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With a maximum guide number of 45 at ISO 100 and 105mm, the Sony HVL-F45RM Radio-Controlled Wireless Flash features an Advanced Distance Integration flash metering that balances the output of its 5500K, 400 lux LED light. The flash angle can also be adjusted according to preference via its tiltable flash head and 180-degree rotation horizontally. Sporting a 2.4 GHz radio transceiver, it allows a maximum operating range of 30m and a 24-105mm zoom range. This flash head is also capable of continuous firing of up to 40 flashes. Flash settings can be seen through the dot-matrix LCD display while the micro USB port makes firmware updates possible. Protected by dust and moisture resistant sealing, the Sony HVL-F45RM can be used alone or with in a group for it supports up to 15 flashes in five groups.
Product Features in Detail
High-power compact flash
This dramatically downsized compact lightweight clip-on flash with guide number (GN) 45 is best suited to use with the α7 series. The flash supplies powerful output even for bounce lighting, recycling only takes approx. 2.5 seconds, and stamina in performance delivers up to approx. 210 bursts.
Built-in wireless radio control
Use this flash with a compatible camera, for multi-flash shooting, even under strong sunlight or from relatively distant location thanks to its radio-controlled system. HVL-F45RM can be either wireless commander or receiver. As a commander, HVL-F45RM supports up to 15 units of compatible flashes or receivers in up to 5 groups14, for connecting with remote units at up to 30 meters. It also works with optical wireless communications.
Bounce head for flexible lighting
HVL-F45RM bounce head for flexible lighting rotates 360° horizontally (180° in both left and right directions) and also tilts 150° upward and 8° downward, providing the illumination you want depending on shooting situations.
Customisable key assignment
Key customisation function allows easy assignment of frequently used features for quick operation. Customisable settings include lighting compensation level and flash output level. Customisable keys are highlighted in red.
You’ll enjoy effortless operation of flash features. Tab-structure menus on the LCD screen are the same as those on the camera body for fast access and intuitive use.
Sony’s Quick Navi control interface provides easy, intuitive access to lighting parameters via one easy press of “Fn” button. Everything you need to know is right there on the screen and accessible using a few buttons and control wheel, thereby minimising the necessary operations required to adjust settings before you shoot.
Cool running and energy efficient, the LED light enables you to create natural lighting and shadows for both movies and stills.
Dust- and moisture-resistant design
Count on reliable flash even in challenging outdoor conditions with specially designed seals at joints around the durable body to keep out dust and moisture. This is a particular bonus in outdoor usage where you have no control over various factors including wind and environmental dust.
High-speed sync (HSS)
Take advantage of synced flash with high-speed shutter. Whereas conventional sync shooting required that the shutter speed be the same or slower than the synced flash speed, the aperture would be narrowed, making it difficult to get background bokeh effects. But with high-speed sync (HSS) you can use flash with any shutter speed, even up to the highest shutter speed provided by the camera. This allows you to increase the aperture as needed to create a narrow depth of field that keeps your subject in perfect focus while the background blurs, for beautiful portraits. Wireless high-speed sync is also possible with compatible cameras.
Through-the-Lens (TTL) wireless flash
Even when performing wireless flash shooting, flash output can be determined based on accurate measurement of the amount of light through the lens. Since you can freely change position and direction of the flash unit exactly as you want, it’s possible to soften intense shadows and suppress blown highlights when shooting a subject from right in front (of the subject), or add soft shadows that emphasise a sense of depth and presence. Wireless flash ratio control is available.
Test flash mode
The test flash mode enables you to check shadows on the subject before taking photos, and also to check the light level using an external flash meter, which is essential for studio photography. The light level of the test flash depends on the light level setting in manual flash (M) mode, and the flash unit fires with a light level of 1/1 in through-the-lens (TTL) mode.
Advanced Distance Integration (ADI)
ADI provides automatic metering that is virtually unaffected by the reflectance of subjects or backgrounds, maintaining correct exposure even with overly reflective or overly dark subjects. It pre-flashes the unit to incorporate the reflected light measurement, together with precise distance information from a compatible camera’s lens, to achieve the optimum flash level.
Auto White Balance Adjustment
Colour temperature varies according to the environment you’re shooting in, and the colour temperature of a flash should match that of the ambient light to look natural. With this intelligent function, colour temperature information is transferred from the flash unit to the camera for correct white balance setting, to help you capture more natural-looking colour reproduction in flash photography.
Auto zoom control optimised for image sensor size
This flash unit automatically selects the appropriate flash coverage for the focal length of the lens on the attached camera within the range from 24mm to 105mm. This function also adjusts the flash zoom to match the camera’s image sensor size, minimising light fall-off at the image periphery. The flash coverage required for cameras using 35mm full-frame and APS-C size image sensors differs substantially, and this intelligent function automatically provides the optimum flash coverage for each.
Multi/Micro USB port
This flash features Multi/Micro USB port for supporting software update to the latest version via connected PC.
Included in the Box
Sony HVL-F45RM Radio-Controlled Wireless Flash
Connector Protect Cap
12 Months Genuine Warranty from Sony Australia
This Sony HVL-F45RM Radio-Controlled Wireless Flash comes with 12 Months Genuine Warranty from Sony Australia.
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|TYPE||Auto electronic flash (clip-on type) with pre-flash metering|
|SHOE TYPE||Multi Interface Shoe|
|FLASH HEAD (LIGHT-EMITTING UNIT)|
|MAXIMUM GUIDE NUMBER||45(Flash coverage setting 105mm,ISO100・m)|
|FLASH COVERAGE||AUTO/MANUAL(24mm-105mm)Angle of view of at 15mm focal length is also covered with the wide panel|
|FLASH DURATION||Approx. within 1.7ms(1/1 MANUAL)|
|COLOR TEMPERATURE||Approx. 5500K|
|FREQUENCY||Approx. 0.1-2.5 seconds(Alkaline battery)/Approx. 0.1-2.0 seconds(Ni-MH battery)|
|REPETITION||Approx. more than 210 times(Alkaline battery)/ Approx. more than 270 times(Ni-MH battery)|
|CONTINUOUS FLASH PERFORMANCE||40 flashes at 10 flashes per second|
|BOUNCE ANGLE||UP 150°(0°/30°/45°/60°/75°/90°/120°/150°) DOWN 8°, Left and right 180°(0°/30°/45°/60°/75°/90°/120°/150°/180°)|
|FLASH CONTROL||Flash control using pre-flash(P-TTL/ADI)|
|POWER LEVEL SWITCHING||22 levels(1/1-1/128) 1/3 steps|
|BUILT-IN WIDE PANEL||Yes (15mm)|
|BUILT-IN BOUNCE SHEET||Yes|
|RADIO CONTROLLED WIRELESS FUNCTION|
|RADIO CONTROLLED WIRELESS FLASH||Yes(commander/receiver)3|
|FREQUENCIES||2.4 GHz band|
|CHANNELS||14 Channels (Auto/manual)|
|COMMUNICATION DISTANCE||Approx. 30m|
|GROUPS||3 groups (TTL/MANUAL), 5 groups (group flash photography)|
|MAXIMUM FLASH UNITS||15 units|
|LIGHTING RATIO CONTROL||3 groups(TTL)|
|OPTICAL CONTROL WIRELESS FUNCTION|
|OPTICAL CONTROL WIRELESS FLASH||Yes(controller/remote)|
|LIGHTING RATIO CONTROL||3 groups(TTL)|
|LED LIGHT FUNCTION|
|CENTER LUMINANCE INTENSITY||Approx.400 lx (0.5m)/Approx.100 lx (1m)|
|LIGHTING DISTANCE||Approx.1m (when recording movies, set to ISO 3200 & F5.6)|
|FOCAL LENGTH SUPPORTED||35mm(35mm-format angle of view)|
|CONTINUOUS LIGHTING TIME||Approx.4hours (with Sony AA-size alkaline battery)|
|POWER LEVEL SWITCHING||10steps|
|AUTO ZOOM CONTROL OPTIMIZED FOR IMAGE SENSOR SIZE||Yes|
|FLASH DISTRIBUTION SETTING||Yes|
|AUTO WB ADJUSTMENT WITH COLOR TEMPERATURE INFORMATION||Yes|
|CUSTOM KEY SETTINGS||Yes|
|LCD PANEL||Yes (Dot matrix)|
|MULTI/MICRO USB TERMINAL||Yes|
|POWER SOURCE||Four AA-size alkaline or Ni-MH batteries|
|DUST AND MOISTURE RESISTANT DESIGN||Yes|
|DIMENSIONS (APPROX.)||W 69.4mm X H 113.7mm X D 88.3mm (2 3/4 in. × 4 1/2 in. × 3 1/2 in.) (w/h/d)|
|WEIGHT(APPROX.)||317g(11.2 oz) (only main unit)|