Vello RFW-LR-R, RFW-LR User manual

Vello RFW-LR-R, RFW-LR User manual
FREEWAVE
FLASH TRIGGER LR
USER MANUAL
INTRODUCTION
Thank you for choosing Vello.
The Vello FreeWave Flash Trigger LR is an
8-channel, extended range wireless flash
trigger with digital circuitry. This device
uses a powerful 2.4 GHz radio signal,
maximizing your photographic potential
by extending the signal strength.
With an extended range of up to 600 ft.
(183 meters), you can use the Vello
FreeWave Flash Trigger LR confidently in
nearly all photography settings. The wireless
signal empowers you to trigger your hot
shoe or studio flash units without a lineof-sight view, making it easier to set up
wireless connections separated by a barrier.
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Multiple triggering modes enable you to fire
all channels simultaneously or separate your
receivers into separate channels. With a 1/250
sec. sync speed, the Vello FreeWave Flash
Trigger LR’s transmitter and receiver are easy
to set up and use. The wireless capabilities
and embedded antenna eliminate clutter,
and the transmitter’s ability to tilt makes it
very compact while being used on-camera.
BOX CONTENTS
RFW-LR
RFW-LR-R
• Transmitter
• Receiver
• Receiver
• 2x AA batteries
• 4x AA batteries
• 3.5 to 3.5 mm
sync cable
• 3.5 to 3.5 mm
sync cable
RFW-LR
RFW-LR-R
• 3.5 mm to 1/4"
monoplug adapter
• 3.5 mm to 1/4"
monoplug adapter
• 1x lanyard
• 2x lanyards
• User manual
• Pouch Case
• User manual
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FEATURES
Extended Range: Up to 600 feet (183 m)
Powerful 2.4 GHz signal: Reduced
interference and improved wireless signal
strength
8 digital channels: Avoids interference
from other wireless remote controls
All trigger mode: Can fire all channels
at once
Low-profile construction: Tilting
joint reduces transmitter’s on-camera
presence
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Hot shoe and studio flash use:
Compatible with most flashes
Internal antenna: Embedded antenna
reduces unit size
Compatible with the Vello Captain
TTL transmitter Ch. 1-4: Receiver
can be triggered via Vello Captain TTL
Transmitter
COMPATIBLE DEVICES
The Vello FreeWave Flash Trigger LR
transmitter and receiver is compatible with
most hot-shoe and lights, studio lights. The
Vello FreeWave Flash Trigger LR does not
transmit through-the-lens (TTL) settings;
therefore, we recommend using a fully
manually controlled hot-shoe flash with
this device. The power output must always
be set manually. Most flashes that can be
operated manually are compatible, except
Pentax, Sony/Minolta, and Sony MultiInterface flashes. The Vello Flash Trigger LR
Receiver is also compatible with the Vello
Captain TTL transmitter channels 1-4.
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PRECAUTIONS
• Please read and follow these instructions
and keep this manual in a safe place.
• There are no user-serviceable parts
inside the devices. Do not attempt
to disassemble or perform any
unauthorized modification.
• Do not operate the transmitter or receiver
in the presence of flammable gas or vapors.
• Do not handle with wet hands or
immerse in or expose to water or
rain. Failure to observe this precaution
could result in fire or electric shock.
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• Keep out of reach of children. This
device contains small parts which
may pose a choking hazard.
• Observe caution when handling batteries.
Batteries may leak or explode if improperly
handled. Use only the batteries listed
in this manual. Make certain to align
the battery with the correct polarity.
• Batteries are prone to leakage when
fully discharged. To avoid damage to
the product, be sure to remove the
batteries when leaving the product
unattended for prolonged periods
or when no charge remains.
• Handle the units with care.
• Do not use or leave the devices
in conditions of extreme heat,
severe cold, or high humidity.
• Make sure the item is intact and
that there are no missing parts.
• All photos are for illustrative
purposes only.
• Turn off the power of the camera
and studio flash before inserting
or removing the remote.
• Dispose of used batteries, packaging, and
old devices in accordance to appropriate
local environmental regulations.
• Clean the unit with a soft, dry cloth.
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OVERVIEW
LED confirmation light
Lanyard loop
Channel indicator panel
Channel down selector button
All-channel selector button
Transmitter
Internal antenna
Battery compartment
(on back)
Channel up selector button
On/Off switch
Test button
Low-profile tilt joint
Tightening ring
Hot-shoe foot
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Receiver
LED confirmation light
Battery compartment
Channel down
selector button
Channel
indicator panel
On/Off switch
Channel up
selector button
3.5 mm flash
output port
5V input
Lanyard loop
Hot-shoe
mount
Cold-shoe mount /
1/4"-20 threaded socket
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INSTALLING THE BATTERIES & TURNING ON THE DEVICE
The Vello FreeWave Flash Trigger LR
transmitter and receiver each take two AA
batteries. To install the batteries, simply
remove the battery compartment door
on the back of each unit. With the door
removed, insert the batteries using the
correct polarity as displayed within the
compartment. Once secured, reinstall
the battery compartment doors.
To turn on the Vello FreeWave Flash
Trigger LR transmitter or receiver, simply
slide the on/off switch to the ‘on’ position.
Reverse this step to turn the device off.
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SETTING THE CHANNELS
The Vello FreeWave Flash Trigger LR
transmitter and receiver can communicate
via your choice of eight different channels.
To change the channel on the transmitter
or receiver, turn on the device and
press the up or down channel selector
button until the desired channel appears
on the channel indicator panel.
The transmitter can be set to trigger all
of the units connected to Vello FreeWave
Flash Trigger LR receivers regardless
of the receivers' channel selection. To
activate this function, press the all-channel
selector button. To return to individual
channel selection on the transmitter, press
the all-channel selector button again and
select individual channel desired using the
up or down channel selector button.
Note: The FreeWave Flash Trigger LR Transmitter
and Receiver will remember the channel setting
selected even when the unit is turned on/off,
making it easy to return to your selected channel
at your next session.
Note: If you encounter any interference on the
initial setting, try changing the channel.
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MOUNTING THE TRANSMITTER
To wirelessly trigger your flash device using
the Vello FreeWave Flash Trigger LR, with
the camera and Flash Trigger LR powered
off, mount the transmitter on the camera’s
hot shoe by sliding the transmitter’s hotshoe foot into the camera’s hot-shoe mount.
Turn the transmitter’s tightening ring to
secure the device to the camera. Tilt the
transmitter to achieve a low profile mounting.
Select the desired channel on the Transmitter
using the channel selector buttons.
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MOUNTING THE RECEIVER
Note: Make sure your flash and Flash Trigger
LR are turned off before mounting.
Mount the receiver to your tripod or stand via
one of the two provided mounting options:
1. Threaded socket for a standard
1/4" screw mount
2. Accessory shoe (cold shoe) foot.
Mounting a Hot-Shoe Flash
To mount your hot-shoe flash to the
receiver, slide the foot of the hot-shoe
flash into the receiver’s hot-shoe mount.
Secure the flash to the hot-shoe mount.
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CONNECTING THE RECEIVER TO A HOT-SHOE FLASH
1. With your hot-shoe flash unit
turned off, switch the flash’s locking
switch to the unlock position.
6. Confirm that your camera, transmitter,
receiver, and hot-shoe flash are all
powered on.
2. Insert the hot-shoe flash’s hot-shoe foot
into the receiver’s hot-shoe mount.
7. Fully press the shutter button on
your camera to capture an image. All
lights connected to receivers in the
currently selected channel will fire
simultaneously. If you selected “ALL”
channels on the transmitter, then all
receivers (regardless of their channel
selection) will fire simultaneously.
3. Switch the hot-shoe flash’s locking
switch to the locked position to
secure it to the receiver.
4. Turn on the hot-shoe flash and
the Flash Trigger LR Receiver.
5. Set the same channel on the
transmitter and receiver units.
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8. The transmitter and receiver LED
confirmation lights will illuminate red.
Note: We recommend using a fully manual
controlled flash with this device. Since
the FreeWave Flash Trigger LR does not
transmit TTL settings, you will need to set
the power output of your flash manually.
Note: Your flash unit may enter sleep mode
after a period of non-use. To turn off your flash’s
sleep mode, refer to the device’s manual.
Note: The FreeWave Flash Trigger LR
receiver can be used with the Vello Captain
TTL system when using Channel 1-4.
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CONNECTING THE RECEIVER TO A STUDIO FLASH
1. Turn off the Studio light and the
FreeWave Flash Trigger LR.
4. Confirm that your camera, transmitter,
receiver, and studio flash are all powered on.
2. Using the included 3.5 mm sync cable,
attach one end to the receiver’s flash
socket and the other end to your
studio flash. For flashes with a 1/4"
monoplug socket, use the included
3.5 mm to 1/4" monoplug adapter.
5. Fully press the shutter release button
on your camera. All lights connected
to receivers in the currently selected
channel will fire simultaneously.
6. The transmitter and receiver LED
confirmation lights will illuminate red.
NOTE: For studio flashes with household plugs, a
3.5 mm to household adapter is available separately.
3. Set the same channel on both
the transmitter and receiver.
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NOTE: One transmitter will trigger multiple receivers
connected to different flashes as long as they are
on the same channel, or with the FreeWave Flash
Trigger LR Transmitter set to “ALL” channels.
SPECIFICATIONS
Sync Speed
1/250s
Frequency
2.4 GHz
Range
Channels
600 feet (183 meters) approx.
8 channels
Transmitter Dimensions
1.3" × 1.9" × 4"(3.4 × 4.9 × 10.2 cm)
Receiver Dimensions
1.5" × 1.9" × 3.4" (3.9 × 4.9 × 8.7 cm)
Transmitter Weight
2.4 oz. (68 g)
Receiver Weight
2.3 oz. (65.2 g)
FCC COMPLIANCE
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Check that channels on all communicating
devices are identical. When turning on
the unit, it is important to review and, if
necessary, reset the channel selection.
If first choice of channel does not work, try a
different channel until you find one that works.
If you encounter any signal interference,
try changing the channel.
Ensure that all connections are attached
firmly and all cables are installed correctly.
Make sure that the power source for each
device is properly installed and carry a
sufficient charge. Weak batteries can reduce
the distance over which a transmission works.
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Make sure that a communication
confirmation appears on the LED indicator
when sending or receiving a signal.
Verify that flash and camera equipment
are operating properly.
Check for a stuck test button on all
units, including flash devices.
Make sure the devices are within
the maximum operating distance of
up to 600 feet (183 meters).
Disable sleep mode on your flash
to prevent it from turning off after
a period of not being used.
ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
This Vello product is warranted to the original purchaser to be free from defects in materials and workmanship
under normal consumer use for a period of one (1) year from the original purchase date or thirty (30) days
after replacement, whichever occurs later. The warranty provider’s responsibility with respect to this limited
warranty shall be limited solely to repair or replacement, at the provider’s discretion, of any product that fails
during normal use of this product in its intended manner and in its intended environment. Inoperability of
the product or part(s) shall be determined by the warranty provider. If the product has been discontinued,
the warranty provider reserves the right to replace it with a model of equivalent quality and function.
This warranty does not cover damage or defect caused by misuse, neglect, accident, alteration, abuse, improper
installation or maintenance. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, THE WARRANTY PROVIDER MAKES NEITHER
ANY EXPRESS WARRANTIES NOR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY
IMPLIED WARRANY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. This warranty
provides you with specific legal rights, and you may also have additional rights that vary from state to state.
To obtain warranty coverage, contact the Vello Customer Service Department to obtain a return merchandise
authorization (“RMA”) number, and return the defective product to Vello along with the RMA number
and proof of purchase. Shipment of the defective product is at the purchaser’s own risk and expense.
For more information or to arrange service, visit www.vellogear.com or call Customer Service at 212-594-2353.
Product warranty provided by the Gradus Group.
www.gradusgroup.com
Vello is a registered trademark of the Gradus Group. © 2014 Gradus Group LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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