Auto zoom Auto zoom adjust Tilt [deg.] Swivel [deg.] Wireless flash (remote) Wireless flash (controller) Wireless HSS Wireless channels Manual mode Manual power levels (steps) HSS ADI AF assist light Modeling flash Stroboscopic flash White balance assist LED intensity [lx @ 1 m] LED focal length [mm] LED color temp. [K] (w/ color filter) CFs Cable socket Batteries External battery pack Standard accessories Optional accessories Weather sealing Comments Reviews & links

Minolta 3200i 1988 32 28 no iISO 28 – 85 yes no no no no no no no yes no no no via OS-1100 or FA-CS1AM 4× AA pouch no

Minolta 2800AF 1985 28 28 no ISO 35 (28) no no no no no no no no yes no no no via OS 4× AA wide angle adapter, pouch Control Grip CG-1000 set no

Minolta 2500(D) 2003 25 25 yes iISO 28 no no 0 – 90 no no no no no yes yes no no no via OS-1100 or FA-CS1AM 4× AA pouch no

Sony HVL-F20M 2013 20 20 yes Multi Interface 27 – 50 27, 50 no no 0 – 75 no yes yes 1 no no yes no no no yes via FA-CS1M 2× AAA shoe cap, pouch no see Flash Compendium for compatibility Jason Hermann on SonyAlphaLab (full review)

Sony HVL-F20AM 2009 20 20 yes iISO 27 – 50 27, 50 no no 0 – 75 no yes yes 1 no no yes no no no yes via OS-1100 or FA-CS1AM 2× AAA pouch no see Flash Compendium for compatibility
  Image Name Release year max. GN [m] GN at 50mm [m] Digital ready Shoe type Zoom range [mm] (with wide angle adapter) Manual zoom stops [mm] Auto zoom Auto zoom adjust Tilt [deg.] Swivel [deg.] Wireless flash (remote) Wireless flash (controller) Wireless HSS Wireless channels Manual mode Manual power levels (steps) HSS ADI AF assist light Modeling flash Stroboscopic flash White balance assist LED intensity [lx @ 1 m] LED focal length [mm] LED color temp. [K] (w/ color filter) CFs Cable socket Batteries External battery pack Standard accessories Optional accessories Weather sealing Comments Reviews & links

Minolta Vectis SF-1 1996 20 20 no iISO 28 no no no no no no no no yes no no no via OS-1100 or FA-CS1AM 2× CR2 wide angle adapter, pouch yes

Minolta 2000xi 1991 20 20 no iISO 35 (28) no no no no no no no no yes no no no via OS-1100 or FA-CS1AM 4× AA wide angle adapter, pouch no

Minolta 2000i 1989 20 20 no iISO ? no no no no no no no no yes no no no via OS-1100 or FA-CS1AM 4× AA ?, pouch no

Minolta 1800AF 1986 18 18 no ISO 35 no no no no no no no no yes no no no via OS 4× AAA, 1× CR-P2/223 pouch no

Minolta D-316i 1988 16 16 no iISO 35 no no no no no no no no yes no no no pouch no for Dynax/Maxxum 3000i only, powered by camera
  Image Name Release year max. GN [m] GN at 50mm [m] Digital ready Shoe type Zoom range [mm] (with wide angle adapter) Manual zoom stops [mm] Auto zoom Auto zoom adjust Tilt [deg.] Swivel [deg.] Wireless flash (remote) Wireless flash (controller) Wireless HSS Wireless channels Manual mode Manual power levels (steps) HSS ADI AF assist light Modeling flash Stroboscopic flash White balance assist LED intensity [lx @ 1 m] LED focal length [mm] LED color temp. [K] (w/ color filter) CFs Cable socket Batteries External battery pack Standard accessories Optional accessories Weather sealing Comments Reviews & links

Minolta D-314i 1988 14 14 no iISO 35 no no no no no no no no yes no no no pouch no for Dynax/Maxxum 3000i only, powered by camera

NEX Flashes

  Image Name Release year max. GN [m] GN at 50mm [m] Shoe type Zoom range [mm] (with wide angle adapter) Manual zoom stops [mm] Auto zoom Tilt [deg.] Swivel [deg.] Manual mode Manual power levels (steps) HSS ADI AF assist light White balance assist CFs Standard accessories Optional accessories Weather sealing Comments Reviews & links

Sony HVL-F7S 2010 7 7 Smart Accessory Terminal 24 no no no no no ? pouch no standard with NEX-3, NEX-C3, NEX-5, NEX-5N and NEX-5R

Sony HVL-F20S 2011 20 20 Smart Accessory Terminal 24 – 50 (18) 24, 50 no 0 – 75 no no no no yes wide angle adapter, pouch no

Macro Flashes

  Image Name Release year max. GN [m] GN at 50mm [m] Digital ready Shoe type Angle of illumination (with wide angle adapter) Manual mode Manual power levels (steps) AF assist light Modeling flash White balance assist CFs Cable socket Batteries External battery pack Standard accessories Optional accessories Weather sealing Comments Reviews & links

Sony Macro Twin Flash Kit HVL-MT24AM 2006 2× 12 2× 12 yes iISO 45° × 60° (60° × 78°) yes 1/1 – 1/64 (1/1), 1/1 – 1/8 (1/2) no yes no 4 via OS-1100 or FA-CS1AM 4× AA adapter rings 49 mm and 55 mm, WA adapters, diffusors, pouch FA-MA1AM no identical to Macro Twin Flash 2400, except for the missing ring flash socket!

Minolta Macro Twin Flash 2400 2001 2× 12 2× 12 yes iISO 45° × 60° (60° × 78°) yes 1/1 – 1/64 (1/1), 1/1 – 1/8 (1/2) no yes no 4 via OS-1100 or FA-CS1AM 4× AA 6V DC adapter rings 49 mm and 55 mm, WA adapters, diffusors, pouch adapter ring 72 mm, Sony FA-MA1AM no Michael Hohner (full review)

Minolta Macro Ring Flash 1200 2001 12 12 yes iISO 80° yes 1/1 – 1/64 (1/1), 1/1 – 1/8 (1/2) yes no no 4 via OS-1100 or FA-CS1AM 4× AA 6V DC adapter rings 49 mm and 55 mm, pouch adapter ring 72 mm no

Minolta Ring Flash 1200AF-N 1987 12 12 no ISO 80° no yes no no via OS 4× AA AC-1000 (AC adaptor) adapter rings 49 mm and 55 mm, pouch, FS-1100 adapter ring 72 mm no 1200AF does not include FS-1100

LED lights

  Image Name Release year Shoe type Angle of illumination (with wide angle adapter) Tilt [deg.] Swivel [deg.] Manual mode Manual power levels (steps) LED intensity [lx @ 1 m] LED focal length [mm] LED color temp. [K] (w/ color filter) Batteries External battery pack Standard accessories Optional accessories Weather sealing Comments Reviews & links

Sony HVL-LEIR1 2013 Multi Interface 30° yes 10% – 100%, stepless 375 70 5500 (3200) 2× AA no IR mode

Sony Ring Light HVL-RL1 2012 ISO ? yes 10% – 100%, stepless 60 ? 5500 4× AA Adapter rings 49mm and 55mm, flash mount adapter ADP-AMA, pouch FA-MA1AM no

Sony HVL-LE1 2012 iISO 30° yes yes 10% – 100%, stepless 450 70 5500 (3200) 4× AA, 1× M series LiIon, 1× V series LiIon diffusor, color conversion filter, barn doors, iSO and ISO shoe adapters, pouch no shoe adapters attach to ¼″ threads

Sony Ring Light HVL-RLAM 2006 ISO ? yes Hi/Lo 14 ? 5500 4× AA Adapter rings 49mm and 55mm, flash mount adapter, pouch FA-MA1AM no