Camera Flash / Speedlight: Sony HVL-F58AM Flash Unit Flashgun REVIEW

Model Name: Sony HVL-F58AM Flash Unit Flashgun specifications.
Image:Sony F58-AM Flash Unit Flashgun
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Release DateJune 2008
Strenght / Power
Guide Number (ISO100, meters) Flash Specs Max Guide No at ISO 100: 190ft./58m
Power Level Switching (Vari-power Range)
Head & Coverage
Bounce (Up-Down) Head MovementTilts 90° up and 10° down
Swivel (Rotation) Head movementYes, 180°
Focal Length Coverage Flash Specs 24 - 105 mm (Full Frame)
Auto Zoom Head Flash Specs
Flash Related Functions
Flash Durations Flash Specs N/A (no information available)
Flash Modes(TTL) Flash Specs
Flash Exposure Compensation / Correction Flash Specs
Secondary Illumination Flash Specs
Wireles Flash
Wireless Operation Flash Specs Wireless Ratio Control
Wireless Groups Flash Specs 3
Wireless Channels
Remote Timing Modes
Other Features
MountHot-shoe mount flash
Off Camera Terminal / External Connectors
Included Accessories
Other Functions
Power Source & Recycle Time
Power Source - Batterry4 x AA Alkaline, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
External PowerYes
Minimum Recycle Time (Charging time between shooting) Flash Specs Approximately 5 to 6 Seconds
Battery Life Flash Specs100-200 shots
Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions3.0 x 5.8 x 4.2" / 7.6 x 14.7 x 10.7 cm
Weight15.6 oz / 442.3 g
The Sony HVL-F58AM Flash Unit Flashgun, launched in June 2008, serves as a versatile and dependable lighting tool for photographers. It features a Guide Number of Max Guide No at ISO 100: 190ft./58m, ensuring robust illumination. The flash unit features a coverage angle or a focal length of 24 - 105 mm (Full Frame). Its Hot-shoe mount allows for easy attachment to cameras, providing stability during shooting.
A notable feature is its Flash Duration capability of N/A (no information available). This wide range enhances adaptability across various lighting conditions, catering to both static scenes and fast-paced action photography.
The Sony HVL-F58AM Flash Unit Flashgun is powered by using 4 x AA Alkaline, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries, with an estimated battery life of 100-200 shots, ensuring sustained performance during extended photo sessions.
The Minimum Recycle Time, Approximately 5 to 6 Seconds, emphasizes efficiency, enabling photographers to capture successive shots seamlessly, especially in dynamic shooting scenarios.
In addition, the Sony HVL-F58AM Flash Unit Flashgun is compact and portable, the flash unit measures 3.0 x 5.8 x 4.2" / 7.6 x 14.7 x 10.7 cm and weighs 15.6 oz / 442.3 g. This review aims to assist you in determining if this flash suits your specific needs.
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There are three ways to trigger off-camera flash units wirelessly: via infrared, radio signals or a hybrid method that involves both infrared and radio. The infrared system works like the TV remote; there need to be a direct line of sight for the signal to reach the destination. The radio signal has no line-of-sight limitations, but comes at a rather high cost. The hybrid system simply takes the infrared signal from the commander, converts it over to radio and then converts it back to infrared on slave units.

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