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
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: June 19th, 2018

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, optical (remote, mode CTRL+/CTRL1) Wireless flash, optical (remote, mode CTRL/CTRL2) Wireless flash, optical (controller, mode CTRL+/CTRL1) Wireless flash, optical (controller, mode CTRL/CTRL2) Wireless channels, optical Wireless flash, radio (remote) Wireless flash, radio (remote, on FA-WRR1) Wireless flash, radio (controller) Wireless channels, radio Manual mode Manual power levels (steps) HSS Wireless HSS ADI AF assist light Modeling flash Stroboscopic flash White balance assist Test button 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-F60RM 2018 60 37 yes Multi Interface 20 – 200 (14) 20, 24, 28, 35, 50, 70, 105, 135, 200 yes yes −8 – 150 −90 – 90 yes yes yes no 4 yes no yes 14 yes 1/1 – 1/256 (1/2, 1/3) yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes 300 35 5500 18 built-in 4× AA EP-1 (6× C), EP-2 (6× AA), FA-EB1AM (6× AA), FA-EBA1 (4/8× AA) diffusor, color filters, mini stand, pouches yes built-in bounce sheet; 2 memory areas; USB connector Sony (press release)

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 yes 4 no yes no yes 1/1 – 1/256 (1/2, 1/3) yes yes 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 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 yes 4 no yes no yes 1/1 – 1/32 (1/1) yes yes 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 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 no yes no yes 4 no no no yes 1/1 – 1/32 (1/1) yes yes yes yes yes yes no yes 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 no yes no yes 4 no no no yes 1/1 – 1/32 (1/1) yes yes yes yes yes yes no yes 5 built-in 4× AA EP-1 (6× C), EP-2 (6× AA), FA-EB1AM (6× AA) MS-2, pouch Bounce Reflector V no
  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, optical (remote, mode CTRL+/CTRL1) Wireless flash, optical (remote, mode CTRL/CTRL2) Wireless flash, optical (controller, mode CTRL+/CTRL1) Wireless flash, optical (controller, mode CTRL/CTRL2) Wireless channels, optical Wireless flash, radio (remote) Wireless flash, radio (remote, on FA-WRR1) Wireless flash, radio (controller) Wireless channels, radio Manual mode Manual power levels (steps) HSS Wireless HSS ADI AF assist light Modeling flash Stroboscopic flash White balance assist Test button 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-F45RM 2017 45 30 yes Multi Interface 24 – 105 (15) 24, 28, 35, 50, 70, 105 yes yes −8 – 150 −180 – 180 yes yes yes no 4 yes no yes 14 yes 1/1 – 1/128 (1/3) yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes 100 35 5500 11 via FA-CS1M 4× AA connector cap, diffusor, mini stand, pouch yes built-in bounce sheet; 2 memory areas

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 yes 4 no yes no yes 1/1 – 1/128 (1/2, 1/3) yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes 100 35 5500 9 via FA-CS1M 4× AA connector cap, mini stand, pouch yes 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 yes 4 no yes no yes 1/1 – 1/128 (1/2, 1/3) yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes 9 via OS-1100 or FA-CS1AM 4× AA mini stand, pouch yes built-in bounce sheet

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

Sony HVL-F36AM 2006 36 29 yes iISO 24 – 85 (17) 24, 28, 35, 50, 85 yes no 0 – 90 no yes no no 2 no no no no yes yes yes yes no 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)
  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, optical (remote, mode CTRL+/CTRL1) Wireless flash, optical (remote, mode CTRL/CTRL2) Wireless flash, optical (controller, mode CTRL+/CTRL1) Wireless flash, optical (controller, mode CTRL/CTRL2) Wireless channels, optical Wireless flash, radio (remote) Wireless flash, radio (remote, on FA-WRR1) Wireless flash, radio (controller) Wireless channels, radio Manual mode Manual power levels (steps) HSS Wireless HSS ADI AF assist light Modeling flash Stroboscopic flash White balance assist Test button 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 3600HS(D) 2000 36 29 yes iISO 24 – 85 (17) 24, 28, 35, 50, 85 yes no 0 – 90 no yes no no 2 no no no no yes yes yes yes no no no no 2 via OS-1100 or FA-CS1AM 4× AA MS-2, pouch, wide angle adapter Bounce Reflector V no

Sony HVL-F32M 2014 32 24 yes Multi Interface 24 – 105 (15) yes yes −8 – 90 −90 – 180 yes yes no yes 1 no yes no yes 1/1 – 1/128 (1/3) yes yes yes no no no yes no via FA-CS1M 2× AA connector cap, mini stand, pouch yes built-in bounce sheet Asher's Photo Blog (preview), John Sison (video), Sony (press release)

Minolta 2500(D) 2003 25 25 yes iISO 28 no no 0 – 90 no no no no no no no no no no yes yes no 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 no no yes 1 no no no no no yes yes no no no yes no via FA-CS1M 2× AAA shoe cap, pouch no see Flash Compendium for compatibility Jason Hermann on SonyAlphaLab (full review), John Sison (video)

Sony HVL-F20AM 2009 20 20 yes iISO 27 – 50 27, 50 no no 0 – 75 no no no yes 1 no no no no no yes yes no no no yes no via OS-1100 or FA-CS1AM 2× AAA pouch no see Flash Compendium for compatibility

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 Test button 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 ? 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 no 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 Test button 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 yes 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 yes 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 yes 4 via OS-1100 or FA-CS1AM 4× AA 6V DC adapter rings 49 mm and 55 mm, pouch adapter ring 72 mm no

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 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-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 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