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Please read these instructions carefully before using this product, and
save this manual for future use.
Il est recommandé de lire attentivement ce manuel avant d'utiliser
l'appareil et de le conserver pour consultation ultérieure.
If you have any questions, visit:
USA : www.panasonic.com/support
Canada : www.panasonic.ca/english/support
Pour toute assistance supplémentaire, visiter :
www.panasonic.ca/french/support
Operating Instructions
Manuel d'utilisation
Model No.
Modèle
DMW-FL580L
FLASH
VQT5F44-1
F0214KD1044

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  • Page 1 Il est recommandé de lire attentivement ce manuel avant d’utiliser l’appareil et de le conserver pour consultation ultérieure. ≥ ≥ ≥ If you have any questions, visit: USA : www.panasonic.com/support Canada : www.panasonic.ca/english/support Pour toute assistance supplémentaire, visiter : www.panasonic.ca/french/support VQT5F44-1 F0214KD1044...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Operating Instructions FLASH Thank you for purchasing Panasonic product. Please read these instructions carefully before using this product, and save this manual for future use. Contents Information for Your Safety ..... 2 Placing Wireless Flash Units..13 Precautions ........6 Fixing the Irradiation Angle....
  • Page 3 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS When using your photographic equipment, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the following: Read and understand all instructions before using. ≥ Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is ≥ used by or near children. Do not leave appliance unattended while in use.
  • Page 4 • Do not leave the battery(ies) in a car exposed to direct sunlight for a long period of time with doors and windows closed. • If rechargeable batteries are to be used, then rechargeable batteries manufactured by Panasonic are recommended. THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN THE U.S.A. FCC Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
  • Page 5 THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN CANADA. CAN ICES-3(B)/NMB-3(B) -If you see this symbol- Disposal of Old Equipment Only for European Union and countries with recycling systems This symbol on the products, packaging, and/or accompanying documents means that used electrical and electronic products must not be mixed with general household waste.
  • Page 6: Precautions

    Precautions ≥ This is the external flash for the Panasonic digital cameras (mentioned as flash in the following). When this flash is used together with a digital camera that supports wireless mode, shooting with a wireless flash becomes possible. Available functions vary depending on the digital camera used. As for the corresponding digital cameras, please visit our web site.
  • Page 7: Names Of Parts

    Names of Parts                 1 Wide panel : [OK] button 2 Flash head ; Bounce unlock button 3 Wireless sensor < [BACK LIGHT] button 4 AF assist lamp/LED light = [ON/OFF] button 5 Flash sensor >...
  • Page 8: Continuous Firing

    ≥ LR6/AA Alkaline dry batteries (x 4) ≥ HR6/AA Rechargeable nickel metal hydride batteries (Ni-MH) (x 4) R6/AA Manganese dry batteries cannot be used. The use of batteries made by Panasonic is recommended. Loading Batteries ≥ Use alkaline dry batteries or rechargeable nickel metal hydride batteries.
  • Page 9: Turning On The Flash

    Turning on the Flash Attach a flash to the camera, and then turn the camera on. 1 [AUTO CHECK] lamp  2 [TEST/CHARGE] lamp 3 Control panel   4 [ON/OFF] button  Press the [ON/OFF] button. ≥ The control panel display will turn on. ≥...
  • Page 10: Flash Mode

    The flash displays the optimal range, which is calculated based on the guide number and camera settings. Wireless control is available with Panasonic digital cameras that support wireless mode. (P13) FP TTL AUTO] FP firing. This mode allows you to use flash photography even at shutter speeds faster than the flash synchronization speed of the camera.
  • Page 11: Button Functions

    Control panel display Control operation SL AUTO] The flash can be fired remotely in sync with any flash fired by other units. [SL AUTO]: Flash level is set automatically. SL MANUAL] [SL MANUAL]: The flash fires at the selected guide number.
  • Page 12: Multi Flash Mode

    Multi Flash Mode The flash can be fired many times in succession while the shutter is open. (“Multi Flash Mode”) The Multi Flash Mode allows you to capture continuous movement of the subject in a single picture, like a series of pictures taken in quick succession. 1 Set the flash mode of the flash to the [MLT] mode.
  • Page 13: Wireless Flash Settings

    Wireless Flash Settings Wireless control is available with Panasonic digital cameras that support wireless mode. See the operating instructions of the digital camera for operation of the digital camera during wireless flash shooting. 1 Set the camera to wireless mode.
  • Page 14: Fixing The Irradiation Angle

    Fixing the Irradiation Angle Point the flash head at a wall or ceiling for bounce flash 90º photography. The area illuminated at ranges of 0.5 m 7º (1.6 feet) to 1.0 m (3.3 feet) will not be correct; point the 180º...
  • Page 15: Using A Filter

    Using a Filter Use a filter when the flash is too bright or when the colour temperature of the flash and that of the environment are clearly different. Attach a filter to the flash. ≥ Hold both the top and bottom of the filter with your fingers to attach it.
  • Page 16: Custom Settings

    Custom Settings Customize settings for improved ease of use. 1 Press and hold the [OK] button for more than 2 seceonds. The flash will enter custom settings mode. 2 Press 3/4 to highlight items. 3 Rotate the dial to change the highlighted item. 4 Press the [OK] button.
  • Page 17: Camera Without Communication Functions

    Control panel Option Description This allows you to check the lighting and shadow effects in advance. Modeling [ON]: Fires a test flash many times in succession for approximately 1 second. flash [OFF]: Fires a flash once with the flash intensity you specify.
  • Page 18: Slave Mode

    Slave Mode The flash can be fired remotely in sync with any flash fired by other units. 1 Set the flash mode to [SL AUTO] or [SL MANUAL]. “Flash Mode” (P10) Adjust other flash settings as for [AUTO] or [MANUAL] mode. “Camera without Communication Functions”...
  • Page 19 Lighting angle (mm) Flash intensity ¢2 ¢2 ¢2 ¢2 ¢2 ¢2 1/16 1/32 1/64 1/128 ¢1 These are the values with the wide panel. ¢2 Multiplying these lighting angles (mm) by two yields equivalent values for 35 mm films. ∫ [FP MANUAL] ≥...
  • Page 20 Lighting angle (mm) Shutter speed ¢2 ¢2 ¢2 ¢2 ¢2 ¢2 1/125 1/160 1/200 1/250 1/320 1/400 1/500 1/640 1/800 1/1000 1/1300 1/1600 1/2000 1/2500 1/3200 1/4000 1/5000 1/6400 1/8000 ¢2 Multiplying these lighting angles (mm) by two yields equivalent values for 35 mm films.
  • Page 21: Specifications

    Operating temperature 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F) Operating humidity 10%RH to 80%RH (no condensation) For the U.S.A. Panasonic Corporation of North America Two Riverfront Plaza, Newark, NJ 07102-5490 For CANADA Panasonic Canada Inc. 5770 Ambler Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L4W 2T3 www.panasonic.com...
  • Page 22: Limited Warranty (only For U.s.a.)

    When shipping Lithium Ion batteries please visit our Web Site at www.panasonic.com/BatteryHandling as Panasonic is committed to providing the most up to date information. Include a letter detailing the complaint, a return address and provide a daytime phone number where you can be reached.
  • Page 23 For hearing or speech impaired TTY users, TTY: 1-877-833-8855 Accessory Purchases (United States) Purchase Parts, Accessories and Owner's Manual online for all Panasonic Products by visiting our Web Site at: http://www.pstc.panasonic.com Or, send your request by E-mail to: npcparts@us.panasonic.com...
  • Page 24: Limited Warranty (only For Canada)

    This warranty is given only to the original purchaser, or the person for whom it was purchased as a gift, of a Panasonic brand product mentioned above sold by an authorized Panasonic dealer in Canada and purchased and used in Canada, which product was not sold “as is”, and which product was delivered to you in new...
  • Page 25 DOES NOT COVER normal wear and tear or cosmetic damage. The warranty ALSO DOES NOT COVER damages which occurred in shipment, or failures which are caused by products not supplied by Panasonic Canada Inc., or failures which result from accidents, misuse, abuse, neglect, mishandling, misapplication,...

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