Question about Sony HVL-F32X TTL Flash

1 Answer

Can;t turn the tightening knob to mount the flash? Maybe the pin lock?

I have a sony HLV-F32X flash and can not attach it to the camera because the know is turned tight and it will not loosen.  There is a pin lock but it is raised as it should be.  Is there a trick to unlock the pin to loosen the area where the mount can slide on to the camera???

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

I'M UNCLEAR AS TO WHETHER YOUR ISSUE IS WITH THE LOCKING PIN OR THE COLLAR. STANDARD FLASHES, WITHOUT A "LOCKING PIN", A PAIR OF CHANNEL LOCK PLIERS CAN BE USED, AFTER WRAPPING THE JAWS WITH SOMETHING GIVING, LIKE ELECTRICAL TAPE, OR WRAPPED RUBBER BANDS. THE COLLAR CAN USUALLY BE LOOSENED IN THIS MANNER, IF IT HAS "BOTTOMED OUT" OR GOTTEN STUCK ON ONE END OR THE OTHER OF THE THREADED FOOT SUPPORT. IF YOUR ISSUE IS WITH A "STUCK PIN" THEN PLEASE DISREGARD THIS ADVICE.

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do I adjust the grip to hold the camera firmly when I angle it to the side?


There is a release / lock switch. If put to the lock and it does not hold your camera, you should turn the rubbed large column axe to fasten it more (with light cameras you can release it a little) It is the middle section opposed of the trigger knob.

11bdd283-f00d-48bb-8f72-9193a9f70b1e.png

Jul 04, 2014 | Slik AF2100 Pistol Grip Head with Quick...

1 Answer

I have been putting new expensive batteries in but is still spends a minute flashing orrange then flashes a red light and says "error" as if my batteries are dead??


I have been putting new expensive batteries in but is still spends a minute flashing orrange then flashes a red light and says "error" as if my batteries are dead??

Sep 11, 2011 | Sony HVL-F32X TTL Flash

1 Answer

I have a sony cybershot w-290. I downloaded pictures to my laptop from the memory stick. When I turn it on I get a message to turn it off and back on again. My lens keeps going in and out. I show full...


Sounds like your lens has issues. Probably some debris/sand got into it or maybe it suffered a
Jolt of some sort. Whatever the case maybe you will need to get your Lens serviced.
Sometimes if you use a case the camera may have turned on inside the case and caused
lens damage.

Feb 02, 2011 | Sony Cybershot Dsc-w290 W230 W220

1 Answer

Sony HVL-F32X manual


Hi,

You can download and print the instruction manual in PDF format by clicking this link.

You'll require Adobe PDF Reader installed on your computer to view the manual. If it is not already installed on your computer, download it free from: http://get.adobe.com/reader/

Hope this helps. Thanks for using FixYa

Sep 06, 2010 | Sony HVL-F32X TTL Flash

1 Answer

Hot shoe plastic section broke on flash unit


I managed it by buying a broken (non-working) F32X from an auction service for something like 5 bucks. I just made sure (by looking at the photos) that the hotshoe was intact.

Here's how to disassemble and replace foot (I got to this by trial and luckily no error ^^).

  1. Unscrew 2 small screws located under the battery flip cover.
  2. Put the lamp (moving part) in the upright position.
  3. Unscrew 1 small screw above the infared sensor (below the main lamp part which you moved to the upright position).
  4. Remove the cover of the infared sensor by gently pulling forward.
  5. On two sides of the infared sensor there are two small clips which hold the 2 casing pieces together. Pull them away from the casing just a tiny bit and use something to keep them in this position (I used 2 small nails). Then pull the pieces apart gently.
  6. Just behind the hotshoe casing you can see a small plastic inset -- place a screwdriver sideways between this inset and the hotshoe to help you separate the two casing parts. Be careful when doing that, don't use too much force, wiggle the casing instead to make this easier (this is the most tricky part).
  7. When the electronics is exposed, there is a single screw in the middle of the motherboard. Remove the screw and gently pull the motherboard away from the casing. You do not have to pull it all the way or disconnect any cables, you just need to make sure the bottom battery connectors are pulled out of the casing just a little, because then under the two middle battery connectors (looking from the top, as if you were putting the batteries in) you can see two screws!
  8. Unscrew those two screws, and the hotshoe will come apart. Pull it out gently and remove a single electrical connector that connects it to the flash.
Do this in case of your working lamp (with a broken hotshoe) and your replacement lamp (with a good hotshoe), and just move the good hotshoe to your working lamp.

Took me about an hour to do this (most time was spent on trying to figure out how to disassemble the lamp), and the lamp works perfectly.

Warning: better test disassembly on the replacement lamp, since even if you break it, all you need it for is the hotshoe, so you can practice on it. Only after you learn how to disassemble the F32X do this on your working lamp.

Hope this helps!
-- Tomasz Andrzej Nidecki (tonid)

Jun 17, 2009 | Sony HVL-F32X TTL Flash

1 Answer

QUANTARAY QBX-8000xi Flash for SONY ALPHA - 350 digital SLR


Unfortunately not.

This flash is a superb budget alternative to the Minolta alternatives but is only suitable for their film cameras. Sony's SLR's are based on the later Minolta Digital SLR's and they're all incompatible with this flash.

The technical differences between the film and digital Minolta cameras explains why a Minolta 5600HS (for example) had to be redesigned and redesignated as a 5600HS(D). The former will not work on Sony Alpha models, but the latter is fully compatible.

May 13, 2009 | Quantaray QBX-8000XI Wireless Remote Flash

2 Answers

Olympus e510 hot-shoe doesn't respond...


Have you tried cleaning the hot shoe contact? If the contact is dirty it may not communicate with the camera. The "contact" Its the metal "circle" in the middle of the hot shoe. Using a pencil eraser, rub the contact gently until you create eraser crumbs, then gently rub the "circle" with a soft cloth. See if this fixes it.

Mar 11, 2009 | Olympus Safe Hot Shoe to PC Sync Flash...

1 Answer

Can not set or change mode on Sony HVLF56AM flash.


You probably have the control knob turned to "Hold" which prevents accidental changes to the settings. It happened to me too.

Feb 19, 2009 | Sony HVL-F56AM TTL Flash

1 Answer

Broken part


This part, the 'hot shoe assembly' is much stronger than it looks and holds all the weight of the flash mounted to the camera in those 2 little slots.
Yes, you'll need to replace it.
Are you comfortable with electronics and small components. There are small springs and pins/ball bearings/contacts in there when the cover is removed and wires may have to be soldered in place (I can't remember if there is a plug for those wires inside).
Try here to buy the part you need or contact Sony service (I'm assuming you're in the USA):

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/model-accessories.pl?mdl=HVLF1000

Keep us informed if this was good or you need further help.

**.The best way to acknowledge contribution is to rate it's relevance.**

Feb 06, 2009 | Sony HVL-F1000 TTL Flash

1 Answer

Sony hvl-f32x


I managed it by buying a broken (non-working) F32X from an auction service for something like 5 bucks. I just made sure (by looking at the photos) that the hotshoe was intact.

Here's how to disassemble and replace foot (I got to this by trial and luckily no error ^^).

  1. Unscrew 2 small screws located under the battery flip cover.
  2. Put the lamp (moving part) in the upright position.
  3. Unscrew 1 small screw above the infared sensor (below the main lamp part which you moved to the upright position).
  4. Remove the cover of the infared sensor by gently pulling forward.
  5. On two sides of the infared sensor there are two small clips which hold the 2 casing pieces together. Then pull the pieces apart gently. Just behind the hotshoe casing you can see a small plastic inset -- place a screwdriver sideways between this inset and the hotshoe to help you separate the two casing parts. Be careful when doing that, don't use too much force, wiggle the casing instead to make this easier (this is the most tricky part).
  6. When the electronics is exposed, there is a single screw in the middle of the motherboard. Remove the screw and gently pull the motherboard away from the casing. You do not have to pull it all the way or disconnect any cables, you just need to make sure the bottom battery connectors are pulled out of the casing just a little, because then under the two middle battery connectors (looking from the top, as if you were putting the batteries in) you can see two screws!
  7. Unscrew those two screws, and the hotshoe will come apart. Pull it out gently and remove a single electrical connector that connects it to the flash.
  8. Do this in case of your working lamp (with a broken hotshoe) and your replacement lamp (with a good hotshoe), and just move the good hotshoe to your working lamp.
Took me about an hour to do this (most time was spent on trying to figure out how to disassemble the lamp), and the lamp works perfectly.

Warning: better test disassembly on the replacement lamp, since even if you break it, all you need it for is the hotshoe, so you can practice on it. Only after you learn how to disassemble the F32X do this on your working lamp.

Hope this helps!
-- Tomasz Andrzej Nidecki (tonid)

Feb 05, 2009 | Sony HVL-F32X TTL Flash

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony HVL-F32X TTL Flash Logo

Related Topics:

474 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Camera Accessories Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

96333 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

13437 Answers

Are you a Sony Camera Accessory Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...