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SB-600 not talking to D50

My SB-600 won't fire and doesn't follow the camera zoom setting. It's possible it's stopped talking to the camera - I did accidentally drop it! Any ideas?

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Re: SB-600 not talking to D50

Go to the store and try it out on their camera:-)

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I am going through lithium 9x's batteries VERY fast with my SB-600. The flash is about 5 or 6 years old. When I try to change the batteries they're so hot you can barely touch them. When I do Weddings I...

Do not use the Gary's or white dome junk on the flash.
It will overheat the flash, warped the Fresnel Lens and make 4AA very hot.

You are bouncing your flash up in the ceiling /or sideways.

You are using reduction camera & zooming at wide angle with also high f stop.

Buy a real pro flashes like the following:
1. ATG Gold MG8k Flash Kim X3
2. ATG Gold Cyclops
3. ATG Gold Qflash
4. Metz 76MZ-5
5. Quantum Qflash

Even the claimed pro Nikon SB-910/900/800 are junks & overheat, shutdown when you pushed them.


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The zoom on the sb600 wont adjust accordingly to the zoom of my lens

Three things come to mind.
First, make sure that you are in fully automatic mode - easily done by reset (holding down "Mode" and "On/Off" at the same time. If you hit the "zoom" button it takes it out of automatic zoom and cycles through manual zoom settings until you get to auto again.
Second - make sure the camera is in an auto mode - manual mode could stop it from zooming.
Third - make sure that you don't have the diffuser pulled down. That can keep it from zooming also.
Good luck!

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flash bulb could be burnt out...if it doesn't fire when when you push test, that's my guess as to the problem. Another possibility (although unlikely) is a loose connection in the flash.

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Flash will not fire on my D50 camera. It will flash manually when I push the flash button. Batteries are good. Did a reset. Still will not flash.

try to clean the hot shoe of the camera &try the flash to use on anther camera and see problem is in flash or camera

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My sb 600 fires with the camera but it seems not illuminate

Definately a settings problem. The camera will only syncronize on one specific speed. Youe best bet is to use auto. For manual, you'll have to set the shutter speed at the sync speed.

Flash Sync Speed
  • up to 1/250 X-Sync Speed
  • up to 1/8000 FP High Speed Sync
  • Red-eye reduction
    Red-eye reduction with slow sync
    Rear-curtain sync
    Slow sync
    Front-curtain sync (normal) Flash Sync Modes
  • 1) i-TTL: TTL flash control by 1,005-pixel RGB sensor, built-in flash, SB-800, SB-600, SB-400: i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL flash
    2) AA (Auto Aperture-type) flash: Available with SB-800 used with CPU lens
    3) Non-TTL Auto: Available with Speedlights such as SB-800, 28, 27, and 22S
    4) Range-priority manual flash; available with SB-800 Flash Control
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    Noise while zooming with sb-600

    sb-600/800 make a distinct motor-spinning noise when zooming, this is normal. Any grinding/clicking noises are not normal.

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    Speedlight SB-600 Display flashing.

    My SB 600 is doing the exact same thing. I used Nikon's online support service and this is the response I got: "I would try doing the 2 button reset on the flash and then see if that helps. Also disconnect any battery packs you may have connected especially if its a third party battery pack. If none of the above work then please service the speedlight" Sounds like they don't know what it is, either. I tried the reset to no avail. I'm not sure I want to send it in to have it fixed, since it does seem to be working. But you're right, it's annoying.

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