HVL-F58AM Wireless II
1- Wireless Triggering the HVL-F58AM with In-Built Flash
The HVL-F58AM performs well when used as a off-camera wireless flash unit. The metering and exposure of the flash is very consistent. The newer turning head design requires different handling and positioning compared to the standard swivel heads found in the earlier flashes (e.g HVL-F42AM, HVL-F56AM etc). The positioning of the flash head to get specific direction of light and yet maintaining frontal face of communication window requires a little trial and errors at the initial phase.
This optimal line of sight helps in daytime outdoor wireless triggering. Here are some images comparing the positioning of flash heads for optimal wireless line of sight communication of the flash to the controller (in this case the in build flash on the camera). (NOTE: Red Arrow = Flash Direction , Yellow Arrow = Camera Flash Direction)
Fig. 14 – Examples of flash head positioning
Finally we’ll look at the Wireless Lighting Ratio Flash examples using the HVL-F58AM as the controller and a HVL-F42AM as the off camera flash.