STF-8

Olympus STF-8 manual

STF-8

User manual for the Olympus STF-8 in English. This PDF manual has 172 pages.

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2 Information for Your Safety IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS When using your photographic equipment, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the following: • Read and understand all instructions before using. • Close supervision is necessary when any flash is used by or near children. Do not leave flash unattended while in use. • Care must be taken as burns can occur from touching hot parts. • Do not operate if the flash has been dropped or damaged - until it has been examined by qualified service personnel. • Let flash cool completely before putting away. • To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not immerse this flash in water or other liquids. • To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble this flash, but take it to qualified service personnel when service or repair work is required. Incorrect reassembly can cause electric shock when the flash is used subsequently. • The use of an accessory attachment not recommended by the manufacturer may cause a risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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16 EN Thank you for purchasing this Olympus product. To ensure your safety, please read this instruction manual before use, and keep it handy for future reference. Checking the package contents Check that all of the parts and accessories shown below are included in the package. If any item is missing or damaged, contact your dealer.  Instructions (This manual)  Warranty card  Macro flash main unit  Flash case  Lens rings in two sizes (46 mm and 62 mm diameters)  Joints (×2)  Diffuser (×2) (with strap)
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17 EN Names of Parts a a 8 3 2 1 6 5 4 7 9 0 9 0 1 Flash ratio dial 2 Mode dial 3 Latch 4 Battery compartment cover 5 CHARGE lamp 6 Indicator lamp 7 ON/OFF button 8 Remote light-emitting window 9 Light-emitting window 0 UNLOCK button a Tripod socket Controller Light-emitting part Light-emitting part
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18 EN Preparing for Shooting Preparing a Battery (Sold Separately) Preparing a Battery (Sold Separately) Choose from the below batteries: • AA (R6) NiMH batteries (× 4) • AA (R6) alkaline batteries (× 4) AA (R6) manganese batteries cannot be used. Loading Batteries Loading Batteries 1 Open the battery compartment cover. 2 Insert the batteries with correct +/– polarity. 3 Close the battery compartment cover. 1 2 Attaching to the Camera Attaching to the Camera Confirm that both the camera and the macro flash are off. Attaching or removing the macro flash while either the flash or the camera is on may result in malfunction. 1 If the screws on the joints are tightened, loosen them (1). 2 While holding down the buttons on both sides of the joint (2), attach the joint to the lens ring (3). • Choose the lens ring whose size matches the filter diameter of the lens to be used. 3 2 1
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19 EN • While holding down the buttons on both sides of the joint, insert the lens ring perpendicularly all the way into the joint so that the teeth of the joint press against it as shown in the figure. Keep the lens ring straight when inserting it. 3 Tighten the screws to secure the joint to the lens ring. • If you want to change the position of the joint on the lens ring, move it along the lens ring while holding down the buttons on both sides of the joint. • When detaching the joint, loosen the screw and remove the joint from the lens ring. Keep the joint straight while turning the screw. • Repeat steps 1-3 to attach the other joint. 4 Attach the lens ring fitted with the joints to the lens of the camera. • If the joints are blocked by a camera grip or other obstacle, move the joints while attaching the lens ring.
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20 EN 5 Slide the latch on the controller in the direction opposite to that indicated by the [LOCK ►] icon (1). 6 Attach the controller to the camera’s hot shoe (2). • Insert it firmly all the way into the hot shoe until it clicks into place. 7 Slide the latch to the [LOCK ►] position (3). 3 2 1 8 Install each light-emitting part in its respective joint. • Insert it firmly all the way into the joint until it clicks into place. • When removing the light-emitting part, pull it out while pressing the UNLOCK button. This completes the installation.
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21 EN Fixing the Irradiation Angle Fixing the Irradiation Angle 1 Adjust the positions of the light-emitting parts by moving them along the lens ring while holding down the buttons on the sides of the joints. • Release the buttons to fix the position. • It is possible to move 360° around the lens ring. 2 Adjust the angle of the light- emitting part. • The light-emitting part can be adjusted up and down to the angles shown in the figure. 40° 60° • The illumination may be insufficient when taking very close-up photos with a wide- angle lens or macro lens. In this case, use the diffuser. g “Using the diffuser” (P. 25)
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22 EN Basic Shooting and Settings Turning on the Macro Flash Turning on the Macro Flash Attach the macro flash to the camera, and then turn the camera and the macro flash on. 1 Press the ON/OFF button. • The indicator lamp illuminates green. • When the camera is powered on, the macro flash is automatically powered on too. The macro flash will also enter sleep mode whenever the camera enters sleep mode. • When charging is complete, the CHARGE lamp lights. Charge or replace the batteries if the CHARGE lamp does not light after: 45 seconds (NiMH batteries) 45 seconds (Alkaline batteries) Shooting Shooting 1 Set the mode dial on the macro flash to . 2 Use the camera controls to choose the flash mode. • You can set it to auto or manual flash. See the camera manual for details. 3 Set the light intensity ratio. g “Setting the Light Intensity Ratio” (P. 23) 4 Press the shutter button to take the picture. ON/OFF button Indicator lamp CHARGE lamp
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23 EN Setting the Light Intensity Ratio Setting the Light Intensity Ratio You can change the light intensity ratio of the two lights. This makes it possible to create a three-dimensional effect by applying various degrees of shading to the subject. It is also possible to use only one light. 1 Rotate the flash ratio dial to set the light intensity ratio. • Choose a light intensity ratio of 8:1, 4:1, 2:1, 1:1, 1:2, 1:4, or 1:8. • To use a single light, set the flash ratio dial to A or B. A B
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24 EN Setting the Flash Output Manually Setting the Flash Output Manually You can set the flash output manually using either the flash mode of the camera or the mode dial on the macro flash. Using the camera flash mode allows finer control over the amount of light. Setting the flash output using the flash mode of the camera Setting the flash output using the flash mode of the camera 1 Set the mode dial on the macro flash to . 2 Use the camera controls to choose the flash mode manually. Setting the flash output on the macro flash unit Setting the flash output on the macro flash unit 1 Set the mode dial on the macro flash to a setting from 1/1 to 1/128. • If the settings on the macro flash and the camera are different, the macro flash setting takes precedence. • If you are using a camera that is not from Olympus, set the flash output using the mode dial on the macro flash. g “Shooting with a Non-Olympus Camera” (P. 26)
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25 EN Other Features Using the diffuser Using the diffuser The diffuser enables shooting under soft lighting by attenuating the shades on the subject. It expands your shooting options, for example by allowing a wider aperture (F). The illumination may be insufficient when taking very close-up photos with a wide-angle lens or macro lens. The results may be improved by using the diffuser. 1 Attach the supplied diffuser to the light-emitting part (1). • Attach the diffuser to the flash cable with the strap beforehand. • Fit the notch inside the diffuser into the groove on the side of the light- emitting part. 2 To secure the diffuser, rotate it until it clicks into place in the joint (2). 1 2 • When not using the diffuser, you can keep it mounted on the light-emitting part. Just lift up the diffuser and secure it to the cable. Installing the Light-Emitting Part on a Tripod Installing the Light-Emitting Part on a Tripod The light-emitting part is equipped with a tripod hole on the bottom. You can set up the light- emitting parts by mounting them separately on their respective tripods on the left and right.
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26 EN Wireless Control of Remote Flash Units Wireless Control of Remote Flash Units This product can connect to Olympus digital cameras that support RC mode for wireless control of multiple remote flash units. For information on cameras that support the RC mode, see the camera manual. 1 Attach the macro flash to the camera and set the mode dial to . • RC mode can be used even when the mode dial setting is not , but the settings on the macro flash take precedence when determining the flash behavior. 2 Set the RC mode-compatible flash you want to control to RC mode and set it up. • See the flash manual for details. 3 Set the camera to RC mode, and configure the flash control mode and other settings. • See the camera manual for details. • This product does not support Super FP flash. Shooting with a Non-Olympus Camera Shooting with a Non-Olympus Camera If it is not possible to communicate with the camera to control the flash, set the flash output manually. 1 Set the flash output by setting the mode dial on the macro flash to between 1/1 and 1/128. 2 Press the shutter button to take the picture.
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27 EN Safety precautions Read WARNINGS and CAUTIONS thoroughly to ensure safe usage. These safety precautions protect the users and others and prevent property damage. WARNING Failure to observe the precautions indicated by this symbol may result in injury or death. • Do not use flash in places where it may be exposed to flammable or explosive gas. Otherwise, fire ignition or explosion may result. • Do not directly solder the product or modify, remodel, or disassemble. • Do not cover the light emitting area of the flash with your hand, and do not touch the light emitting area after continuous firing. It may burn your skin. • Water and foreign matter inside of the device may cause fire or electric shock. If the device is immersed in or exposed to water or foreign matter is found inside of the device, turn off the power immediately and remove batteries with care. Contact your dealer or consult an Olympus Authorized Service Station. • To prevent a traffic accident, do not direct the flash at a person operating a motor vehicle. • Do not use the flash or AF illuminator in close proximity to others (especially infants). Keep the flash out of reach of children. Light from the flash can cause visual impairment. • Do not use batteries that are not specified for use. • Do not mix old and new batteries, or batteries made by different manufacturers. • Do not connect substances such as metal to the (+) or (–) of batteries. CAUTION Failure to observe the precautions indicated by this symbol may result in injury or property damage. • If you notice any abnormalities such as odor, noise, or smoke, stop using this device. Otherwise a fire or burn may result. Remove the batteries carefully to avoid burning yourself, and contact your dealer or consult an Olympus Authorized Service Station. • Do not operate with wet hands. This may cause malfunction or electric shock. • Do not use or leave the batteries in a place subject to high temperatures (such as in direct sunlight, in a hot vehicle, or near the stove). • Before attaching the macro flash to the camera, wipe the point of contact free of dirt and moisture to prevent malfunction.
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28 EN Specifications MODEL NO. STF-8 Product type External electronic flash for digital still camera Guide number When using 1 flash: 6.0 (ISO100), 8.5 (ISO200) When using 2 flashes: 8.5 (ISO100), 12.0 (ISO200) Firing angle Up-down 60°, left-right 72° (1 flash) Bounce angle Up-down 100° (1 flash) Flash modes TTL-AUTO, MANUAL Flash emission count (at full activation)* Approx. 1,330 times (using AA (R6) NiMH batteries) Approx. 480 times (using AA (R6) alkaline batteries) Recharge time Approx. 4 seconds (using AA (R6) NiMH batteries) Approx. 4 seconds (using AA (R6) alkaline batteries) (from full activation to CHARGE lamp lighting)* Splash resistance Class 1 protection (IPX1): JISC0920/IEC60529 equivalent (measurements obtained from in-house tests at Olympus) Operating environment Temperature: –10 to 40°C (14 to 104°F) Humidity: 30 to 90% Dimensions Controller: 66.9 (W) × 59.1 (H) × 68.5 (D) mm (2.6 × 2.3 × 2.7 in.) Light-emitting part (1 flash): 45.4 (W) × 39.7 (H) × 42.3 (D) mm (1.8 × 1.6 × 1.7 in.) Weight Approx. 283 g (10 oz.) (excluding batteries, joints and lens rings) * Measurements obtained from in-house tests at Olympus. Actual figures may vary depending on shooting conditions. Specifications are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.
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29 EN For customers in North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean FCC Notice 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, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Any unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment would void the user’s authority to operate. CAN ICES-3(B)/NMB-3(B) For customers in Europe This symbol [crossed-out wheeled bin WEEE Annex IV] indicates separate collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment in the EU countries. Please do not throw the equipment into the domestic refuse. Please use the return and collection systems available in your country for the disposal of this product. European Technical Customer Support Please visit our homepage http://www.olympus-europa.com or call: Tel. 00800 - 67 10 83 00 (Toll-free) +49 40 - 237 73 899 (Charged) Technical Support (U.S.A. / Canada) 24/7 online automated help : http://www.olympusamerica.com/support Phone customer support : Tel.1-800-260-1625 (Toll-free) Our phone customer support is available from 9 am to 9 pm (Monday to Friday) ET E-Mail : distec@olympus.com
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The following importer description applies to products imported into the EU directly by OLYMPUS EUROPA SE & Co. KG only. OLYMPUS EUROPA SE & Co. KG Wendenstrasse 14-18, 20097 Hamburg, Germany
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