User manual NIKON SB-14

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[. . . ] Plug in the sensor CD. With the "Nikon" name facing toward the flash head ®, align the protruding portion of the Sensor Unit SU-2 with the notched portion inside the SB-14's sensor socket ®; then push the sensor into the socket until it click-locks into place. Insert the bracket mounting pin ® into the hole in the bracket mounting adapter ® with the two white dots @ aligned; rotate the camera forward until it click-locks into place. 5 - BASIC OPERATION -continued- - - - - - - - - - 4. Attach the sync cord 0 . Screw one end of the Sync Cord SC11 into either of the flash unit's sync!multiple flash sockets ® and screw the other end into the camera's sync terminal. Note : Some cameras do not have the threaded 5. Check the position of the flash head. Make sure that the flash head is in the normal shooting position. 6. [. . . ] On the other hand, the thin color-coded lines @ with "W" indicate the distance ranges when the wide-flash adapter is used: from 0. 6m to 5. 6m (2 to 18 ft. ), 0. 6m to 4m (2 to 13 ft. ), and 0. 6m to 2. 8m (2 to 9 ft. ), respectively. In this case, with ASAIISO 100 film, if the subject is more than 4m (13 ft. ) away, only fl4 can be used. Not. : With a subjecl m ore Ihan 8m (26 It. ) away - or more Ihan 5. 6m (18 II. ) away when using Ihe wide-flash adapler - shool on manual. subject up to 4m (13 ft. ) away, you can select anyone of the three flstops indicated, fl4, fl5. 6 or fl8, taking into consideration the recycling time or depth of field you desire. With the wide-flash adapter attached and a subject up to 2. 8m (9 ft. ) away, the usable flstops are also fl4, fl5. 6 and fl8. • Recycling time and depth of field If the subject distance remains the same, the wider the aperture you select, the faster the recycling time of the flash unit and the greater the maximum shooting distance, but the less the depth of field. With ASAIISO 100 and a 13 -CONTROLS IN DETAIL-continued-------- For Manual Operation Set the ASAIISO dial and simply read off the flnumber which appears directly above the flash-to-subject distance; then set this aperture on your lens. 7 ft. ) away, the usable flstop is fll6 without Wide-flash adapter, or fill with the wide-flash adapter attached. Without referring to the exposure calculator dial, you can also determine the flstop by using the follOWing equation: t ff sop Caution: For monual operation, be sure to set the shoaling made selec/or of the Sensor Unit SU-2 affhe "M " posilion. = gUide number flash-to-subject distance With ASAIISO 100 film and meters, the SB-l4's guide number is 32. If the subject is 8m away, divide 32 by 8 to getfl4. 14 Sensor Unit SU-2 8) The Sensor Unit SU-2 controls the operation of the SB-14. It has five settings to choose from. Note: Although the 5B-14 operotes with maximum light output at the 5 position, be sure to set the camero's shutter speed dial at slower than the ordinary synchronization speed. For example, if the camero's synchronization speed is 1/125 sec. , set the shutter speed at 1/60 sec. or slower. At the Three Auto Positions To shoot on Auto, lift up and turn the knurled ring on the outside of the sensor to one of the three positions (orange, yellow, or blue) which are color-coded for use with the exposure calculator dial. At these settings, the SB-14 is able to vary its light output automatically to match the flash-to-subject distance. At the S (Slave) Position At this setting, the SB-14 emits a modulated burst of light which can trigger a second electronic flash. If it does blink, try moving the flash closer to the subject or bounce surface, or reset the Sensor Unit SU-2 to a color-coded position calling for a wider aperture. 17 -CONTROLS IN DETAIL-continued-------- Flash Head 0 The SB-14's movable flash head can be tilted back up to 120 0 and rotated 120 0 to the left and 120 0 to the right; click-stops are provided at 30 0 , 60 0 , 90 0 and 120 0 for both tilting and rotating movements. In this position, the light travels directly out to the subject providing the maximum amount of light possible. However, to soften the shadows and lower the contrast for indoor snapshots, you can tilt the flash head up and simultaneously rotate it to the left or right to bounce the light off the ceiling or walls. Note that unless the surface you are using to bounce the light off of is white or Silver, your color photographs will come out with an unnatural color cast similar to that of the reflecting surface. The color temperature of the SB-14's light output is balanced for use with daylight type color film. 18 Note: When the flash head is tilted up to 120°, rotation is somewhat restricted; and depending on the amount of rotation, tilt might be restricted. Sync/Multiple Flash Sockets ® Two standard Nikon screw-type terminals are provided on the Speedlight SB-14. Either terminal can be used to connect the SB-14 to the camera, while the other is provided for connecting the SB-14 with another flash unit in series for multiple flash operation. When using the Nikon Speedlight SB-ll, 12, 14 or 15 as a secondary unit, connect the flash units together using the Sync Cord SC-ll or SC-15. With the SB-lO or SB-7, use the Sync Cord SC5, SC-6 or SC -7. Note: In multiple flash operation, make sure 10 use both flash units on manual. 19 -CONTROLS IN DETAIL - c o n t i n u e d - - - - - - - - Wide-Flash Adapter SW -5 CD The angle of illumination of the SB-14 by itself covers the picture angle of a 28mm wideangle lens. When the wideflash adapter is attached onto the front of the flash head, it increases the illumination from 67° to 77° horizontally and 48° to 56° vertically, providing just the right amount of coverage when a 24mm lens is used. Note: With Ihe SW·5 aI/ached, Ihe lighl oulpul 01 Ihe flash unil is reduced, resulting in a decrease in guide number lrom 32 10 22 (ASA/ISO 100 and melers) or 52 10 36 (ASA /ISO 25 and leet). [. . . ] Battery brands: Do not use mixed brands of batteries, nor batteries with different model numbers. Also, avoid mixing new and old batteries since proper performance will not be obtained and battery leakage may occur. Also, for safety's sake, do not disassemble batteries when disposing. Polarity: When installing batteries, observe the voltage polarities carefully. [. . . ]

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