Question about Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash

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Too many flashes

Why doe the SB-600 flash fire three pre flashes before the photo gets taken? This only seems to happen on manual mode. Also the battery closing clip on the flash seems to be messing around, because the flash will just go off at times, only to come back on after pressure has been applies to the battery clip.

I am doing a school function in 2 days and I need help ASAP!?

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  • mego_g Mar 11, 2009

    I have the same problem as above. I have tried everything and I'm completely confused.

  • David Shaub May 11, 2010

    The 3 flashes is to eliminate red eye. The clip I can't help you with.

  • Richard Evans
    Richard Evans May 11, 2010

    I do not see a time stamp on this ...but if you need help send me an email at evansphoto@yahoo.com if you need help I will check it later tonite and see if I can help you thru this.

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Its the red eye setting in your camera you need to read the manuel and find the menu setting to change it

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