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E IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTlONS CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK) NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED OLYMPUS SERVICE PERSONNEL The lightning flash with the arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage“ within the product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of ele
b) If the product has been exposed to rain or water. c) If the product does not operate normally by following the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions as an improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to its normal operation. d) If the product has been dropped or damaged in any way. e) When the product exhibits a distinct change in per
WARNING • Keep the batteries away from children. • If a battery is swallowed, see a doctor immediately. • Dispose of used batteries promptly, in a safe manner that complies with all applicable laws. • The battery may present the risk of fire or chemical burn if mishandled. o o • Do not recharge, disassemble, heat above 212 F (lOO C) or dispose of in a fire. • Before use, wipe the battery clean with a dry soft cloth to assure good contact. • Never use metallic tweezers to hold the battery, and ne
• THE CHILD MIGHT ACTIVATE THE FLASH FROM TOO CLOSE AND CAUSE DAMAGE TO HIS OR HER EYES. • THE CHILD MIGHT DAMAGE THE FLASH. 4. BATTERY FLUID MAY LEAK, GENERATING HEAT AND POSSIBLY CAUSING A FIRE OR EXPLOSION. • DO NOT USE NON-RECOMMENDED BATTERIES. • DO NOT THROW BATTERIES INTO A FIRE, OR EXPOSE TO HEAT. • DO NOT DISASSEMBLE THE UNIT WITH BATTERIES INSIDE. • DO NOT USE NEW BATTERIES AND OLD BATTERIES TOGETHER. DO NOT MIX DIFFERENT TYPES OF BATTERIES OR DIFFERENT MANUFACTURERS' BATTERIES. • DO N
CARE AND STORAGE HANDLING n This flash is built with precision electric parts. To avoid malfunction or mechanical problems, do not use or store the flash in the following places: • Places exposed to direct sunlight (a beach in summer, for example). • Places exposed to excessive heat, humidity, or extreme variation of temperature and humidity. • Places exposed to sand or dust. • Near a fire. • Near any volatile materials. • Near a heater, cooler, or humidifier. • Places exposed to excessive moi
E CONTENTS IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ..................................................... 5 Check the Contents of the Carton .............................................................. 47 Names of Parts ........................................................................................... 48 Names of Control panel .............................................................................. 49 Loading Batteries .......................................................................
E Names of Parts Flashtube Battery compartment cover Photoelectric sensor window AF Illuminator window Mounting foot Lock pin Control panel Mode button T/W selector button GNo/ISO up/down buttons Auto check lamp Charged lamp / Test button FNo up/down buttons BACKLIGHT button ON/OFF switch BACKLIGHT button : This button turns the control panel's backlight ON/OFF, so it can be seen in dark places. CHARGED lamp / TEST button : As a test button, this button lets you fire the flash at any time, no
E Names of Control panel 2nd - CURTAIN SYNCLO Control mode Wide-angle flash mode icon Illuminating angle Guide No./ISO Focal range F-No. MEMO • Slide the ON/OFF switch to Onside with the BACKLIGHT button held down to switch the unit of focal range between m and ft. E Loading Batteries Batteries must be loaded into the flash before the flash can be mounted on the camera. This flash takes any four of the following batteries: • 1.5 V AA alkaline batteries(type LR6) • Ni-MH batteries(type HR-AA) •
E Turn the Power ON to Check the Battery Load batteries into the flash before attempting to turn the power ON. As soon as power is turned ON, the flash automatically performs a battery check and starts charging the flash. Set the ON/OFF switch to the ON side. 1 Check that the CHARGED lamp is lit. 2 If the CHARGED lamp is out, the flash is not yet fully charged for firing. MEMO • If the CHARGED lamp does not come ON at all or if it takes time to light up, the batteries may be run down too much to
E Mounting the Flash on the Camera Before mounting the flash on the camera, turn OFF power to both the flash and the camera. They can be damaged if the flash is mounted when they are turned ON. The flash can be mounted as follows. Make sure the flash head is folded downward with the flashtube 1 facing forward. Detach the cap from the camera's hot-shoe. 2 Keep the cap in the pocket of the flash case. Check the lock pin is not protruding. 3 If the lock pin is out, turn the mounting foot in the opp
E Detaching the Flash from the Camera Before detaching the flash from the camera, turn OFF power to both the flash and the camera. It can cause serious damage. Turn the mounting foot in the opposite direction of "<–LOCK" until it 1 turns no more. Slide the flash off the hot-shoe. 2 Cover the hot-shoe with its cap. 3 1 3 Cap 2 E Taking Pictures with Digital Cameras with Communication Capabilities FL-40's Modes When the flash is mounted on a camera which is capable of data communications, the flas
Taking Pictures in the Camera's P, A or S Shooting Modes The camera has three shooting modes in the P (program) mode, A (aperture) mode and S (shutter) mode. You can take pictures in any of these modes using this flash instead of the camera's built-in flash. Check that the camera's built-in flash is stowed away (OFF). 1 Set this flash's ON/OFF switch to the ON side. 2 Set the camera's mode dial to "P", "A" or "S". 3 Check that the flash's control panel shows either "TTL AUTO " , "R- 4 TTL AUTO"
Taking Pictures with Both the FL-40 and the Camera's Built-in Flash Pictures can be taken using both the FL-40 and the camera's built-in flash. This technique is a good way to improve lighting. For example, you can use this flash to bounce light off an object while using the built-in flash to catch the subject's pupils. Set this flash's ON/OFF switch to the ON side. 1 Set the camera's built-in flash. 2 Select the flash mode from the camera side. 3 Check the Charged lamp lights up. 4 If not, the
Check that the CHARGED lamp is lit. 2 If the CHARGED lamp is out, the flash is not yet fully charged for firing. Press the shutter release button down all the way. 3 MEMO • The best recommended angle for bouncing light is 60˚. • You can check whether the flash fired correctly or not after the picture is taken. If the AUTO CHECK lamp blinks for 5 seconds after the shutter release button has been pressed down all the way, the flash fired correctly. • To bounce light in photographs, set the camera
Flash Synchronization When taking a flash-lit picture of people against a nightscape, it is likely that the background comes out underexposed. Even dark backgrounds can be illuminated by using flash synchronization. Set the camera's mode dial to "S (Shutter speed)" or "M (Manual)", 1 and the shutter to a slow speed. Check that the CHARGED lamp is lit. 2 If the CHARGED lamp is out, the flash is not yet fully charged for firing. Press the shutter release button down all the way. 3 2 Normal synchr
2nd Curtain Synchronization In 2nd curtain synchronization, the flash is fired at the end of a slow shutter. If done - for example - when taking a picture of a moving vehicle, the lights from the tail lamps are drawn behind the car. Set the camera to the 2nd curtain synchronization mode. 1 For more information on the 2nd curtain synchronization mode, see the instructions that came with the camera. Check that "2nd - CURTAIN SYNCHRO" is displayed on the flash's 2 control panel. Check that the CHAR
Taking Pictures in the MANUAL Flash Mode You can take flash-lit pictures at a shutter speed and aperture you set yourself. Set the camera's mode dial to "M (Manual)". 1 Press the flash's MODE button until "MANUAL" appears on the 2 flash's control panel. Check the focal distance at the best exposure is displayed on the 3 flash's control panel. This distance is determined from the flash guide number and current camera aperture and the sensitivity of CCD (Charge Coupled Device). Set the focal dista
E Taking Pictures with Digital Cameras without Communication Capabilities The regular AUTO and MANUAL flash modes can be used with digital cameras which are not capable of data communications. Taking Pictures in the Regular AUTO Flash Mode Exposure can be set automatically by inputting the sensitivity of CCD (digital camera) and lens F-No. yourself, even if the camera does not have communication capabilities. It is possible to mount the flash direct on a camera with a hot shoe. When mounting the
Taking Pictures in the MANUAL Flash Mode You can manually set the illumination for your pictures. Press the flash's MODE button until "MANUAL" appears on the 1 flash's control panel. Set the illumination from the GNO/ISO up/down buttons. 2 Setting is possible in 1/4 EV steps. 1 2 Setting Illuminating Angle Manually E The illuminating angle of the flash can be set manually. WIDE:58 vertical, 70 horizontal (It covers field angle of 28 mm lens.)* TELE:28 vertical, 34 horizontal (It covers field
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