To perform wireless flash shooting
1 Attach the external flash to the camera (page 166) and turn on the camera and the external flash.
3 Remove the external flash from the camera and pull up the built-in flash on the camera.
"WL" appears in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor.
4 Determine the position of the camera and the external flash.
5 Make sure the built-in flash and the external flash are fully charged.
• The built-in flash is fully charged when
• The external flash is fully charged when
flashes on the front of the flash.
6 Press the AEL (AE Lock) button on the camera to test fire the flash.
• If the flash does not fire, change the camera, external flash, or subject position.
7 Check both flashes again to make sure they are fully charged. Press the shutter button to take a
• Turn off the wireless flash mode after wireless flash shooting. (You can either deactivate the camera and
the external flash separately, or you can attach the external flash to the camera and select a different flash
mode, as shown on page 73). If the built-in flash is used while the wireless flash mode is still active,
inaccurate flash exposures will result.
• You can select the wireless setting on the camera and the external flash separately. See page 73 to set the
camera. To set the external flash, refer to the operating instructions supplied with it.
Ordinarily, the flash is fired right after the shutter has been
released, then objects illuminated by other light sources are
captured. This causes certain subjects, such as trailing light,
to appear unnatural when the slower shutter speed is used.
In rear sync mode, the objects illuminated by other light
sources are captured first, then the flash is fired. You can
capture a flowing light or the trail of a moving subject in a
more realistic way when shooting a moving subject using a
slower shutter speed with the flash.
Using an external flash (not supplied) mounted on the camera
may make certain pictures appear too flat. In such a case, an
off-camera flash in a proper position can create more contrast,
resulting in a more three-dimensional picture.
This camera can do this shooting without a cable using the
flash light to transmit the signal between the camera and the
flash (Wireless flash shooting).
• Wireless flash shooting requires the flash HVL-F56AM or
HVL-F36AM (not supplied).
appears in the viewfinder.
appears on the back of the external flash and the red lamp