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:

Announced flash
Current flash
Discontinued flash

Brands are highlighted as follows:

Minolta, Konica Minolta

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.


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: November 27th, 2021

Dedicated Flashes

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  Image Name Release year max. GN [m] GN at 50mm [m] Zoom range [mm] (with wide angle adapter) Manual zoom stops [mm] Auto zoom adjust Swivel [deg.] Wireless flash, optical (remote, mode CTRL+/CTRL1) Wireless flash, radio (remote, on FA-WRR1) Manual mode Manual power levels (steps) White balance assist Test button CFs Standard accessories Optional accessories Comments Reviews & links

Sony HVL-F42AM 2008 42 30 24 – 105 (16) 24, 28, 35, 50, 70, 105 yes −90 – 180 yes yes yes 1/1 – 1/32 (1/1) yes yes 5 MS-2, pouch

Sony HVL-F36AM 2006 36 29 24 – 85 (17) 24, 28, 35, 50, 85 no no no no no no 2 MS-2, pouch, wide angle adapter Bounce Reflector V identical to 3600HS(D)