I recently purchased a Nikon D80 kit. I already owned the sunpak 4000af flash unit. I was told by the salesman if it worked on my N65 Nikon it should work on my D 80. It works in the manual modes but does not work in auto mode. Do I have to set something in the cameras menu to let it communicate with the flash. I ve read the book, talked to the place I bought the camera with no help, I need someone to tell me if it will work on this camera or if I have to upgrade to a newer flash. Thanks Kevin
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Assuming you're in one of the point&shoot modes (any mode other than the PSAM modes), press and hold the flash button on the front of the camera and turn the main command dial on the back to cycle through the available flash modes. To turn flash off, select the lightning bolt in a circle with a slash through it.
In the PSAM modes the flash will not pop up on its own.
We need more information. What is it not doing, not opening when you press the button, not automatically opening in some of the vari-program modes or, is it opening then not flashing? If it is in a vari-program mode when the flash pops up but then the camera determines it is light enough it will not flash.
Must be a problem with the flash lock. Try to pop up the flash manually using the flash button located at the top left of the camera beside the flash. If this does not work, you may need to have the cam serviced
Hi kathryn i also have a Nikon d-80 that i just purcased, and i too would like to know how to use that feature I din't even know that it had this feature so i called Nikon and they told me that the Nikon D-80 doesn't have what is called "live View." so i hope this answers your question. FOSHEEZY.
It's a little plastic arm with a tiny hook that moves to allow the flash to pop up when you press the flash button on the front of the camera or select the built-in flash option. You may be able to get parts direct from Nikon or if you have a good local repair shop they may have a parts D80 to cannibalize for you if you have the skill to put it together. If you got the camera at a good price and don't really rely on the built-in flash, (one on the hot shoe is always better) then tape that puppy down with some electrical tape until the repair is done and shoot all you want, peel it back for the pop up when you need a fill in flash or you don't have the flash with you.
Try setting the white balance to fluorescent an compare. Also you could set your own white balance preset by shooting a white card as per page 59. Lastly you can play with the "tone adjustment" on page 80.
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