FL-20

Olympus FL-20 manual

FL-20

User manual for the Olympus FL-20 in English. This PDF manual has 2 pages.

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Battery Warnings For customers in USA Declaration of Conformity Model Number : FL-20 Trade Name : OLYMPUS Responsible Party : Olympus America Inc. Address : 2 Corporate Center Drive, Melville, New York 11747-3157 U.S.A. Telephone Number : 1-631-844-5000 Tested To Comply With FCC Standards FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference. (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. For customers in Canada This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations. For customers in Europe “CE” mark indicates that this product complies with the European requirements for safety, health, environment and customer protection. “CE” mark flashes are intended for sales in Europe. INSTRUCTIONS Please read these instructions carefully before using your flash. ENGLISH ELECTRONIC FLASH FL-20 http://www.olympus.com/ Cameras That the Flash Can Be Attached to Some functions available are limited depending on models of cameras even manufactured by Olympus. Printed in Japan 0103 2MJ © 2003 OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. Warning Caution Safety Precautions In order to obtain optimum performance and a longer service life from your new flash unit, please read these instructions carefully. Always keep this leaflet in a readily accessible place for later reference. To prevent potential hazards that could cause injury or damage to property, always pay close attention to the important remarks indicated with the symbols and terms below. Ignoring this warning and using the unit incorrectly could result in serious injury. Ignoring this warning and using the unit incorrectly could result in death or serious injury. BATTERIES MAY LEAK, GENERATE HEAT, IGNITE, OR EXPLODE. Do not use batteries not specified for this product. Do not try to recharge non-rechargeable batteries. Do not throw batteries into fire, expose them to excessive heat, or short-circuit them. Do not mix new and old batteries or different brands of batteries. Do not place the batteries with the or terminals facing the wrong direction. CHILDREN MAY SWALLOW BATTERIES. Keep batteries out of the reach of children. If a child swallows a battery, contact a doctor immediately. Pay attention. Prohibited. Do not touch. Do not disassemble. General Warnings Do not point the flash at a driver or rider of a vehicle (bicycle, automobile, train, etc.) and fire the flash. This may cause a traffic accident. Turn off the flash or make sure the flash does not fire before shooting this kind of subject. Do not fire the flash close to the eyes of a human or animal. Eyesight may be temporarily impaired. Flash Warnings If an internal component is exposed because the unit was dropped or otherwise damaged: ① Never touch the exposed component. ② Immediately remove the batteries, being careful not to expose yourself to electric shock, burn yourself, or otherwise injure yourself, ③Send the unit to your camera store or Olympus service center. The unit contains a high-voltage circuit that could cause electric shock, burn you, or otherwise injure you. Do not try to disassemble, repair, or modify the unit. The unit contains a high-voltage circuit that may cause electric shock, burn you, or otherwise injure you. Do not activate the flash when your skin or other object is in contact with the flash reflector. Do not touch the flash reflector after the flash has fired repeatedly. You may burn yourself. Do not use the unit near flammable gas or substances (such as gasoline, benzine, or thinner). This can cause explosion or fire. If the unit is dropped in water, or if water, metal particulate, a flammable foreign object gets into the unit: ① Remove the batteries immediately. ② Send the unit to your camera store or Olympus service center. Using the unit in this condition may cause fire or electric shock. Do not wet the unit or touch the unit with wet hands. This could cause electric shock. Specifications Guide number Standard — GN20 (ISO100・m). GN66 (ISO100・ft). With wide-angle converter — GN14 (ISO100・m). GN46 (ISO100・ft). Illumination angle Standard — Covers the image angle of a 35 mm lens (assuming the use of 35 mm film). With wide-angle converter — Covers the image angle of a 24 mm lens. Color temperature 5500°K Flash duration Approx. 1/30000 to 1/1200 sec.: AUTO modes. Approx. 1/1200 sec.: MANUAL mode. Maximum number of flashes Approx. 250 times (when using two AA alkaline batteries (LR6)) Required charge time Approx. 0.5 to 5.0 sec. (when using two AA alkaline batteries (LR6)) Flash modes ①TTL AUTO. ②AUTO. ③MANUAL. Power supply AA alkaline batteries (LR6), lithium batteries (FR6), nickel-manganese batteries (ZR6D), NiMH batteries, NiCd batteries, x 2 Dimensions & weight W56 x H96 x D28 mm (2.2" x 1.1" x 3.8"), approx. 74 grams (2.6 oz) (excluding batteries) Accessories Wide panel, soft case • The values above are typical at normal temperature (20°C / 68°F). (The maximum number of flashes and required charge time were measured at our in-house test conditions.) Actual values may vary depending on the batteries used and ambient temperatures. Design and specifications are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. Names of Parts/Attaching the Wide Panel (Front)Flash tube Photoelectric sensor window Shoe lock dial (Rear) TEST button Battery compartment cover AUTO CHECK lamp: Blinks when flashing light intensity is optimum. CHARGE lamp Mode dial (Power/Mode switch) Exposure table Wide panel The wide panel covers an angle equivalent to a 24 mm wide-angle lens assuming the use of a 35 mm film. Loading Batteries/Test Flashing   Batteries Insert two “AA”-size alkaline batteries, lithium batteries, nickel-manganese batteries, NiMH batteries or NiCd batteries as shown in the illustration. Note that “AA”-size manganese (zinc-carbon) batteries cannot be used. Set the Mode dial to AUTO. When the CHARGE lamp lights up, press the TEST button and confirm flashing. Mounting the Flash on the Camera If the camera is equipped with a hot shoe, mount the flash directly on the hot shoe. If the camera is equipped with an external flash terminal, mount the flash using the flash bracket and bracket cable. You cannot use the FL-20 flash if the camera is not equipped with a hot shoe or external flash terminal. Mounting the Flash on a Hot Shoe Slide the flash all the way into the hot shoe. Turn the shoe lock dial to secure the flash in place.   TTL AUTO Operation <Flash must be connected to the camera through a hot shoe or 5-pin external flash terminal> AUTO Operation MANUAL Operation Set the FL-20’s Mode dial to TTL AUTO and set the camera’s MODE DIAL to or . In the TTL AUTO mode, the flash adjusts the light intensity automatically according to changes in the camera’s aperture. (TTL AUTO mode operation requires that the camera’s mode is set as shown in the above illustration.) If the camera is not set correctly, the CHARGE lamp blinks. The AUTO CHECK lamp will blink when the flash illumination reaches optimum intensity. If the AUTO CHECK lamp does not blink, move closer to the subject or reduce the camera’s aperture. The AUTO CHECK lamp does not blink on the following models (as of January, 2003): C-4000ZOOM, C-4040ZOOM, C-3000ZOOM, C-3040ZOOM, C-2040ZOOM When the wide panel is used, use the approx. 0.7X distances shownabove as reference. The above distances may become shorter with some models. When the wide panel is used, use the approx. 0.7X distances shownabove as reference. The above distances may become shorter with some models. f-stop ISOspeed Camera aperture numbers and applicable shooting ranges 1.4 2 2.8 4 5.6 8 11 16 100 m 2.0 – 14 1.4 – 10 1.0 – 7.1 1.0 – 5.0 1.0 – 3.5 1.0 – 2.5 1.0 – 1.8 1.0 – 1.3 ft 6.6 – 45.9 4.6 – 32.8 3.3 – 23.3 3.3 – 16.4 3.3 – 11.5 3.3 – 8.2 3.3 – 5.9 3.3 – 4.3 200 m 2.8 – 20 2.0 – 14 1.4 – 10 1.0 – 7.0 1.0 – 4.9 1.0 – 3.5 1.0 – 2.5 1.0 – 1.8 ft 9.2 – 65.6 6.6 – 45.9 4.6 – 32.8 3.3 – 23.0 3.3 – 16.1 3.3 – 11.5 3.3 – 8.2 3.3 – 5.9 400 m 4.0 – 28 2.8 – 20 2.0 – 14 1.4 – 10 1.0 – 7.1 1.0 – 5.0 1.0 – 3.5 1.0 – 2.5 ft 13.1 – 91.8 9.2 – 65.6 6.6 – 45.9 4.6 – 32.8 3.3 – 23.3 3.3 – 16.4 3.3 – 11.5 3.3 – 8.2 800 m 5.6 – 40 4.0 – 29 2.8 – 20 2.0 – 14 1.4 – 10 1.0 – 7.1 1.0 – 5.0 1.0 – 3.6 ft 18.4 –131.1 13.1 – 95.1 9.2 – 65.6 6.6 – 45.9 4.6 – 32.8 3.3 – 23.3 3.3 –16.4 3.3 –11.8 Set the FL-20’s Mode dial to AUTO, set the camera’s MODE DIAL to and adjust the camera’s aperture. The aperture setting varies depending on the ISO speed set to the camera (see table). In the AUTO mode, the flash adjusts the light intensity automatically regardless of the distance to the subject. The AUTO CHECK lamp will blink when the flash illumination reaches optimum intensity. If the AUTO CHECK lamp does not blink, move closer to the subject. ISO speed Aperture 100 2.8 200 4 400 5.6 800 8 Camera’s ISO speeds and apertures Effective flash distance: 1 to 7.1 m / 3.3 to 23.3 ft (0.7 to 4.9 meters / 2.3 to 16.4 ft when the wide panel is used) Set the FL-20’s Mode dial to MANUAL, set the camera’s MODE DIAL to and adjust the camera’s ISO speed, aperture and shutter speed. The flash emits light at the maximum intensity. The AUTO CHECK lamp does not blink in this mode. f-stop ISOspeed Optimum shooting ranges GN 1.4 2 2.8 4 5.6 8 11 16 100 m 20 14 10 7.1 5.0 3.5 2.5 1.8 1.3 ft 45.9 32.8 23.3 16.4 11.5 8.2 5.9 4.3 200 m 28 20 14 10 7.0 4.9 3.5 2.5 1.8 ft 65.6 46.0 32.8 23.0 16.1 11.5 8.2 5.9 400 m 40 28 20 14 10 7.1 5.0 3.5 2.5 ft 91.8 65.6 45.9 32.8 23.3 16.4 11.5 8.2 800 m 57 40 29 20 14 10 7.1 5.0 3.6 ft 131.1 95.1 65.6 45.9 32.8 23.3 16.4 11.8 Aperture calculation formula (ISO 100) Aperture (F) = Guide Number (GN)/Range (in meters) Indicator Lamps The following lamps indicate the flash status. AUTO CHECK lamp Communication errors When the FL-20 mode is; TTL AUTO: Error communicating with the camera. (The camera is OFF, set to the wrong mode, etc.) The CHARGE lamp blinks when the camera’s LCD monitor is turned off on the following models (as of January, 2003): C-4000ZOOM, C-4040ZOOM, C-3000ZOOM, C-3040ZOOM, C-2040ZOOM. CHARGE lamp OFF ON Regular blinking OFF Under charge Charge completed Communication error Blinking Optimum light intensity – Low battery warning Customer support (Japanese language only): Tel. 0426-42-7499 Tokyo OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. Two Corporate Center Drive, Melville, NY 11747-3157, U.S.A. Tel. 631-844-5000 Technical Support (USA) 24/7 online automated help: http://support.olympusamerica.com/ Phone customer support: Tel. 1-888-553-4448 (Toll-free) Our phone customer support is available from 8 am to 10 pm (Monday to Friday) ET E-Mail: distec@olympus.com Olympus software updates can be obtained at: http://olympus.com/digital/ For customers in North and South America OLYMPUS AMERICA INC. Wendenstrasse 14-18, 20097 Hamburg, Germany Tel. +49 (0)40-23 77 33 European Technical Customer Support: Please visit our homepage http://www.olympus-europa.com or call NUMBER : 00800 - 67 10 83 0 (Toll-free) +49 (0)1805-67 10 83 or +49 (0)40-23 77 38 99 (Charged) OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO. (EUROPA) GMBH. VT455001 The above distances may become shorter with some models.

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