The internal flash of the DS will not operate the flash wirelessly, and although this flash will operate in the conventional slave mode electronic eye , ie triggered from another standard flash going off - it won't work with the DS because it is impossible to set the DS internal flash to flash only once rather than the double flash of P-TTL. Have I missed something here? I certainly hope so since I would love to be able to use the flash as a wireless slave flash without having to buy another flash. But you can of course still use the AFFGZ as a wired flash with an off-camera hotshoe adaptor that you mount on a tripod. No secret?!
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Quick Links. Download this manual. Please read this operating manual carefully first for proper use. Table of Contents. It is clip-on type flash which enables accurate focus adjustments even in dark locations with built-in AF-assist spotbeam. CAUTION This mark indicates precautions that, if not followed, could result in minor or medium injury to the user or damage to the equipment.
Do not attempt to disassemble the flash unit yourself, as there is danger of an electric shock. If internal parts of the flash unit becomes exposed due to impact, etc.
Page 5: Precautions For Your Flash Unit Do not attach any accessories having the wrong number of electrical contacts for the hot shoe or grip.
Otherwise, some functions may not work properly. Do not use any other type of batteries. The flash unit may not be able to operate correctly or demonstrate sufficient performance, or the flash unit itself may generate heat, depending on the type of batteries used.
Pressing it again will turn off the illumination. Page Inserting The Batteries Inserting the Batteries Slide the battery chamber cover as shown in the figure to open. Page 13 Types of Batteries This flash unit uses four AA-size batteries of the same type, as shown below.
Attach the flash unit to the camera. The ready lamp will light up when the flash is charged. Sliding it to the OFF position will turn off the power. If charging time takes more than 20 seconds, the batteries have been exhausted and should be replaced with new batteries. Page Auto Power Off Function nAuto Power Off Function When the flash unit is left unused for about 3 minutes with the power switch set to the ON position, it automatically turns off to save the power. Procedure Press the select button S so that the number to adjust blinks.
Turn the adjustment dial and adjust the blinking number. The flash coverage angle is indicated by the focal lengths of available lenses in the LCD panel of the flash unit, according to the preset image size FORMAT of the camera.
Page 20 Zoom position Flash coverage angle setting Next, set the zoom flash coverage angle to match the focal length of the lens you are using. Auto Zoom A. Zoom If both the camera and lens are autofocus, you can automatically set the flash coverage angle according to the focal length of the lens by pressing the shutter release button of the camera halfway down.
The wide-angle panel is in a slit on the top of the flash head. Pull it out so that it covers the front of the flash head. Page 23 l In the A. Zoom mode, the flash coverage angle will be adjusted automatically to suit the lens focal length when you press the shutter release button halfway, and the camera exposure metering timer is on.
Select the mode best suited for the subject. Before photographing, confirm the following. Whether your camera supports the desired flash mode.
Procedure Turn on the flash unit. Set the sync mode switch to leading curtain sync , trailing curtain sync contrast-control Set the sync mode switch to leading curtain sync , trailing curtain sync contrast-control , according to the Page 28 Procedure Turn on the power switch.
Set the aperture value and ISO. Page 29 nManual Flash Refer to page 22 for the features and conditions of use of this flash mode. Procedure Turn on the power switch. See page Page 30 Confirm that the subject is within the effective flash range and the ready lamp is lit. Then take a picture.
Whether your camera supports the desired sync mode. Page 32 nLeading Curtain Sync Mode Refer to page 29 for the features and conditions of use of this sync mode. Procedure Set the power switch to the ON position. Set the sync mode switch to leading curtain sync Confirm that the subject is within the effective flash range and the ready lamp is lit. Page 33 nHigh-Speed Sync Mode Refer to page 29 for the features and conditions of use of this sync mode.
Accordingly, it should be noted that the distance for taking pictures would become shorter. Page 34 Check the flash range by looking at the bar graph on the LCD panel. Confirm that the subject is within the effective flash range and the ready lamp is lit. Page 36 With a single flash l If you are using a single flash unit, you can only perform leading curtain sync photography when the sync mode switch is set to contrast-control With contrast control sync flash Combine the flash unit with the built-in flash unit of the camera or another AFFGZ attached to the camera.
Page 38 l Control Flash and Main Flash The purpose of the control flash of the wireless mode is to send information to the other flash unit before taking a picture. The main flash fires at the actual time a picture is taken in the same manner as traditionally done. Preparation of Separated Flash Unit Next, set the channel of the separated wireless flash unit to the same channel as the flash unit attached to the camera.
Next, remove the flash unit from the camera and place it in the desired position. Next, set the channel of the separated wireless flash unit to the same channel as the flash unit attached to the camera. Combine the flash unit with the built-in flash unit of the camera or another flash unit attached to the camera.
Page 50 Set the zoom position to suit the subject and place the flash unit at the desired location. SLAVE1 will be displayed. Pressing the select button S switches between 1 and 2. Page 52 nSlow-Speed-Sync Photography When using a normal flash to photograph a subject in a night or evening setting, the background will appear very dark because a normal flash light cannot sufficiently light it.
However, it is possible to balance both subject and background by using the flash to properly expose the foreground subject and a slow shutter speed to expose the low light background. Doing so creates softer light and shadows to make the picture look more natural.
Bouncing the flash will decrease the flash intensity by the time it reaches the subject. Page 54 l A click stop is provided for each bounce angle. When using the flash with autofocus camera in dark conditions, the spotbeam will be projected automatically depending on the ambient lighting conditions. Execute the following if necessary. Pull out both the wide-angle panel and catchlight panel.
Store the panel you are not using. Page 57 Function Chart" in the camera's operating manual. Refer to "Setting the Custom Function" in the camera's operating manual.
Refer to "Pentax Functions" in the camera's operating manual. Attach the extension cord F5P to the camera using the optional hot shoe adapter or the optional hot shoe adapter F refer to the diagram on the right. Please note that functions related to each flash mode differ. Page 61 Please note that the conditions under which they can be used differ depending on camera type and settings.
For details, refer to the restrictions reference pages. Sync Mode Leading curtain sync All Pentax single lens reflex cameras provided with a hot shoe Trailing curtain sync Digital single lens reflex cameras Page 62 nCameras that Support Wireless Mode Function Wireless Mode Digital single lens reflex cameras Film cameras 35mm autofocus single lens reflex cameras You can use the slave flash instead, if your camera does not support wireless mode.
In this case, the available flash modes are auto and manual page Page 64 1. Page Slow-Speed-Sync Photography 2. Page 68 3. However, there are restrictions depending on camera type and settings. However, the flash modes, cameras, and camera shutter speeds that can be used differ depending on the flash unit.
Set the shutter speed to the speed shown in the shutter speed column below. Be sure to set your camera according to the following settings: - Shutter speed: faster than flash unit's X-sync speed - Exposure mode: Tv Shutter Priority , Av Aperture Priority , M manual Exposure modes other than the above are not compatible with this sync mode. Divide the resulting guide number by the aperture in use. Thus, the maximum distance is obtained. Make sure that you are within the flash effective range before taking pictures.
The larger the number, the farther you can reach with your flash. From the guide number, you can easily obtain the proper aperture setting required for an optimum exposure. Page Optional Accessories Optional Accessories A number of dedicated accessories are available for this flash unit. The focal lengths in the table below are for 35 mm single lens reflex cameras. Page 88 Approx. Effective range: Approx. Sensitivity setting ISO 25 - Page Warranty Policy If the equipment is not covered by warranty, regular charges of the manufacturer or of its representatives will apply.
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