Nikon 58-104 user manual

User manual for the device Nikon 58-104

Device: Nikon 58-104
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Date of adding : 2013-04-14 15:21:55
Number of pages: 72
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FOREWORD Thank you for purchasing the Nikonos Speedlight S8-1 04. This Speedlight is specially designed for underwater photography and can be used with the Nikonos RS, as well as the Nikonos V and Nikonos IVA When used with the Nikonos RS, it will allow you to take flash pictures at depths of up to 100 meters (328 feet).

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Speedlight Parts Buckle Buckle lock Moisture alert light Function selector Switch· Power switch Flash mode selector 'For more details on the above items, see pages 21 - 22. 3

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Distance scale chart Aperture scale chart Aperture scale chart release lever Screw securing distance scale chart Joint leg Joint hole Sync socket Sync socket cap Standby switch Battery positioning axis Battery chamber Battery positioning notch Buckle hook Battery chamber cap Hinge Terminal 4

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Flash head positioning index Wrist joint Sync cord Plug locking ring Stopper pin Sync cord Arm Grip Shoulder joint release button Shoulder joint lock Front positioning index Standard bracket Front Bracket Shoulder joint knob Camera Cord fastening hanger mounting knob Standard accessories (S8-104 standard set) -Standard arm and bracket set SK-104 -Sync cord (with cap) -O-ring grease and screws set 5

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Main Features • Matrix Balanced Fill· Flash Photography (Nikonos RS only) Brightness of flash exposure on the foreground subject is automatically balanced with the ambient light of the background. • Camera Slave (Nikonos RS only) Cordless remote photography. The Nikonos R8's shutter release is triggered when the 8B·104's built·in slave sensor detects the flash from another speedlight. • Flash Slave The 8B·104 fires simultaneously when another speed light is fired through its built·i

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This Instruction Manual has been organized as follows for easy reference. Use this guide to learn how to make the most of your Speedlight's potential. .---- Preparations for Here we explain how to get the Speedlight ready for taking pictures. Taking Pictures ~ In these sections the fundamentals of flash Ir photography with the Nikonos RS, V and IV·A, Basic Shooting/ and the procedures for taking pictures using the Taking Pictures S8-104 are explained. .---- This section describes t

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Foreword ......... . ......... .. . . .. . ............. 2 Speedlight Parts . . . .... 3-5 Main Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 About this Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Tips on Speedlight Care .. .. .... . ............ . ..... 10 Checking O-rings .... . . . ......... . . .. . . . . . . ...... 11 Removing and Reseating O-rings . ... .. .. .. .. . , ...... 12 Preparations for Taking Pictures . .. .. .. . ..

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Basic Applications ... .......... . . . 45-54 Basic Tips on Underwater Flash Photography ...... . . . 46 Camera Slave (Cordless Remote Photography) . . _ ... . .. 48 Flash Slave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Rear-Curtain Sync Photography .. . . ... . . .. .. . . . .. .. 52 Using the Flash Signal Function ....... . ... . . . .. .. .. 54 Other Items .... . ... ........... 55-68 Optional Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Details on N

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Tips on Speedlight Care Be sure to take trial shots first . . . -When taking important photographs with the SB-104 or using it again after a long period of disuse, be sure to take one or more trial shots first to be sure it is working properly. Have Nikon spot check your Speedlight regularly . . . -Because the Speedlight is a precision instrument, we recommend taking your Speedlight to a Nikon service center once every year or two to have it spot checked, and to have it overhauled ever

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Checking O-rings • Be sure to check the O-rings before use. This Speedlight uses O-rings to ensure that it is well sealed and water-proofed. If dust or damage is found on the O-rings, water will leak into the Speedlight and cause damage. It is important to check all the O-rings and lubricate them before use . • O-ring areas to check - Two O-rings on sync cord ·~H.---O-r ing on the main body, O-ring channel, and contact area between battery chamber cap and main body - Sync socket

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Removing and Reseating O-rings Remove the O-rings from their 1 channels. -Use a thin plastic card, such as the S8-104's exposure calculation chart, to remove O-rings. - Do not use metal items with sharp edges that may damage the O-rings. Check the O-rings to be sure they are 2 not damaged. - Wipe the O-rings and O-ring channels with a clean cloth or tissue, and check them for any damage. -Do not use a cloth or tissue which contains lint. -If O·ring channels are damaged, please co

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Reseat the O-ring into their channels. 4 -Do not stretch the O-rings too much. Be sure that the O-rings are not warped and they go into the channel correctly. +Note The 8B-104 package includes an O-ring set (three large and small O-rings, O-ring lubricant, and two screws). The O-ring set is also available optionally. Be sure to have this set with you wherever you go with your 8peedlight. 13

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• Important . Only the NiCd battery unit SN-104 can be used with this Speedlight. Do not use any other type of battery . • Be sure to turn OFF the power of the SB-104 when replacing the battery . • Be sure to recharge the SN-104 battery when using it for the first time or after having stored it for three months or more. -For procedures on recharging the SN-104, refer to the Instruction Manual that came with the Quick Charger SH-104 . • Refer to page 62 for details on the battery. B

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Open the battery chamber cap by 3 lifting it up. -The cover may be hard to open if the O·ring isn 't properly lubricated. In this case, the O-ring should be relubricated. (See page 12.) Load the battery. 4 Insert the NiCd battery unit SN-104 into the battery chamber securely, aligning the battery positioning notch with the battery lock release lever (orange). -Slide the battery lock release lever (orange) in the direction of the arrow ( ~ ) to remove the battery. Raise the buckle.

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Connecting the S8-104 to the Camera and Making Settings • Important . Be sure to turn OFF the power to the camera and the 8B-104 before attaching the 8peedlight . • Check the a -rings and apply a small amount of lubricant when attaching the connector plugs. Attach the bracket to the camera at 1 the camera mounting knob. Remove the wrist joint adjustment knob and insert the Speedlight joint 2 leg. -Make sure that the shoulder joint release button and the flash head turn to the sam

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Remove the sync socket cap on the 4 camera. -The cap can be removed by using a coin to turn it counter·clockwise. Insert the camera plug and fasten 5 the white locking ring. - Align the red mark on the plug to the red mark on the camera. Turn the plug locking ring clockwise 6 until it stops and is secured. Remove the sync socket cap on the 7 S8-104. - Turn the cap counter-clockwise until it separates. 18

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Insert the Speed light plug and 8 fasten the black locking ring. -Align the guide marks on the plug and the 88·104. Turn the shoulder jOint adjustment 9 knob on the bracket in the direction of the arrow to fasten the shoulder joint. -Align it with the white positioning index on the front. Insert the arm. 1 0 -Release the shoulder joint lock and align the arm with the white positioning index on the front of the joint. +Note Cord fastening hanger This hanger secures the sync cord t

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e Caution _ Be sure the shoulder joint is locked when gripping the arm to carry the camera and 8peedlight after making settings. If it is not locked, the camera may fall off when the release button is pressed. -When releasing the arm from the bracket, undo the lock of the shoulder joint first before pressing the release button . Check to be sure the Speed light is facing forward and the correct 12 shooting distance has been set. (1) The positioning marks on the 8B-104 and wrist joi

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