Nikon Autofocus Speedlight SB-24 user manual

User manual for the device Nikon Autofocus Speedlight SB-24

Device: Nikon Autofocus Speedlight SB-24
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Date of adding : 2013-12-27 15:33:21
Number of pages: 108
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CONTENTS------------------------------------~ FOREWORD ... ....... ... .. ... .................................... ....... .... .......... 4 USABLE TTL AUTO FLASH ACCORDING TO NOTES ................. .... ..... .... ......................... .... .... ....... ... ........... 5 LENS/EXPOSURE MODE/METERING SYSTEM NOMENCLATURE ................................................. .. ............ 6 -8 COMBINATION ... ............................................................ 29 USABLE FLASH MODES

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AUTOFOCUS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY (with Nikon F4, F·801/N8008, F·501/N2020 or F·401s/N4004s) " ... ". 64·65 NON·TTL AUTO FLASH- For Shooting with Varied Lens Apertures ................. 66-68 EXPOSURE COMPENSATION IN NON-TTL AUTO HASH MODE .................. .. .... ..... ...... ..... ... ........... 68 USABLE APERTURES/SHOOTING DISTANCE RANGE IN TTL AND NON·TTL AUTO FLASH MODES ............ ... 69 MANUAL FLASH-You Make All The Decisions .......... 70-76 SYNCHRONIZATION IN CONTINUOUS SHOOTING

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FOREWORDI~~~~~-------------------------- Thank you for purchasing the Nikon Autofocus 8peedlight Then, to learn about all the 88-24's other great features, take 88-24. Used together with Nikon's newest 8LR models (F4, time to read the complete manual. Your reward will be better F-801/N8008, F-401s/N4004s), it offers you the most advanced flash pictures, with more variety than you ever imagined and complete system for automatic flash photography available. pOSSible, and all done easily. Used

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NOTES-------------------------------=~~~~~ · Do not fire flash near the eyes; doing so may injure the The appearance of red-eye is also based on the angle at retina. Do not touch the flash head when firing the S8-24; which the light flashes on the subject and is reflected back it may be hot due to normal operation. Also, be sure to to the camera's lens. If the angle is 2 to 2.5 degrees or narrower, the red-eye will occur. As you move closer to a keep plastics and other delicate materials aw

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NOMENCLATURE----------------------------~~~ Flash head Locks at the front position ; tilts up to 90° and down to Autolocus assist illuminator LED - 7° ; rotates 90° to right and 180° to left. For bounce Enables autofocus operation in dim light and flash photography, see pages 83 to 85. total darkness. Light sensor lor non·TTL auto flash operation In non·TTL auto flash operation, be careful not to cover or otherwise obstruct the sensor . • • External power source terminal Accepts power

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Tilting angle scale Flash head rotating lock release lever Rotating angle scale TTL multiple flash terminal Used for TIL-exposure-control multiple flash operation (see pages 87 to 90). flash terminal Sync/multiple Used for manual-exposure multiple flash operation (see page 91). 7

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Flash mode selector (see pages 9 to 11) [j]] for TTL auto flash exposure control a for non-TTL auto flash exposure control Flash sync mode selector (see page 11) Ii'iI for manual flash exposure control NORMAL for front-curtain sync flash IillI for repeating flash REAR for rear-curtain sync flash LCD panel Exposure compensation indicator Flash mode indicator Exposure compensation scalE Film speed/Repeating flash indicator Flash shooting distance scale Angle of coverage indicator Li

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USABLE FLASH MODES WITH YOUR CAMERA-...,....,.-----------: TTL AUTO [I]] In this mode, the camera's TTL flash sensor measures all the light which passes through the camera's lens and reflects off the film surface. This includes both ambient light and light from the S8-24 flash. The flash shuts off at the moment the sensor detects the correct exposure. 8ecause the sensor detects light passing through the lens, it automatically adjusts for most flash shooting situations, including bounce f

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USABLE TTL FLASH MODES Nlkon camera Usable TTL flash Described on Matrix Balanced Fill-Flash/Center­ .. ( ...... --,p _ a.::..ge_s_2_5_to_4_9 ___ Weighted Fill-Flash/Standard TTL Auto ~tD F4 F-801/N8008 Automatic Balanced Fill-Flash (with AF Nikkor lenses/Standard TTL Auto including Programmed TTL Auto F-401s/N4004s Standard TTL Auto including Programmed .. ('-----.:p~a..::.ge_s_5_7_tO_6_3_...J ffB1J m TTL Auto (with AI-S-type lenses) F-501/N2020 F-301/N2000 Standard TTL Auto (all

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FLASH SYNC MODE SEl.!ECTOR- NON-TTL AUTO f!1 In this mode, light is read through the light sensor on the front of the S8-24, instead of being measured through the lens. The S8-24 offers two types of flash synchronization, REAR and Exposure control requires that you manually adjust the lens NORMAL. aperture. For non-TTL auto flash mode, see pages 66 to 68. NORMAL synchronization, the way virtually all other systems operate, fires the flash at the beginning of the exposure. MANUALli!il R

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READY·lIGHT INDICATI0NS--==~=------------~-----, READY·L1GHT WARNING FUNCTIONS The ready-light in the camera viewfinder blinks in the cases listed below. When blinking occurs, check the 58-24's flash mode selector setting, camera's shutter speed/mode selector setting and/or film speed setling and adjust as necessary. The ready-light will blink before shooting: - When 58-24's flash mode selector is at TTL with cameras other than Nikon F4, F-801/N8008, F-501lN2020, F-401s/N4004s, F-301lN2

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F4 After shooting: With the S8-24 in TTL auto or non-TTL auto flash mode, if both viewfinder ready-light and S8-24 ready-light blink for a few seconds after shooting, the flash has operated at maximum power. Check the S8-24's LCD to determine whether you were standing at a distance beyond the indicated maximum range. Depending on conditions, choose a wider aperture for maximum F·801lN8008 flash range (switch exposure mode to A or M if it is set at P or S), or move closer to the subject

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SETTING POWER SWITCH--'--"---------------J Special Standby Function In normal 8tandby function , when the camera's meter turns off, the 8B-24 also turns off. To reactivate the 8B-24, turn the camera's meter on. With the following procedure, however, even after the camera's meter turns off, the 8B-24 automatically recharges in approx. one-hour intervals, so it will always be ready for long shooting sessions. 1_ 8et power switch to OFF to turn off the 8B-24. 2. While pressing illuminator

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EXPOSURE COMPENSATION-'---------------==---=------=-= FLASH SIDE COMPENSATION "Correct" exposure is a value based on combinations of Computer, automatic: Nikon mUlti-segment light meters film sensitivity, aperture and shutter settings necessary to using advanced computer programs evaluate a scene's produce a "technically correct" exposure result. In prac­ brightness and contrast and calculate appropriate expo­ sure compensation to accommodate a wide variety of tical photography, we often wa

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CAMERA SIDE COMPENSATION Manual control: adjustment made via the camera's EV compensation control; affects the entire exposure, both LIGHTING MANIPULATION available light and light from the flash. Bounce flash: can be considered a compensation For available compensation range with each film speed, see the method since it offers variation to the exposure and table below. augments available light; light may be bounced off various surfaces to create different results. Multiple flash: usi

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SETTI NG BEFOR E SHOOTI NG~--'-====-----=.=---..;=--:..:..==-------=-=-==-=---=..;==-=­ INSTALLING BATTERIES 2 Slide the meter/feet lever to select 3 Load four 1.5V AA-type penlight 1 Slide the battery chamber cover in • the direction of the 'Y and lift to • the desired indication (meters or feet) • alkaline-manganese or 1.2V NiCd LCD panel. (Set at meters when on the batteries into the battery chamber. Be open. shipped from factory.) sure to follow the EllEI> indicators inside the cham

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ATTACHING FLASH UNIT TO CAMERA ACCESSORY SHOE 6 Holding the flash near the bottom, 5 Using gentle finger pressure, turn the 7. Using finger pressure only, gently but I • mounting foot locking wheel clock­ • slide the mounting foot forward into • firmly tighten the locking wheel. wise as far as it goes without forcing. the camera's accessory shoe as far as it goes. For Nikon F3·series camera with DE·2 or DE·3 finder: Attach the Flash Unit Coupler AS-4 or AS-? to the camera's accessory shoe

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~ ~ Inn Inn IUU IUU ISO ISO (0.60.8 1 1.5 2 3 4 6 9 1318 m J -, _ (2 3 4 5 7 1015 20 304060 ft) F--: ZOOM 3Smm F·-: ZOOM 3Smm _~ ;D'"~t~1' (, "" "" ~\t.t~'j: a~"'u ~ ~ l JMi /:1I*'ti I ~ ;;;:;; _::-1 ,,_ S'$1" • .tI\;tj;;~ { ,~ ~+ : ~ .r'. }\t~ 8 Set power switch to STBY (standby position) or ON to turn on 88·24. LCD panel appears. (For details about • power switch setting, see page 14). The shooting distance scale appears in either meters or When it is necessary to set the ape

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ADJUSTING FLASH HEAD SETTING ISO FILM SPEED UU~;:'I G f'-U-') ISO ILILI O.60.811~ 3 4 6 91318m 2 345 ------- 7101520304060ft =·C ZOOM _, ~mm F--: 9 Tilt the flash head to normal shooting poSition, and confirm 10. Set the ISO film speed. • flash head is locked. With F4, F·801/N8008 or F·401s/N4004s: Turn on the camen and lightly press the shutter release button. The film speed will be indicated on the LCD panel. - If flash head is set at - YO, the distance indicator bars blink. Use


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