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Istruzioni per l’uso
© 2006 Sony Corporation Printed in Japan
English Before operating the product, please read this manual thoroughly and retain it for future reference. WARNING To reduce fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture. Tape over lithium battery contacts to avoid short-circuit when disposing of batteries, and follow local regulations for battery disposal. Keep batteries or things that could be swallowed away from young children. Contact a doctor immediately if an object is swallowed. Immediately remove the batteries and d
Do not operate appliance with a damaged cord or if the appliance has been dropped or damaged- until it has been examined by a qualified serviceman. Let appliance cool completely before putting away. Loop cord loosely around appliance when storing. To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not immerse this appliance in water or other liquids. To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble this appliance, but take it to a qualified serviceman when service or repair work is required. Incor
For customers in Europe Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic Equipment (Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection systems) This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product shall not be treated as household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negat
Table of contents Features ................................................................................................. 6 Name of parts ....................................................................................... 7 Control panel ........................................................................................ 8 Preparations Inserting batteries ................................................................................ 9 Attachment and removal of the flash ............
Before use For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with your camera. This flash is not dust-proof, splash-proof or waterproof. Do not place this flash in the following locations Regardless of whether this unit is in use or in storage, do not place it in any of the following locations. Doing so may lead to a malfunction. • Placing this flash in locations subject to direct sunlight such as on dashboards or near a heater may cause this unit to deform or malfunction. • Locations wi
Name of parts Flashtube Wireless control- signal receiver Mounting-foot- (28) release button (11) AF illuminator (25) Mounting foot Bounce indicator (22) Battery-chamber door (9) Control panel (8) Wide panel (21) Remove the protective sheet from the front of the AF illuminator before use. 7
Control panel Wireless flash lamps (28) Auto lamp (13) Manual-ZOOM lamp (20) Flash-ON lamp (12) ZOOM (flash coverage) Flash-OFF lamp lamps (20) (12) High-speed- Flash-ready sync lamp lamp (14) (26) ZOOM (flash coverage) Flash ON/OFF selection button button (12) (20) Bounce lamp (22) High-speed-sync Low-battery button (26) lamp (10) Wireless flash button (28) 8
Preparations Inserting batteries The HVL-F36AM may be powered by : *Batteries are not supplied. • Four AA-size alkaline batteries • Four AA-size lithium batteries • Four AA-size rechargeable nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) batteries Always ensure that rechargeable nickel-metal hydride batteries are charged in the specified charger unit. 1 Open the battery-chamber door as shown. 1 3 2 2 Insert the batteries in the battery chamber as in the diagram. 3 Close the battery-chamber door. • Follow the reve
Checking Batteries The lamp on the control panel comes on or blinks when the batteries are low. lamp on Changing the batteries is recommended. The flash can still be used in this state if (Flash-ready lamp) on the rear of the unit is lit. Only lamp blinking Flash cannot be used. Insert new batteries. • If nothing comes on when the flash ON/OFF button is pressed, check the orientation of the batteries. 10
Preparations Attachment and removal of the flash Attaching the flash to the camera Push the mounting foot firmly onto the camera until it stops. • The flash is locked in place automatically. • If the built-in flash in the camera is protruding, lower it before attaching the flash unit. Removing the flash from the camera While pressing the mounting-foot release button 1, remove the flash 2. 1 2 11
Auto power ON/OFF Press the flash ON/OFF button on the back side of the flash. Power of the flash turns it on. • When the power of the flash is turned on, the flash-ON lamp on the control panel comes on. If you press the flash ON/OFF button while the flash is turned on, the flash switches off and the flash-OFF lamp on the control panel comes on. • The flash-OFF lamp goes out after 8 seconds. Auto power off When the camera or flash is not used for four minutes, power switches off and control pane
Basics Program auto flash (The basics) 1 Select the P mode on the camera. 2 Press the flash ON/OFF button to turn on the “AUTO” and “ON” lamps or the “ON” lamp on the control panel. • The “AUTO” and “ON” lamps come on with Autoflash. Only the “ON” lamp comes on with Fill-flash. Continued on the next page 13
3 When the flash is charged, press the shutter button to take a photo. • The flash is charged when the flash-ready lamp on the control panel of the unit and the indicator in the camera viewfinder are both on. When the correct exposure has been obtained for the photo just taken, the flash-ready lamp on the control panel blinks. • The photo will be under-exposed if taken before charging is complete. • Press the shutter button after making sure that charging is complete when using the flash with
Basics • The following tables show the distance reached by the light from the flash (i.e. the flash range). See page 37 for further details. Focal length (mm) ISO100 24 28 35 50 85 2.8 1-7 1-8 1-9 1-10 1-13 4 1-5 1-5.5 1-6 1-7 1-9 5.6 1-3.5 1-4 1-4.5 1-5 1-6.5 (unit : m) Focal length (mm) ISO400 24 28 35 50 85 2.8 1-14 1-16 1-18 1-20 1.2-26 4 1-10 1-11 1-12.5 1-15 1-18 5.6 1-7 1-8 1-9 1-10 1-13 (unit : m) 15 Aperture Aperture
Recording modes Aperture priority flash photography (A) 1 Select the A mode on the camera. 2 Press the flash ON/OFF button to turn on the flash-ON lamp. • Fill-flash is selected. 3 Set the aperture and focus the subject. • Reduce the aperture (i.e. increase the f-stop) to reduce the flash range, or open the aperture (i.e. reduce the f-stop) to increase the flash range. • The shutter speed is automatically set. 4 Press the shutter button when charging is complete. 16
Basics Shutter speed priority flash photography (S) 1 Select the S mode on the camera. 2 Press the flash ON/OFF button to turn on the flash-ON lamp. • Fill-flash is selected. 3 Set the shutter speed, and focus the subject. 4 Press the shutter button when charging is complete. Manual exposure mode flash photography (M) 1 Select the M mode on the camera. 2 Press the flash ON/OFF button to turn on the flash-ON lamp. • Fill-flash is selected. 3 Set the aperture and shutter speed, and focus the subje
Zoom flash coverage Auto zoom This flash automatically switches zoom coverage to cover a range of focal lengths from 24 mm to 85 mm when photographing (auto zoom). Normally, you do not need to switch the zoom coverage manually. 24 mm focal length 85 mm focal length • Press the shutter button partway down. When the coverage is set to 24 mm, 35 mm or 85 mm, the corresponding lamp comes on. For example : 24 mm When the coverage is set to 28 mm or 50 mm, two lamps come on. For example : 28 mm 18
Applications • Auto zoom coverage is set as follows: Focal length in use Coverage 24 mm - 27 mm 24 mm 28 mm - 34 mm 28 mm 35 mm - 49 mm 35 mm 50 mm - 84 mm 50 mm 85 mm or more 85 mm • When a lens having a focal length of less than 24 mm is used with auto zoom, “24 mm” lamp blinks. Use of the wide panel (p. 21) is recommended in this case to prevent darkening at the periphery of the image. Continued on the next page 19
Manual zoom You can manually set the zoom coverage regardless of the focal length of the lens in use. Press the ZOOM button to display the desired zoom coverage. • Zoom coverage is changed in the following order. The manual-ZOOM lamp “M.ZOOM” comes on. Auto Zoom 24 mm 28 mm 85 mm 50 mm 35 mm • If the zoom coverage is set to less than the focal length of the lens in use, the periphery of the screen darkens. 20
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