D850

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Radio AWL 2: Establishing a Wireless Connection

Here’s what you’ll need to do to ready the camera and flash unit for radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, otherwise known as “radio AWL”.

Step 1: Ready the Equipment

You’ll need:
• A D500 or other camera that supports radio AWL
• An SB‑5000 flash unit
• A WR‑R10 and WR‑A10

Step 2: Connect the Wireless Controller

Attaching the WR‑A10 and WR‑R10

Connect the WR-A10 WR adapter and WR‑R10 wireless remote controller to the camera.


Step 3: Adjust Settings for Connection to the Camera

Adjust settings as follows:

Wireless flash options: Radio AWL
Channel selection

• Select a wireless flash control mode: Select Radio AWL for Flash control > Wireless flash options
• Choose a channel: Set the WR‑R10 to the desired channel

Link mode: PIN
Entering the PIN

• Choose a link mode: Select PIN and enter the camera PIN


Step 4: Adjust Flash Unit Settings

Adjust flash unit settings as follows:

Power switch: Select REMOTE
Remote mode: Radio control remote

• Select a wireless flash control mode: Rotate the power switch to REMOTE.
• Select a remote mode: Choose “radio control remote” mode

Channel selection

• Choose a channel: Choose the channel selected with the WR‑R10

Link mode selection
Entering the PIN

• Choose a link mode: Select PIN and enter the camera PIN


Step 5: Choose a Group


Step 6: Check Flash Status


Step 7: Test-Fire the Flash

Group selection
Test-firing the flash
Functions Used for Radio AWL 2: Establishing a Wireless Connection
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