Sony HVL-F36AM

Sony HVL-F36AM is flash with guide number of 36 at ISO 100 features Auto zoom, Auto locking foot, High-speed synchronization (Syncing for all shutter speeds), Wireless flash, Bouncing (Upwards only), Specific light control. The Sony HVL-F36AM measures 2 3/4 x 4 7/8 x 3 5/8″ (68 x 122 x 89mm) and weighs 9.2oz (260g).

Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

User Opinions

Sony HVL-F36AM User Reviews

Very capable flash
“Although less powerful than the F56AM, it’s still powerful enough for most common indoor family photography, even when using power reducing features like bounce cards, etc. Both bounce and swivel are useful, bounce is by far the more important, and best used with an effecient system such as the Lumiquest Pocket Bounce. The lack of swivel will probably not be missed by most.” – By Hiram Grant
Rating: ★★★★★

Works great on KM 5D
“This flash is simple, versatile, and most importantly, it is giving me accurate exposures on my Konica Milolta 5D. The wireless mode is very straightforward, and opens up really unique lighting possibilities. It is powerful enough to give a perfect exposure when bounced off my 9′ ceiling. I have not yet tested it in more demanding situations, but it looks like it will be all I need for 95% of my flash lighting. “ – By BetsyR
Rating: ★★★★★

Sony HVL-36AM Great Flash
“I recently purchased this flash for my Konica/Minolta Maxxum 5D. This flash is very fast and has high speed sync. It works great with this camera and is compatible with my AF DT 18-70 lens. Very nice indeed. “ – By Gene R. Cox
Rating: ★★★★★

Great lower-cost flash for Minolta / Sony SLR
“I’m an owner of a Minolta Maxxum 5 and a Sony Alpha A100. I enjoy both cameras quite a bit. This flash works with either of them perfectly. It has plenty of range and brightness, and syncs very well. I especially like the wireless mode, which I use almost exclusively. “ – By Stephen Mahanes
Rating: ★★★★★

Overall a Respectable Flash
“Overall I have been pleased with this flash. It suits its purpose indoors when indoor lighting is low or when the existing lighting is of the wrong color temperature and hard to get a good white balance from. Outdoors it has served its purpose quite well as fill flash although most of my photographs are of landscapes or animals at a distance (or too close for flash). “ – By Frank
Rating: ★★★★☆

Excellent Flash for Sony Alpha
“I like this flash. It is more than adequate for my Sony Alpha camera. I am glad I did not spend more money and get the HVL- F56 AM flash.” – By Matthew Whang
Rating: ★★★★★

Excellent Flash Unit & simple to use! Great Results
“I got it, placed it on my camera for a few days of fill flash outdoor shooting. It may be a coincidence but the image that won a 2nd place cash prize for me, was a fill flash photograph. Also, the two images that sold from a set of five hung in a month long gallery exhibit where also outdoor fill flash photographs. The lighting is beautiful and quite natural.” – By P. Cassidy
Rating: ★★★★★

Great Flash
“This is my first DLSR Camera and this is my first flash for a DLSR. I have not used other flashes, but I can tell you that this flash works very well for me. It provides excellent light and many times better lighting than the built-in camera flash. It is not an energy hog as you would expect. I keep rechargable batteries on hand (uses four AA’s) but even with the use of those batteries, it still is pretty efficient from what I can tell. Again, nothing to compare it to, but I am very pleased with it. “ – By Terry L. Doud
Rating: ★★★★★

Sony HVL-F36AM
“The ttl autoexposure is perfect, but a little bit underpower to take indoor pictures. I used it to take my cousin wedding reception at a local chines e restaurant and I have to adjust my raw images to +1stop. I am not happy with the wireless capability of this flash, because the flash need to be in the front of camera in order to be triggered by incamera pre-flash. I meant it is not triggered by radio frequency so it works same way as a cheap photosensor with ttl autoexposure. Overall it’s okay for 100bucks flash. “ – By T. Luong
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Sony HVL-F36AM User Manual

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Features & Specifications

Sony HVL-F36AM Features & Specifications

Take great pictures with superb flash coverage with the Sony HVL-F36AM digital camera flash. You will be able to capture a variety of moods with this flash’s long list of features. With the ability to synchronize with all shutter speeds, the HVL-F56AM digital camera flash from Sony is capable of capturing the moment, no matter what time it is. Whether it’s a clear, sunny day or a cloudy dusk, you can be sure this flash will fill your subjects with the right amount of light.

Feature List
* Auto zoom
* Auto locking foot
* High-speed synchronization (Synching for all shutter speeds)
* Wireless flash
* Bouncing (Upwards only)
* Specific light control

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