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Sb 800 and sb900 overexposing

I am using both a sb 800 and 900 on a d200. The 900 after shooting about 75 images sounded an alarm which I believe is to alert over heating. I was using new alkaline batteries at this time. I shut it down and restarted it and all seemed fine until this weekend on another job when half way through a wedding it started to intermittently blow out images. I tried using it at all camera settings, changed flashes to the 800 and I continued to have this problem. I can not figure out what is happening. Any help would be appreciated

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  • umberh May 11, 2010

    What a nightmare! I'm assuming you have, but just to make sure:



    Have you checked your bracketing settings? If it is an intermittant blow could you be seeing the effects of the bracketing?



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It might be you are not making a good contact on your camera and flash .

Are you using a cord to get the flash off the camera . If so the cord could be intermittent .

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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