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D70 and SB800 sync issue

The problem is the camera and the flash are not syncing at a slow shutter speed. Such as 1/60 or lower. The higher you go the better? Weird.. Flash is on manuel so is camera.

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On the D70 custom menu (Pencil icon), there is an option to Synchronise shutter speed below 1/60 second (the default).
See 21 Shutter spd.
You can select anything from 1/60th to 30".

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