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Continous firing flash

How to continue firing flash because every time fire once have to wait 3-5 second ready to fire flash?

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  • Mattivell Nov 16, 2008

    I have the same problem with my SB-600 where it takes a few seconds to flash which proves to be extremely annoying as I do a fair bit of event photography and if I am trying to capture a moment; it is gone by the time the flash/camera has fired.

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You have a bad cpu chip in this flash . You need to send it ijn the the manufacture at NIkon .
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Posted on Nov 28, 2008

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You were trying to fire the flash to fast between bursts and not allowing it to recharge itself.
As a rule the flash when first turned on will come up to power and the ready lamp come on is about 3 to 5 seconds, fire it the first time at full power and it will take about 8 seconds fire it again and it's going to take about 10 seconds. If you fire it before it's had a chance to regain full power you just doubled the cycle time to 20 seconds. So by you saying the batteries were getting hot I'd say you were flogging the heck out of that flash firing it every maybe 10 seconds.

Great flash you have there but, you gotta let it charge.

A work around would be to increase the ISO on the camera to three times what you were using, switch your metering mode from "Matrix" to Partial and it will triple the flash battery life before changing and reduce the cycle time significantly.

I'm going to say the lighting was horrible at this event and you had your camera ISO at 100 where you should have cranked it up to at least ISO 800 anything beyond that and you'll have digital noise issues (grain)

Your camera was most likely set on matrix metering mode where the flash is attempting to light the whole room. I'm suggesting you use partial metering where the flash in concentrating on the center part of the frame and focal point for the exposure, the background will go dark.

Not sure about your color but you should have set your "white balance" on the flash icon (lightning bolt) otherwise everything may look a little yellow.

I know this will help for your next event

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THE CPU IN THE FLASH IS DEFECTIVE. SEND IT TO THE MANUFACTURE.
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