Question about Nikon D200 Body Only Digital Camera
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i am using nikon d200 flash with SB 800 since last 1 year, but now i am facing the problem of unwanted flash fire problems, i have also checked the body with new SB 800 flash but facing same problem.
if anyone have suggetion and inputs pls help me
Hi, I had the same sort of problem. It started with erratic small flashes but then evolved to the SB-800 not regonizing the D200 at all. The result of this is that I only get TTL and not TTL+BL+FP functionallity.
To solve this I cleaned the hotshoe on the D200 with all purpose cleaner for electical appliances (CRC 5-56). This gave minor improvment. Then I adjusted the spings to the left and right on the hotshoe on the D200 to press harder against the flash's connection (which I suppose is the grounding). Now everything works again.
Posted on Feb 15, 2009
Nikon knows about this - i sent my d-200 and flash twice to nikon for this problem - 2nd time it has been fixed for a while, but over the weekend, it did this again. last time i got it back from nikon it came with a tech notice of sorts that described how to clean the metal on the hot shoe. i have had to do this myself, following the instructions. basically using very fine emory cloth (and i mean the finest used to polish metal) it is hard to explain where it needs cleaning, but going all over the shoe metal should fix the problem until it corrodes again. you might ask nikon for this tech sheet - actually i have cleaned the metal contact of the flash as well
Posted on Jan 25, 2010
Yes, I had the same problem too. It was the loose rails on a cameras hotshoe that caused the problem. ( I could feel the flash slightly dangling while attached to the camera when I was moving camera to the sides or downwards ) What I did, I used simple pliers to slightly squeeze the hotshoe from both sides. This made it a little tighter, and the dangling of the flash was gone. So were the random flashings. I think this might happen again, since the metal the hotshoeis made of is too soft for the weight of SB-800, especially if you are moving around a lot while shooting with the flash attached.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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