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Radio-Controlled Lighting System

Setup for Wireless Flash

1. Pairing and settings for the flash unit

You need to establish a pairing with a radio wireless commander/receiver in advance. In addition, when using a flash unit supporting radio communication, designate the flash unit as either a commander [CMD] or a receiver [RCV].

Refer to the website below for details.

2. Setup for the camera

Set the shooting mode to P (Program Auto), A (Aperture Priority), S (Shutter Priority), or M (Manual Exposure) mode.


Be sure that the camera’s flash mode is set to wireless. The procedure for this setting varies among cameras.

3. Grouping

You can divide paired receivers into a maximum of five groups and set the flash mode or flash level for each group. In addition, TTL and manual flash mode can be mixed.

When there are one to three groups or only one flash mode is specified, jump to step 4.

Groupings can be assigned either on the commander side or the receiver side. If a flash that supports radio communication is specified as the commander, it will be set to Group A.

Setting groups using the commander

To set groups using the commander, you need to turn on the remote setting on the receiver as follows.

When a flash that supports radio communication is set as a receiver [RCV]
  1. Press the Fn button on the flash (receiver) and set [RCV REMOTE] to [ON].

  2. Press the MENU button on the commander, and select [RECEIVER SET] to change the group for the receiver.

When the FA-WRR1 Wireless Radio Receiver is set as a receiver
  1. Press and hold the GROUP button on the receiver for two seconds or more to turn on the REMOTE lamp.

  2. Press the MENU button on the commander and select [RECEIVER SET] to change the group for the receiver.

Setting groups using the receiver

To set groups using the receiver, you need to turn off the remote setting on the receiver as follows.

When a flash that supports radio communication is set as a receiver [RCV]
  1. Press the Fn button on the flash (receiver) and set [RCV REMOTE] to [OFF].

  2. Then press the Fn button to select [GROUP] for the receiver to be changed.

When the FA-WRR1 Wireless Radio Receiver is set as a receiver
  1. Press and hold the GROUP button on the receiver for two seconds or more to turn off the REMOTE lamp.

  2. Press the GROUP button repeatedly to change the group for the receiver.

4. Changing flash settings

To change the flash settings, press the Fn button. Use the up/down/right/left buttons on the direction buttons or control wheel to move the cursor to the item you want to change, and then turn the wheel to select the desired setting.


For the flash mode, you can select [TTL], [MANUAL] or [GROUP].

Setting flash mode (TTL, MANUAL, GROUP)

In the TTL and MANUAL modes, you can divide a maximum of 15 receivers into up to three groups.

In the GROUP mode, you can divide a maximum of 15 receivers into up to five groups.

Depending on the flash model on the receiver side, the flash mode settings for the commander and receiver(s) differ as follow.

When using the HVL-F60M/F43M/F32M or HVL-F45RM/F60RM as a receiver
When using the HVL-F42AM/F43AM/F58AM

The TTL mode is not supported. Always use the MANUAL mode.

Set both the commander and the remote flash(es) to [MANUAL]. The flash level can be controlled on the remote-flash side.

Setup tutorial video

This video explains how to perform the setup using the FA-WRC1M Wireless Radio Commander and the FA-WRR1 Wireless Radio Receiver.

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