SONY HVL-F46RM - Camera Flash Startup Guide

SONY HVL-F46RM - Camera Flash Startup Guide

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SONY HVL-F46RM - Camera Flash Startup Guide

For Customers in the U.S.A.

For question regarding your product or for the Sony Service Center nearest you, call 1-800-222-SONY (7669).

Supplier's Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name: SONY
Model: HVL-F46RM
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.
Address: 16535 Via Esprillo, San Diego, CA 92127 U.S.A.
Telephone Number: 858-942-2230
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

  1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and
  2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Notes on use

Do not expose the batteries to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like.

  • Replace the battery with the specified type only. Otherwise, burst, fire or injury may result.
  • Dispose of used batteries according to the instructions.

This flash unit can be used in combination with Sony Interchangeable Lens Digital Cameras or Sony Digital Still Cameras that has a conventional Multi Interface Shoe.
Update the software of your camera to the latest version before use.

  • See the operating instructions of this unit and refer to the operating instructions of your camera.
  • burn hazard shock hazard
    To avoid the risk of a fire or an electric shock, observe the following:
    • Do not disassemble or alter this unit.
    • Do not use this unit with wet hands.
    • Do not allow ingress of water or foreign matters (metal, flammable substances, etc.) to this unit.
    • Do not use this unit in a place subject to water splashes, high humidity, dust, oil fumes, and steam.
  • Using this unit with products from other manufacturers may affect its performance, leading to accidents or malfunction.
  • To avoid the risk of damage or a malfunction, observe the following:
    • This unit is precision equipment. Do not drop the unit, hit it, or subject it to a strong physical impact.
    • Do not touch the electrical contacts on this unit with bare hands.
    • Do not use or store this unit in a place subject to high temperatures and humidity.
    • When using this unit outdoors, keep the unit from exposure to rain or seawater.
  • For interior inspection and repair of this unit, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
  • Handle this unit with care to avoid the risk of dropping it or letting it exposed to liquid.
  • This unit is designed to be dust and moisture-resistant, but is not waterproof or splash-proof. When you use the unit in rainy conditions, do not let the unit get wet.
  • Keep the flashlamp clean. The soiled flashlamp surface may cause heat buildup, resulting in smoke or scorches. To clean the flashlamp, wipe it with a soft cloth, etc.
  • This product (including accessories) has magnet(s) which may interfere with pacemakers, programmable shunt valves for hydrocephalus treatment, or other medical devices. Do not place this product close to persons who use such medical devices. Consult your doctor before using this product if you use any such medical device.

Identifying the parts

Identifying the parts

  1. Bounce sheet
  2. Built-in wide panel
  3. Flashlamp
  4. Multi/Micro USB terminal
  5. Multi Interface foot
  6. Mini-stand
  7. Tripod attachment hole
  8. Bounce indicator (upper/ lower angle)
  9. LINK lamp
  10. LCD panel
  11. Battery chamber door
  12. Release button
  13. Lock lever
  14. Dust and moisture resistant cover
  15. Center button
  16. MENU button
  17. Power switch By selecting "LOCK," you can disable the control wheel and the buttons on the flash unit to prevent unintentional operations.
  18. Control wheel
  19. Fn button
  20. TEST button
  21. Direction buttons

Inserting batteries

The flash unit can accommodate either set of the following:

  • Four AA-size alkaline batteries
  • Four AA-size rechargeable nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) batteries
  1. Insert the batteries into the battery chamber as illustrated ( ). ( indicate the direction of the batteries.)
    Inserting batteries

Note

  • Before you use the rechargeable nickel-metal hydride batteries, be sure to fully charge the batteries with the specified battery charger.
  • Do not use lithium-ion batteries in this flash unit as they may prevent the flash unit from delivering full performance.

Attaching the flash unit to a camera

Attaching the flash unit to a camera

  1. Turn the power switch on the flash unit to "OFF."
  2. Press and hold the release button and rotate the lock lever away from "LOCK." ( )
  3. Remove the connector protect cap from the flash unit; and the shoe cap from the camera.
  • If the built-in flash on the camera is popped up, put it down.
  1. Insert the Multi Interface foot of the flash unit into the Multi Interface shoe on the camera. ( )
  • Be sure to push in the foot in the direction of the arrow until the foot is secured.
  1. Rotate the lock lever toward "LOCK" until it stops at the right end ( ) to secure the flash unit on the camera.

To remove the flash unit from the camera

Turn off the power of the flash unit first. Press and hold the release button, rotate the lock lever away from "LOCK," and then slide the unit out of the Multi Interface shoe.

Note

  • Once you removed the flash unit from the camera, be sure to attach the connector protect cap to the Multi Interface foot to protect its terminal.

TTL flash photography

TTL flash photography

  1. Turn the power switch on the flash unit to "ON." ( )
  • When you turn on the power to this flash unit, the flash unit starts charging up itself. When the flash unit is fully charged up, the TEST button ( ) lights in orange.
  1. Press the MODE button ( ) and rotate the control wheel to select [TTL].
  2. Press the shutter button on the camera to take a photo.
  • You can press the +/- button to change the flash compensation (adjust the flash power level) on the screen for setting the flash compensation.

Wireless flash photography (with radio wireless communications)

To perform radio wireless flash photography with the flash unit, you need another flash unit that supports radio wireless communications in addition to this flash unit and must pair them both together.

Specifications

Dimensions (Approx.) 69.4 mm × 114.7 mm × 88.9 mm (2 3/4 in. × 4 5/8 in. × 3 1/2 in.) (W/H/D)
Mass (Approx.) 308 g (10.9 oz) (excluding the batteries)
Power requirements DC 6 V
Recommended batteries Four LR6 (AA-size) alkaline batteries, Four AA-size rechargeable nickel-metal hydride batteries
Included items Flash unit (1), Connector protect cap (attached) (1), Dust and moisture resistant cover (attached) (1), Mini-stand (1), Case (1), Set of printed documentation

Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

"Multi Interface Shoe" is a trademark of Sony Group Corporation.

Documents / Resources

References

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