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  • Brand: Fujifilm
  • Product: Flash unit
  • Model/name: EF-42
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Table of Contents

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BL01392-1 00
Shoe Mount Flash
EF-42
OWNER'S MANUAL
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EN-1
ForYourSafety . .
Be sure to read these notes before use
Safety Notes
Thank you for your purchase of this product. For repair, inspection, or
internal testing, contact your FUJI FILM dealer.
o Make sure that you use your Aash correctly. Read these safety notes
and your Owner's Manual carefully before use.
o After reading these safety notes, store them in a safe place.
About the Icons
The icons shown below are used in this document to indicate these-
verity of the injury or damage that can result if the information indicat-
ed by the icon is ignored and the product is used incorrectly as a result.
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0i;~~~~~~si~~;~~~:~h or serious injury can result
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The icons shown below are used to indicate the nature of the instruc-
tions which are to be observed.
Lrs Triangular icons tell you that this information requires attention
("Important").
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Circular icons with adiagonal bar tell you that the action indicated
is prohibited ("Prohibited").
0 Filled circles with an exclamation mark indicate an action that
must be performed ("Required").
~WARNING
If a /!_rob/em arises, turn the flash off,_ and remove batteries.
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Continued use of the f1ash when it is emitting smoke, is
emitting any unusual odor, or is in any other abnormal state
Unplug from power
can cause a fire or electric shock. Contact your FUJIFILM
socket
dealer.
Do notallow water orforeign objects to enterthe flash. If water
@) or foreign objects get inside the f1ash, turn the f1ash off and
remove batteries. Continued use of the f1ash can cause a
Avoidexposure to water
fire or electric shock. Contact your FUJIFILM dealer.
@ Do not use the flash in the bathroom orshower. This can cause
Do notuse in the afire or electric shock.
bathroom orshower
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Never attem/!_tto change ortake a/!_artthe flash (never O/!_en the
case). Failure to observe this precaution can cause fire or ~
Do notdisassemble electric shock.
Should the case break O/!_en as the result ofafall or other acci-
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dent, do not touch the ex/!_osed /!_arts. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in electric shock or in injury from
Do nottouchinternal touching the damaged parts. Remove batteries immedi-
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parts ately, taking care to avoid injury or electric shock, and take
the product to the point of purchase for consultation.
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Do not /!_lace the flash on an unstable surface. This can cause
the f1ash to fall or tip over and cause injury.
~ Neverattem/!_tto use 'lOUr flash while in motion.
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Do nottouch an'f_metal/!_artsofthe flash during athunderstorm.
This can cause an electric shock due to induced current
from the lightning discharge.
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Donotusebatteriesexce/!_tass/!_ecified. Load batteries as polar
characters"+" and"-" indicate.
Do notheat, change or take a/!_art the batteries. Do not droll or
subject batteries to im/!_acts. Never attem/!_t to charge lithium
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or alkaline batteries. Do notshort batteries. Do notstore bat-
teries with metallic /!_toducts. Use onl'l the S/!_ecified charger to
recharge Ni-MH Batteries. Any of these actions can cause ~
batteries to burst or leak and cause fire or injury as aresult.
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Use onl'l batteriess/!_ecified for use with this flash. The use of
other power sources can cause a fire or product malfunc-
tion. Lrs
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Do not use 'f_Our flash nearb'i cosmetic /!_roducts or drug contain-
ers. The spoil or the ingress into f1ash can cause fire, electric
shock, or injury.
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Do not direct the flash at the O/!_erator ofamotor vehicle. This
can cause a motor vehicle accident.
~ Do notuse the flash in the /!_resence offlammable orvolatile gas. ~
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Ifbatteries leak and fluid gets in contact with 'f_Our e'f_es, skin or
clothing, flush the affectedareawith clean waterandseekmedi-
calattention orcallan emergenc'inumberrightawa'f_.
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In dis/!_ose or long-term storage of batteries, cover batter'i
terminals b'i insulation ta/!_e. Contact with other metallic
objects or batteries could cause batteries to ignite or burst.
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Do not use this flash in locations affected b'i oil fumes, steam,
humidit'f_ordust. This can cause afire or electric shock.
Batter'ishallnotbe ex/!_osed to excessive heatsuch as sunshine,
fire or the like. Do not leave this flash in /!_laces subject to ex-
tremel'l high tem/!_eratures. Do not leave the f1ash in loca-
tions such as asealed vehicle or in direct sunlight. This can
cause afire.
Keel!. out of the reach ofsmall children. This product could
cause injury in the hands of achild.
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Do not /!_lace heav'i objects on the flash. This can cause the
heavy object to tip over or fall and cause injury.
Donotcoverorwra/!_ the flash orthechargerin acloth orblanket.
This can cause heat to build up and distort the casing or
cause afire.
When 'f_OU are cleaning the flash or 'f_OU do not /!_/an to use the
flash for an extended /!_eriod, remove batteries. Failure to do
so can cause batteries to leak f1uid, afire, or electric shock.
Using aflash too close to a/!_erson's e'f_es ma'i tem/!_oraril'i affect
the e'f_esightorcan cause avisual im/!_airmento Take particular
care when photographing infants and young children.
Reg_uest regular internal testing and cleaning for 'f_Our flash.
Build-up of dust in your f1ash can cause a fire or electric
shock. Contact your FUJIFILM dealer to request internal
cleaning every two years. Please note that this service is
not free of charge.
Do notuse alcohol, thinner, benzene, orothervolatile chemicals
to clean 'f_Ourflash. This can cause fire or electric shock.
Forsufficient ventilation, no objectshouldbe/!_laced within Scm
from thea/!_/!_aratus. The ventilation should not be impeded
by covering the ventilation openings with items such as
newspaper, table-cloths, or curtains.
No nakedflame sources such as lightedcandles shouldbe /!_laced
on the a/!_/!_aratus.
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I Batteries
Note: Check the type ofbatteries used in your flash and read the ap-
propriate sections.
The following describes the proper use of batteries and how to prolong
their life. Incorrect use can shorten battery life or cause leakage, over-
heating, fire, or explosion.
• Cautions: Handling the Batteries
• Do not expose to name, or heat.
• Do not transport or store with metal objects such as necklaces or
hairpins.
• Do not use batteries that are leaking, deformed, discolored, or with
other abnormal states.
• Do not mix old and new batteries, batteries with different charge lev-
els, or batteries of different types.
• If the nash will not be used for an extended period, remove the bat-
teries. Note that various settings of the nash will be reset.
• The batteries may be warm to the touch immediately after use. Turn
the flash off and allow the batteries to cool before handling.
• Battery capacity tends to decrease at low temperatures below 10 oc
(50 oF). Keep spare batteries in a pocket or other warm place and ex-
change as necessary. Cold batteries may recover some of their charge
when warmed.
• Fingerprints and other stains on the battery terminals can affect a
number offlash firing. Thoroughly clean the terminals with asoft, dry
cloth before inserting batteries in the nash.
• Rechargeable AA Ni-MH Batteries
The capacity of Ni-MH batteries may be temporarily reduced when
new, after long periods of disuse, or if they are repeatedly recharged
before being fully discharged. This is normal and does not indicate
amalfunction.
The nash draws a small amount of current even when off. Ni-MH bat-
teries that have been left in the flash for an extended period may be
drawn down to the point that they no longer hold a charge. Batteries
that no longer hold a charge even after repeatedly being discharged
and recharged have reached the end of their service life and must be
replaced.
Ni-MH batteries can be recharged in abattery charger (sold separately).
Batteries may become warm to the touch after charging. Refer to the
instructions provided with the charger for more information. Use the
charger with compatible batteries only.
Ni-MH batteries gradually lose their charge when not in use.
• Disposal
Dispose of used batteries in accord with local regulations.
& Environmental disposal of batteriesis advisable.
& The apparatus is premised on use in warm climates.
Liquid Crystal
In the event that the LCD panel is damaged, care should be taken to
avoid contact with liquid crystal. Take the urgent action indicated
should any of the following situations arise:
· If liquid crystal comes in contact with your skin, clean the area with a
cloth and then wash thoroughly with soap and running water.
· If liquid crystal enters your eyes, flush the affected eye with clean wa-
ter for at least 15 minutes and then seek medical assistance.
• Ifliquid crystal is swallowed, rinse your mouth thoroughly with water.
Drink large quantities of water and induce vomiting, then seek medi-
cal assistance.
Although the display is manufactured using extremely high-precision
technology, it may contain pixels that are always lit or that do not light.
This is not a malfunction, and images recorded with the product are
unaffected.
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Caring for the Flash
To ensure continued enjoyment of the product, observe the following
precautions.
• Storage and Use
If the nash will not be used for an extended period, remove batteries.
Do not store or use the nash in locationsthat are:
• exposed to rain, steam, or smoke
• very humid or extremely dusty
• exposed to direct sunlight or very high temperatures, such as in a
closed vehicle on asunny day
• extremely cold
• subject to strong vibration
• exposed to strong magnetic fields, such as near a broadcasting an-
tenna, power line, radar emitter, motor,transformer, or magnet
• in contact with volatile chemicals such as pesticides
• next to rubber or vinyl products
• Water and Sand
Exposure to water and sand can also damage the flash and its internal
circuitry and mechanisms. When using the flash at the beach or sea-
side, avoid exposing the flash to water or sand. Do not place the flash
on awet surface.
• Condensation
Sudden increases in temperature, such as occur when entering a heat-
ed building on a cold day, can cause condensation inside the nash. If
this occurs, turn the flash off and wait for droplets to evaporate.
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EN-3
For Customers in the U.S. A.
Tested To Comply With FCC Standards
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
FCC Statement: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Op-
eration is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may
not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
CAUTION: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with
the limits for a Class 8 digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equip-
ment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on acircuit different from that
to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
• You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly
approved in this manual could void the user's authority to operate
the equipment.
For Customers in Canada
CAUTION: This Class Bdigital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-
003.
I IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
• Read these instructions.
• Keep these instructions.
• Heed all warnings.
• Follow all instructions.
• Do not use this apparatus near water.
• Clean only with adry cloth.
• Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the
manufacturer's instructions.
• Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
• Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly
at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from
the apparatus.
• Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
• Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for
long periods of time.
• Refer all servicing to qualified service personal. Servicing is required
when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power
supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects
have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to
rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
ENGLISH
Disposal of Electrical and Electronic Equipment
in Private Households
In the European Union, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein:This )t
symbol on the product, or in the manual hand in the war- •
ranty, and/or on its packaging indicates t at this product
shall not be treated as household waste. Instead it should -
be taken to an applicable collection point for the recycling
of electrical and electronic equipment.
By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent
potential negative consequences to the environment and human
health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste han-
dling of this product.
This symbol on the batteries or accumulators indicates that 'Z
those batteries shall not be treated as household waste.
.
If your equipment contains easy removable batteries or accumulators
please dispose these separately according to your local requirements.
The recycling of materials will help to conserve natural resources. For
more detailed information about recycling this product, please contact
your local city office, your household waste disposal service or the shop
where you purchased the product.
In Countries Outside the European Union, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein:
Ifyou wish to discard this product, including the batteries or accumula-
tors, please contact your local authorities and ask for the correct way
of disposal.
EC Declaration of Conformity
We
Name: FUJIFILM ElectronicImaging Europe GmbH
Address: Benzstrasse 247533 Kleve, Germany
declare that the product
Manufacturer's Name: FUJIFILM Corporation
Manufacturer's 7-3, AKASAKA 9-CHOME, MINATO-KU, TOKYO,
Address: 107-0052 JAPAN
following the provision of the EMC Directive (2004/108/EC) and Low Voltage
Directive (2006/95/EC).
CE
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Thank you for your purchase of a FUJIFILM EF-42 shoe mount flash
unit. Please read this manual thoroughly before using the product.
• Using the Flash
After mounting the flash on the camera, do not pick the camera up
by the flash. The flash may become separated from the hot shoe,
causing the camera to fall.
For information on compatible cameras, visit our website at http://
www.fujifilm.com/products!digital_cameras!index.html
TableofContents
For Your Safety .............................................................................................................................. 1
Table of Contents.........................................................................................................................4
Principal Features ........................................................................................................................4
Parts of the Flash..........................................................................................................................5
Inserting Batteries .......................................................................................................................6
Attaching the EF-42 ...................................................................................................................6
Auto Power Off.............................................................................................................................6
The LCD Display............................................................................................................................ 7
Through-the-Lens (TTL) Flash Photography.............................................................. 8
Adjusting Settings.......................................................................................................................9
Manual Flash Photography ................................................................................................. 10
Using the Wide Panel.............................................................................................................. 11
Bounce Lighting......................................................................................................................... 11
Continuous Use ..........................................................................................................................12
Specifications...............................................................................................................................12
Principal features
• Maximum flash outputequivalentto aGN of42/138 (ISO 100, m/ft): Auto zoom
(IJ) automatically matches flash angle to lens focal lengths in the
24-1 OS mm range (35 mm format equivalent).
• Flexible bounce-flash lighting: The flash head can be rotated 90° ver-
tically, 180° left, or 120° right to provide bounce-flash lighting in
nearly all situations. ~.~~~.::".:
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• Exposure compensation: Exposure compensation of ±1.5 EV gives free ~.
rein to your creative powers. Choose from settings of -1.5, -1, -0.5,
0, +0.5, +1, and +1.5 EV. I
• Adjustable flash output: Manual flash level adjustment gives you a
choice of full output (Y,) or V2, V4, Va, Vl6, V32, V64 of full power.
• Adjustable focal length display: Lens focal can be displayed during
shooting either in APS-e (IIJICJiml) or 35 mm (MitilnleM) format.
• Built-in wide panel: With coverage for focal lengths as short as 20 mm
(35 mm format equivalent), the EF-42 can also be used for wide-
angle shots.
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Parts ofthe Flash
Built-in wide panel
Flash window
Battery-chamber cover
AF-assist lamp ·
Lock ring
Hot shoe contacts
* Lights to assist the focus operation if the shutter button is pressed halfway
when lighting is poor. May not light with some cameras.
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LCD display
MODE button
SEL (select) button
Ready lamp/test button
ON/OFF switch
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Inserting Batteries
The EF-42 can be used with lithium, alkaline, and nickel-metal hy-
dride (NiMH) batteries. Choose NiMH batteries for reduced flash
charging times and longer battery life.
1Place your thumb in the depression at the
top of the cover and push the cover slightly
in to release the latch, then slide the cover
down to open it.
CD Before opening the cover, be sure the ON/OFF
switch is in the OFF position.
2Insert four AA batteries in the orientation
shown on the inside of the cover. Close the
cover.
CD Although the battery chamber is designed to
prevent the batteries being inserted incor-
rectly, failure to insert the batteries in the cor-
rect orientation could result in malfunction.
3Turn the flash on. A beep will sound as the
flash starts charging. The flash is ready for
use when charging is complete and the
ready lamp lights.
4Turn the flash off. The ready lamp will turn
off to show that the flash will not fire.
CD Turn the flash off before mounting it on the hot shoe. If the flash is on, it
may short the hot shoe contacts, causing the flash to fire unexpectedly or
other product malfunction.
Attaching the EF-42
Be sure the EF-42 is off before mounting it on or removing it from the
camera. Failure to observe this precaution could result in damage to
the camera.
1Rotate the flash lock ring to the right to release the lock.
2Mount the flash securely on the camera hot shoe.
3 Rotate the lock ring to the left to lock the flash in place.
CD Be sure the release the lock before attaching the flash. Attempting to at-
tach the flash without releasing the lock could damage the hot shoe.
Auto PowerOff
If no operations are performed for 15 minutes while the flash is on,
the displays will turn off and the flash will be disabled. Normal opera-
tion can be restored by pressing the camera shutter button halfway
or turning the flash off and then on again.
~The flash continues to draw power from the batteries after the displays
have turned off automatically. To reduce the drain on the batteries, turn
the flash off when it is not in use.
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EN-7
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® Exposure compensation
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® power ratio 2
® I Power ratio indicator
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Wide panel indicator
Focal length
Integrated flash range
indicator
1. If this indicator is not displayed after the flash fires, the subject may be underexposed. Move closer to your subject or choose a wider aperture (lower f-number).
2. The fraction of full power at which the flash fires in manual flash control mode.
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Through..the·Lens (TTL) Flash Photography
TTL flash control automatically adjusts flash output for optimal
brightness. The flash also responds to changes in camera settings,
allowing the flash to be used at shutter speeds slower than the flash
sync speed.
To adjust flash settings, press MODE until the
icon for the desired item blinks and then press
SEL to choose an option while the red display
backlight is on. Setting is complete when the
backlight turns off and the icon stops blinking.
1Turn the camera and flash on.
Flash control panel
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MODE button SEL button
2Press MODE until the icon for the current fo- (r~mm IDliB)... ...............i:t~ffiii'1
cal length display blinks and press SEL to llllmll PR D I
choose from lt11Ctlr+11 (APS-C) or MlijlliiiM l t:v ., i
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3If II (manual) is selected for zoom, press
MODE until IIblinks and press SEL to choose
B (auto zoom). Zoom will automatically
be adjusted in response to changes in lens
focal length in the 24 mm-105 mm range
(35 mm format equivalent).
4Settings are complete when the red backlight turns off. Wait for
the ready lamp to light before taking photographs.
• TTL Flash Control
The EF-42 instantly calculates the effective flash range based on
aperture, sensitivity, and other camera settings. When the camera
shutter button is pressed halfway or the icon lights, the
range appears in the bar graph display, which shows distances of
0.5 m-32 m/1.6 ft.-1 OS ft. (greater distances are indicated by~).
• The Ready Lamp
The ready lamp blinks while the flash charges. If the flash is fired im-
mediately after charging, output will be reduced by the equivalent
of about one stop. For maximum flash output, wait until the ready
lamp lights. Replace the batteries if charging takes over 30 seconds
following a test flash performed with the EF-42 not mounted on the
camera.
• Performing aTest Flash
To test the flash before taking a photograph, check that the ready
lamp is lit and press the test button.
• Exposure Compensation
Press MODE until the EV +or EV - icon blinks om(!Twl9 gwi~I
:i~~-press SEL to adjust exposure compensa- ~-J,..-Ev-+-
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Adjusting Settings
To adjust flash settings, press MODE until the icon for the desired item blinks and then press SEL to choose an option. Pressing the MODE button
selects items in the order shown by the t arrow, while pressing the SEL button selects options in the order shown by the ~ arrow.
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Options
Choose the focal length format
ltUeJif!11(APS-C) ¢::::>MJijl@i (35 mm)
Increase flash output
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Reduce flash output
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Choose from auto 8 ormanual riJ) zoom
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Manual Flash Photography
Manual flash control is unaffected by reflections, making it the ideal
choice for pictures of highly reflective or unreflective subjects.
1Turn the camera and flash on.
2Choose from the I1Uetlr41 (APS-C) or MiijllhiM (35 mm) focal
length format displays.
3Adjust exposure compensation. Choose higher values to increase
flash output, lower values to decrease.
4Adjust zoom. Note that if II is selected, the flash not light the
entire subject if zoom less than the focal length of the lens.
5Adjust flash output by choosing a power ratio (PR) and confirm
that-~~- appears in the display.
6Settings are complete when the red backlight turns off and the
icon for the selected setting stops blinking. Wait for the ready
lamp to light before taking photographs.
• Effective Range
The effective shooting range of the flash in meters can be calculated
by multiplying the guide number by the sensitivity (ISO) coefficient
and dividing by the aperture (for feet, multiply the result by 3.28).
Flash range= guide number x ISO coefficient+ aperture (f-number)
The guide number varies with flash output and lens focal length.
Focal length in mm (35 mm format/APS-C)
24/16 28/19 35/24 50/34 70/48 85/58 105/70
y, 27 30 32 35 38 40 42
Y2 19 21 23 25 27 28 30
% 14 15 16 18 19 20 21
Power
Ys 10 11 11 12 13 14 15
ratio
Y1& 7 8 8 9 10 10 11
¥32 5 5 6 6 7 7 7
Y64 3 4 4 4 5 5 5
The ISO coefficient is shown in the table below.
ISO 100 ISO 200 ISO 400 ISO 800 ISO 1600 IS03200
1.4 2 2.8 4 5.7
For example, the range for a power ratio of Vs and a focal length of
35 mm, an aperture of f/4, and a sensitivity of ISO 400 is 10 (the guide
number) x 2 (the ISO coefficient)-:- 4 (the aperture), or in other words
5 m (16.4 ft.).
~The bar graph in the flash unit display shows the range at which optimal
exposure will be achieved; distances over 32 m (1 OS ft.) are shown by~.
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Usingthe Wide Panel
. The wide panel is located above the flash window. When shooting
with wide-angle lenses with focal lengths as short as 20 mm (35 mm
format equivalent), extend the wide panel (ifOJ is selected for zoom,
you will also need to zoom the flash out to 24 mm). Flash output
drops slightly when the wide panel is used.
Bounce Lighting
Light from the EF-42 can be reflected (bounced) from aceiling or wall
in TTL mode. Under some conditions, the flash may create dark shad-
ows in the background when aimed directly at the subject. A softer,
more natural effect can be produced by bouncing the light from the
flash off a ceiling or wall.
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Rotate the flash head to choose the flash angle
and direction.
CD Do not attempt to rotate the flash head beyond
the limits shown on the flash body. Failure to ob-
serve this precaution could damage the flash.
CD Flash intensity may drop by about 25% depend-
ing on the color and type of the reflecting sur-
face.
CD If possible, bounce lighting off a surface that is
white or nearly white. Particular care is advised
when taking color photographs, as light reflected
from colored surfaces may affect the colors in the
image.
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Continuous Use
Using the flash many times in quick succession can cause overheating
that may damage the flash. It is recommended that you turn off the
flash for ten minutes after about ten consecutive shots.
Specifications
Power zoom Adjusted automatically on signal from camera
Can be adjusted manually by pressing zoom button
Color temperature Approx. 5,600 Kwhen fired at full power
Batteries Four AA lithium, alkaline, or NiMH batteries
Operating temperature 0octo 40 °(/32 oF to 104 oF
Dimensions
(H X WX 0)
Approx. 116 mm x 64 mm x 102 mm/
4.6 in. x 2.5 in. x 4.0 in.
Weight Approx. 260 g/9.2 oz., excluding batteries
CD Specifications subject to change without notice.
• Guide Number {ISO 100, m)
Lens foe~Ilength in mm (35 mm format/APS-C)
24/16 28/19 35/24 50/34 70/48 85/58
y, 27 30 32 35 38 40
Y2 19 21 23 25 27 28
% 14 15 16 18 19 20
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Lens focal length in mm (35 mm format/APS-C)
24/16 28/19 35/24 50/34 70/48 85/58 105/70
f/2 13.5 15 16 17.5 19 20 21
f/4 6.8 7.5 8 8.8 9.5 10 10.5
f/8 3.4 3.8 4 4.4 4.8 5 5.3
Aperture
f/16 1.7 1.9 2 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.6
f/32 0.8 0.9 1 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.3
f/64 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.7
• Battery Life and Recycling Time
Number of uses (full power) Recycling time (full power)
AA alkaline batteries x4 Approx. 220 Approx. 3.5 s
AA NiMH batteries x4 Approx. 240 Approx. 3.0 s
~Battery life measured using fresh batteries manufactured within the previ-
ous three months. The number of uses is the number of times the flash can
be fired at intervals of 30 seconds; the count ends when the ready lamp
takes more than 30 seconds to light.
~The recycling time is the time needed after the flash fires for the ready lamp
to light, as measured under the conditions described above.
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