User manual NIKON SB-30

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[. . . ] · Avoid touching the front of the flash head while using the SB-30. The flash head generates significant heat during normal operation, which could cause burns. · Do not expose the SB-30 to water as this may result in electric shock or cause the unit to catch on fire. Determine which group your camera belongs to. In this manual, Nikon SLR cameras are divided into seven groups (I to VII) unless otherwise noted. [. . . ] The indicator bar ¡ on the LCD panel changes to show the shooting distance. The indicator changes every time you press the } button: 1/1(0. 0) 1/2(0. 0) 1/2(-0. 3) 1/2(-0. 7) 1/4(0. 0) 1/64(0. 0) The indicator changes every time you press the { button: % 1/64(0. 0) 1/64(+0. 3) 1/64(+0. 7) 1/32(0. 0) 1/2(0. 0) % 1/1(0. 0) the come 6 Wait for is in ready-light to taking on and make sure the subject focus before the picture. · A small amount of underexposure may result in a more pleasing photograph by shooting a subject which is further to the right by 1 or 2 steps from the distance represented by the indicator bar ¡ on the LCD panel. · If the flash-to-subject distance does not match the appropriate shooting distance shown by the indicator bar ¡, choose a different setting for the zoom-head position (smaller than the focal length of the lens in use) or move closer to or farther away from the subject. 50 % guide numbers (at ISO 100; for meters/feet) Zoom-head position Shutter speed 1/250 sec. 24mm 14/46 10/33 7/23 5/16 3. 5/11 28mm 15/50 11/36 7. 5/25 5. 3/17 3. 7/12 35mm 17/56 12/39 8. 5/28 6/20 4. 2/14 50mm 20/65 14/46 10/33 7/23 5/16 70mm 23/74 16/52 11/36 8/26 5. 7/18 85mm 24/77 17/56 12/39 8. 5/28 6/20 % guide numbers vary with the ISO film speed, shutter speed, and zoomhead position. Adjustment factors for other ISO film speeds ISO film speed Factor 25 x 0. 5 50 x 0. 71 200 x 1. 4 400 x2 800 x 2. 8 · For film speeds other than ISO 100, multiply the guide numbers by the factors shown in the above chart. For example, for a film speed of ISO 400, with the zoom-head adjusted to 35mm, and a shutter speed of 1/500 sec. , the % guide number is 12 x 2 = 24 (m), or 39 x 2 = 78 (ft). Notes on flash photography in FP High-Speed Flash sync % · Do not use the built-in wide flash adapter. · Detaching the SB-30 When you remove the SB-30 from the F5, F100, F90X/N90s or F90Series/N90, be sure to cancel FP flash operation. If the flash is removed with the FP setting, % blinks as a warning. 51 Repeating Flash " Mode For cameras in all groups In the " mode, the SB-30 fires repeatedly during a single exposure, creating stroboscopic multiple-exposure effects. Flash settings 1 Select the flash mode. --Press the µ button until " appear on the LCD panel. frequency 2 Set the flash output level, theper frame. (Hz), and the number of repeating flashes · Referring to the table on page 53, set the flash output level, the frequency, and the number of repeating flashes per frame separately. --Press the [ button until the flash output level starts blinking, then press the { or } button to set the desired flash output level. Finally, press the [ button to stop the flash output level from blinking. --Repeat the procedures above to set the frequency and the number of repeating flashes per frame. Always set the flash head at a click stop. · When the flash head is tilted up or rotated from the horizontal/front position, the shooting range indicator bars _ on the LCD panel disappear and the SB-30's Monitor Preflash does not operate. · The shooting range indicator bars _ blink when the flash head is tilted down to the ­7° position. 5 ft) or closer. to 5 Wait for the ready-lightthe come on and make sure the subject is in focus before taking picture. · If the ready-light blinks for approx. 3 seconds after shooting, the flash fired at its maximum output, indicating the light may have been insufficient for correct exposure. · In bounce flash operation, no shooting range indicator bars _ appear. Therefore, you should check the distance between the flash head and the bounce surface, between the bounce surface and the subject, and the angle of tilt or rotation of flash head, then bracket your exposures by ±1 or 2 stops. 60 Using the built-in bounce card In bounce flash photography, you can create a highlight in the subject's eyes by using the SB-30's built-in bounce card. This white card reflects a small amount of light directly back to the subject, opening up the shadows and making the eyes look more vibrant. 1 Pull out the wide flash adapter. bounce 2 While holding thethe flash card, slide the wide flash adapter back into place inside head. · After sliding the wide flash adapter back into place, pull out the bounce card gently as far as it goes. Be careful not to force the bounce card. 3 Set the flash head as shown and take pictures. · After use, don't forget to slide the bounce card back into its original position inside the flash head. 61 Close-up flash operation in TTL Auto Flash t Mode When shooting subjects closer than 0. 6m (2 ft), use your SB-30 off camera and utilize its built-in wide flash adapter. the 1 Connect CordSB-30 to your camera using the optional TTL Remote SC-17. · For F5 cameras with a High-Magnification Finder DW-30 or DW-31, use the optional TTL Remote Cord SC-24. · For F4 cameras with a High-Magnification Finder DW-20 or DW-21, use the optional TTL Remote Cord SC-24. Camera settings the exposure 2 SetManual (M). mode to Aperture-priority auto (A) or --For cameras with VARI-PROGRAM or SIMPLE mode, close-up flash photography is easy by setting the camera to the Close-Up mode. 3 Set the aperture. ISO film speed Coefficient* --Calculate the aperture (f/stop) by using this equation and table. [. . . ] In rare cases, the SB-30 may not work properly even after fresh batteries are properly installed. If this happens, replace the batteries with the SB-30's power turned on. 89 Troubleshooting Warning indications The flash ready-light in the camera's viewfinder will blink: S 0 F90X/N90s viewfinder display is shown. Cameras in Groups I (except F70-Series/N70), II, III, V and VI. --in the t mode, when you press the shutter release button halfway, to warn that the SB-30 has not been securely mounted on the camera or that the flash output may have been insufficient for correct exposure. Cameras in Groups V and VI --in the t mode, to indicate that the ISO rating of the film in use is higher than the ISO set on the SB-30's LCD panel, (or lower in the case of the FA camera). Cameras in Group VI --in the t mode, when the shutter speed is set to M90, M250, or B. Cameras in Group VII FM3A, New FM2 --to warn that t flash shooting is not possible. --when the shutter speed set is faster than the flash sync speed. 90 Specifications Electronic construction Guide number Flash output level 1/2 1/4 1/8 1/16 1/32 1/64 Zoom-head position 18mm 20mm 24mm 28mm 35mm 50mm 70mm 85mm 20/66 30/98 32/105 36/118 42/138 48/157 50/164 22. 5/74 25. 5/84 30/98 16/53 18/59 21/69 34/112 36/118 24/79 17/56 25/82 18/59 12. 7/42 Automatic Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) and series circuitry. (ISO 100, m/ft) 1/1 (full) 18/59 12. 7/42 14/46 21/69 9/30 10/33 15/49 6. 4/21 7/23 4. 5/15 5/16 2. 3/8 2. 5/8 10. 5/35 11. 3/37 12. 7/42 15/49 7. 5/25 8/26 3. 8/13 4/13 9/30 10. 5/35 12/39 3. 2/10 3. 5/11 5. 3/17 5. 7/19 6. 4/21 7. 5/25 8. 5/28 9/30 4. 5/15 5. 3/17 6. 0/20 6. 3/21 · See page 51 for details on guide numbers in FP HighSpeed Sync Flash and see also page 30 for details on guide numbers in 1/300 TTL High-Speed Sync Flash. Angle of coverage (Variable in 6 steps, plus 2-steps with built-in wide flash adapter) Flash head in horizontal/front position Zoom-head position Vertical 18mm (with built-in wide flash adapter in place) 20mm (with built-in wide flash adapter in place) 24mm 28mm 35mm 50mm 70mm 85mm 90° Angle of coverage Horizontal 102° 85° 98° 60° 53° 45° 34° 26° 23° 78° 70° 60° 46° 36° 31° 91 Specifications Flash duration (approx. ) 1/840 sec. @ @ @ @ @ @ @ 1/1 (full) output 1/2 outut 1/4 outut 1/8 output 1/16 output 1/32 output 1/64 output Bounce capability Flash head tilts down to ­7° or up to 90° with click-stops at ­7°, 45°, 60°, 75°, 90°; flash head rotates horizontally 180° to the left with click-stops at 30°, 60°, 90°, 120°, 150°, 180° and 90° to the right with click stops at 30°, 60°, 90° Press the = button for approx. [. . . ]


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