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Hello l was covering a party saturday evening , the camera a Nikon D2xs with sb800 seemed slow with focusing ,l did notice that the red light that normally comes on when in a dark room was not comming on at all, and l could not take any photos , in the light part of the room the flash worked fine , any thoughts on the matter thanks peter

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Batteries low? Trying changing the batteries....not sure what you mean about light and dark part of the room, can you clarify.

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