Thank you for purchasing a Canon product. The Canon Speedlite 220EX is a compact flash unit automatically compatible with E-TTL II, E-TTL, and TTL autoflash. Read this instruction manual while also referring to your camera’s instruction manual. Before using the Speedlite, read this instruction manual and your camera’s instruction manual to familiarize yourself with the Speedlite operations.
Contents Conventions Used in this Manual ........4 Nomenclature ..............5 Installing the Batteries ............6 Attaching to the Camera ............ 7 Turn on the Power Switch..........8 Fully Automatic Flash Shooting ........9 Automatic Flash in Each Shooting Mode ....... 10 7 FE Lock..............
Conventions Used in this Manual The operation procedures in this instruction manual assume that both the camera and Speedlite’s power switches are ON. Icons are used in the text to indicate the respective buttons and settings. They match the same icons found on the camera and Speedlite.
Approx. 0.1 - 4.5 sec. Approx. 250 - 1700 Based on a new set of batteries and Canon’s testing standards. To avoid overheating and degrading the flash head, do not fire more than 20 continuous flashes. After 20 continuous flashes, allow a rest time of at least 10 min.
Attaching to the Camera Slide the lever to the right. Attach the Speedlite. Slip the Speedlite’s mounting foot into the camera’s hot shoe all the way. Secure the Speedlite. Slide the mounting foot’s lock lever to the left. The locking pin will then protrude to secure the Speedlite to the camera.
Turn on the Power Switch Turn on the power switch. Set the power switch to <K>. The flash will then start recycling. The <a> lamp will light. Check that the flash is ready. When the flash is ready, the <J> lamp will light. To fire a test flash, press the test firing button (pilot lamp).
Fully Automatic Flash Shooting When the camera’s shooting mode is set to <U> (Full Auto) or <V> (Program AE), E-TTL II/E-TTL fully automatic flash photography will be enabled, making it as easy as normal AE shooting in the <U> or <V> mode.
Automatic Flash in Each Shooting Mode Just set the camera’s shooting mode to <X> (shutter-priority AE), <W> (aperture-priority AE), or <O> (manual exposure), and you can use E-TTL II/E-TTL autoflash. Select this mode when you want to set the shutter speed manually. The camera will then automatically set the aperture matching the shutter speed (30 sec.
7 FE Lock FE (flash exposure) lock locks the correct flash exposure reading for any part of the scene. After focusing the subject, you press the camera’s <7> button. Press the <7> button. Aim the subject at the center of the viewfinder and press the <7>...
Troubleshooting Guide The flash does not fire. • The batteries are installed in the wrong orientation. Install the batteries in the correct orientation. (p.6) • The batteries are exhausted. If the flash recycling time takes 30 sec. or longer until the pilot lamp lights, replace the batteries.
(W x H x D): 65 x 92 x 61.3 mm / 2.6 x 3.6 x 2.4 in. • Weight Approx. 160 g / 5.6 oz. (excluding batteries) All the specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards. The camera’s specifications and external appearance are subject to change without notice.
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. Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the instructions.
This mark indicates that the product complies with Australia’s EMC regulations.
This Instructions booklet is dated February 2006. For information on the camera’s compatibility with system accessories marketed after this date, contact your nearest Canon Service Center.
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