神牛_V860c_说明书1_20140212_(82.AV860C00

TTL Li-ion Camera Flash
For Canon
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
说
明
手
册
中英文双语 / Chinese English Bilingual
82.AV860C00-00 VA
Before using this product
Please read this user manual carefully in order to ensure your safety
and the proper operation of this product. Keep for future reference.
Foreword
Thank you for purchasing this product.
series is a Godox original product and the world’s first Li-ion
powered camera flash, pioneering innovation in the industry. The
LiPo battery obviously enhances recycle, runtime, mobility, and
portability performance. This model applies to Canon EOS series
cameras and is compatible with E-TTL II autoflash. With this
E-TTL II compatible flash, your shooting will become simpler. You
can easily achieve a correct flash exposure even in complex lightchanging environments. This camera flash features:
● GN58 (m ISO 100, @105mm). Adjust from 1/1 to 1/128 in 1/3rd
stops
● Support Canon E-TTL II autoflash, Manual and Multi flash modes
● Workable as Master and Slave unit in a wireless flash group
● Pro 2000 mAh Li-ion Battery―max. 1.5s recycle―650 full power
pops
● Super value and no messing with AA’s, external power pack, or
chargers
● Use optional FT-16S to adjust flash parameters & trigger the flash
● Stable consistency and color temperature with good even lighting
● User-friendly LCD display & control panel with firmware upgrade
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For Your Safety
Always keep this product dry. Do not use in rain or in damp
conditions.
This product contains high-voltage electronic parts. Touching
the high-voltage circuit inside it may result in electric shock. Do
not disassemble. Should repairs become necessary, this
product must be sent to an authorized maintenance center.
Stop using this product if it breaks open due to extrusion, falling
or strong hit. Otherwise, electric shock may occur if you touch
the electronic parts inside it.
Do not fire the flash directly into the eyes (especially those of
babies) within short distances. Otherwise visual impairment
may occur. When taking pictures for babies, keep the flash unit
at least 1 meter (3.3 feet) away from them. Using bounce flash
to reduce light intensity is also recommended.
Do not use the flash unit in the presence of flammable gases,
chemicals and other similar materials. In certain circumstances,
these materials may be sensitive to the strong light emitting
from this flash unit and fire or electromagnetic interference may
result.
Do not leave or store the flash unit in places where the ambient
temperature reads over 50°C (e.g. in automobile). Otherwise
the electronic parts may be damaged.
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Contents
01
Foreword
02
For Your Safety
05
Name of Parts
Body
Control Panel
LCD Panel
What’s in the Box of V860C Kit?
What’s in the Box of V860C (only flash unit)?
Separately Sold Accessories
08
Battery
Features
Cautions
Loading and Unloading the Battery
Battery Level Indication
09
Attaching to a Camera
09
Power Management
09
Flash Mode— E-TTL Autoflash
FEC (Flash Exposure Compensation)
FEB (Flash Exposure Bracketing)
FEL: Flash Exposure Lock
High-Speed Sync
Second-Curtain Sync
12
Flash Mode—M: Manual Flash
13
Flash Mode—Multi/Stroboscopic Flash
14
Wireless Flash
Wireless Settings
Fully Automatic Wireless Flash
Master Unit’s Flash OFF
Setting the Communication Channel
Setting the Flash Output for Slave Units
19
Other Applications
Wireless Control Function
Sync Triggering
Modeling Flash
Pioneering Li-ion Camera Flash
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Bounce Flash
Creating a Catchlight
ZOOM: Setting the Flash Coverage and Using the Wide Panel
22
C.Fn: Setting Custom Functions
23
Control with the Camera’s Menu Screen
● This manual is based on the assumption that both the camera
24
Protection Function
and camera flash’s power switches are powered on.
25
Technical Data
● Reference page numbers are indicated by “p.**”.
26
Troubleshooting
● The following alert symbols are used in this manual:
Conventions used in this Manual
27
Firmware Upgrade
The Caution symbol gives supplemental information.
27
Compatible Camera Models
The Note symbol indicates a warning to prevent shooting
27
Maintenance
problem.
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● LCD Panel
Name of Parts
01
02
03
18
04
09
01
05
06
19
02
09
03
20
11
10
11
21
12
16
04
14
17
07
07
12
05
06
13
08
08
10
● Body
01. Catchlight Panel
08. Hotshoe
02. Built-in Wide Panel
09. LCD Panel
03. Flash Head
10. Lock Ring
13
04. Optic Control Sensor
11. Li-ion Battery Compartment
05. Focus Assist Beam
12. USB Port
06. Wireless Control Port
13. Slave Flash Ready
07. Sync Cord Jack
01. < ETTL > ETTL Autoflash
02. <
Indicator
> Manual Zoom
13. <
14. <
> Flash Exposure
> Flash Exposure
Bracketing
06. <M/Multi> Manual Flash /
14
21
Multi Flash
07. Manual Flash Output Level
08. Multi Flash Times /
Frequency
17
18
20
19
09. <
(FP flash)
10. <
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> Second-Curtain
15. <
> Master
>Channel
> Flash Ratio
16. <
> Slave
17. <
> Slave ID
18. <
> Battery Level
Indication
19. <
> Max. Output
Indication
20. <
> Overtemperature
Indication
21. <
> Wireless Signal
Transmission
Sync
● Control Panel
14. Mode Selection Button
15. Zoom Button / Wireless
Selection Button
16. HSS (FP flash) / Shutter
Curtain Synchronization
Button
> High-Speed Sync
> S1/S2 Optic Slave
Flash
03. Zoom Focal Length
Compensation
16
12. <
04. <
05. <
15
15
11. Wireless Flash Modes
17. LCD Panel Illumination /
Custom Function Button
18. Select Dial
19. Set Button
20. Power Switch
21. Test Button / Flash Ready
Indicator
Master Flash ON:
Master Flash OFF:
Exit Master-Slave:
Slave Flash:
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● What’s in the Box of V860C Kit?
Battery
1. Flash unit 2. Li-ion Battery Pack 3. Battery Charger 4. Battery Charger Cable 5. Mini Stand ● Features
6. Protection Case 7. Instruction manual
● What’s in the Box of V860C (only flash unit)?
1. Flash unit 5. Mini Stand 6. Protection Case 7. Instruction manual
1. This flash unit uses Li-ion polymer battery which has long runtime.
The available charge-and-discharge times are 500.
2. It is reliably safe. The inner circuit is against overcharge,
overdischarge, overcurrent, and short circuit.
3. Take only 2.5 hours to fully charge the battery by using the
standard battery charger.
● Cautions
1
1. Do not short circuit.
2. Do not expose to rain or immerse into water. This battery is not
water proof.
3. Keep out of reach of children.
4. No over 24 hours’ continuous charging.
5. Store in dry, cool, ventilated places.
6. Do not put aside or into fire.
7. Dead batteries should be disposed according to local regulations.
8. If the battery had ceased using for over 3 months, please make a
full recharge.
3
2
● Loading and Unloading the Battery
4
5
6
● Separately Sold Accessories
1
To load the battery, push the
battery compartment cover
downward and open it.
2
According to the triangle sign
on the battery pack, insert it
into the compartment until a
white knob locks the battery
with a click sound.
3
To unload the battery, tap the
white knob and the battery
pack will pop out. Then close
the compartment.
The product can be used in combination with the following
accessories sold separately, so as to achieve best photography
effects:
FT-16S power & trigger control, Car charger, Mini softbox, White &
Silver reflector, Honeycomb, Color gels, Snoot, etc.
● Battery Level Indication
Make sure the battery pack is securely loaded in the flash. Check
the battery level indication on the LCD panel to see the remaining
battery level.
Battery Level Indication
Meaning
Full
Middle
Low
Blinking
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Battery power will be empty and need
to be charged immediately.
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● Press the camera release button halfway to focus. The shutter
Attaching to a Camera
speed and aperture will be displayed in the viewfinder.
● When the shutter button is fully pressed, the flash will fire a pre-
1
Attach the Camera Flash.
● Slip the camera flash’s
mounting foot into the
camera’s hotshoe all the
way.
2
When this icon
appears on the LCD panel, it means the
flash unit is at the max. power output. If still underexposure,
please make settings on your camera in terms of shutter
speed, aperture, ISO, etc.
Secure the Camera Flash.
● Rotate the lock ring on the
mounting foot until it locks
up.
3
flash that the camera will use to calculate exposure and flash
output the instant before the photo is taken.
Detach the Camera Flash.
FEC:
Flash Exposure Compensation
With FEC function, this flash can adjust from -3 to +3 in 1/3rd stops.
It is useful in situations where minor adjusting of the TTL system is
needed based on the environment.
Setting FEC:
● Rotate the lock ring on the
mounting foot until it is
loosened.
Power Management
1
Press <
> button. The
icon <
> and flash
exposure compensation
amount will blink on the LCD
panel.
2
Set the flash exposure
compensation amount.
● Turn the Select Dial to set the
amount.
Use ON/OFF Power Switch to power the flash unit on or off. Turn off
if it will not be used for an extended period of time. Setting as a
master flash, it will turn the power off automatically after a certain
period (approx. 90 seconds) of idle use. Pressing the camera
shutter halfway or pressing any flash button will wake up the flash
unit. Setting as a slave flash, it will enter sleep mode after a certain
period (adjustable, 60 minutes by default) of idle use. Pressing any
flash button will wake it up.
● To cancel the flash exposure
compensation, set the amount
to “+0”.
3
Press <
> button again to
confirm the setting. Then it
turns to FEB settings.
C.Fn Disabling Auto Power Off function is recommended
when the flash is used off camera. (C.Fn-01, see P22)
C.Fn Slave Auto Power Off Timer is set to 60 minutes by
default. Another option “30 minutes” is available. (C.Fn10, see P22)
FEB:
Flash Mode—E-TTL Autoflash
This flash has three flash modes: E-TTL, Manual (M), and Multi
(Stroboscopic). In E-TTL mode, the camera and the flash will work
together to calculate the correct exposure for the subject and the
background. In this mode, multiple TTL functions are available:
FEC, FEB, FEL, HSS, second curtain sync, modeling flash, control
with the camera’s menu screen.
* Press <
> Mode Selection Button and three flash modes will
display on the LCD panel one by one with each pressing.
Flash Exposure Bracketing
You can take three flash shots while automatically changing the
flash output for each shot from -3 to +3 in 1/3rd stops. The camera
will record three images with different exposures: one exposed
according to camera calculations, one over-exposed and another
under-exposed. Over and under exposure amount is user
adjustable. This function helps get correct exposure especially in
shooting moving objects or when environmental lights are complex.
1
Press <
> button. The icon
<
> and the exposure
bracketing amount will blink
on the LCD panel.
ETTL Mode
Press <
> Mode Selection Button to enter E-TTL mode. The
LCD panel will display < ETTL >.
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2
Set the exposure bracketing
amount. Turn the Select Dial to
set the amount.
High-Speed Sync
High Speed Sync (FP flash) enables the flash to synchronize with
all camera shutter speeds. This is convenient when you want to
use aperture priority for fill-flash portraits.
Select <
>.
● Press <
3
<
Press <
> button again to
confirm the setting. Then
your FEC and FEB settings
are displayed on the LCD
panel.
> button so that
> is displayed.
● Check that <
> is
displayed in the viewfinder.
● If you set a shutter speed that is the same as or slower than
the camera’s maximum flash sync speed, <
displayed in the viewfinder.
● FEB will be cancelled after three photos are taken.
> will not be
● With high-speed sync, the faster the shutter speed, the
● For best results, set the camera drive mode to “single” and
ensure the flash is ready before shooting.
shorter the effective flash range.
● To return to normal flash, press <
● FEB can be used with FEC and FEL.
<
C.Fn You can prevent the FEB from being cancelled
automatically after three photos are taken. (C.Fn-03 ,
see P22)
C.Fn The FEB shooting sequence can be changed. (C.Fn04, see P22)
> button again. Then
> will disappear.
● Multi flash mode cannot be set in high-speed sync mode.
● Over-temperature protection may be activated after 15
consecutive high-speed sync flashes.
Second-Curtain Sync
With a slow shutter speed, you can create a light train following the
subject. The flash fires right before the shutter closes.
FEL: Flash Exposure Lock
Press <
> button so that
<
> is displayed on the LCD
panel.
FEL can lock the correct flash exposure setting for any part of the
scene.
With <ETTL> displayed on the LCD panel, press the camera’s
<FEL> button. If the camera does not have the <FEL> button, press
the < * > button.
1
2
Focus the subject.
Press the <FEL> button.
● Aim the subject at the center of
the viewfinder and press <FEL>
button.
● The camera flash will fire a
preflash and the required flash
output for the subject is retained
in memory.
● Each time the <FEL> button is
pressed, a preflash will be fired
and a new flash exposure
setting will be locked.
● If the subject is too far away and underexposure, the <
The flash output is adjustable from 1/1 full power to 1/128th power
in 1/3rd stop increments. To obtain a correct flash exposure, use a
hand-held flash meter to determine the required flash output.
1
Press <
> button so that
< M > is displayed.
2
Turn the Select Dial to choose
a desired flash output amount.
>
icon will blink in the viewfinder. Move closer to the subject
and try the FE lock again.
● If <ETTL> is not displayed on the LCD panel, FE lock
M: Manual Flash
cannot be set.
● If the subject is too small, FE lock might not be very
effective.
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Flash Output Range
The following table makes it easier to see how the stop changes in
terms of f/stop when you increase or decrease the flash output. For
example, when you decrease the flash output to 1/2, 1/2-0.3, or 1/20.7, and then increase the flash output to more than 1/2, 1/2+0.3,
1/2+0.7, and 1/1 will be displayed.
Stroboscopic flash is most effective with a highly reflective
subject against a dark background.
● Using a tripod and a remote control is recommended.
● A flash output of 1/1 and 1/2 cannot be set for stroboscopic
flash.
● Stroboscopic flash can be used with“buLb”.
● If the number of flashes is displayed as “--”, the firing will
continue until the shutter closes or the battery is
exhausted. The number of flashes will be limited as shown
by the following table.
●
Figures displayed when reducing flash output level→
1/1–0.3
1/1-0.7
1/1
1/2-0.3
1/2-0.7
1/2
1/2+0.7
1/2+0.3
······
1/4
1/4+0.7
1/4+0.3
······
←Figures displayed when increasing flash output level
Maximum Stroboscopic Flashes:
Flash
output
Multi: Stroboscopic Flash
With stroboscopic flash, a rapid series of flashes is fired. It can be
used to capture a multiple images of a moving subject in a single
photograph.
You can set the firing frequency (number of flashes per sec.
expressed as Hz), the number of flashes, and the flash output.
1
2
Press <
> button so that
<MULTI> is displayed.
3
Set the flash frequency and
flash times.
● Press <
> button to select the
item (blinks).
● Turn the Select Dial to set the
number and press <
> button
again to confirm. The next item to
be set will blink.
● After you finish the setting, press
<
> button and all the settings
will be displayed.
1
2
3
4
5
6-7
8-9
3
1/4
7
6
5
4
4
3
1/8
14
14
12
10
8
6
5
1/16
30
30
30
20
20
20
10
1/32
60
60
60
50
50
40
30
1/64
90
90
90
80
80
70
60
1/128
100
100
100
100
100
90
80
Flash
output
Turn the Select Dial to choose
a desired flash output.
Hz
Hz
10
11
12-14
15-19
20-50
60-199
1/4
2
2
2
2
2
2
1/8
4
4
4
4
4
4
1/16
8
8
8
8
8
8
1/32
20
20
20
18
16
12
1/64
50
40
40
35
30
20
1/128
70
70
60
50
40
40
If the number of flashes is displayed as “--”, the maximum number of
flashes will be as shown in the following table regardless of the flash
frequency.
Flash Output
1/4
1/8
1/16
1/32
1/64
1/128
Number of Flashes
2
4
8
12
20
40
Calculating the Shutter Speed
During stroboscopic flash, the shutter remains open until the firing
stops. Use the formula below to calculate the shutter speed and set
it with the camera.
Wireless Flash
Number of Flashes / Flash Frequency = Shutter Speed
For example, if the number of flashes is 10 and the firing frequency is
5 Hz, the shutter speed should be at least 2 seconds.
To ovoid overheating and deteriorating the flash head, do not
use stroboscopic flash more than 10 times in succession.
After 10 times, allow the camera flash to rest for at least 15
minutes. If you try to use the stroboscopic flash more than 10
times in succession, the firing might stop automatically to
protect the flash head. If this happens, allow at least 15
minutes’ rest for the camera flash.
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This product supports wireless flash application and functions
as either a master or a slave unit. As a master unit, it can control
Canon speedlites e.g. 580EXII, 600EX-RT via wireless. As a slave
unit, it can receive wireless signals of Canon speedlites e.g.
580EXII, 600EX-RT and commanders of Canon cameras e.g.
7D/60D/600D.
●
You can set up two to three slave groups for E-TTL II autoflash
shooting. With E-TTL II autoflash, you can easily create various
lighting effects.
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2
● Any
flash settings (of flash exposure compensation, high-speed
sync, FE lock, FEB, manual flash, Multi flash) on the master unit
will be automatically sent to the slave units. So the only thing you
need to do is to set the master unit to ETTL mode without any
operation for the slave units at all during the shooting.
● This flash can work in ETTL autoflash, M manual flash, and Multi
stroboscopic flash modes when set as a master unit.
Positioning and Operation Range
Set it as the slave unit.
● Turn the Select Dial until
<
> blinks. Press
the <SET> button to
confirm the settings.
●<
> and <
> will
be displayed, meaning the flash
is set as the slave unit.
15m(49.2ft)
Indoors
Optic S1 Secondary Unit Setting
Outdoors
10m(32.8ft)
80°
8m(26.2ft)
In M manual flash mode, this flash can function as an optic S1
secondary flash with optic sensor. With this function, the flash will fire
synchronously when the main flash fires, the same effect as that by
the use of radio triggers. This helps create multiple lighting effects.
1
12m(39.4ft)
Even with multiple slave units, the master unit can control
all of them via wireless.
● In this user manual, “master unit” refers to the camera flash
on a camera and “slave unit” will be controlled by the
master unit.
Press <
> button for 2
seconds or longer until the
icon in dotted lines blinks.
●
2
Set it as an optic S1
secondary unit.
● Turn the Select Dial until < S1 >
blinks. Press the <
> button to
confirm the settings.
1.Wireless Settings
You can switch between normal flash and wireless flash. For normal
flash shooting, be sure to set the wireless setting to OFF.
Master Unit Setting
Optic S2 Secondary Unit Setting
1
Press <
> button for 2
seconds or longer until the
icon in dotted lines blinks.
The flash can also function as an optic S2 secondary flash with
optic sensor in M manual flash mode. This is useful when cameras
have pre-flash function. With this function, the flash will ignore a
single “preflash” from the main flash and will only fire in response to
the second, actual flash from the main unit.
1
2
Set it as the master unit.
● Turn the Select Dial until
<
> blinks. Press
the <SET> button to
confirm the settings.
●<
> and <
> will
be displayed, meaning the flash
is set as the master unit.
Slave Unit Setting
1
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Press <
> button for 2
seconds or longer until the
icon in dotted lines blinks.
2
Set it as an optic S2
secondary unit.
● Turn the Select Dial until < S2 >
blinks. Press the <
> button to
confirm the settings.
●
S1 and S2 optic triggering is only available in M manual
flash mode.
Press <
> button for 2
seconds or longer until the
icon in dotted lines blinks.
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2. Fully Automatic Wireless Flash
3. Master Unit’s Flash OFF
This uses E-TTL autoflash to control the total flash output and make
all groups of flashes fire at an average of the total flash output.
When the master unit is set to OFF, only the slave units will fire a
flash.
1
Attach a camera flash
onto the camera and set
it as the master unit.
1
2
Set the other camera
flash(es) as the wireless
slave unit(s).
2
3
Check the communication
channel. If the master unit
and slave unit(s) are set
to a different channel, set
them to the same
channel.
4
5
Position the camera and
flashes.
6
Set the master unit’s
flash mode to <ETTL>.
For shooting, <ETTL>
will automatically be set
for the slave unit(s).
Set it as the master unit.
Press <
> button for
few times until <
>
and <
> blink.
Disable the master unit’s
flash firing.
● Turn the Select Dial until
<
> is displayed. Press the
<
> button to confirm.
● Even if the master unit flash firing is disabled, it still fires a
preflash to transmit wireless signals.
4. Setting the Communication Channel
If there are other wireless flash systems nearby, you can change the
channel IDs to prevent signal interference. The channel IDs of the
master unit and the slave unit(s) must be set to the same.
1
Press <
> button for
two times so that <
>
blinks.
2
Set a channel ID.
Check that the flash is
ready.
● Turn the Select Dial to
7
8
Check the flash operation.
Press the master unit’s
Test Button and the slave
unit will fire. If not, adjust
the slave unit’s angle
toward the master unit
and distance from the
master unit.
Set the camera in the
same way as with
normal flash shooting.
No matter where the slave unit's flash head is towards, be
sure to make its wireless sensor faces the master unit. Also
ensure that the slave unit is placed within the effective
transmission range of the master unit. Do not place any
obstacles between the master unit and the slave unit(s).
Obstacles may block the transmission of wireless signals.
● After positioning the slave unit(s), be sure to test the wireless
flash operation before shooting.
choose a channel ID and press
the <
> button to confirm.
5. Setting the Flash Output for Slave Units
In M manual and Multi stroboscopic flash modes, you can set a
different flash output for each slave unit. All settings are done with
the master unit.
1
Press <
> button to
have < M > or < Multi >
displayed.
2
Press <
> button so
that <
> blinks on the
LCD panel.
●
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3
4
Select the flash ratio. Turn
the Select Dial to choose
< A:B > or < A:B:C > .
Pressing the <
>
button will confirm the
settings.
Set the flash output.
The flash unit selects < A >
slave ID by default. The
selected ID will be
underlined. After you finish
all the settings for < A >,
press <
> button will start
the settings for < B >.
● Turn the Select Dial to
choose a desired flash
output.
●
Slave group A
ID=A
ID=A
ID=A
About Slave Group Control
If three slave units are all set to
< A > in terms of slave ID,
these slave units will be
controlled as if they were one
camera flash in slave group A.
Sync Triggering
The Sync Cord Jack is a Φ2.5mm plug. Insert a trigger plug here
and the flash will be fired synchronously with the camera shutter.
Modeling Flash
If the camera has a depth-of-field preview button, pressing it will fire
the flash continuously for 1 second. This is called modeling flash.
It enables you to see the shadow effects on the subject and the
lighting balance. You can fire the modeling flash during wireless or
normal flash shooting.
● To
avoid overheating and deteriorating the flash head, do
not fire the modeling flash for more than 10 consecutive
times. If you fire the modeling flash 10 consecutive times,
allow at least 10 minutes’ break for the camera flash.
● The modeling flash cannot be fired with the EOS 300 and
Type-B cameras.
Auto Focus Assist Beam
In poorly-lit or low-contrast shooting environments, the built-in auto
focus assist beam will automatically light on to make it easier for
autofocus. The beam will light up only when autofocus is difficult
and get out as soon as the autofocus becomes correct.
● If
you find the auto focus assist beam does not light up, this
is because the camera has got a correct autofocus.
Position
Effective Range
Center
0.6~10m / 2.0~32.8 feet
Periphery
0.6~5m / 2.0~16.4 feet
Other Applications
Wireless Control Function
The flash unit is built in with a Wireless Control Port so that you can
wirelessly adjust the power level of the flash and the flash triggering.
To control the flash wirelessly, you need a FT-16S
remote control set (on-camera and on-flash).
Insert its receive end into the Wireless Control
Port on the flash and insert the transmit end into
the camera hot shoe. Settings made on the
hotshoe-mounted transmit and receive ends
will be wirelessly communicated
to the flash. Then you can
press the camera shutter
release button to trigger
the flash. You can also hold
the transmit end at hand to
control your off-camera flash.
Bounce Flash
By pointing the flash head toward a wall or ceiling, the flash will
bounce off the surface before illuminating the subject. This can
soften shadows behind the subject for a more natural-looking shot.
This is called bounce flash.
To set the bounce direction, hold the flash head and turn it to a
satisfying angle.
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360
● When
the flash unit receives wireless signals,
is shown
on the LCD display.
● For full instructions on the use of FT series remote control,
see its user manual.
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● If
the wall or ceiling is too far away, the bounced flash might
be too weak and result in underexposure.
● The wall or ceiling should be a plain, white color for high
reflectance. If the bounce surface is not white, a color cast
may appear in the picture.
C.Fn: Setting Custom Functions
The following table lists the available and unavailable custom
functions of this flash. The icon “ √ ” indicates the flash custom
function is supported but “0”indicates the custom function is not
supported.
C.Fn Custom Functions
Creating a Catchlight
With the catchlight panel, you can create a catchlight in the subject’s
eyes to add life to the facial expression.
1
2
Point the flash head upward
by 90°.
Pull out the wide panel. The
catchlight panel will come out
at the same time.
Custom
Functions No.
Function
Setting
No.
Settings &
Description
Support
or Not
C.Fn-00
Distance indicator
0
Meters (m)
0
display
1
Feet (ft)
Auto power off
0
Enabled
1
Disabled
0
Enabled (Depth-of-field
C.Fn-01
C.Fn-02
3
Modeling flash
Push the wide panel back in.
√
0
preview button)
1
● Push
in only the wide panel.
● Follow the same procedures as
for bounce flash.
Enabled
(Test firing button)
2
Enabled
(with both buttons)
3
● Point
the flash head straight ahead and then upward by
90°. The catchlight will not appear if you swing the flash
head left or right.
● For best catchlight effect, stay 1.5m/4.9ft away from the
subject.
C.Fn-03
C.Fn-04
C.Fn-05
FEB auto cancel
FEB sequence
Flash metering mode
Disabled
0
0 -> − -> +
1
- -> 0 -> +
0
E-TTL II/E-TTL
1
TTL
2
External metering:
3
External metering:
Quickflash with
0
Disabled
continuous shot
1
Enabled
Test firing with
0
1/32
autoflash
1
Full output
AF-assist beam firing
0
Enabled
1
Disabled
The flash coverage can be set automatically or manually. It can be
set to match the lens focal length from 24 mm to 105mm. Also, with
the built-in wide panel, the flash coverage can be expanded for
14mm wide-angle lenses.
If you set the flash coverage manually, make sure it covers
the lens focal length so that the picture will not have a dark
periphery.
Enabled
1
√
ZOOM: Setting the Flash Coverage and Using
the Wide Panel
In Manual Zoom mode,
press the <
> button.
● Turn the Select Dial to
change the flash coverage.
If <
> is not displayed, the
flash coverage will be set
automatically.
Disabled
0
√
0
Auto
Manual
C.Fn-06
C.Fn-07
C.Fn-08
C.Fn-09
C.Fn-10
Using the Wide Panel
Auto zoom for
0
Enabled
sensor size
1
Disabled
Slave auto power
0
60 minutes
off timer
1
30 minutes
Slave auto power
0
Within 8 hours
off cancel
1
Within 1 hour
0
0
0
0
√
Pull out the wide panel and place it
over the flash head as shown. The
C.Fn-11
flash coverage will then be extended
to 14 mm.
● The
C.Fn-12
catchlight panel will come out
0
Flash recycle with
0
Flash and external power
external power source
1
External power source
Flash exposure
0
Speedlite button and dial
metering setting
1
Speedlite dial only
0
at the same time. Push the
catchlight panel back in.
● The
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<
> button will not work.
C.Fn-13
0
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1
Press <
> button for
2 seconds or longer until
<
> is displayed.
2
Select the Custom Function
No.
● Turn the Select Dial to set
the Custom Function No.
3
Change the setting.
● Press<
> button and
the setting No. blinks.
● Turn the Select Dial to set
the desired number.
Pressing <
> button will
confirm the settings.
● After you set the Custom
Function and press <
>
button, the camera will be
ready to shoot.
Control with the Camera’s Menu Screen
If the camera flash is attached to an EOS camera which has a
speedlite control function, the flash can be controlled using the
camera’s menu screen. For the menu operation procedure, refer to
your camera’s instruction manual.
● Setting Camera Flash Functions
The following flash functions are settable according to different
flash modes.
1. Flash mode
2. Shutter sync (1st/2nd curtain, high speed sync)
3. FEB
4. Flash exposure compensation
5. Flash firing
6. Clear camera flash’s settings
● Custom Functions of Camera Flash
C.Fn-01, C.Fn-03, C.Fn-04, and C.Fn-10
Protection Function
1. Over-Temperature Protection
● To avoid overheating and deteriorating the flash head, do not fire
more than 30 continuous flashes in fast succession at 1/1 full
power. After 30 continuous flashes, allow a rest time of at least 10
minutes.
● If you fire more than 30 continuous flashes and then fire more
flashes in short intervals, the inner over-temperature protection
function may be activated and make the recycling time about 10
to 15 seconds. If this occurs, allow a rest time of about 10
minutes, and the flash unit will then return to normal.
● When the over-temperature protection is started,
Power Output Level
Number of Flashes
1/1
30
1/2 +0.7
40
1/2 +0.3
50
1/2
60
1/4(+0.3,+0.7)
100
1/8(+0.3,+0.7)
200
1/16(+0.3,+0.7)
300
1/32(+0.3,+0.7)
500
1/64(+0.3,+0.7)
1000
1/128(+0.3,+0.7)
Number of flashes that will activate over-temperature
protection in high-speed sync triggering mode:
Power Output
Times
1/1
15
1/2(+0.3,+0.7);
20
1/4(+0.3,+0.7)
30
1/8(+0.3,+0.7);
1/16(+0.3,+0.7)
Clear All Flash Custom Functions
Flash function settings screen
Flash C.Fn settings screen
is shown on
the LCD display.
Number of flashes that will activate over-temperature
protection:
40
1/32(+0.3,+0.7);
1/64(+0.3,+0.7);
50
1/128(+0.3,+0.7);
2. Other Protections
The system provides real-time protection to secure the device and
your safety. The following lists prompts for your reference:
* Screens from the EOS-1D Mark III.
● If flash exposure compensation has already been set with
Prompts on LCD Panel Meaning
E1
● If any Flash Custom Functions and flash settings other
than flash exposure compensation have been set by both
the camera and the flash, the latest settings will take effect.
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A failure occurs on the recycling system so that the
flash cannot fire.
the camera flash, flash exposure compensation cannot be
set with the camera. To set it with the camera, the camera
flash’s flash exposure compensation must be set to zero.
Please restart the flash unit. If the problem still exists,
please send this product to a maintenance center.
E2
The system gets excessive heat. Please allow a rest
time of 10 minutes.
E3
The voltage on two outlets of the flash tube is too high.
Please send this product to a maintenance center.
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Technical Data
Kit Model
V860C Kit (with battery & charger)
Flash-Only Model
V860C (only flash unit)
• Type
Troubleshooting
If there is a problem, refer to this Troubleshooting Guide.
The Camera Flash cannot be charged.
● The battery is installed in the wrong direction.
Compatible Cameras
Canon EOS cameras (E-TTL II autoflash)
Guide No.
58 (m ISO 100)
(1/1 output @ 105mm)
190 (feet ISO 100)
Flash Coverage
24 to 105mm (14mm with wide panel)
→Install the battery in the correct direction.
● The camera flash’s internal battery is exhausted.
→If <
> appears and blinks on the LCD panel, replace the
battery immediately.
• Auto zoom (Flash coverage set automatically
to match the lens focal length and image size)
• Manual zoom
• Swinging/tilting flash head (bounce flash): 0 to 360°
horizontally and -7° to 90° vertically
Flash Duration
1/300 to 1/20000 seconds
The Camera Flash does not fire.
● The camera flash is not attached securely to the camera.
→Attach the camera’s mounting foot securely to the camera.
● The electrical contacts of the Camera Flash and camera are dirty.
→Clean the contacts.
●<
• Exposure Control
> or <
> is not displayed in the view finder of camera.
→Wait until the flash is fully recycled and the flash ready indicator
Exposure control system
E-TTL II autoflash and manual flash
Flash exposure
Manual. FEB: ±3 stops in 1/3 stop increments
lights up.
compensation (FEC)
(Manual FEC and FEB can be combined.)
→If the flash ready indicator lights up, but <
FE lock
With <FEL> button or< * > button
Sync mode
High-speed sync (up to 1/8000 seconds),
first-curtain sync, and second-curtain sync
Multi flash
Provided (up to 100 times, 199Hz)
• Wireless Flash
Wireless flash function
Master, Slave, Off
Controllable slave groups
3 (A, B, and C)
Transmission range
Indoors: 12 to 15 m / 39.4 to 49.2 ft.
(approx.)
Outdoors: 8 to 10 m / 26.2 to 32.8 ft.
Master unit reception angle: ±40° horizontally,
±30° vertically
> is not
→If the flash ready indicator does not light up after a long wait,
check whether the battery power is enough. If the battery power is
low, <
> will appear and blink on the LCD panel. Please
replace the battery immediately.
The power turns off by itself.
● After 90 seconds of idle operation, auto power off took effect if the
flash is set as master.
→Press the shutter button halfway or press any flash button to
wake up.
● After 60 minutes (or 30 minutes) of idle operation, the flash unit
Channels
4 (1, 2, 3, and 4)
will enter sleep mode if it is set as slave.
Slave-ready indicator
Two red indicators blink
→Press any flash button to wake up.
Modeling flash
Fired with camera’s depth-of-field preview button
Auto zoom does not work.
• Auto Focus Assist Beam
Effective range (approx.)
> or <
displayed in the view finder, check whether this flash unit is
securely attached to the camera hotshoe.
Center: 0.6~10m / 2.0~32.8 feet
Periphery: 0.6~5m / 2.0~16.4 feet
● The camera flash is not attached securely to the camera.
→Attach the camera flash’s mounting foot to the camera.
• Power Supply
Power source
11.1V/2000mAh Li-ion polymer battery
Recycle time
< 1.5 seconds. Red LED indicator will light up
when the flash is ready.
Full power flashes
Approx. 650
Power saving
Power off automatically after approx. 90 seconds
of idle operation. (60 minutes if set as slave)
• Sync Triggering Mode
Hotshoe, 2.5mm sync line, Wireless control port
• Color Temperature
5600±200k
● There was a highly reflective object (e.g. glass window) in the
picture.
→Use FE lock (FEL).
● You used high-speed sync.
→With high-speed sync, the effective flash range will be shorter.
Make sure the subject is within the effective flash range
displayed.
● You used Manual Flash mode.
→Set the flash mode to ETTL or modify the flash output.
• Dimensions
WxHxD
64*76*190 mm
Weight without battery
420g
Weight with battery
540g
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The flash exposure is underexposed or overexposed.
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Photos have dark corners or only parts of the target subject
are illuminated.
● The focal length of lens exceeds the flash coverage.
→Check the flash coverage you set. This flash unit has the flash
coverage between 24 and 105mm, which fits medium-format
cameras. Pull the wide panel out to extend the flash coverage.
Firmware Upgrade
This flash supports firmware upgrade through the USB port. Update
information will be released on our official website.
USB connection line is not included in this product. The USB
port is a standard Micro USB socket. Common USB
connection line is applicable.
Compatible Camera Models
This flash unit can be used on the following
Canon EOS series camera models:
5D Mark III
600D
5D Mark II
550D
500D
6D 7D
450D
60D
50D
400D Digital
40D
1100D
30D
650D
1000D
This table only lists the tested camera models, not all Canon
EOS series cameras. For the compatibility of other camera
models, a self-test is recommended.
Rights to modify this table are retained.
Maintenance
● Shut down the device immediately should abnormal operation be
detected.
● Avoid sudden impacts and the product should be dedusted
regularly.
● It is normal for the flash tube to be warm when in use. Avoid
continuous flashes if unnecessary.
● Maintenance of the flash must be performed by our authorized
maintenance department which can provide original accessories.
● This product, except consumables e.g. flash tube, is supported
with a one-year warranty.
● Unauthorized service will void the warranty.
● If the product had failures or was wetted, do not use it until it is
repaired by professionals.
● Changes made to the specifications or designs may not be
reflected in this manual.
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