Question about Nikon Speedlight SB-800 TTL Flash
Hi, When I use sb 800 on D3, it fires but it does not light the picture. I have tried this same SB 800 with my D200 camera body as well and the problem is the same. So there should be nothing wrong with the camera settings. Even if i try to increase the power from the flash pictures remain dark. Same happens with different modes. Any idea what is happening? Thanks Same problem: SB800 fires, but the photos are very dark. When I described my problem to an engineer friend (he specializes in spacecraft power systems, he said that it was probably a fault with a capacitor...that the flash probably uses capacitors not only to store the main power, but to "time" the flash sync. He theorized that the flash was firing early or late... SO... I set both the faulty sSB800 and a new SB900 (WAY too expensive) in slave mode-BOTH of them on tripods and OFF the hotshoe on the camera). I took some photos and my eyes told me that both flashes had fired. However, I could see the bright light of the SB900 in the picture, but the SB800 was dark-Both had fired, but the SB800 was either early or late. Does anyone know how much this type of problem costs to fix?
I have 2 SB-800s. When batteries leaked in one Nikon took forever to fix it, so they eventually sent me a refurb. Then they sent my original back. Which was great, until recently it developed this problem.
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.
Posted on Jan 16, 2010
7 YEARS I HAVE D200-SB800 AND 18-200 ---I GAVE 2400 EURO AND I HAVE O N L Y PROBLEMS!!! (7 PROBLEMS).
I HAD MINOLTA 700si - I TOOK ABOUT 75000 PHOTOS IN 10 YEARS WITH NO PROBLEM !!!AND I HAD AND 800si AND 7000 WITH NO PROBLEM!!!(AS YOU KNOW MINOLTA FINISHED).I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM WITH SB800 AND IKNOW AND OTHER PHOTOGRPHERS WITH THE SAME PROBLEM.I THING THAT I LOST MY MONEY.THE SOLUTION I THING IS TO TAKE OTHER TYPE OF FLASH .AND GIVE IT TO RECYCLE.
Posted on Jul 09, 2013
Sounds like a sync problem. What shutter speed are you using?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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