Detailed instructions for use are in the User's Guide.
[. . . ] Nikon Speedlight
Wide-Flash Adapter SW-7
Main flash head
® Main flash unit
® nn . nn/~ln, oo'" knob
@Shooling mode indicator LEOs
@TTL multiple flash terminal
CONTENTS------------NOMENCLATURE . 63 TTL Multi-Flash Sync Cords SC-18 and SC-19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69rv 70
ATTENTIONI-------------The Nikon Speedlight S8-16 consists of two parts : the main flash unit and the flash unit coupler having the mounting foot. Depending on which type is attached , the flash unit is identified as the Speedlight S8 -16A or S8-168. [. . . ] (For more detailed information , refer to the tables on the following pages . )
-CONTROLS IN DETAIL-continued--------With the SB·16A As soon as the flash unit is turned on, both ready·lights blink in the following cases : 1) When the AS-8 's mounting foot is not securely locked. 2) When using the TTL mode with the Nikon F3-series camera and the camera 's film speed setting is set well beyond the usable range of ASAIISO 25"'400, without exposure compensation . 3) Wh en the shooting mode selector is set at TTL with any camera other than the Nikon F3-series.
Note that when the shutter speed setting on the Nikon FE or FM2 is improper for correct flash synchronization and the camera 's meter is on (only in the case of the FE), just the camera 's ready-light blinks as a warning, whi le the one on the flash unit does not blink but simply lights up to indicate when the flash is ready to fire.
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1/250 or r. ater
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1/250 or slower
1/500 or t ••ler
1 / 200 ( x 200) or s lower
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FM 2 (with 11200 ••0. A S·'
11250 or t ••ter Ail settings All seUlngs except M90 and B
At, A2. A S·' M90, B Ali settings except M90 and B FO ·20 'II. Ali settings except M90 and B M90 , B
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'It blinks when the film speed setting on the camera is beyond the usable range for the TTL mode or when the mounting foot is not securely locked. c::::::J = Proper flash synchronization is impossible due to improper setting of shutter speed or shocting mode. the camera 's exposure meter remains off even if you depress the shutter release button.
-CONTROLS IN DETAIL-continued--------_
With the SB-16B
As soon as the flash unit is turned on , the ready- light on the flash unit lights up when the flash is ready to fire , while the ready-light in the camera 's viewfinder blinks in the following cases : 1) When the shooting mode selector is set at TIL with any camera other than the Nikon FA, FE2, F-501/N2020, F-301/N2000 , FG, or Nikons-V. 2) When using the FA, FE2, FG or Nikonos-V to perform TIL automatic flash photography with the camera's shutter speed dial set at a mechanical setting (M250, M90 or 8). The B setting on the F-501/N2020 and F-301lN2000 camera is not a mechanical setting; you can use any setting on the camera's shooting mode selector. 3) When using the FA, FE2, F-501/N2020, F-301/N2000, FG or Nikonos-V to perform TIL automatic flash photography with a camera film speed setting over the usable range, without exposure compensation (or when using DX-coded film with film speed higher than ISO 1000 for the F-501/N2020 and F-301/N2000). [. . . ] Remove the flash unit from the camera and hold it as far away as possible from the camera by using a sync cord. Increase the room's overall illumination to reduce the opening of the subject's pupils.
TIPS ON SPEEDLIGHT C A R E - - - - - - - - -
- To remove dirt or fingerprints, wipe with a dry soft or silicon-treated cloth . Never use thinner, benzine or alcohol, since they might damage the plastic parts . Never use a brush, as this may damage it.
-If you do not plan to use the unit for more than two weeks, remove the batteries to avoid possible damage to the circuitry by battery leakage. [. . . ]