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I use a fuji s5 pro the problem is the sb 800 nikon flash for some unknown reason the flash fires once and then wont fire when shutter is pressed again

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     I have the same problem - somebody has a solution. With my D70 the problem doesn´t exist ?

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Another possibly related side effect is the modeling flash does not burst -- it only fires a single (very bright) flash.

The capacitor argument sounds likely. Coincidentally I also had a problem where the flash would fire sporadically -- but that was due to scuz buildup on the contacts.

Sorry I don't have a real solution for you.

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