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Panasonic DMW-FL28E Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1 Auto Flash Operating Instructions Bedienungsanleitung Mode d’emploi Instrucciones de funcionamiento Istruzioni per l’uso Model.No DMW-FL28E Before use, please read these instructions completely. VQT9889...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Parts Identification................3 Precautions .
  • Page 3: Parts Identification

    Parts Identification Front 1. Flashtube 2. Auto photoreceptor A 3. Auto photoreceptor B (close-up recording) 4. Slave photoreceptor Side 5. Battery compartment lid Back 6. Rotary switch A (power/mode switching) 7. Rotary switch B (AUTO F/MANUAL GN) 8. Test flash button 9.
  • Page 4: Precautions

    Precautions When nicad batteries are used: The batteries will deteriorate in performance if left unused for a long period. Discharge them by manually operating the flash (repeatedly making it light until the flash indicator does not light 30 seconds after blinking) and fully recharge the batteries.
  • Page 5: Before Using

    Before using This flash has a provision to fit a wide panel for a 24 mm lens (or equivalent to 35 mm system) in front of the flashtube. When using a longer lens than 35 mm (or equivalent to 35 mm system), set the wide panel on the top panel of the flash for storage.
  • Page 6: To Install Batteries

    To install batteries (type used: four AA size alkaline, nicad or nickel metal hydride) + − − + 1. Slide the battery compartment lid to open as illustrated. 2. Put four batteries into the compartment correctly as indicated in diagram. +...
  • Page 7: Test Flash

    Test flash 1. Set the rotary switch A to [AUTO]. The flash is turned on and charging starts. 2. Check that the flash indicator lights. 3. Press the test flash button. If the flash lights, it is operating normally. 4. After checking the flashing operation, set the rotary switch A to [OFF]. The M GN   ...
  • Page 8: Connecting The Flash To The Camera

    Connecting the flash to the camera 1. Insert the flash onto the shoe of the camera. 2. Tightly fasten the shoe lock nut. • The flash cannot be installed depending on the camera. Please refer to operating instructions for your camera.
  • Page 9: Selecting The Shutter Speed And Aperture (When Using Dmc-Lc5)

    Selecting the shutter speed and aperture (when using DMC- LC5) When [EXT. FLASH] setting in the menu of DMC-LC5 is set to PRESET mode, set the rotary switch A 1 to [AUTO] and rotary switch B 2 to [F2.8] as illustrated. M GN   ...
  • Page 10: Selecting The Shutter Speed For Use With Analog Cameras

    Selecting the shutter speed for use with Analog Cameras For cameras with a focal plane shutter Align the shutter speed selector to the X mark or set the strobe-synchronous shutter speed. • The strobe-synchronous shutter speed varies depending on the camera in use. Please read the operating instructions for your camera carefully.
  • Page 11: Selecting The The Aperture For Use With Analog Cameras (For Auto)

    Selecting the aperture for use with Analog Cameras (for AUTO) 1. Set the rotary switch A 1 to [AUTO] as illustrated. M GN    AUTO F AUTO(W) 2. Set the F number on the camera in accordance with ISO sensitivity in use. ∼5m (∼3.5m) ∼7m...
  • Page 12: Auto Check Indicator

    Auto check indicator If the auto check indicator lights at the instant of pressing the test flash button, it indicates that the auto circuit is operating. If the auto check M GN    AUTO F indicator does not light, the subject is beyond the auto-effective distance. AUTO(W) ∼5m (∼3.5m)
  • Page 13 • Auto-effective distance and ISO sensitivity are dependent on automatic M GN    AUTO F aperture control AUTO(W) ∼5m (∼3.5m) ∼7m (∼5m) ∼10m (∼7m) ISO100 AUTO 0.7m∼(W 0.5m∼) ISO25 ISO50 ISO100ISO200 ISO400ISO800 F= SLAVE − AUTO CHECK MANUAL 0.25~1m F5.6 AUTO F5.6 AUTO TEST A F number fitting...
  • Page 14: Note For Auto Recording

    Notes for AUTO recording • If the background is extremely dark compared to the subject and its reflectance is low, adjust the aperture setting down by approx. 1/2 EV. On the other hand, if the subject has a high reflectance like a white wall, adjust the aperture setting upward by approx.
  • Page 15: Selecting The Aperture (For Manual)

    Selecting the aperture (for MANUAL) 1. Set the rotary switch A 1 to [MANUAL] as illustrated. M GN    AUTO F AUTO(W) 2. Calculate the F number based on the Guide Number (GN) table below. ∼5m (∼3.5m) ∼7m (∼5m) ∼10m (∼7m) ISO100 AUTO 0.7m∼(W 0.5m∼) Guide Number (GN) table and F number calculation tab F=...
  • Page 16: Using The Slave Function (Slave)

    Using the slave function (SLAVE) (This function does not work with DMC-LC5’s built in Flash) Perform a test flash. 1. Determine the positions of the flash at the camera side and DMW-FL28 for slave. 2. Direct the slave photoreceptor of the slave unit so that it can receive either direct or reflected light from the flash at the camera side.
  • Page 17 How to select aperture F number is Guide Number / distance. If the light source on the camera side alone is used, the subject receives only direct light from the front and very dark shadows may appear in the background. When adding one light in a slanting direction, the shadows will be softened. •...
  • Page 18: Close-Up Recording

    Close-up recording 1. Fit the wide panel onto the flashtube and adjust bounce on the flash to –15x or –30o depending on the position of the subject. 2. Set the rotary switch A to [AUTO 3. Set the rotary switch B to the desired value. 4.
  • Page 19 °For close-up recording, direct the auto photoreceptor for close-up to the subject correctly. The auto minimum distance means the distance between the auto photoreceptor for close-up and the subject. ° The close-up magnification is supposed to be up to 1/2. If the close-up magnification is between 1/2 and real size, open the aperture by approx.
  • Page 20: Bounce Recording

    Bounce recording For bounce recording, the convenience of the [AUTO] operation can be exhibited. Bouncing the light off a reflective surface such as a ceiling, etc. above the flash obtains soft lighting. Auto bounce recording 1. The operating procedure is the same as that for normal auto recording. 2.
  • Page 21 °The bounce angle is in principle adjusted so that the angle of reflection B is equal to the angle of incidence A on the reflective surface. Take care that the flash does not strike directly on the subject. °For color photos, if the reflective surface is other than white, the color balance will be lost.
  • Page 22: Daytime Recording

    Daytime recording • This is a method, in which unnecessary shadows of subjects are removed by a flash and the brightness of the subjects and that of the background F・11 1/125sec are kept in balance. In this case, use the flash light in the manual mode. For cameras with a lens shutter (Example) Recording in backlight condition When using a 35-mm camera fitted with a 35-mm lens and a ISO sensitivity...
  • Page 23 °Some cameras allow 1/125 sec or 1/250 sec to be strobe-synchronous. Please read the operating instructions for your camera carefully.
  • Page 24: Accessories

    Accessories Wide panel When to use: Use the wide panel when you fit a wide lens down to 24 mm to a 35-mm camera. This wide panel covers the angle of view of a 24-mm lens or narrower for a 35-mm camera.
  • Page 25: Specifications

    Specifications • Guide number: (ISO100, m) 28,14,7 (without the wide panel, when using 35 mm lens) 20,10,5 (with the wide panel, when using 24 mm lens) • Flash duration AUTO: Approx. 1/30,000-1/1,000 sec MANUAL: Approx. 1/1,000 sec (GN 28(20))/Approx. 1/3,000 sec (GN 14(10))/Approx.1/8,000 sec (GN 7(5)) •...
  • Page 26 • Mass: Approx. 165 g (excluding batteries) • Components: Main unit and wide panel • The values shown above are those measured using new Panasonic batteries at normal temperature (20oC). The values may vary depending on the batteries used and the ambient temperature.
  • Page 27 previous charge. Initially, the batteries will recharge within 30 seconds but the time taken will increase with battery use.
  • Page 28 Memo...

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