for Fujifilm
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Thank you for purchasing a Nissin product
Before using this flash unit, please read this instruction manual and
refer your camera owner’s manual carefully to get a better
understanding of the proper operation to enjoy flash photography.
Nissin i40 Fujifilm version has been developed for digital Fujifilm system cameras
with hotshoe and the latest TTL flash control technology. Please note that i40 Fujifilm
is not usable with other branded cameras for TTL operation.
SPECIAL FEATURES
The i40 features the use of a selector dial to quickly
move through all settings.
Flash protection function:
When the red LED lamp starts blinking, it means
that flash is overheating.
The LED turns red when charging.
When the LED lamp turns green, the flash is
charged and you can start to shoot.
Compatible cameras
Please refer Nissin’s compatibility chart shown at its home page for details and
recent updates: http://www.nissin-japan.com or http://www.nissindigital.com
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
These safety instructions refer to important information on how to use this product
safely and properly. Please read the following instructions before using the product.
WARNING
This symbol refers to the possibility of personal injury, death or property
damage if not followed as described.
The flash unit contains high voltage electric parts. Do not try to open or repair the flash unit.
Return it back to the repair service station or the store where you bought it from.
Do not touch the inside parts from the opening when the unit was dropped or broken.
Do not shoot the flash directly to the eyes at short distance. It may damage the eyes.
When taking a flash picture, especially toward a baby, it is recommended to keep the flash unit
at least 1 meter (3.3feet) away from the subject. Or use diffuser or bounce the light to the
ceiling or wall to soften its intensity.
Do not place the flash unit near any flammable gas, chemicals or such liquids. It may cause fire
or electric shock.
Do not touch the flash unit with wet hands or use in the water. The flash unit carries high
voltage inside and it may cause an electric shock.
Do not shoot the flash unit directly at the driver of automobiles or such vehicles.
Do not set the flash window close to the human body and shoot, which may get scalded.
Place the batteries correctly in position. Placing the batteries in wrong polarity may cause
leakage, exothermic heat or explosion.
Do not use the included carabiner for climbing.
CAUTIONS
This sign refers to conditions which may cause damage or defect.
Do not leave or store the flash unit in the temperature over 40ºC/ 104ºF, such as in the
automobile.
The flash unit is not water resistance. Keep the unit away from rain, snow and humidity.
Do not use benzene, thinner or other alcoholic agents to clean the unit.
Do not use this flash unit with cameras which are not recommended in the compatibility list at
official website, otherwise it may damage the camera’s circuitry.
Remove the batteries when not in use for a longer period of time.
Do not have a heavy impact to the flash unit, nor throw it onto a hard surface floor.
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Names of the Components
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
9
8
10
14
A
1 Fill-in reflector
2 Flash head
3 Light diffusing panel
4 Video light
C
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B
5 Remote/ Slave sensor
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6 AF-assist light
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7 Mounting foot
8 Hotshoe contacts
9 On/ Off switch
10 Pilot button (Test flash button)
11 Function dial
12 Release button
Carabiner
Flash stand
(NOT FOR CLIMBING)
13 Power dial
14 Battery compartment door
A Indicator lamp A
B Indicator lamp B
C Indicator lamp C
Soft box
Pouch
Accessories: Soft box, Flash stand, Pouch, Carabiner (not for climbing)
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Basic Operation
Inserting batteries
Usable batteries - Alkaline batteries, Lithium batteries or NiMH batteries.
1. Open the battery compartment door
and insert 4 x size AA batteries as
shown by the picture.
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2. Make sure the + and - battery contacts
are correctly inserted at the battery
compartment.
3. Close the battery compartment door
and slide it back in place.
When the recycle time becomes longer than
30 seconds, replace the batteries with fresh
ones or recharge the batteries (rechargeable
batteries).
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2
NOTE
It is recommended to use all 4 batteries of the same brand and type, and replace
them all at the same time.
Wrong insertion of each battery would not make electric contact.
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Basic Operation
i40 has an energy saving power off function
To save battery energy, i40 automatically switches to stand-by mode, in A mode, TTL
mode & Manual Power mode, in about 2 minutes of idle use; in SD mode & SF
mode, in about 5 minutes of idle use.
While i40 is in the stand-by mode a Pilot button blinks every 2 seconds showing the
flash unit is in stand-by mode. To turn on i40 again, press the camera’s shutter
button halfway or press any button of the flash unit.
In case i40 is not in use for over 60 minutes, the unit is completely turned off.
To turn on i40 again, take the first step of turning the flash unit on.
Protect overheating function
i40 is automatically turned off when repeating high power full flash continuously over
20 to 30 times to protect the flash circuitry from overheating. It will automatically
recover after 15 minutes of inactivity. The pilot button will blink in the red color every
1.5 seconds.
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Mounting i40 on the camera
1. Slide the mounting foot of i40 into the
hotshoe of the camera.
2. Make sure that the mounting foot will lock
(with a “click”) when it has been inserted
completely.
Removing i40 from the camera
Press the unlock button and slide the mounting
foot of i40 off the hotshoe of the camera.
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2
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Turn on the flash unit
Press the On/Off switch and Pilot button
turns red, showing the unit is turned on.
Indicator Lamp A on.
In a few seconds, the Pilot button turns
green. The i40 is ready to shoot.
For a test flash, press the Pilot button.
To turn off the flash unit manually, press
the On/Off switch for 1 second.
MENU DIAL
i40 Flash Mode and Functions
Rotate the dial to select a function.
… Video Light
Built in video light with 9 steps of output level adjustment
… Full Automatic Mode
Flash light is fully controlled by the camera for the
most proper exposure.
… TTL Program Mode
Flash light is automatically controlled by the camera
but the flash exposure value can be compensated.
… Manual Setting Mode
Manual Mode -Selecting the desired manual power
on the flash unit.
… Slave Digital
… Slave Film
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Video Light
Set i40 to the camera’s hotshoe and press the on/ off switch to power on.
Indicator Lamp A on.
Rotate the Function dial to
mode.
Indicator Lamp C on in blue colour.
You can select the power by rotating the Power dial, 9 steps of output level
can be adjusted .
NOTE
LED video light lighting time approx. 3.5 hours in full power batteries.
Manual zoom
Press the on/ off switch to power on.
Manual Zoom: In M, SD, SF
Press and hold the on/off switch 3 seconds until the
colour of Pilot button change according to the Manual
zoom area.
** Pull out the fill-in reflector as shown in the picture.
reminder notice: colour and zoom length are marked.
Green - Auto
Dark Blue - 24mm (16mm)
Pink - 50mm (33mm)
Blue - 80mm (53mm)
Orange - 105mm (70mm)
NOTE
Focal length coverage 24-105mm which is according to 35mm CCD format. For Fujifilm
camera, focal length distance is indicated in ( ).
For different type camera, please check your camera instruction manual.
The manual setting you selected is memorized and remains unchanged when power on.
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Shooting i40 automatically
(Program AE),
(Aperture priority AE),
S (Shutter priority AE) or
(Manual Exposure);
In all of the camera's shooting modes listed above, i40 will fully work in TTL
automatic-flash system.
Set i40 to the camera’s hotshoe and press the on/ off switch to power on.
Indicator Lamp A on.
Rotate the Function dial to “A” mode.
i40 is now set for the camera’s automatic flash control system.
Press the shutter button of your camera halfway to focus the subject.
Shutter speed, aperture and flash mark (
) are indicated in camera’s view finder.
Take the picture. i40 is fired and the result is immediately shown on the camera’s
LCD display.
When you change the focal length, the power zoom flash head of i40 immediately
sets its position to match the lens focal length you selected.
The flash illumination coverage of i40 responds to the lens focal length of
24mm (16mm) - 105mm (70mm).
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Set the camera’s shooting mode, select focal length and take pictures with i40
on your camera.
i40 is a supplement to help you in taking a creative and live picture. Almost all
tasks are automatically done by the camera and you just control the camera
only.
Mode
Shutter
Speed
Aperture
Setting
Control on
the camera
[P]
Automatic
Automatic
Automatic
[S]
Manual
Automatic
Any available shutter
speed can be set
[A]
Automatic
[M]
Manual
Manual
Manual
Any available f-stop
can be set
Any shutter speed / f-stop
combination can be set
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Joy of Flash Photography
TTL flash power compensation
With the latest TTL flash control system, the flash power level is always
automatically controlled by the camera for the most appropriate exposure. If
you wish, if you can soften or weaken the flash light, or give more light to the
subject without changing the environmental or background exposure effect.
The i40 can make it possible to quickly adjust the exposure for each particular
flash picture as needed.
Set i40 to the camera’s hotshoe and press the on/ off switch to power on.
Indicator Lamp A on.
Rotate the Function dial to “TTL” mode.
Indicator Lamp C on.
To set the Flash power compensation level rotate
the Power dial to the power level you desire.
TTL flash power compensation is provided in 9 steps
by half Ev increments for -2.0, -1.5, -1.0, -0.5, 0, +0.5,
+1.0, +1.5 and +2.0 Ev.
Take a picture and the subject is shown with required lighting effect by keeping
the background exposure level as originally expected.
On some cameras, the TTL flash power compensation setting is provided in its
menu mode. When setting the TTL flash power compensation on your camera,
any compensation which is also set on the i40 will be counted in addition to the
compensation you selected in the camera’s menu mode. ( i.e. Having a +1
compensation set on the flash and a +1.3 compensation set in the camera would
yield a total compensation of +2.3 EV.)
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Manual Exposure Flash
In some occasions, or for special expression, you may need your own flash
exposure instead of the automatic controlled exposure. You can set i40 for
non-automatic flash mode, and select the desired flash power from 9
different levels
Set i40 to the camera’s hotshoe and press the on/ off switch to power on.
Indicator Lamp A on.
Rotate the Function dial to “M” mode.
Indicator Lamp B on.
You can select the power by rotating the Power dial :
1/256 ﹣1/128 – 1/64 – 1/32 – 1/16 – 1/8 – 1/4 – 1/2 –
1/1 (Full) power.
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Wireless Slave Flash
i40 has a wireless remote flash system as a slave unit. You can enjoy creative
flash photography with multiple lightings from the various directions. 2 slave
modes are provided, Slave Digital (SD) for digital pre-flash system; Slave Film
(SF) for analogue flash system.
SD: In this mode, i40 synchronizes to the pre-flash system. The master flash is
to be set at TTL mode.
SF: In this mode, i40 synchronizes to the traditional single flash system. The
master flash is to be set at manual mode. Studio lighting system synchronizes
to this mode. This mode is also available for open flash, and for a standard
flash in the market.
Press the on/ off switch to power on.
Indicator Lamp A on.
Rotate the Function dial to “SD” / “ SF” mode then
Indicator Lamp A blinking.
Indicator Lamp B on.
You can select the power by rotating the Power dial : 1/256﹣
1/128 – 1/64 – 1/32 – 1/16 – 1/8 – 1/4 – 1/2 – 1/1 (Full) power.
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Setting slave flash i40
Switch i40 on and while the ready lamp is on, rotate the Function dial to select
desired mode.
When flash is set to SD or SF mode, rotate the Power dial to select different flash
power levels of 1/256 – 1/128 – 1/64 – 1/32 – 1/16 – 1/8 – 1/4 – 1/2 – 1/1 (Full)
power.
Set slave flash at any place and direct the flash head as you desire. Slave
sensor may not respond to the master flash in a poor sensing situation such
as extremely bright condition.
Use the flash stand included. Place i40 on to the flash stand which can be placed
either on a flat surface, or on the tripod by the screw.
NOTE
When set to auto zoom which is default position to 35mm (23mm) ; Press and hold
the on/off switch 3 seconds until the colour of Pilot button change according to the
Manual zoom area.
Metal type accessory shoe is not recommended since it may give electric damage
on the electrical contact of the flash hotshoe.
Shooting the subject
Set the camera for flash shooting mode. Point at the subject and shoot. The
slave flash will synchronize to the master flash and gives additional lighting
from the different direction you desired.
Automatic shut off function is
however in effect. It automatically
turns-off when not in use for over
60 minutes.
The zoom setting position is
automatically set for the focal length
of 35mm (23mm) while using i40 as
a slave unit. And it can be manually
changed.
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Fill-in flash and Light diffusing panel and Soft box
For short distance or portrait flash photography, if the light is not too sharp or
too strong to the subject, use the fill-in reflector flash or diffuse the light with the
supplied soft box.
If the subject is close (within 2 meters), turn the flash head 90°
upward and pull out the fill-in reflector as shown in the picture.
Take a picture as usual. A blink of fill-in flash freshens up the
subject in natural image.
This small blink of flash is also useful when taking a picture of
a baby without scaring him.
Place the Soft box onto the flash head to soften the light
output and reduce the shadows.
This technology is also useful to eliminate the shadow on the
subject under the tree.
For portrait photography, pull out the light diffusing panel and
place it over the flash window as shown in the picture. The
diffusing panel makes the flash light softer.
Since the light diffusing panel expands the lighting area, it
covers the range of 16mm (11mm) focal length lens.
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Bounce lighting
When lighting a subject in front of the
wall, an unnecessary sharp shadow
may appear on the wall behind the
subject resulting in a disappointing
picture. Bounce the light off the ceiling
or wall to soften the light on the subject,
and the shadow will fade.
The flash head turns upward to 45° >60° >75° >90°.
The flash head pans to both sides left and right in steps of 30° , 60° , 90°, 120°,
150° , 180° or to right 30°, 60°, 90°, 120°, 150°, 180°.
Or mixing it upward/ sideways, you can set it in multiple directions as shown.
When the flash head stays at turning or tilting position, the zoom setting
position of i40 is automatically set at the position for a 50mm focal length lens.
The wall or ceiling in this case should be a flat surface and white color is
preferable. Colored ceiling or wall may reflect its color on the subject.
AF assist light emitter
Under a low light condition, or in a dark place, the AF assist light will
automatically emit the beam and illuminate the subject, so that the camera
can easily focus on the subject in darkness. The beam is however not shown
in the picture.
(It depends on different type of camera, please check your camera
instruction manual.)
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Functions by Camera setting
Please refer to camera owner's manual for details.
Mode
Description
(FORCED FLASH)/
(FORCED FLASH)
The flash fires whenever a picture is taken.
Use for backlit subjects or for natural
coloration when shooting in bright light.
(SLOW SYNCHRO)/
(RED EYE & SLOW)
Capture both the main subject and the
background under low light (note that
brightly lit scenes may be overexposed).
(2ND CURTAIN SYNC.)/
(2ND CURTAIN SYNC.)
The flash fires immediately before the
shutter closes.
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Specifications
Type
Guide no. (at ISO 100 in m)
Focal length coverage
Power Source
Battery storage
Recycling Time
Number of flashes (Approx.)
LED video light lighting time
(Approx.)
Flash duration
Color Temperature
Exposure control
Wireless Mode
EV compensation on flash
Bounce position
Flash exposure control
For Fujifilm system
GN40 (at 105mm (70mm) zoom head position)
24mm (16mm) - 105mm (70mm) [16mm (11mm) when
using built-in wide panel]
Four size- AA batteries
Directly insert into the body
0.1 - 4sec
220 - 1,700 flashes
3.5hrs (full power batteries)
1/800 - 1/20,000 Sec
5,600k
TTL
non-TTL Slave (SD mode、SF mode)
-2 to +2 EV in increments of 1/2 EV
Up: 0-90°, Down: 0°, Left: 180°, Right 180°
2nd Curtain synchronization, Slow synchronization ,
Red-eye reduction
AF-assist beam effective range 0.7 – 5m
Operation panel
2 Selector dials, power button, pilot button
Manual mode power ratio
1/256 - 1/1
Video light
Built in video light with 9 steps output level adjustment
Accessories
Soft case, flash stand (with screw), Soft box, Carabiner
(not for climbing)
Dimensions
Weight
85(H) x 61(W) x 85(D) mm/ 3.35(H)x2.4(W)x3.35(D)inch
203g/ 7.16oz (without batteries and soft box)
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Guide Number table
Guide No. at manual exposure mode (ISO 100 in meters)
Zooming
Position
Flash Power Level
Full
1/2
1/4
1/8
1/16
1/32
1/64
1/128
1/256
24mm (16mm)
22
16
11
8
6
4
3
2
1
28mm (19mm)
25
18
13
9
6
4
3
2
2
35mm (23mm)
27
19
14
10
7
5
3
2
2
50mm (33mm)
32
23
16
11
8
6
4
3
2
70mm (47mm)
36
25
18
13
9
6
5
3
2
85mm (57mm)
38
27
19
13
10
7
5
3
2
105mm (70mm)
40
28
20
14
10
7
5
4
2
Trouble Shooting
The flash unit does not start charging.
Batteries are not correctly installed
>>> Install batteries to correct direction.
Batteries are exhausted
>>> Replace the batteries if the recycle time is beyond 30 seconds.
The flash unit does not fire.
The flash unit is not firmly clipped on the camera
>>> Mount the flash unit firmly on the camera's hot shoe.
The flash unit is automatically powered off
>>> Turn on the switch again.
The flash picture is overexposed or underexposed.
The unit is set for manual exposure mode
>>> Set to TTL mode or other power level.
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Warranty
In case of the following reason of the defect, it may void the warranty.
Please refer the respective warranty condition for details which depends
on the country of purchase.
1. The product is not used in accordance with the instruction of the owner’s manual.
2. The product is repaired or modified by the one who is not an authorized repair
service.
3. When the product is used with the cameras not applicable, lens, adaptors or
such accessories produced by the third party.
4. Fault or defect caused by fire, earthquake, flood, public pollution and such
natural accident.
5. In case that the product is stored in dust, moisture, extremely high temperature
or such poor condition.
6. Scratch, blemish, crush or worn out by a violent use or treatment.
7. Guarantee card without name of place purchased or date of purchase stamped,
or no guarantee card.
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