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Bower 724AFN Will a Bower 724AFN flash work on a Nikon D80? I just got this flash from some ebay store that said it works however when i attach it my shutter button is locked!!! What do I do?

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You should talk to the Bower tech support or to professional camera place that sells these flashes.

It is possible that the flash is defective, or there is a non compatibility issue.

You have to remember that these technologies use very sophisticated computerized design. It is very easy to have compatibility issues especially when matching devices from one manufacture to the other. There are some industry standards, but it is impossible to have perfection with all the possible protocols between different types of equipment.

Personally, I stay with the same manufacture for all the options, unless the other devices I choose are known to be compatible.


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Posted on Jul 09, 2008

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The non-CPU lenses listed below may be used, but only when the camera is in mode M. Selecting
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http://support.nikontech.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/14051/~/user%27s-manual---d80---guide-to-digital-photography

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