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Flash failure due to dome use.

I saw your response to jshade66 on Jan 15th. I was not aware of the problem with using the dome. Do you know of any other way to get a soft bounce, economically, and not blow the flash?
And, yes I am a wedding photographer.

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Hi

ive been using this product from lumiquest . its a bounce/diffuser which doesnt require you to boost your flash iso all the way up

http://www.adorama.com/LQPM.html?searchinfo=LumiQuest&item_no=27

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

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I am going through lithium 9x's batteries VERY fast with my SB-600. The flash is about 5 or 6 years old. When I try to change the batteries they're so hot you can barely touch them. When I do Weddings I...


Do not use the Gary's or white dome junk on the flash.
It will overheat the flash, warped the Fresnel Lens and make 4AA very hot.

You are bouncing your flash up in the ceiling /or sideways.

You are using reduction camera & zooming at wide angle with also high f stop.

Buy a real pro flashes like the following:
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Even the claimed pro Nikon SB-910/900/800 are junks & overheat, shutdown when you pushed them.

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Sb800 doesn't flash


Let's force the flash to fire:


nstalls four fresh batteries.

Turn on flash, do not connect to camera

Wait until flash is ready

Get a small wire with insulation and strip both ends about 1/8".

With one end of the bare wire lead, touch/hold CENTER TIP

Contact(silver pin from flash).

Make sure flash head is not pointing at your face.

With other end touch bare wire to OUTSIDE Contact (silver on
outside of hot shoe that rides into camera hot shoe rails-this is ground).

Flash should fires, gets a flash out of the flash tube.

If not, you have flash problems.
You most likely hurt the flash by using the dome filter on top of flash.
Over 80% photographers are doing this way when shooting flash photography. And 95% for wedding photographers.

This will shorten the life of the flash.
Even more with that adapter parked onto the flash.

Hope they are helpful to all photographers.

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I think you've posted this problem already.
Anyway please see Jan 15, 2008 SB800 doesn't flash.
Check that first.

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You can try cleaning the terminals in the battery compartment with a pencil eraser (a good idea in any case). Otherwise, I suspect hidden damage or fault. If not an expensive unit, replace it.

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