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Using the Raven nose light for auto & manual focus assist, and fill light

Setting up the Raven Nose light

 

Auto Focus Assist Light

  • From the Zone Control Display, swipe from the bottom to top on the touchscreen.
  • Then scroll to the Local Light icon and tap on it.
  • Now scroll to AF assist and tap on ✓.
  • Here you can select Red light, White light, or OFF.  Scroll to your selection and tap ✓.
  • Then press the Back/Home button to return to the Zone Control Display.
  • Now swipe from the top to the bottom of the touchscreen.
  • This brings you to the Quick Settings screen.  Look to see if the Local Light is on. 
  •  Local Light is ON,  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 tells the Raven when to use Auto Focus Assist. Every camera manufacture and model can have different settings.  Nikon cameras must be set to AF-S for use with Auto Focus Assist

*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 from the bottom to the top of the touchscreen
  • Then scroll to the Local Light icon and tap on it
  • Now scroll to MF assist and tap on 
  • Here you can select Red light, White light, or OFF.  Scroll to your selection and tap 
  • Then press the Back/Home button to return to the Zone Control Display.
  • Now swipe from the top to to the bottom of the touchscreen.
  • This brings you to the Quick Setting screen.  Look to see if the Local Light is on.
  •   Local Light is ON,  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.


Fill Light

  • From the Zone Control Display, swipe from the bottom to the top of the touchscreen.
  • Then scroll to the Local Light icon and tap on it.
  • Now scroll down to Fill light and tap 
  • 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.  
  • To choose your color temperature, use the command ring dial to scroll the the color temperature on your choosing.
  • Once you have made your choice, tap 
  • In this next screen you can choose the brightness of the Fill light.  Rotate the command ring dial to choose the brightness that fits your needs.
  • Tap when you have made your selection.
  • To make quick On/Off selections for the Fill Light, swipe from the top to bottom of the touchscreen in the Zone Control Display, and look to see if the Local Light is on.
  •  Local Light is ON,  Local Light is OFF
  • Press the Back/Home button to return to the Zone Control Display.

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