Selecting the flash coverage automatically <auto zoom>
This flash unit automatically selects the appropriate flash coverage for the focal length of the lens on the attached camera within the range from 20 mm to 200 mm (HVL-F60RM/HVL-F60RM2) or the range from 24 mm to 105 mm (HVL-F46RM) (auto zoom). You do not need to manually select the flash coverage most of the time.
- Press the Fn button, select [ZOOM] on the Quick Navi screen, and then select [AUTO].
When [AUTO] is displayed as the flash coverage (zoom) setting on the LCD panel, the auto zoom function is enabled.
If you use a lens with the focal length of less than 20 mm (in combination with HVL-F60RM/HVL-F60RM2) or 24 mm (in combination with HVL-F46RM) while the auto zoom function is enabled, [WIDE] will blink on the LCD panel.
In such a case, proceed to the rest of the steps.
- Gently pull out the wide panel along with the bounce sheet and fold down the wide panel to cover the flashlamp.
- Push the bounce sheet back into the flash unit.
[WIDE] is displayed on the LCD panel.
Flash distribution setting
You can specify the flash distribution pattern by selecting [FLASH DISTRIBUT.] on the MENU screen. The flash distribution setting is applied to the flash coverage whether it is selected automatically or manually.
Flash coverage with standard flash distribution
Flash coverage with priority given to guide numbers
Flash coverage with priority given to wider periphery
When you retract the wide panel, push it back all the way into the flash unit and make sure that [WIDE] is not displayed on the LCD panel.
When you pull out the built-in wide panel, do not apply excessive force as it may cause damage to the wide panel.
When you photograph the 2D subject from its front using a lens with the focal length of less than 18 mm, the periphery of the screen may appear slightly darker because of the difference in intensity of the flash light at the center and periphery of the screen.
When you use a wide-angle lens with the focal length of less than 14 mm (in combination with HVL-F60RM/HVL-F60RM2) or 15 mm (in combination with HVL-F46RM), the periphery of the screen may appear darker.
The focal length displayed on the LCD panel indicates the equivalent 35mm-format focal length.
This flash unit does not support the angle of view of a 16mm F2.8 Fisheye lens.
Before storing this flash unit in the supplied case, be sure to push the wide panel and the bounce sheet back into the unit.
Depending on the focal length specified for photography, the periphery of the screen may appear darker. In such a case, change the flash distribution pattern.