Canon 5246B002 Leaflet (en)

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QuickGuide to Canon 
320EX Speedlite Features
The purpose of this QuickGuide is to provide a concise 
review of how to operate the basic features and functions 
of the Canon 320EX Speedlite. Unless otherwise noted, 
the following instructions require your 320EX Speedlite to 
be mounted to your camera’s hot shoe. This will allow your 
camera to communicate with the 320EX and for you to 
make flash settings with the camera’s menu system.
E-TTL II Auto Flash Set-up
For cameras with built-in flash:
1.  Press the camera Menu button.
2.  Select the first Shooting Menu (first camera icon on the 
left).
3.  Select [Flash control] or [External Speedlite control].
4.  Select [External flash func. setting]. Press Set. 
5.  Set [Flash mode] to [E-TTL II]
This step is not necessary for cameras that have no built-in 
flash. It is also not necessary if you have not previously 
changed the default flash settings on your camera. 
Camera Exposure Mode Settings
The 320EX will function in any of the camera exposure 
modes listed below. The maximum shutter speed at which 
your camera can synchronize with the flash exposure is 
represented by “1/x sec” (such as 1/200th second on EOS 
Rebel models).
1
2
3
Mode
Shutter speed
Aperture
Full Auto, P, 
A-DEP
Set automatically (1/x sec. – 1/60 sec.)
Automatic
TV
Set manually (1/x sec. – 30 sec.)
Automatic
AV
Set automatically (1/x sec. – 30 sec.)
Manual
M
Set manually (1/x sec. – 30 sec., Bulb)
Manual
The mode you choose will depend mainly on the balance 
you prefer between the flash exposure and ambient 
light exposure. Longer shutter speeds will allow longer 
ambient light exposures to help prevent dark backgrounds; 
however, long exposures also risk blur from subject or 
camera motion. Smaller apertures provide more depth-
of-field but require more flash power and reduce the 
maximum flash range. 
Flash Coverage
The flash head can be manually extended or retracted to 
better match the flash coverage to the camera and lens in 
use. Refer to the table below for recommended settings.
Camera type
Flash Head Normal
Head Extended
APS-C size sensor 
(Rebel series, 60D, 7D)
15mm or longer lens
32mm or longer 
lens
Full-frame sensor 
(EOS 5D & 1Ds series)
24mm or longer lens
50mm or longer 
lens
Key Features and Controls (front)
Flash head
Remote release button
Allows remote triggering of 
cameras compatible with the 
RC-1, RC-5, or RC-6 Remote 
Controllers*
LED light
Wireless sensor
Remote control transmitter
* EOS Digital Rebel;  Rebel XT, XTi;  Rebel XSi;  Rebel T1i, T2i, 
T3i;  EOS 7D, EOS 5D Mark II  (as of mid-2011).
E-TTL II Flash Range
The flash range will vary depending on the ISO setting, 
angle of coverage, and maximum aperture of your lens. If 
you see a blinking <> icon in your viewfinder then your 
subject is too far away. You should either move closer or 
increase the ISO. The table on the reverse side provides 
a guide to minimum and maximum shooting ranges for the 
EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom. Do not use the 320EX in 
the extended position at a focal length of 18mm or less, or 
the edges of the frame will be darker than the center.
Key Features and Controls (back)
Firing group selection switch Assigns firing 
group when 320EX is combined with other 
wireless Speedlites
TELE lamp 
Glows steadily when the flash coverage 
matches the lens coverage. Blinks when 
coverage is too narrow for lens coverage. 
Power switch
On turns on power
Slave is for wireless operation
Off shuts off power. 
Channel selection switch 
Assigns firing channel for wireless 
operation. Slave flash channel must match 
master flash channel.
Manual LED light button
Press and hold until the LED light turns on.
LED light switch 
Set to M to enable Manual activation of 
LED  light. Set to Auto with EOS models 
having auto LED illumination function, 
such as Rebel T3 and T3i.