Remote release photography (HVL-F60RM/HVL-F60RM2)
When this flash unit (the commander unit) is attached to a camera and its remote release mode setting is specified as [ON], releasing the shutter on the camera sends control signals to another flash unit of the same model (the receiver unit) that is connected to another camera with the Multi Terminal Connecting Cable, VMC-MM1 (not supplied). This releases the shutter on the other camera at the same time.
: HVL-F60RM/HVL-F60RM2 (CMD)
: Another HVL-F60RM/HVL-F60RM2 (RCV)
- Press the WL button on this flash unit and select [CMD].
- Press the MENU button () on the commander unit, select [REMOTE RELEASE], and then select [ON].
The remote release mode setting on the receiver unit will be enabled automatically.
- Connect another camera to the Multi/Micro USB terminal on another flash unit of the same model specified as the receiver unit ([RCV] is selected) with the Multi Terminal Connecting Cable.
- Release the shutter on the camera with the commander unit attached.
The shutter on the other camera connected with the receiver unit is released at the same time.
Remote release sync flash function
With the remote release sync flash function, you can control the commander and receiver units to fire in synchronization with the release of the camera shutter.
To use the function, select the wireless (WL) flash mode on the camera and select [ON] for [WITH RELEASE] on the MENU screen on this flash unit. While [ON] is selected, you can change the flash mode of this flash unit.
For selecting the flash mode on the camera, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the camera.
Notes on remote release photography
Both the commander unit and the receiver unit must support remote release photography.
To perform remote release photography, you need to connect this flash unit specified as the receiver unit to a camera with the Multi Terminal Connecting Cable.
To use the remote release sync flash function on this flash unit specified as the receiver unit, you need to change the setting option for [WITH RELEASE] to [ON] on the MENU screen on the receiver unit and attach the receiver unit to the camera with the clip-on connection.
The shutter release timing depends on the settings of an individual camera. In addition, the shutter release of the camera with the receiver unit connected lags behind the shutter release of the camera with the commander unit attached.
On the camera with the receiver unit connected, it is recommended that you select the manual focus mode for the camera or the lens and adjust the focus manually. If the auto focus fails on the camera, the release of the shutter may also fail.
If you use the remote release sync flash function to control multiple flash units to fire at the same time, it may result in improper exposure or uneven brightness of the photographed image.
You can release the shutter of the camera with the receiver unit connected by pressing the center button on the flash unit specified as the commander unit.