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AUTO ZOOM ELECTRONIC
FLASH UNIT
OPERATING MANUAL
Please read this operating manual carefully first for proper use.
Thank you for purchasing the PENTAX Auto-flash AF360FGZ.
In addition to easy daylight sync photography with TTL auto, the AF360FGZ also allows wireless TTL auto (P-TTL
auto) photography and high-speed sync. It is a clip-on type flash which enables accurate focus adjustments even in
dark locations with built-in AF-assist spotbeam.
Bundled Items
The following items are supplied with this product.
Check that all the items have been included before use.
● Case
● Operating manual (this manual)
● Certification
PENTAX is a trademark of HOYA CORPORATION.
FOR THE SAFE USE OF YOUR FLASH UNIT
Although we have carefully produced this flash unit for safe operation, please be sure to especially follow warnings
and cautions given on page 2.
WARNING
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CAUTION
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WARNING
CAUTION
The flash contains electronic circuits that
operate at high voltages. Do not attempt to
disassemble the flash unit yourself, as there is
danger of an electric shock.
Do not use the flash near anyone’s eyes, as it
may hurt them. Be particularly careful with the
flash around infants.
If internal parts of the flash unit becomes
exposed due to impact, etc., do not touch them
as there is danger of an electric shock.
Do not expose the flash unit to water or
moisture as there is danger of an electric
shock.
The following may lead to an explosion or fire.
● Shorting the batteries
● Exposing the batteries to flames
● Dismantling the batteries
● Remove the sticker covering the battery.
● Attempting to recharge non-rechargeable
batteries
Remove the batteries from the camera
immediately if they become hot or begin to
smoke. Be careful not to burn yourself during
removal.
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Precautions for Your Flash Unit
● Never use organic solvents such as paint thinner, alcohol or benzene to clean the flash unit.
● Avoid leaving the flash unit for extended period in places where the humidity and temperature are very high
such as in a car.
● Be careful not to subject the flash unit to strong vibrations, shock or pressure. Use a cushion to protect the flash
unit when carrying it in a motorcycle, car, boat, etc.
● Do not use the flash unit where it may be directly exposed to rain, water, etc.
● Replace all the batteries at the same time. Do not mix battery brands, type or an old battery with a new one. It
may cause explosion or overheating.
● When using the flash unit off the camera, do not try to attach any metallic object to the electric contacts or to
mount incompatible accessories. Otherwise, the TTL auto mechanism may be damaged or rendered
inoperable.
● Periodic checks are recommended every 1 to 2 years in order to maintain high performance. If the unit has not
been used for an extended period of time, or is being readied for an important shoot, it is recommended that
you take a test flash with the test button and test shoot with it. Test flash is also important to maintain optimum
performance.
● Avoid contact with garbage, dirt, sand, dust, water, toxic gases, salt, etc. When the flash unit is subjected to rain
or moisture, wipe it off with a dry soft.
● When photographing black subjects or white subjects, use exposure compensation.
● Do not attach any accessories having either fewer or different (layout other than PENTAX standard) electrical
contacts for the hot shoe or grip. Otherwise, some functions may not work properly.
● We will not be held responsible for any accidents or damage, etc. caused due to the use of this product with
cameras and accessories made by the other companies.
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■Cautions Regarding Batteries
● This flash unit uses four AA alkaline, lithium, or nickel metal hydride batteries. Do not use any other type of
batteries. The flash unit may not be able to operate correctly or demonstrate sufficient performance, or the flash
unit itself may generate heat, depending on the type of batteries used.
● AA alkaline and lithium batteries themselves are not rechargeable. Also, do not dismantle the batteries. Trying
to recharge or dismantle these batteries may cause an explosion or leakage.
● When changing batteries, do not mix batteries of different manufacturers, type and capacity.
● Do not insert the batteries with the positive (+) and negative (-) terminals the wrong way around. Incorrect
insertion may lead to an explosion or fire.
● Battery performance may temporarily be hindered in low temperatures. Batteries should be kept warm in
temperatures below freezing for proper performance.
● If you do not intend to use the flash unit for an extended period of time, remove the batteries. Leaving the
batteries in may cause damage to the flash unit due to leakage etc.
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Contents
FOR THE SAFE USE OF YOUR FLASH
UNIT ................................................................. 1
Precautions for Your Flash Unit ....................... 3
Cautions Regarding Batteries............................. 4
Names of Parts ................................................... 6
LCD Panel Indicator............................................ 8
Inserting the Batteries ..................................... 10
Mounting to Camera......................................... 12
Turning the Power On...................................... 13