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Sony External Flash, Model HVLF20M

Take better photos with this Sony external flash. It fits into the hot shoe of a wide range of Sony Alpha cameras so that you can immediately light up the room or produce targeted lighting for a wide range of subjects. When it's raised, it automatically powers on, and when you lower it, it switches off to reduce total power drain, and because it's compatible with wireless setups, you can use this Sony flash to control other flashes.

Sony lighting comes in all shapes and sizes, and this one has a guide number of 20, so it can brighten up subjects up to 16.4 feet away. It lets you bounce light off the ceiling to produce a diffuse effect, or you can directly light your subject for fill flash or to completely illuminate them. It also incorporates white balance so that your camera knows how to compensate for the alteration in light. When you want to install this Sony external flash, simply slot it into the Multi Interface Shoe and start taking photos.


  • Extends flash range beyond camera’s included flash
    Though compact and lightweight, the HVL-F20M has a maximum range twice that of the included flash units of the NEX-6 or SLT-A58K and includes Sony's new Multi Interface shoe for expanded compatibility. This is represented as the guide number (GN) of 20 with a 50mm focal distance.
  • Bounce flash enables shadowless indirect lighting
    When set to ‘indoor’ shooting mode, the flash points up to bounce light off the ceiling for shadowless illumination of your subject. When set to the ‘outdoor’ shooting mode, the flash directs light directly at your subject.
  • Built-in diffuser for wide and telephoto shooting
    With the built-in diffuser, the flash illumination covers a wider angle of view or if users want to to shoot at a greater distance, they can rotate the dial on the side of the flash unit to the ‘Tele’ Position. While the 'Tele" setting reduces the width of flash coverage, it extends the range to illuminate more distant subjects.
  • Easy intuitive operation
    Unlike most external flash units, the HVL-F20M has no dedicated ON/OFF switch. Instead, power is automatically switched on simply by raising the flash unit into the shooting position. In addition, a switch on the side of the unit quickly moves the flash from direct to bounce, making it easy to obtain flash illumination that suits the shooting situation. A charging lamp indicates when the flash is ready to fire
  • ADI Flash Metering System
    The ADI (Advanced Distance Integration) flash metering system offers the optimum flash metering and automatic white-balance compensation regardless of the background conditions or the subject's reflectance. ADI flash metering works in combination with a cameras and lenses that incorporate a distance encoder. When used with these lenses, the camera calculates a guide number to control TTL (through the lens) flash metering. This guide number is calculated according to distance from the subject, ambient light and pre-flash reflectivity of the subject and the background.



  • Material: Poly-carbonate plastic


  • Flash Modes: Bounce Upward angle: 75 degrees
  • Flash Coverage: GN20 = up to 20 meters (65 ft) at ISO100 with 50mm lens
  • Guide Number: GN20
  • Number of Flashes: More than 90 times (Alkaline battery)
  • Power Source: 2 x AAA Batteries; Alkaline, NiMH

Operating Conditions

  • Flash Modes: Automatic Light Control
  • Storage Temperature: (-4 to +140°F (-20 to +60°C)

In the Box:

  • MI Shoe Connector Cap
  • Soft Carrying Pouch

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 2-1/2"
  • Height: 4-1/2"
  • Depth: 31/32"

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 1 lb
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