Samsung SEF-36PZF User Manual
Samsung SEF-36PZF User Manual

Samsung SEF-36PZF User Manual

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  • Page 2 Please read this manual carefully before using the flash. Thank you for purchasing the SEF-36PZF. The SEF-36PZF 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.
  • Page 3: For Safe Use Of Your Flash Unit

    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.
  • Page 4 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.
  • Page 5: Precautions For Your Flash Unit

    • When using the flash unit off the camera, do not try to attach any metallic object to the electric contacts or to mount incompatible accessories. Otherwise, the flash may be damaged or rendered inoperable. Use only compatible Samsung accessories. 《5》...
  • Page 6 • To maintain the flash’s high performance, check the flash every 1-2 year. If the unit has not been used for an extended period of time, or is being readied for an important shoot, it is recommended that you take a test flash with the test button and test shoot with it. •...
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

  • Page 8: Names Of Working Parts

    NAMES OF WORKING PARTS ❶ Flash head ⑬ LCD panel illumination button/Format button ❷ AF spot beam emitter ⑭ Flash zoom button/Channel button ❸ Slave sensor ⑮ Test button/Modeling flash button/Ready lamp ❹ Auto flash sensor ⑯ Setting switch ❺ Catchlight panel ⑰...
  • Page 9 ❻ ❺ ❶ ⑬ ⑭ ⑮ ⑯ ⑫ ❷ ❹ ⑪ ⑰ ⑳ ❾ ⑱ ❸ ❽ ❼ ⑲ ❿ 《9》...
  • Page 10 LCD Panel Indication ❶ Zoom indicator : [A. Zoom] → [M. Zoom] xxmm = 20, 24, 28, 35, 50, 70, 85 [35mm format] 35, 45, 55, 70, 100, 135, 150 [645 format] 55, 60, 70, 90, 120, 180, 190 [67 format] ❷...
  • Page 11 ❶ ❷ ⑬ ❸ ⑫ ❹ ⑪ ❺ ❻ ❿ ❾ ❼ ❽ When in poorly lit locations and the display panel cannot be seen, pressing this button will illuminate the panel for about 10 seconds. Pressing it again will turn off the illumination. 《11》...
  • Page 12: Inserting The Batteries

    INSERTING THE BATTERIES Slide the battery chamber cover as shown in Insert four AA-size batteries, making sure the the figure to remove. plus/minus marking (⊕⊖) match the diagram inside the battery chamber cover. 《12》...
  • Page 13 BATTERIES This flash unit operates with four AA-size batteries as shown below. Alkaline battery : LR6 Lithium battery : FR6 Nickel Hydroxide battery : Ni-MH The flash unit charges in approximately 6 seconds with brand new alkaline batteries, 5 seconds with Nickel Hydroxide battery and 6 seconds with lithium batteries.
  • Page 14: Notes On The Power Supply

    NOTES ON THE POWER SUPPLY Sliding the Power Switch to the ON position will turn ON the power, sliding it to the OFF position will turn OFF the power. • Please refer to page 34 for the WIRELESS MODE position. •...
  • Page 15: Mounting To Camera

    MOUNTING TO CAMERA Remove the hot shoe cover from the camera. Slide the shoe bracket into the camera's hot • Turn the locking lever in the opposite direction shoe and then turn the locking lever in the indicated by [FIX → ] before sliding the shoe direction of the arrow to secure it in place.
  • Page 16: Sef-36Pzf Flash Modes

    SEF-36PZF FLASH MODES The SEF-36PZF has the following flash modes. Select the mode best suited for the subject. P-TTL auto flash Manual flash [M] P-TTL auto flash [P-TTL] Works with the GX Use the flash unit's Guide No. to calculate the camera.
  • Page 17: Picture Formats And Flash Coverage

    PICTURE FORMATS AND FLASH COVERAGE The SEF-36PZF's flash coverage can be adjusted with the auto or manual zoom head to suit the camera's picture format and lens focal length. Follow the procedure below. Camera Format Size: [FORMAT] setting ❶ Slide the setting switch down [yellow dot].
  • Page 18 Setting the flash coverage With the setting switch set to the [white dot], press the ZOOM button to set the suitable flash coverage matching the lens focal length (p.19). Auto Zoom (Auto lighting angle adjustment): ❶ ❶ [A. Zoom] • If the Auto Zoom is selected, camera zoom will be changed according to the flash ❷...
  • Page 19 • 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.
  • Page 20: Dedicated Functions With The Samsung Cameras

    DEDICATED FUNCTIONS WITH THE SAMSUNG CAMERAS With the SEF-36PZF used with on the GX cameras, the "dedicated" functions are as shown in the table below work. Table of the Dedicated Functions Flash Mode P-TTL mode Auto Flash Manual Flash Trailing-Curtain-Sync Flash ○...
  • Page 21: P-Ttl Auto Flash

    P-TTL AUTO FLASH A pre-flash is fired before the main flash so that the multi-segment metering sensor can measure the subject's distance, brightness, backlit condition, etc. The data obtained is incorporated to set the output of the main flash. This mode obtains more accurate results than with the conventional TTL mode.
  • Page 22 P-TTL but are not compatible with P-TTL. when the lens zooms in and out. Please use the auto flash mode. • We recommend using the GX series camera. Using cameras other than GX camera is not covered by the Samsung warranty. 《22》...
  • Page 23: Auto Flash

    AUTO FLASH The built-in flash metering sensor sets the flash output automatically. • Use with cameras that are not P-TTL or TTL Auto flash compatible. 70ft ❺ ❻ ❸ ❷ ■ Procedure ❶ Turn on the power switch. Press the flash mode button so that auto flash [A] is displayed on the LCD panel.
  • Page 24 Press the [S] select button so that [Aperture • When the camera’s exposure mode is value] on the LCD panel blinks. Turn the Programmed AE or Shutter-Priority AE, the adjustment dial to set the desired aperture aperture value set on the flash will be value.
  • Page 25: Manual Flash

    MANUAL FLASH When the camera is set to manual exposure, ■ Procedure manual flash can be set to suit the subject distance Turn on the power switch. and aperture. The manual flash output can be set to 1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, or 1/32. Press the flash mode button [MODE] to display Manual flash mode can be used with Manual and B [M] [1/xx] on the LCD panel.
  • Page 26 If the flash zoom position is 35mm, subject distance (between the SEF-36PZF and subject) Check that the flash is ready and then take the is 3 m, and ISO is 100, the calculation will be as picture.
  • Page 27 Guide Number (GN) Guide numbers indicate flash light intensity. The larger the number, the farther you can reach with your flash. From the guide number, you can easily obtain the proper aperture setting required for an optimum exposure. 가 Aperture [f-number] = GN/flash-to-subject distance 이드...
  • Page 28: Trailing-Shutter-Curtain Sync Flash

    TRAILING-SHUTTER-CURTAIN SYNC FLASH In normal electronic flash photography, the flash ■ Procedure fires at the instant the first shutter curtain complete Set the power switch to the [ON] position. its travel. In the trailing-shutter-curtain sync flash mode, the flash is fired at the instant the second curtain begins its travel.
  • Page 29: High-Speed Sync Mode

    HIGH-SPEED SYNC MODE When the SEF-36PZF is used with the GX cameras, shutter speeds faster than X-sync speed will still enable flash synchronization. Since there is no sync speed limitation, high-speed sync is effective for fill flash in daylight. • High-speed sync mode will be P-TTL auto flash.
  • Page 30 In the Auto zoom mode, the zoom position and ■ Procedure camera focal length match automatically. Set the exposure mode other than the In the Manual zoom mode, set the zoom Programmed AE. position manually. Attach the flash unit to the camera's hot shoe Check the flash range by looking at the bar and turn it on.
  • Page 31 High-speed Sync Guide Number [For ISO 100] Shutter speed Zoom Position 1000 2000 4000 6000 85mm 16.0 12.7 70mm 14.7 11.6 50mm 13.4 10.6 35mm 11.1 28mm 24mm 20mm *1 * 1 : With the wide - angle panel attached. Double the guide numbers for ISO 100 when using ISO 400.
  • Page 32: Contrast-Control-Sync Flash

    Set the wireless mode as SLAVE 1. (p.42) Adjust the zoom position according to the lens in use. • If the SEF-36PZF is much closer to the subject than the camera's built-in flash, use the [M.Zoom] mode to set the zoom position to a shorter lens focal length.
  • Page 33 With a single flash With contrast-control-sync flash 《33》...
  • Page 34: Wireless Mode

    It is possible without a cord connection between the Using with the camera’s built-in flash. camera and the flash unit when the SEF-36PZF is used in combination with the GX cameras. • When the built-in flash of the camera and SEF- 36PZF are used together, set the wireless mode of the flash as SLAVE 2.
  • Page 35 ■ Procedure flash unit's power switch WIRELESS. Set the WIRELESS mode switch to [S]. [SLAVE] icon will display on the right upper side of the LCD panel. Set the wireless mode as SLAVE 2. (p.42) ❸ ❹ ❻ ❽ Select the flash mode by pressing the Mode button.
  • Page 36 Set the zoom position with Manual [M. Zoom]. Turn on the camera and ready the built-in flash. Check that both the SEF-36PZF and built-in flash are ready, then take the picture. (Ready lamp of SEF-36PZF will blink) • If necessary, set the ISO speed, F No. and flash output.
  • Page 37 • The two flash units must be set to the same channel. (p.41) • Set the wireless mode as SLAVE 1. (p.42) Attach the SEF-36PZF flash unit to the camera. ❶ Set the flash unit's power switch to WIRELESS. ❷ Set the wireless mode switch to [C] or [M].
  • Page 38 WIRELESS FLASH Place the other SEF-36PZF flash unit at the desired location. ❶ Set the flash unit's power switch to WIRELESS. ❷ Set the wireless mode switch to [S]. ❸ Press the flash mode button and set the flash mode to P-TTL mode.
  • Page 39: Select Button [S]/Adjustment Dial Functions

    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. A.Zoom P-TTL 0.7 1 1.5 2 12 16 22m 70ft 70ft ❷ ❶ Turn the Adjustment dial and adjust the blinking ■...
  • Page 40 After adjustments, press the Select button [S] and stop the blinking. 70ft ❸ Connected Flash Mode Adjustment Range Wireless [W] master flash [M] 1. Flash amount setting 1/1, 2/3, 1/2, 1/3 Wireless [W] slave flash [S] 2. Flash amount correction P-TTL Auto flash -3.0 to +1.0 levels (EV) (0.5 steps) 3.
  • Page 41: Wireless Channel Setting

    • The channel setting is to prevent confusion of ❶ wireless signals between the GX cameras and SEF-36PZF being used by other people. Set to channel out of the 4 that is not being used by others. • The channel of camera and flash must be same.
  • Page 42: Wireless Slave Mode Setting

    WIRELESS SLAVE MODE SETTING To properly control the wireless slave, it is ■ Setting function necessary to set the wireless slave mode settings Slide the setting switch up. for the camera being used. Set to SLAVE1 when using two flash units (p.37) and to SLAVE2 for using built-in flash of camera and Press the illumination button [LIGHT] for 2 a flash unit.
  • Page 43: Bounce Flash

    BOUNCE FLASH With the SEF-36PZF, you can tilt the flash head up P-TTL Auto Flash Photography or down to aim at the ceiling or wall to bounce the The amount of reflective light will change according flash before it reaches the subject. Doing so creates...
  • Page 44: Wide-Angle Panel And Catchlight Panel

    WIDE-ANGLE PANEL AND CATCHLIGHT PANEL The SEF-36PZF has a built-in wide-angle panel and catchlight panel at the top of the flash head, which can be pulled out and used as necessary. Catchlight Panel • The catchlight panel and wide-angle panel is pulled out at the same time.
  • Page 45: Modeling Flash/Test Flash

    MODELING FLASH/TEST FLASH Before taking the picture, firing a modeling flash helps ■ Test flash you to see how shadows are cast on the subject. Check that the flash is ready and then press the TEST button. The test flash can be operated. ■...
  • Page 46: Af Spotbeam

    Using the SEF-36PZF Spot beam Exclusively as a Focusing Aid • When using the SEF-36PZF's built-in AF spot beam, the AF spot beam built into the camera 1.
  • Page 47: Using The Sef-36Pzf Detached From The Camera

    USING THE SEF-36PZF DETACHED FROM THE CAMERA When using the flash unit while it is detached from the camera, refer to the diagram for correct connections. • With GX series cameras, you can use Hot Shoe Adapter F and FG.
  • Page 48: Major Specifications

    MAJOR SPECIFICATIONS Type ———————————— Clip-on, P-TTL auto zoom flash unit with serial control Guide No —————————— In manual mode, six-step adjustment from 1/1 to 1/32. [ISO 100] Focal Length (Zooming position) 85mm 70mm 50mm 35mm 28mm 24mm 20mm* [M 1/1] [=FULL] [M 1/2] [M 1/4] 16.5...
  • Page 49 Effective flash range ————— Approx. 0.7 m - 5.4 m (Guide No. 30, ISO 100, f/5.6) AF spot beam ———————— Red beam emitted under low light or low-contrast conditions. Effective range: Approx. 1 m - 7 m (According to Samsung testing conditions.) Compatible ISO speed ————...
  • Page 50 Modeling flash ———————— [MODELING] button fires flash consecutively for 1 second. Wide-angle panel —————— Pull out manually and flash zoom position sets to 20mm. Catchlight panel ——————— Pull out manually. LCD panel illumination ———— [LIGHT] button illuminates the LCD panel for about 10 sec. or press button again to turn it off.
  • Page 51: Warranty Policy

    Shipping charges are to be borne by the owner. If your Samsung was purchased outside of the country where you wish to have it serviced during the warranty period, regular handling and servicing fees may be charged by the manufacturer’s representatives in that country.
  • Page 52 Therefore, we recommend that you review the warranty card supplied with your product at the time of purchase, or contact the SAMSUNG distributor in your country for more information and to receive a copy of the warranty policy.
  • Page 53 For customers in Canada This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference - Causing Equipment Regulations. Pour les utilisateurs an Canada Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.

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