Thank you for purchasing the SEF-54PZF. The SEF-54PZF also allows wireless P-TTL photography and high-speed sync. It is clip-on type flash which enables accurate focus adjustments even in dark locations with built-in AF-assist spot beam. Please read this manual carefully before using the flash.
FOR SAFE USE OF YOUR FLASH UNIT Although we have carefully designed this flash unit for safe operation, please be sure to follow precautions given on page 4-6. WARNING This mark indicates precautions that, if not followed, could result in serious injury to the user.
WARNING CAUTION The electronic circuits inside the flash contain Do not use the flash near anyone's eyes, as it high voltage working parts. Never attempt to may hurt them. Be particularly careful with the disassemble the flash unit yourself. flash around infants. Never touch internal parts of the flash unit if Never try to disassemble or short the battery.
• Do not attach any accessories having the wrong number of electrical contacts for the hot shoe or grip. Otherwise, some functions may not work properly. • Samsung will not be held responsible for any accidents or damage, etc. caused due to the use of this product with cameras which are made by companies other than Samsung.
CAUTIONS REGARDING BATTERIES • This flash unit uses 4 AA-size alkaline, lithium, or nickel metal hydride batteries. Do not use any other type of battery. The flash unit may not be able to operate correctly or demonstrate sufficient performance, or the flash unit itself may generate heat, depending on the type of batteries used.
TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR SAFE USE OF YOUR FLASH UNIT .......................3 PRECAUTIONS FOR YOUR FLASH UNIT .....................5 NAMES OF PARTS ............................8 INSERTING THE BATTERIES ........................14 MOUNTING TO CAMERA..........................16 TURNING THE POWER ON ..........................17 SELECT BUTTON [S]/ADJUSTMENT DIAL FUNCTIONS ................20 CAMERA FORMAT AND FLASH COVERAGE ANGLE.................22 USING THE FLASH MODES .........................25 ●P-TTL auto flash (P-TTL) ...........................26 ●Auto flash (A) .............................27...
⑲5P Sync socket ⑳External power source socket Socket cover Slave sensor Wide-angle panel Catchlight panel Flash head AF spotbeam emitter Auto flash sensor...
Major bundled items ■ ① Stand ② Case ③ Operating manual (this manual) Opening of ④ Certification the stand Slide the hot shoe bracket into the opening of the stand. ● ● You cannot attach the off-camera shoe adapter F to the bundled stand.
When in poorly lit locations and the LCD panel If the auto check display does not blink, the flash cannot be seen, pressing the LCD panel illumina- output is insufficient. Verify the effective flash tion button(LIGHT) will illuminate the panel for range (refer to page 59) and adjust the distance to about 10 seconds.
INSERTING THE BATTERIES Slide the battery chamber cover as shown in Insert four AA-size batteries, making sure the the figure to open. plus/minus marking (⊕⊖) match the diagram inside the battery chamber cover.
Types of Batteries Using the Optional External Power Source ■ Use the optional TR Power Pack-3 (upcoming product, This flash unit uses four AA-size batteries of the same type, sold separately) as an external power source. as shown below. - Alkaline battery (LR6) For information on how to use the TR PowerPack-3 - Lithium battery (FR6) and connect to the flash unit, refer to the manual...
MOUNTING TO CAMERA Remove the hot shoe cover from the camera. Attach the flash unit to the camera and turn the ●Turn the locking lever of the flash unit in the locking lever of the flash unit as shown. direction opposite to that indicated by [FIX ●When attaching the flash unit, turn the locking lever in the [FIX ] direction and lock the flash...
TURNING THE POWER ON Sliding the power switch to the (ON) position will turn on the power. The ready lamp will light up when theflash is charged. Sliding it to the (OFF) position will turn off the power. ●Turn the camera on before turning the flash unit ●Please refer to page 37 for the WIRELESS MODE position.
●When turning off the flash unit, make sure Charging the flash with the ■ you turn the power switch of the external Optional External Power Source power source to OFF. Otherwise the external Prepare the external power source TR Power power source may be exhausted.
●In the auto flash mode (A), the power will Auto Power Off Function ■ shut off after about 6 minutes. When the flash unit is left unused for about 3 min- ●In the wireless mode, the power will turn off utes with the power switch set to the (ON) position, after about 1 hour of non-operation.
SELECT BUTTON [S]/ADJUSTMENT DIAL FUNCTIONS 4 types of settings are available as shown on the following pages for the Select button and the Adjustment dial. ■ Procedure Turn the Adjustment dial and adjust the blink- Press the Select button [S] so that the number ing number.
After adjustments, press the Select button [S] and stop the blinking. Adjust the other items below using the same procedure. When using multiple flash units set to P-TTL Auto and adjusting the amount of light at the same time, use the camera’s exposure com pensation.
CAMERA FORMAT AND FLASH COVERAGE ANGLE The SEF-54PZF’ s flash coverage angle can be adjusted with the auto or manual zoom head to suit the camera’ s picture format (DIGITAL, 35 mm, 645, 67) and lens focal length. Follow the procedure below.
Zoom position (Flash coverage angle) set- ting With the setting switch set to the (white dot), press the zoom button (ZOOM) to set the suit- able flash coverage angle matching the lens focal length. The zoom position changes as shown on page 24. ①...
●In the manual zoom mode, refer to the LCD panel and set it so the flash coverage matches the lens focal length or set a flash coverage that is shorter than the lens focal length. ●When the wide - angle panel is used, the zoom button will not work. A.Zoom (The wide-angle panel is in a slit on the top of the flash head.
USING THE FLASH MODES The SEF-54PZF has the following flash modes. Select the mode best suited for the subject. P-TTL auto flash (P-TTL) Manual flash (M) A pre-flash is fired before the main flash so that When the camera is set to manual exposure,...
■ P-TTL AUTO FLASH Set the sync mode switch to leading curtain Effective flash range sync ( ), trailing curtain sync ), or contrast-control ( ), according to the subject. ●After turning the power (ON), the setting will be (P-TTL) and (A.Zoom). Set the zoom position.
■ Auto Flash Refer to page 25 for the features and conditions of use of this flash mode.
Procedure Set the lens aperture to the same aperture Turn on the power switch. value as that set on the LCD panel. ●The camera's aperture value is synchronized Press the flash mode button (MODE) until (A) with that of the flash unit when the camera is displayed on the LCD panel.
■ Manual Flash Procedure Turn on the power switch. Refer to page 25 for the features and conditions of use of this flash mode. Press the flash mode button (MODE) to display (M) (1/xx) on the LCD panel. ●You can set the flash output from 1/1 to 1/64.
[Example] : If the flash zoom position is 50mm, subject distance (between the SEF-54PZF and sub- ject)is 4 m, and ISO is 100, the calculation will be as follows: ① With flash output [1/1], the Guide No. will be 45(according to the Guide No. table).
USING THE SYNC MODE The SEF-54PZF has the following sync modes. Select the mode best suited for the subject. Leading Curtain Sync Mode High Speed Sync Mode This is the most commonly used sync mode. In This sync mode will enable flash synchronization this mode, the flash fires at the instant the first with shutter speeds faster than the X-sync speed.
■ Leading Curtain Sync Mode Refer to page 31 for the features and conditions of use of this sync mode. Procedure Set the power switch to the (ON) position. Set the sync mode switch to leading curtain sync ( Procedure Confirm that the subject is within the effective flash range and the ready lamp is lit.
■ High-Speed Sync Mode Procedure Refer to page 31 for the features and conditions of Turn on the camera. Set the exposure mode to a mode other than the Programmed AE. use of this sync mode. ●As can be seen in the table on page 61, as Attach the flash unit to the camera’...
Confirm that the subject is within the effective flash range and the ready lamp is lit. Then take a picture. ●Please read the camera operating manual for camera operation. ●High-speed sync is possible with the camera separated (wireless) from the SEF-54PZF.
Set the zoom position. (The setting method differs according to your camera and lens. Refer to page 22.) ●If the SEF-54PZF is much closer to the sub- ject than the flash unit to be used in combi- nation, use (M.Zoom) to set the zoom posi- tion to a shorter lens focal length.
With a single flash With contrast control sync flash ●If you are using a single flash unit, you can only perform leading curtain sync photogra- phy when the sync mode switch is set to contrast-control (...
ADVANCED FUNCTIONS ■ Wireless Mode When using the SEF-54PZF in wireless mode, the following information is transferred between the With the SEF-54PZF, you can take photographs flash units attached to the camera and separated with the flash unit separated from the camera wire- from the camera, before the flash units are fired.
카메라 측의 플래시 Using the SEF-54PZF in Combination with a Built-in Flash Unit Setting switch ●The SEF-54PZF can be used in combination with a built-in flash unit.
① Turn the camera off and then attach the play (P-TTL) if the flash mode was set to the SEF-54PZF to the hot shoe of the camera. modes other than P-TTL auto. ② Set the power switch of the flash unit to Enable the built-in flash unit of the camera and (WIRELESS).
카메라 측의 플래시 When Attaching the SEF-54PZF to the Camera for Control Flash Main flash ② Set the power switch of the flash unit to (WIRELESS). Control flash only: not ③ Press the wireless mode button (M/C/S) the used for main flash...
① Place the other SEF-54PZF in the desired the camera. position. ② Set the power switch of the flash unit to (Preparation of Separated Flash Unit) (WIRELESS).
카메라 측의 플래시 When Using Both an SEF-54PZF Attached to the Camera and a Separated Flash Unit as Main Flashes Use both flash units as main flashes ② Set the power switch of the flash unit to (WIRELESS). ③ Press the wireless mode button (M/C/S) the...
⑦ When you turn the camera on and press flash unit attached to the camera. the shutter release button halfway down, ① Place the other SEF-54PZF in the desired the channel of the flash unit is registered on position. the camera.
① Turn the camera off and then attach the played in the viewfinder). SEF-54PZF to the hot shoe of the camera ④ Slide down the setting switch to the (yellow ② Set the power switch of the flash unit to dot) to display the channel on the LCD panel.
Next, remove the flash unit from the camera set to high-speed sync mode. and place it in the desired position. Confirm that the SEF-54PZF and built-in flash ●Press the flash mode button (MODE) to dis- unit are fully charged, and take the photo- play (P-TTL) if the flash mode was set to the graph.
CONTROL : For using the flash unit ① Turn the camera off and then attach the attached to the camera as the SEF-54PZF to the hot shoe of the camera. control flash. ② Set the power switch of the flash unit to...
X-sync speed of the camera, the attached to the camera. flash will be set to P-TTL mode, and when it ① Place the other SEF-54PZF in the desired is faster than Xsync speed, the flash will be position.
■ Slave With the SEF-54PZF , you can take photographs with the flash unit separated from the camera that is wirelessly in auto or manual mode. Before photographing, confirm the following. You can take photographs with the flash unit sepa-...
SEF-54PZF will blink. ●Position the slave unit(s) so that the slave sensor can receive the flash fired by the camera’ s built-in flash unit or attached flash unit. ●The SEF-54PZF will fire at the same time that the camera’ s flash fires.
■ Slave Mode Setting Procedure To properly control the slave flash, it is necessary Slide the setting switch up. to set the slave mode settings. Press the LCD panel illumination button (LIGHT) for 2 seconds or more. SL1 will be displayed.
■ Bounce Flash With the SEF-54PZF, you can tilt the flash head to The bounce angle can be set to the following angles. aim at the ceiling or wall to bounce the flash before Rightward: 0。 ,30。 ,60。 ,90。 ,120。 ,150。 ,180。...
● A click stop is provided for each bounce Manual Flash Photography angle. The amount of light during bounce flash photogra- ● Hold the bounce lock release button and tilt phy is greatly affected by the condition of the the flash head downward when you set the reflective surface, therefore test pictures should be bounce angle at -10°...
● To change the composition, raise your fin autofocus. By setting the flash mode to (SB), the ger off the shutter release button and press SEF-54PZF can be used exclusively as a focusing it halfway down again to recompose the pic aid in dim light.
■ Wide-Angle Panel and Catchlight Panel 2.Catchlight panel The SEF-54PZF has a built-in wide-angle panel A catchlight is a reflection of light source in the eyes. It usually appears as a white dot and makes and catchlight panel at the top of the flash head.
MODELING FLASH/TEST FLASH ■ Test Flash Before taking the picture, firing a modeling flash helps you to see how shadows are cast on the Check that the flash is ready, then press the test subject. button (TEST). The test flash can be operated. ■...
■ Connecting the SEF-54PZF with the Hot shoe Extension Cord adapter FG When using the SEF-54PZF separately from the Extension cord F5P camera connected by an extension cord, use the optional extension cord F5P (Optional). Attach the extension cord F5P to the camera using the...
FLASH EFFECTIVE RANGE ■ Calculating the Flash Effective Range However, if the minimum distance obtained is 0.7m or less, the minimum distance will be 0.7m. Refer When setting the lens to manual f/stop, calculate to page 59 for the guide number table. the guide number at main flash with the use of flash's zoom position and ISO.
Effective flash range indicator Display of Flash Effective Range The shooting distance parameters will be dis- played on the LCD panel. Make sure that you are within the flash effective range before taking pic- tures. ●If the maximum distance exceeds 22 meters, ) will blink.
■ Guide Number (GN) Guide numbers indicate flash light intensity. ●Depending on the camera and lens you are The larger the number, the farther you can reach using, the effective flash range may be dis- with your flash. From the guide number, you can played.
Guide Number Table of High Speed Synch mode * With the wide-angle panel attached Camera format Zoom position Shutter speed DIGITAL 58mm 48mm 34mm 24mm 19mm 16mm *13mm 24.2 22.4 20.1 17.5 15.7 14.3 18.8 17.4 15.6 13.6 12.2 11.1 1000 11.7 10.1...
Effective flash range —————— Approx. 0.8 m - 8.0 m (Guide No. 45, ISO 100, f/5.6) AF spotbeam ————————— Red beam emitted under low light or low-contrast conditions. Effective range: Approx. 1 m - 7 m (According to Samsung’s testing conditions.)
(Channels) 1 to 4 Compatible modes: P-TTL, auto (A), manual (M) Effective range: Approx. 4 m (According to Samsung testing conditions.) Bounce flash ————————— Vertical and horizontal bounce possible, click stops provided, lock provided at 0°. Rightward: 0° , 30° , 60° , 90° , 120° , 150° , 180°...
Modeling flash ————————— Modeling button (MODELING) fires flash consecutively for 1 second. Wide-angle panel ——————— Pull out manually. Catchlight panel ———————— Pull out manually. LCD panel illumination ————— LCD panel illumination button (LIGHT) illuminates the LCD panel for about 10 sec.
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