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DESCRIPTION OF PARTS . . . 2
INSERTING THE BATTERIES. . . 3
TESTING THE FLASH UNIT . . .3
ATTACHING THE FLASH UNIT
TO THE CAMERA .. . . 3
WHEN USED WITH THE XR-P .. 4
USING THE 260P WITH CAMERA
OTHER THAN THE XR-P . . . 6
MANUAL FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY. . . 7
FLASH IN DAYLIGHT . . . 8
PROPER CARE OF YOUR FLASH . . . 8
SPECIFICATIONS . . .9
DESCRIPTION OF PARTS -
2. Light Sensor
3. Battery Compartment Cover
4. Lock Screw4www.butkus.org
5. Film Speed Selector
6. Mode Selector
7. Ready Lamp
8. Power ON/OFF Switch
9. Test Button
INSERTING THE BATTERIES -
1. Slide the battery compartment cover in the direction of arrow to open. (Fig. 1)
TESTING THE FLASH UNIT
CLICK HERE FOR FIG. 5 - 7
ATTACHING THE FLASH UNIT TO THE CAMERA
WHEN USED WITH THE XR-P
(PROGRAM AE FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY)
1. Slide the film speed selector to set the speed of film you are using in the film speed window. (Fig. 6)
2. Set the Mode selector to "TTL". (Fig. 6)
3. Set the camera to the program AE photography.
|Program||Automatic f-stop setting||Automatic flash range|
|PD||F5.6||0.9 - 4.6m
2.9' - 15'
|P||F5.6||0.9 - 4.6m
2.9' - 15'
|PA||F5.6||0.9 - 4.6m
2.9' - 15'
(ISO/ASA 100 film)
* You can check the automatic flash range for any combination of f-stop and film speed by flashes built-in "FLOATING" scale.
4. When the flash is fully charged, the ready lamp lights up, and the flash ready light in the finder of the camera lights up.
(APERTURE-PRIORITY AE FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY)
With the XR-P, the TTL direct auto flash is available with all fstop numbers for total creative depth of field control. Use wider lens opening (F2.0, F2.8) to take a distant subject or to reduce flash charge time. Use smaller lens opening (F11, F16) to increase depth of field.
1. Set the desired f-stop number.
2. Set the shutter dial to "A".
Automatic Flash Range at Each F-stop Number
|F-Stop||Automatic Flash Range at Each F-Stop Number|
|10.5' - 62'
7.9' - 42.6'
5.2' - 30.5'
3.9' - 21.3'
2.9 - 15'
2.9' - 7.9'
2.9' - 5.2
2.9 - 3.9'
(ISO/ASA 100 film)
* The shutter speed can be changed to manual shutter speed (1/1 25 sec. or slower). If faster speed than 1/125 sec. is selected, the shutter speed is automatically set to 1/125 sec. at the moment the flash is fully charged.
* When you use the TV mode to take TV images, the camera should be set to the proper TV mode photography according to the instruction booklet of XR-P. Turn OFF the power ON/OFF switch because TV images can not be taken if the flash unit is used.
USING THE 260P WITH CAMERAS OTHER THAN THE XR-P
The 260P can be used with cameras other than XR-P as an auto flash, however, auto flash control is done by the sensor on the flash unit and direct off the film metering is not available.4www.butkus.org
1. Set the Mode selector to "A".
2. Set the F-stop referring to the following table.
3. Set the shutter speed to the synchronizing speed of your camera. (Ricoh, KR-10 Super, XR-7, can be used with shutter dial set to "A" and XR-20SP/KR-30SP to "P" or "SP".)
MANUAL FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY
1. Set the Mode selector to "M". (Fig. 7)
2. Set the shutter speed to 1/125 sec. or lower depending upon the cameras recommended flash synchronization speed.
3. Focus on the subject, and read off the distance from the camera to subject.
4. Calculate the correct f-stop using the following formula. Guide Number 26 (85) Distance 6.5m (21.3ft)
For example, when the distance is 6.5m (21.3ft) and ISO/ASA 100 is used, the correct f-stop is 4.
Guide number changes according to the speed of film
FLASH IN DAYLIGHT
When the subject has strong background lighting, dark pictures (faces, etc.) may be produced. Properly lit pictures can be obtained by using flash even in daylight. This is known as "fill-flash". When the 260P is used on the XR-8 pro daylight flash can be easily accomplished even by beginners.
1. Set the Shutter dial to "A".
2. Turn the F-stop number to position the Shutter speed indicator at 1/125 sec.
3. When fully charged, the flash ready indicator lights in the camera viewfinder and shutter speed is set automatically to 1/125 sec. Then, the f-stop number is displayed in the viewfinder. Now you can shoot if you don't see an overexposure mark.
* The shutter speed dial set to "A" can be changed to manual shutter speeds (1/1 25 sec. or lower). Use longer manual speed to give correct exposure to the background in a room or other dark condition.4www.butkus.org
PROPER CARE OF YOUR FLASH
* Even if you do not use the flash for an extended period of time, it should be tested from time to time in order to properly maintain the condenser.
* A high voltage is generated in the circuitry. It is very dangerous to take it apart or to touch the inside of the flash unit. It should be taken to a camera dealer or a recognized Ricoh service station for all repairs.
* Avoid exposing the flash unit to dust, humidity, rain, seawater, etc.
* Do not leave it in hot or humid condition such as direct sunlight, as this will cause malfunction of the flash unit.
* Clean the body of the flash unit with a dry soft cloth. Never use solvent such as thinner, benzine, etc.
Type: Thyristorized TTL direct automatic flash unit with nonTTL automatic capability
Attachment System: Clip on type
Camera Contact: Cordless direct contact via hot shoe
Guide No.: ISO 100-26 in meters; 85 in feet
Flash Modes: TTL direct automatic, non-TTL automatic and manual (automatically set by the camera to be used)
[Program AE Model] Both shutter speed and F-stop is automatically set at 1/125 see, F5.6/lSO 100
[Aperture Priority AE Mode] Shutter speed is automatically set at 1/125 see, set F-stop manually at any F-stop (F1.4-F22 for TTL direct, and at F5.6/ ISO 100 for non TTL strobe AE camera)4www.butkus.org
Automatic Flash Range-ISO 100
F-stop Distance (ISO100)
1.4 3.2-1 9m (10.5-62.5tt)
5.6 0.9-4.6m (2.9-15ft)
22 0.9-1.2m (2.9-3.9ft)
Angle of Light Received: [1TL Direct] Angle of the lens used. Non TTL 18°
Number of Flashes: [full power in manual mode]
About 200 with Alkaline batteries
About 90 flashes with Nickel Cadmium batteries
About 55 flashes with Manganese batteries
Recycling Time: About 6 sec. with Alkaline batteries in manual mode
Color Temperature: Same as daylight, suitable for color film
Angle of Coverage: 45° vertically, 60° horizontally (to cover 35mm wide angle lens)
Batteries: Four (4) penlight batteries (Alkaline batteries are recommended, Ni-Cd batteries can be used)
Others: Flash ready signal contact, TTL direct contact, flash test button
Dimensions: 66 (W)x110 (H)x49 (D) mm4www.butkus.org
170g without batteries