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Noise while zooming with sb-600

I just purchased the sb-600 for my D80. Is the noise that it makes normal when it automatically zooms with the lens? Sounds kind of like a muffled duck quack! If that makes any sense. Or should it be completely quiet? Thanks!

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Re: 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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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!

Mar 30, 2010 | Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash

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Dropped Sb-600, and now when the flash can't adjust zoom, making whining sound as the zoom is trying to move.

There's nothing you can do and DIY fixing options can be dangerous due to the very high residual voltages inside.

You've either broken the zoom motor gears or they have been displaced; either way the flash needs to be professionally repaired and preferably by an authorised Nikon service centre.

Despite the lack of a fix I hope my answer has been of some assistance. If so, please rate my answer.

Feb 22, 2010 | Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash

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Nikon sb600 flash

Auto zoom only works when on the hot shoe of the camera. You also need to make sure that its in the righht mode (make sure that above the word Zoom on the display it doesn't have a "m").

Oh and of course you have to have a CLS (Creative LIghting System) compatible camera.

Sep 07, 2009 | Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash

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Sb-600 and d80 sync, connecting, off camera..

  1. On the SB 600, activate the custom settings menu by pressing the ZOOM and '-' buttons simultaneously for a few seconds.
  2. In the custom settings menu, set the Wireless Remote Flash option (indicated by a curled arrowhead) to 'ON' (use + and - buttons to toggle between options)
  3. Set the flash mode to Master (do not set it as AA or A)
  4. Press Mode button and select one of the four channels available (ensure that you set the camera also on this channel)
  5. On the D80, from custom settings menu, select Built-in-flash
  6. Set the built-in-flash to '--' if you do not want the flash to show up in the scene
  7. Set the mode of the group to i-TTL (this menu can be used to control multiple flashes in different groups. since you are using only one remote flash, select the group you have set in the SB600)
  8. Set the channel to the same as in step 4
Now you are ready to use the remote off-camera flash.

Jan 24, 2009 | Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash

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Automatic zoom

auto zoom will only work while the build-in wide-flash adapter is slided inside.

Apr 05, 2008 | Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash

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SB-600 not talking to D50

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

Dec 28, 2007 | Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash

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Power zoom function

If you have the difuser on the zoom does not work as it assumes you are at close range. Remove the defuser and try again, good luck , Bob.

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