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Sb-800 Nikon Hello, I shoot weddings and events and I have an sb-800 that I dropped and the built in Accessories broke. The flash is working but it seems to loose power a bit faster than my other unit. I can shoot for several hours with my other unit but the one I droped will only last about 30 min. before the images start being under exposed. Can it be fixed or do I need to replace it. On my other one, the locking arm that you use to lock the unit onto the hot shoe is going past the point that it should and will not stay locked. It has almost fallen off my camera twice. Any suggestions would be great.

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I am using a nikon D200 with a sb800. The flash is firing ok on TTL and the camera is set on 'P' however I am getting a dark picture every tme. The built in flash works OK It appears the flash/camera...


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Here is a link with the info.

 

http://support.nikontech.com/cgi-bin/nikonusa.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=336

 

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