Is Sony A7 fully compatible with Sony HVL-F43am Flash ??

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zither Regular Member • Posts: 241
Is Sony A7 fully compatible with Sony HVL-F43am Flash ??

This is the one I'm talking about:

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-HVL-F43AM-Alpha-System-Flash/dp/B004YEZGIO

Are all the features of F43am usable with A7? especially TTL and wireless.

Do I need any adapter to mount it?

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headfirst
headfirst Contributing Member • Posts: 670
Re: Is Sony A7 fully compatible with Sony HVL-F43am Flash ??

The HVL-F43M is the version that natively fits the Sony multi-interface shoe.

The HVL-F43AM would require an adapter http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/913654-REG/sony_adpmaa_multi_interface_shoe_adapter.html

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OP zither Regular Member • Posts: 241
Re: Is Sony A7 fully compatible with Sony HVL-F43am Flash ??

headfirst wrote:

The HVL-F43M is the version that natively fits the Sony multi-interface shoe.

The HVL-F43AM would require an adapter http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/913654-REG/sony_adpmaa_multi_interface_shoe_adapter.html

Will the HVL-F43AM + adapter perform exactly the same as HVL-F43M on A7? there seems much more used cheaper HVL-F43AM on the market now .....

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Martin Muehlemann
Martin Muehlemann Senior Member • Posts: 1,330
Re: Is Sony A7 fully compatible with Sony HVL-F43am Flash ??
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zither wrote:

This is the one I'm talking about:

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-HVL-F43AM-Alpha-System-Flash/dp/B004YEZGIO

Are all the features of F43am usable with A7? especially TTL and wireless.

Do I need any adapter to mount it?

Compatibility matrix can be found here. Take NEX-6 as reference
http://www.sony-asia.com/support/resources/en_AP/html/Compatibility/DSLR/Flash/sony/F43AM.html

P-TTL works. Wireless Works.

I have tested my 60M and 43M on my A7r

The most nasty situation is that the AF-Illuminator of the flash will not work.

Regards

Martin

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