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Enabling & adjusting nose light: fill, auto & manual focus assist light

Enabling and adjusting Raven front nose light

The Raven Nose Light Control

From the beginning of the design concepts, the Raven was designed with a nose light that could offer several options, all while sitting at the same height of competing transmitters. The Raven’s Nose Light was specifically designed to offer several beneficial options to the photographer. It offers both Auto Focus and Manual Assist lighting, and the Fill light. You have the option of Red or White lighting when selecting Auto or Manual Assist lighting. The option of using White light is a huge advantage to mirrorless cameras, since mirrorless cameras cannot use the conventional AF Red assist light due to sensor filters and cannot see the IR assist beam. Nikon Mirrorless cameras all have a forced White light setting even if you try to use the Red light. Also, the Raven sits high enough above the lens and lens hood so that it properly lights the target you are focusing on. This height is in line with the height of the Profoto and Godox transmitters that do not off any of these features. The Fill light offers a color temperature range of 2700K to 6500K. It also gives you the ability to adjust the brightness of the Fill light as well.

 

Auto Focus Assist Light

  • From the Zone Control Display, swipe bottom to top.
  • Then scroll to Local Light and tap on it.
  • Then scroll to AF assist and tap on Check.
  • Here you can select Red light, White light, or OFF. Scroll to your selection and tap Check
  • Then press the Back/Home button to return to the Zone Control Display.
  • Now swipe top to bottom and look to see if the Local Light is on.  Local_light_1 Local Light is ON, Local_light_1 (1) Local Light is OFF
  • Now set your camera body and/or lens to Auto Focus.

You will need to check your camera manual for the correct camera setting for Auto Focus Assist light. It is the camera’s protocol that tell the Raven when to use AF Assist. Every camera manufacture and model can have different settings.

*Auto-Focus assist is not available with Mirrorless cameras since the camera does not output the signal for use of Auto Focus assist.  However, Manual Focus assist is still available using the Raven.  See the below instructions on setting up Manual Focus Assist light

 

 

Manual Focus Assist Light

  • From the Zone Control Display, swipe bottom to top
  • Then scroll to Local Light and tap on it
  • Then scroll to MF assist and tap on Check
  • Here you can select Red light, White light, or OFF. Scroll to your selection and tap Check
  • Then press the Back/Home button to return to the Zone Control Display
  • Now swipe top to bottom and look to see if the Local Light is on.  Local_light_1 Local Light is ON, Local_light_1 (1) Local Light is OFF
  • Now set your camera body and/or lens to Manual Focus.

The Manual Focus Assist light will turn on with a half press of your shutter release. It will stay on as long as your exposure info screen stays on. When this screen goes blank, your Manual Focus Assist light will turn off. Simply half press the shutter release to turn Modeling light back on. Most camera manufactures allow you to change the amount of time your exposure info screen stays on.

 

 

Image Fill Light

  • From the Zone Control Display, swipe bottom to top
  • Then scroll to Local Light and tap on it.
  • Then scroll down to Fill light and tap Check
  • Here you can tap to choose ON or OFF.
  •  If you choose ON, you have the option to choose the color temperature from 2700K to 6500K.  Once you have made your choice, tap Check
  • In this next screen you can choose the brightness of the Fill light.  Tap Check when you have made your selection.
  • To make quick On/Off selections for the Fill Light, swipe top to bottom from the Zone Control Display and look to see if the Local Light is on.  Local_light_1 Local Light is ON, Local_light_1 (1) Local Light is OFF
  • Press the Back/Home button to return to the Zone Control Display.


 

 

Raven built in Fill Light

From the beginning of the design concepts, the Raven’s Nose Light was specifically designed to offer several beneficial options to the photographer. It offers both Auto Focus and Manual Focus Assist lighting, and a Fill light.  The Raven was designed with a profile to sit high enough above the lens and lens hood so that it properly lights the target you are focusing on. The Fill light offers a color temperature range of 2700K to 6500K, as well as, the ability to adjust the brightness of the Fill light.

 

Fill Light

  • From the Zone Control Display, swipe bottom to top
  • Then scroll through the options and tap on the Local Light icon.
  • Then scroll down to Fill light and tap Check
  • Here you can tap to choose ON or OFF.
  •  If you choose ON, you have the option to choose the color temperature from 2700K to 6500K.  Once you have made your choice, tap Check
  • In this next screen you can choose the brightness of the Fill light.  When you have made your selection tap Check
  • Then press the Back/Home button to return to the Zone Control Display
  • To make quick On/Off selections for the Fill Light, swipe top to bottom from the Zone Control Display and look to see if the Local Light is on.  Local_light_1 Local Light is ON, Local_light_1 (1) Local Light is OFF
  • Press the Back/Home button to return to the Zone Control Display.

 

 

*Do to the brightest level of the Fill Light, it will deactivate at shutter speed 1/160th or faster.

 

Manual Focus Assist Light

The Raven’s Nose Light was specifically designed to offer several beneficial options to the photographer. It offers both Auto Focus and Manual Assist lighting, and the Fill light. You have the option of Red or White lighting when selecting Manual Assist light. Also, the Raven sits high enough above the lens and lens hood so that it properly lights the target you are focusing on.

 

Manual Focus Assist Light

  • From the Zone Control Display, swipe bottom to top
  • Then scroll to Local Light and tap on it
  • Then scroll to MF assist and tap on Check
  • Here you can select Red light, White light, or OFF. Scroll to your selection and tap Check
  • Then press the Back/Home button to return to the Zone Control Display
  • Now swipe top to bottom and look to see if the Local Light is on.  Local_light_1 Local Light is ON, Local_light_1 (1) Local Light is OFF
  • Now set your camera body and/or lens to Manual Focus.

The Manual Focus Assist light will turn on with a half press of your shutter release. It will stay on as long as your exposure info screen stays on. When this screen goes blank, your Manual Focus Assist light will turn off. Simply half press the shutter release to turn Modeling light back on. Most camera manufactures allow you to change the amount of time your exposure info screen stays on.

 

 

 

Auto Focus Assist Light

The Raven Nose Light Control

The Raven’s Nose Light was specifically designed to offer several beneficial options to the photographer. It offers both Auto Focus and Manual Assist lighting, and the Fill light. You have the option of Red or White lighting when selecting Auto or Manual Assist lighting. The option of using White light is a huge advantage to mirrorless cameras, since mirrorless cameras cannot use the conventional AF Red assist light due to sensor filters and cannot see the IR assist beam. Nikon Mirrorless cameras all have a forced White light setting even if you try to use the Red light. Also, the Raven sits high enough above the lens and lens hood so that it properly lights the target you are focusing on.

 

Auto Focus Assist Light

  • From the Zone Control Display, swipe bottom to top.
  • Then scroll to Local Light and tap on it.
  • Then scroll to AF assist and tap on Check.
  • Here you can select Red light, White light, or OFF. Scroll to your selection and tap Check
  • Then press the Back/Home button to return to the Zone Control Display.
  • Now swipe top to bottom and look to see if the Local Light is on.  Local_light_1 Local Light is ON, Local_light_1 (1) Local Light is OFF
  • Now set your camera body and/or lens to Auto Focus.

You will need to check your camera manual for the correct camera setting for Auto Focus Assist light. It is the camera’s protocol that tell the Raven when to use AF Assist. Every camera manufacture and model can have different settings.

*Auto-Focus assist is not available with Mirrorless cameras since the camera does not output the signal for use of Auto Focus assist.  However, Manual Focus assist is still available using the Raven.  See the below instructions on setting up Manual Focus Assist light

 

 

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