F18S10091
ELECTRONIC
FLASH
EF-610 DG SUPER
INSTRUCTIONS
SA-STTL
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ENGLISH
The CE Mark is a Directive conformity mark of the European Community (EC).
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ENGLISH
Thank you very much for purchasing the Sigma EF-610 DG SUPER SA-STTL Electronic Flash. This
product is specifically developed for the Sigma SA, SD series autofocus SLR cameras. Depending on
the camera model, functions and operation may vary. Please read this instruction booklet carefully for
your camera body. To add to your enjoyment of photography, the flash has a variety of features. To
make the most of all these features and to get the maximum performance and enjoyment from your
flash, please read this instruction booklet together with your camera’s instruction manual before using
the flash, and also keep it handy for your future reference.
PRECAUTIONS
In order to avoid causing any damage or injury, please read this instruction manual very carefully,
paying attention to the cautionary signs below, before using the flash.
Please take special note of the two cautionary signs below.
Using the product disregarding this warning sign might cause serious injury or
Warning !! other dangerous results.
Caution !!
Using the product disregarding this caution sign might cause injury or damage.
Symbol denotes the important points, where warning and caution are required.
Symbol contains information regarding the actions that must be avoided.
Warning !!
This flash contains high voltage circuits. To avoid electric shock or burns, do not attempt to
disassemble the flash. If the outside shell of the unit is broken or cracked, do not touch the
mechanism inside.
Do not fire the flash close to eyes. Otherwise the bright light could damage the eyes. Keep at
least 1m/3feet distance between face and the flash unit when taking a picture with flash.
Do not touch the synchro terminal of your camera when the flash is attached to the hot shoe.
High voltage circuitry could cause an electric shock.
Never use your camera in an environment where flammable, burnable, gas, liquids or chemicals,
etc, exist. Otherwise it might cause fire or explosion.
Caution !!
Do not use this flash unit on any camera other than the Sigma SA, SD series cameras, otherwise
the flash may damage the circuitry of these cameras.
This flash unit is not waterproof. When using the flash and camera in the rain or snow or near
water, keep it from getting wet. It is often impractical to repair internal electrical components
damaged by water.
Never subject the flash and camera to shock, dust, high temperature or humidity. These factors
might cause fire or malfunctioning of your equipment.
When the flash is subjected to sudden temperature change, as when the flash unit is brought
from a cold exterior to warm interior, condensation might form inside. In such a case, place your
equipment in a sealed plastic bag before such a change, and do not use the flash unit until it
reaches room temperature.
Do not store your flash in a drawer or cupboard etc. containing naphthalene, camphor or other
insecticides. These chemicals will have a negative effects on the flash unit.
Do not use a thinner, Benzene or other cleaning agents to remove dirt or finger prints from the
component. Clean with a soft, moistened cloth.
For extended storage, choose a cool dry place, preferably with good ventilation. It is
recommended that the flash be charged and fired several times a month, to maintain proper
capacitor functioning.
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DESCRIPTION OF THE PARTS
EXTERNAL
PARTS
1.Flash Head 2.AF Auxiliary Light 3.Bounce Angle; Up and Down
4.Bounce Angle; Right and Left 5.Bounce Lock and Release Button; Up and Down
6.Swivel Lock and Release Button; Right and Left 7.LCD Panel 8.Battery Cover
9.Shoe Ring
10.Shoe 11.Catch Light Panel
12.Wide Panel
CONTROLS
13.MODE Button 14.SEL SELECT Button 15. + Increment Button
16. - Decrement Button 17.ZOOM Button
18.TEST Button
19.LIGHT Button 20.Ready Light
21.Power Switch
ABOUT THE BATTERY
This flash unit uses four “AA” type Alkaline dry cell batteries, Ni-Cad or Ni-MH rechargeable batteries.
Manganese batteries can also be used but as they have a shorter life than Alkaline batteries, we do
not recommend using them. Please replace batteries if it takes more than 30seconds to light the
Ready Lamp.
■ To assure proper electrical contact, clean the battery terminals before installing the batteries.
■ NiCad batteries do not have standardized contacts. If you use NiCad batteries, please confirm that
the battery contacts touch the battery compartment properly.
■ To prevent battery explosion, leakage or overheating, use four new AA batteries of the same type
and brand. Do not mix the type or new and used batteries.
■ Do not disassemble or short-circuit the batteries, or expose them fire or water; they may explode. Do
not recharge the batteries other than Ni-Cd or Ni-MH rechargeable batteries.
■ When the flash will not be used for an extended period of time, remove the batteries from the flash to
avoid the possibility of damage from leakage.
■ Battery performance decreases at low temperatures. Keep batteries insulated when using the flash
in cold weather.
■ As with any flash, it is recommended you carry spare batteries when on a long trip or when
photographing outdoors in cold weather.
BATTERY LOADING
1. Be sure to set the Power Switch to the off position
then slide the battery cover in the direction of the
arrow to open.
2. Insert four AA size batteries into the battery chamber.
Be sure the + and – ends of the batteries are aligned
according to the diagram in the chamber.
3. Close the cover.
4. Slide the Power Switch to the ON position. After few
seconds the Ready Lamp will light, indicating that the
flash unit can be fired.
5. Please press the “Test Button” to be sure that the flash is working properly.
AUTO POWER OFF
To conserve battery power, the flash unit automatically turns itself off when the flash is not used within
approximately 5 minutes. To turn the flash on again, depress the TEST button or the camera shutter
button halfway. Please note that the “Auto Power Off” mechanism does not work with wireless TTL
flash mode, normal slave flash, and designated slave flash modes.
ERROR INDICATION
If the battery power is not sufficient or there is an electric information error between the camera and
flash unit, the “Er” mark will blink on the LCD panel. When this occurs, turn the power switch off and
on. If it still blinks after this procedure, check the battery power.
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ADJUSTING THE FLASH HEAD
Depress the Bounce “Up and Down” Lock and Release Button,
and adjust the flash head to the desired position.
■ If
appears on the LCD panel when you turn on the flash, and
if this mark blinks, then the flash head is adjusted to an incorrect
position.
ATTACHING AND REMOVING THE FLASH TO AND FROM THE CAMERA
Be sure to turn off the Power Switch, Then insert the
Shoe Base into the hot shoe on the camera and turn
the Shoe Locking Ring until it is tight.
■ When you attach or remove the flash, grasp the
bottom of the flash to prevent damage to the shoe
foot and the camera’s hot shoe.
■ If the camera’s built-in flash is set in up position,
please close it before you attach the flash unit.
■ To remove the flash, rotate the shoe-locking ring in
the opposite direction of ◄LOCK mark, until it stops.
SETTING OF FLASH COVERAGE ANGLE
When you press the ZOOM button, the
symbol appears. Each time you press the ZOOM button,
the LCD panel display will change and indicate the zoom position in sequence as follows.
24mm → 28mm → 35mm → 50mm → 70mm → 85mm → 105mm → (Auto)
Generally, in the TTL mode, the flash will automatically set the zoom position according to the focal
length of your lens.
■ When you turn on the main switch, the flash will memorize and set the zoom head position to the last
setting used.
■ If you use a lens wider than the flash head setting, there may be under exposed areas around the
edge of the picture.
■ Depending on the flash head setting, the flash’s Guide Number will be changed.
In the case of use with Sigma SD9 SD10 SD14 SD15
Due to the size of the camera’s image sensor, when the coverage angle of the flash is set to auto
zoom, coverage angle can effectively reach that of 17mm wide focal length, without using the wide
panel, (However, the coverage angle display of the flash will not show wider than 24mm). When the
wide panel is used, 10mm focal length can be covered. (However, the coverage angle display on the
flash will show 17mm.)
When "Manual Flash photography" or "FP Flash photography" is performed, the flash’s coverage
angle can be set automatically by the flash’s autozoom function. However, when used with the camera,
the effective range of the flash’s light can be extended by increasing the zoom setting of the flash to be
equal to the effective focal length of the lens being used by using the ZOOM button. Please refer to
the following table as a guide in setting the flash to the appropriate zoom setting. Please use this
table in conjunction with Table 1 (“Guide Number Table for Manual Flash”) on the last page of this
instruction manual, and Table 2 (“Guide Number Table for FP Flash”).
Lens’ Focal Length
10-13mm
Flash Coverage Angle
17mm
(given on the tables 1,2) withwide panel
14-15mm 16-19mm 20-29mm 30-39mm 40-49mm 50-59mm 60mm 24mm
28mm
35mm
50mm
70mm
85mm
105mm
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WIDE PANEL
This flashgun is equipped with a built-in wide panel,
which can provide an ultra wide 17mm angle of
coverage. Slide out the wide panel and catch light
panel and flip it down to cover the flash’s head. (Be
careful to slide the panels out smoothly.) Then put the
catch light panel back in its place. The coverage
angle setting of the flash will be set to 17mm
automatically.
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If the built-in wide panel comes off accidentally, the ZOOM button will not function. In this case
please contact the store where the flash was purchased or a Sigma service station.
LCD PANEL ILLUMINATION
When you press the LIGHT button, the LCD panel will illuminate for about 8 seconds. The illumination
stays on longer than 8 seconds if you press the LIGHT button once again.
TTL AUTO FLASH
In the TTL AUTO Mode, the camera will control the amount of flash lighting to provide the appropriate
exposure for the subject.
1. Set the camera’s exposure mode to P Mode. (In the case of SA-300,
SA-300N and SA-5 set to “ ” fully automatic mode)
2. Turn on the power switch of the flash, the TTL mark will appear on the
LCD panel and flash will start charging. (If TTL mark does not appear,
depress the MODE button several times to select the TTL mode).
3. Focus on your subject.
4. Check that the subject is located within the effective distance range,
indicated on the LCD panel.
5. Press the shutter button, after the flash is fully charged.
When the flash is fully charged, the ready light in the viewfinder, and
appears on the flash unit.
■ The TTL exposure is controlled by the S-TTL system of the digital camera. If the flash is set to TTL,
the character "d" (digital) will be displayed on the LCD panel.
■ When the camera receives the appropriate exposure, the TTL mark on the LCD panel will appear for
5 seconds. If this indication does not appear, the flash illumination is not enough for that situation.
Please re-take the picture, at a closer distance.
■ The AF Auxiliary Light will turn on automatically as you focus on a subject in a dark area. The
effective range of the AF Auxiliary Light is up to about 0.7meter to 9 meters (2.3-29.5 feet).
■ If the SA-300, SA-300N and SA-5 cameras, are set to “
” fully automatic mode, Flash will
automatically switch to TTL mode only. For other camera exposure modes, the flash will be set to the
last chosen mode each time.
■ When the flash is fully charged, the flash mark will appear in the finder. If the shutter is released
before the flash is fully charged, the flash will not fire, and the camera will take the picture at a slow
shutter speed.
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USING FLASH IN OTHER CAMERA MODES
Shutter Speed Priority Setting
By selecting the S mode of the camera, you can set the shutter speed from 30sec. to 1/X sync speed.
When you set the desired shutter speed, the camera will select the appropriate aperture value for the
background. If the subject is too light or too dark, the aperture value indicator will blink and show the
limit values (maximum or minimum aperture). In such as case, the camera proceeds to a take a flash
photograph at the limit value. Thus, the main subject in the picture should may be exposed correctly,
but the background may become under or over exposed.
Aperture Priority Setting
By selecting the A mode of your camera, the camera will select the appropriate shutter speed for the
scene. If the subject is too bright or too dark, the shutter speed indicator will blink and show the limit
(highest or slowest shutter speed) value. The highest shutter speed will be limited to the camera’s
normal flash synchronization speed. In such a case, the camera proceeds to take a flash photograph
at the limit value. Thus, the main subject in a picture should be exposed correctly, but the background
may become under or overexposed.
When used with M Mode
You can set the desired shutter speed and aperture value. You can set the shutter speed from top
sync speed to bulb. If you adjust the exposure according to the exposure meter indication, the camera
will work as for Daylight synchronization flash or slow, synchronization.
■ In the case of use with SD9, SD10, depending on the ISO setting, shutter speed will change to slow
shutter speed side. For more detailed information, please refer to Exposure Mode selection.
LIMITS OF CONTINUOUS SHOOTING
To prevent overheating of the flashgun’s circuitry, do not use your flash unit for at least 10 minutes
after continuously firing the flash for the number of exposures shown in the table below.
Mode
TTL, M(1/1,1/2)
M(1/4, 1/8)
M(1/16-1/32)
Multi
Number of Flash Exposures
20 Continuous Flash Shots
25 Continuous Flash Shots
40 Continuous Flash Shots
10 Cycle
MANUAL FLASH OPERATION
Manual flash is provided for shooting subjects when the correct exposure is difficult to obtain in the
TTL mode. In the manual flash mode, you can set the flash power level from 1/1 (full) to 1/128 power
in one step increments.
1. Set the camera’s exposure mode to M.
2. Press the MODE button on the flash unit to select M.
3. The flash power output value blinks when you press the SEL
button.
4. Press + or – button to set the desired flash power output.
5. The manual flash output display will stop blinking and remain
displayed after you press the SEL button again.
6. Adjust the focusing by pressing the shutter button, note the subject distance on the focus ring on the
lens. Then adjust the lens’ aperture value or flash power level until the distance indicated on the
LCD panel of the flashgun is equal to the subject distance.
7. When the Ready Light of the flash is illuminated, the unit is ready for use.
■ You can calculate the correct exposure by using the following formula:
Guide Number “GN” / Flash to Subject Distance = F-stop
This flash unit will automatically calculate and indicate the appropriate subject distance according to
the above formula.(Please refer to table1 on the last page)
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FP FLASH (Except SA-300)
When you take a picture with an ordinary flash, you cannot use a shutter speed faster than the
camera’s synchronized speed because the flash must fire when the shutter curtain is fully open. The
FP flash keeps firing, while the shutter curtain is running. Thus you can use a shutter speed faster than
the synchronized speed.
1. Set the camera’s exposure mode to M mode.
2. Press the MODE button on the flash unit, to select the M.
3. Press the + or – button and make the indicate
indicator appear on the LCD panel.
4. Set the shutter speed.
5. Read-out the subject distance from the focus ring on the lens.
Then, adjust the aperture value until the distance indicated on the LCD panel of the flash matches
the subject distance on the lens as closely as possible.
6. When the Ready Light of the flash is illuminated, the unit is ready for use.
■ Depending on the shutter speed, the Guide Number will be changed.(Please refer to table2 on the
last page)
■ When you use the FP flash, do not use the Wide Panel.
■ You cannot set the Second Curtain Synchronization while the flash unit is set on FP Flash
■ If you want to cancel the FP Flash mode, please follow the FP flash procedure to make the
indicator display from the LCD panel.
SECOND CURTAIN SYNCHRONIZATION
When you photograph a moving subject with slow synchronization, usually the furrow of the subject
will be exposed in front of the subject. The ordinary flash light will fire when the first shutter curtain is
fully opened, thus the subject will be exposed from the time flash is fired to the time the shutter is
closed (This is called First Curtain Synchronization). When you use second curtain synchronization,
the flash will fire just before the second curtain begins to close and and the subject will be exposed by
ambient light from the time the shutter opens until the flash fires. The furrow of the subject will
therefore be exposed behind the subject. This is a more natural effect.
1. Set the desired picture-taking mode of the camera.
2. Select the Mode of the flash. (TTL, M modes. SD9, SD10 SD14
and SD15 can be used in M mode only)
3. Press + or – button
mark will be displayed on the LCD
panel.
4. Adjust the focus and take the picture after confirming the ready
light is lit.
■ First curtain synchronization will be set if
mark is not displayed.
■ In the Full Auto Mode “
” of SA-300, SA-300N, SA-5 cameras, this function cannot be used.
■ To cancel second curtain synchronization, turn off the
mark on the LCD panel.
RED-EYE REDUCTION
When you take a picture with flash, sometimes the person’s eyes reflect the flashlight and will exhibit
“red-eye” in the picture. If you use the function of “Red-eye reduction”, the flash will blink
approximately 1 second before the shutter is released, and reduce the “red-eye”.
1. Press the MODE Select the mode of the flash(TTL, M modes)
2. Press + or – , button and make
mark displayed on the
LCD panel.
3. Adjust the focus, and take the picture after confirming the ready
light is lit.
■ To cancel the “Red-eye reduction” turn of the
mark.
■ In the Full Auto Mode “ ” of SA-300, SA-300N, SA-5 cameras,
this function cannot be used.
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MODELING FLASH
If useing the Modeling flash, you can check the lighting and shadow effects before taking the picture.
1. Press the MODE button and select the mode.
2. Press the + button or – button several times to make the
appear.
3. Confirm that the flash is charged, then press the TEST button to fire.
icon on the LCD panel
EXPOSURE COMPENSATION
You can use flash exposure compensation in combination with normal exposure compensation to
control the background exposure level. Flash exposure compensation can be set to ±3 stops in 1/3
stop increments (or in 1/2 stop increments with some cameras).
1. Press the MODE button and select the TTL mode.
2. Press the SEL button to make the indicator of
mark blink.
3. Press the + button or – button to set the compensation
amount.
4. Press the SEL button to make compensation amount indicator
stop blinking.
5. Focus on the subject.
6. Check that the subject is within the flash range displayed on the EF 610 DG SUPER SA-STTL’s LCD
panel.
7. You can take the picture after confirming that the Ready Light of the flash is illuminated.
■ When you set the exposure compensation on the camera, both the flash power level and
background can be compensated.
■ You can use both exposure compensation by flash, and exposure compensation by camera at the
same time.
MULTI FLASH MODE
While the shutter is open, the flash will fire repeatedly. By doing so a series of images of the subject
will be exposed in one frame. A bright subject with a dark background shows more effectively in this
mode. It is possible to set the firing frequency between 1Hz and 199Hz. Up to 100 flashes can be fired
continuously. The maximum number of flashes varies, depending on the flash’s power output and firing
frequency settings. (Please refer to table 3 on the last page).
1. Set the camera’s exposure mode to M mode and set the F
number.
2. Press the MODE button until the Multi-flash mode appears.
3. Press the SEL button until the flash firing frequency starts to
blink.
4. Press the + or – button to set the desired flash frequency
value.
5. After pressing the SEL button again, the flash power level will blink.
6. Press the + or – button to set the desired power level.
7. Press the SEL button again, the number of flashes will blink.
8. Press the + or – button to set the desired number of flashes.
9. Press the SEL button again, the display will stop blinking.
10. When the ready light of the flash is illuminated, the unit is ready to use.
Note: Please set the shutter speed longer than; Number of Flashes you want ÷ Firing Frequency
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BOUNCE FLASH
When you take a photo with flash in a room, sometimes a strong shadow will appear behind the
subject, if you point the flash head upwards or sideways to reflect the light off the ceiling, wall etc. the
subject will be illuminated softly. Press the lock button and adjust the flash head to set the bounce
angle.
UP: 0°, 60°, 75°, 90°
DOWN: 0°,7°
RIGHT: 0°, 60°, 75°, 90° LEFT: 0°, 60°, 75°,90°, 120°, 150°, 180°
When the bounce flash mode is activated, a bounce indicator
will appear on the LCD panel.
Choose a white surface for bouncing the flash, otherwise the
image’s colour may be incorrect.
Depending on the reflecting surface, the subject distance and other
factors, the effective distance range for the TTL AUTO may change.
Please check for correct exposure confirmation (TTL mark on the
LCD panel) after releasing the shutter.
CLOSE-UP EXPOSURES
Bounce flash can be tilted 7° downward for close-ups. The Flash will be effective only for the subjects
0.5 meter to 2 meters. When the flash head is tilted 7°,
will blink.
CATCH LIGHT PANEL
This flash is equipped with a built-in catch
light panel, which can create a catch light in
the eyes of the subject when the bounce
flash mode is activated. Slide out the wide
panel and catch light panel, and then put
wide panel back in its place. (Be careful to
slide the panels out smoothly.)
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To create a catch light effectively, tilt the flash head upward 90 degrees and take pictures at a close
distance.
WIRELESS FLASH (Except SD9)
When using the “Wireless Flash” mode, you can take pictures with a more three-dimensional feeling,
or make natural images by using shadowing depending on the flash position. This can be done without
any extension cord connecting the camera body and flash. In case of the EF-610 DG SUPER,
communication between the camera body and the flash will be achieved by the light produced by the
flash. In the “Wireless Flash” mode, the camera will calculate the correct exposure automatically.
CONTROL SYSTEM CHANGE
Control System of “Wireless Flash” is different for each camera. First it is necessary to attach the flashgun to the
camera for activating the control system. If this operation is neglected, wireless function may not work when
flashgun is separated from the camera.
1. Attach the flashgun to the camera and turn on the power switch of the flashgun and camera.
2. Press the shutter button of camera halfway. (The camera and flashgun communicate and control
system will be switched automatically.)
3. Turn off the power switch of the flashgun and camera.
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WHEN BUILT-IN FLASH IS USED (SA-7, SA-9 SD14 AND SD15)
1. Press the MODE button to select the
mark.
2. Press the SEL button to make the channel indicator blink.
3. Press the + button or – button to set the channel.
4. Press the SEL button to stop the indicator blinking.
5. Place the EF-610 DG SUPER SA-STTL at the desired position.
■ Do not place the flash unit within the picture area.
■ Please be set the flash unit between 0.5m~5m (1.6 ~16ft) from the subject, and set the camera
body between 1m~5m (1.6~16ft) from the subject.
■ Be sure to set the camera’s flash mode to “Wireless Flash Mode”, and set the channel number on
the EF-610 DG SUPER SA-STTL Flash unit to the same channel number as that you set on the
camera. Otherwise, the EF-610 DG SUPER SA-STTL and your camera will not communicate with
each other and the EF-610 DG SUPER SA-STTL will not fire, when you take picture.
6. Pop-up the camera’s built-in flash, and then after both flashes are fully charged, press the shutter
button to take the picture.
■ AF Auxiliary Light on the EF-610 DG SUPER SA-STTL will blink, when the flash unit charged and is
ready to fire.
■ The EF-610 DG SUPER SA-STTL will fire when the built-in flash fires. The camera’s built-in flash is
fired only to control the EF-610 DG SUPER SA-STTL only. The flash lighting of the subject is done
by the EF-610 DG SUPER SA-STTL. The camera will control the flash power level, as a TTL mode
flash, to Obtain correct exposure.
CAMERAS NOT EQUIPPED WITH BUILT-IN FLASH USED (SD10)
For Wireless flash two pieces of EF-610 DG SUPER SA-STTL will be necessary. In this instruction, we
call a flash unit, which is attached to the camera body “Master unit”, and we call a flash unit at a
remote position “Slave unit”.
Master unit Setting
1. Attach the flash unit to the camera.
2. Press the MODE button to select
⁄
mark.
3. Press SEL button, to make the channel indicator blink on the
display.
4. Press + or – button to set the desired channel number.
5. Press the SEL button several times until the display stops
blinking.
Slave unit Setting
6. Press the MODE button to select
.
7. Press SEL button, to make the channel indicator blink, on the display.
8. Press + or – button to choose the same channel number
as set on the Master unit.
9. Press the SEL button several times until the indicator stops
blinking.
10. Place the Slave unit at the desired position.
11. Check that both flashes are fully charged.
■ Ready light lamp will light, and the AF Auxiliary lamp will blink to
indicate that the flash is ready for shooting.
12. Adjust the focus on the subject, and take the picture.
■ Master unit fires just for controlling the Slave unit, and does not influence photography.
■ When you set a slave unit at the desired position, you can use mini-stand. This mini-stand has a
screw hole for a tripod.
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SLAVE FLASH
NORMAL SLAVE FLASH
Even if the EF-610 DG SUPER SA-STTL is not attached to the camera body, you can fire the flash by
using the camera’s built-in flash or another flash unit.
1. Attach the flash unit to the camera’s hot shoe.
2. Set the camera’s exposure mode to the desired mode. If you use A or M mode, also set the
desired aperture value.
3. Turn on the flash unit. Then press the shutter button half way.
■ Now, the aperture value and film speed are automatically
transmitted to the flash unit.
4. Remove the flash unit from the camera.
5. Press the MODE button and select the
/
(Slave)
mode.
6. Press the SEL button several times to make the flash output
value indicator blink.
7. Press the + or – button to set the flash output amount.
■ Determine the appropriate flash output by setting the distance indicator on the LCD panel to coincide
as closely as possible, with the actual distance from the slave flash to the subject. If the actual
distance is out of range, you will need to change the aperture value or film speed.
■ You can set the film speed or aperture value on the flash unit manually, if desired.
a. For the film speed … Press the MODE to select the ISO, then press the SEL button to make
the indicator blink. Press the + button or – button and set the desired film speed, then
press the SEL button once again.
b. For the aperture value … When the flash unit is set to the Slave mode, press the SEL button to
make the indicator for the aperture value blink, and press the + button or – button to set
the desired aperture value. Then press the SEL button.
8. Press the SEL button several times to make the display stop blinking.
9. Place the slave unit in the desired location. Do not place the slave unit within the picture area.
10. After confirming that all flash units are fully charged, press the shutter button to take the picture.
■ When using the EF610 DG SUPER SA-STTL flash as the "Slave Controller" (on SD9, SD10, SD14
or SD15 camera) in Normal Slave mode, please set the flash to "Manual" mode, and adjust the light
output to 1/16 power. If you set it to TTL mode instead, the Pre-Flash system will function, causing
the "Slave" (off-camera) flash unit to fire prematurely.
■ When the EF-610 DG SUPER SA-STTL is fully charged, the AF Auxiliary Light will blink.
■ The flash will not fire if the EF-610 DG SUPER SA-STTL is attached to the camera body while it is in
the Slave Mode setting.
DESIGNATED SLAVE FLASH
If using two or more EF-610 DG SUPER SA-STTL flash units, you can designate which flash will fire
together by using the channel settings. In this mode, one flash unit will be used as the Slave Controller
and the others for firing as Slaves.
Setting the Slave Flash unit(s) for firing
1. Attach the slave unit to the camera body.
2. Set the camera’s exposure mode to S or M.
■ Set the shutter speed to 1/30 or slower. (The slave controller unit (Master Flash) will transmit the
designated signal before the others fire. Thus if you use a shutter speed faster than 1/30, the firing
flash units will not be synchronized.)
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3. Switch “ON” the flash unit and press the camera’s shutter button
halfway. (The aperture value and film speed are now
automatically transmitted to the slave flash unit.)
4. Remove the slave flash unit from the camera.
5. Press the MODE button and select the
/
. (Slave
Mode)
6. Press the SEL button to make the channel display indicator
blink.
7. Press the + or – button to set the channel number. (C1 or C2)
8. Press the SEL button to make the output amount (
) display indicator of the flash blink.
9. Press the + or – button to set the flash output amount.
■ Set the flash power by setting the distance indicator on the LCD panel to coincide as closely as
possible with the actual distance from the slave flash to the subject. If the actual distance is out of
range, you need to change the aperture value.
10. Press the SEL button several times to make the display stop blinking.
11. Place the slave unit in the desired location. Do not place the slave unit within the picture area.
Setting for Slave Controller unit
12. Attach the Slave Controller flash unit to the camera body.
13. Press the MODE button and select the
/
(Slave
Mode).
14. Press the SEL button to make the channel display indicator
blink.
15. Press the + or – button to set the same channel number as
that set on the firing flash unit.
16. Press the SEL button to make the flash output amount (
) display indicator blink.
17. Press the SEL button to make the display stop blinking. (
mark disappear and, channel display
will appear)
18. After confirming that all flash units are fully charged, press the shutter button to take the picture.
■ When the firing flash unit of EF-610 DG SUPER SA-STTL is fully charged, the AF Auxiliary Light will
blink.
■ As the slave control using is in
mode, the aperture on the slave control unit can not be
changed.
■ The Slave Controller unit functions only to control the slave unit.
SPECIFICATIONS
TYPE : Clip-on type serial-controlled TTL auto zoom electric flash
GUIDE NUMBER : 61 (ISO 100/m, 105mm head position)
POWER SOURCE : Four AA type alkaline batteries or Four AA type Ni-Cd batteries or,
: Four AA type Ni-MH Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries
RECYCLING TIME : about 7.0 sec. (Alkaline batteries)
: about 5.0 sec. (Ni-Cd, Ni-MH Nickel-Metal Hydride)
NUMBER OF FLASHES : about 120 flashes (Alkaline batteries)
: about 160 flashes (Ni-Cd, Ni-MH Nickel-Metal Hydride)
FLASH DURATION : about 1 / 700 sec. (full power firing)
FLASH ILLUMINATE ANGLE : 24~105mm motor powered control (17mm with Built-in Wide Panel)
AUTO POWER OFF : Available
WEIGHT : 330g / 11.6oz.
DIMENSIONS : 77mm (W) / 3.0in. x 139mm (H) / 5.5in. x 117mm (L) / 4.6in.
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(ISO100・m)
17mm
24mm
[Table1] GN
1/1
1/2
1/4
1/8
1/16
1/32
1/64
1/128
23.0
16.3
11.5
8.1
5.8
4.1
2.9
2.1
[Table 2] GN
1/125
1/160
1/180
1/250
1/320
1/350
1/400
1/500
1/640
1/750
1/800
1/1000
1/1250
1/1500
1/1600
1/2000
1/2500
1/3000
1/3200
1/4000
1/5000
1/6000
1/6400
1/8000
34.0
24.0
17.0
12.0
8.5
6.0
4.3
3.0
28mm
35mm
50mm
70mm
85mm
105mm
35.0
24.7
17.5
12.4
8.8
6.2
4.4
3.1
36.0
25.5
18.0
12.7
9.0
6.4
4.5
3.2
46.0
32.5
23.0
16.3
11.5
8.1
5.8
4.1
52.0
36.8
26.0
18.4
13.0
9.2
6.5
4.7
56.0
39.6
28.0
19.8
14.0
9.9
7.0
5.0
61.0
43.1
30.5
21.6
15.3
10.8
7.6
5.5
28mm
24.7
21.9
20.6
17.5
15.5
13.8
14.8
12.4
10.9
10.1
9.8
8.8
7.8
7.1
6.9
6.2
5.5
5.1
4.9
4.4
3.9
3.6
3.5
3.1
35mm
25.5
22.5
21.2
18.0
15.9
14.2
15.2
12.7
11.3
10.4
10.1
9.0
8.0
7.3
7.1
6.4
5.7
5.2
5.0
4.5
4.0
3.7
3.6
3.2
50mm
32.5
28.8
27.1
23.0
20.3
18.2
19.4
16.3
14.4
13.3
12.9
11.5
10.3
9.4
9.1
8.1
7.3
6.6
6.4
5.8
5.1
4.7
4.5
4.1
70mm
36.8
32.5
30.6
26.0
23.0
20.6
22.0
18.4
16.3
15.0
14.5
13.0
11.6
10.6
10.3
9.2
8.2
7.5
7.3
6.5
5.8
5.3
5.1
4.6
85mm
39.6
35.0
33.0
28.0
24.7
22.1
23.7
19.8
17.5
16.2
15.7
14.0
12.5
11.4
11.1
9.9
8.9
8.1
7.8
7.0
6.3
5.7
5.5
4.9
105mm
43.1
38.1
35.9
30.5
27.0
24.1
25.8
21.6
19.1
17.6
17.1
15.3
13.6
12.5
12.1
10.8
9.6
8.8
8.5
7.6
6.8
6.2
6.0
5.4
(ISO100・m)
17mm
16.3
14.4
13.6
11.5
10.2
9.1
9.7
8.1
7.2
6.6
6.4
5.8
5.1
4.7
4.5
4.1
3.6
3.3
3.2
2.9
2.6
2.3
2.3
2.0
24mm
24.0
21.3
20.0
17.0
15.0
13.4
14.4
12.0
10.6
9.8
9.5
8.5
7.6
6.9
6.7
6.0
5.4
4.9
4.8
4.3
3.8
3.5
3.4
3.0
[Table 3] MULTI FLASH MODE
1/128
1/64
13
1~5Hz
1~100
1~3 Hz
1~60
1 Hz
1~14
6~7 Hz
1~90
4~5 Hz
1~50
2 Hz
1~7
8~9 Hz
1~80
6 Hz
1~30
3 Hz
1~6
10~11 Hz
1~70
7~9 Hz
1~20
4~7 Hz
1~5
12~14 Hz
1~60
10~19 Hz
1~15
8~9 Hz
1~4
15~19 Hz
1~50
20~199 Hz
1~12
10~199 Hz
1~3
20~199 Hz
1~40
1 Hz
1~30
1 Hz
1~4
1~3 Hz
1~90
2 Hz
1~20
2 Hz
1~3
4~5 Hz
1~80
3 Hz
1~10
3~119 Hz
1~2
6~7 Hz
1~70
4~199 Hz
1~6
8~9 Hz
1~50
10 Hz
1~45
11~14 Hz
1~35
15~19 Hz
1~30
20~50 Hz
1~25
60~199 Hz
1~20
1/32
1/16
1/8
1/4
Disposal
of
Electric
and
Electronic
Equipment
in
Private
Households
ENGLISHsposal of used Electrical & Electronic Equipment (Applicable in the European Union and other European
countries with separate collection systems)
This symbol on the product, in the manual/warranty, and/or on the packaging indicates that this product must not be
treated as household waste. Instead it should be handed over to the appropriate collection point for the recycling of electrical and
electronic equipment. If your equipment contains easy removable batteries, please dispose of these separately according to your
local legislation. It is your responsibility to ensure that this product is recycled correctly. In doing so you will help conserve natural
resources, protect the environment and human health. For more detailed information about recycling this product, please contact
your local city office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product.
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