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External flash problems

I have a sunpak auto 431 external flash that I am trying to use with my Nikon F65 and I cant seem to get the flash to work.

Ive tried it with a Nikon D40 as well, and the flash still isnt working.

Is there any help you can give on why this could be happening?



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Sounds like the external flash is being triggered by the pre-flash.

On the D40 set the flash mode to manual. On the F65 set the flash mode to Standard TTL.

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