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SB-600 Power Zoom stuck at 14mm

The power zoom function doersn't seem to ne working...no matter what focal length on the lense,,,Nikon ompatible lense- the indicated focal length on the SB-600 stays at 14mm. Any ideas...

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  • Thomas1145 Jan 14, 2009

    I have done this all (with teh Batteries) but the problem still exists.

    It is not possible (by pressing the "Zoom" switch) to change to the automatic mode.

  • hoiram Jan 23, 2009

    I am unable to activate the power zoom function.  Pressing zoom does not make the "M" disappear. The focal length remains at 14.

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    POWER ZOOM DOES NOT WORK
    HELP ME OUT
    dj_rikki@yahoo.com


  • johnld_54 Jan 31, 2009

    Same as jimdadma: the power zoom is stuck at 14mm and I cant get the M to go away

  • jimdadma Feb 19, 2009

    Thanks...it worked...the wide angle adapter was down and fooling the lense

  • gramdinah Mar 07, 2009

    I can manually zoom but can't turn off the M so that auto zoom will work. I don't even see that on the CSM. This is all I see on the CSM. Wireless remote flash mode, Sound monitor, Auxiliary ready-light, LCD Power Illumininator. I do not see menu choices for Wide-Area AF-Assist Illuminator, Standy function or Poiwer zoom function. Holding down the zoom button does nothing.

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I struggled with this one but then, on the basis that if all else fails read the manual I found the answer. It's soooo simple. The wide-flash adapter is set. That's the little pull-out screen at the top of the flash which folds down over the flash-head. If it's pulled forward it activates the wide angle setting automatically. Push it back in and you'll be fine. tony k

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

  • Kelly56 Sep 03, 2011

    I had tried that and it didn't help...I then went to the manuel and saw that I should put my camera on P mode and then reset the flash using the buttons noted in the manuel. It worked!

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Just spent 2 hours trying to resolve this problem so top marks to the guy who said:
"Simply push the Wide Flash Adaptor fully back into the flash head until it clicks and BINGO. That's was all that was causing it to remain on the 14mm wide angle setting.

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You can re-set your flash by turning on its power then remove the batteries for a few seconds and replace them. Also, if have not done so switch to NiMH rechargeable batteries. Costco=20 bucks

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It's also important to realize that tradition dictates that lens focal lengths are usually expressed in terms of "35 mm equivalent," where "35 mm" refers to a 35 mm film camera. This is because of the relation between the sensor size and the actual focal length of the lens and the resultant angle of view of the lens.

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