Getting Started and Basic Operations
This chapter describes the preparations before starting flash photography and the basic shooting operations.
Caution concerning continuous flashes
- To avoid degrading and damaging the flash head due to overheating, set the number of continuous full flashes to 55 or less. After firing continuously at full output for the above listed number of times, allow a rest time of at least 10 min. When the fan is stopped, the number of continuous full flashes decreases.
- If you fire the flash continuously at full output for the above listed number of times, and then fire the flash again repeatedly at short intervals, the safety function may activate and restrict flash firing. When the flash firing restriction level is 1, the firing interval is automatically set to about 8 seconds. If this happens, allow a rest time of at least 50 min.
- For details, see the section on Flash Firing Restriction due to Temperature Increase.