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Allyn Thomas Posted on Sep 18, 2006

Flash out of sync

When I am taking picture in full auto mode, the flash is going off too early and the pictures are turning out very dark. There doesn't seem to be a setting to control the flash in this mode. Please help!

  • Allyn Thomas Jan 31, 2007

    I took my camera in to get it fixed by Nikon (thankfully under warranty) and was told that apparently there was a bad batch of flash circuitry that went out with some D50's. It looks like it is becoming a known issue.

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Hi i did the fix and it worked thanks  i think that the problem is not the flash it is the software  and nikon dose not want to give us any FW update 

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The fix above worked for me, it just started working again. Wierd, I have an sb-600 flash on order anyway.

Cheers for the help. I am going to send this page to nikon technical support.

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The fix above worked for me, it just started working again. Wierd, I have an sb-600 flash on order anyway.

Cheers for the help. I am going to send this page to nikon technical support.

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I got on to nikon with the same problem flash out of sync an auto mode they said it was a flash malfunction i would have to have it repaired they also said there was no bad batch of d50s produced ever, anyone got a comment on that

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It is a BAD camera! send it back. Nikon will fix them. I have to send my D50 to them this week.

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Tried the Manual mode, AF, AF illum, ISO fix on my D50 but it didn't make any difference. I went out and bought a Nikon SB400 flash unit. That took care of the problem. mplsman50

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I just had mine fixed by nikon and it seems as though the problem would come back every now and then. my current solution is to switch over to Manual mode and turn AF assist, AF illumination, and ISO control to "ON" and then then shoot a few shots. Then switch metering to centerweight. take a few shots, it should work correctly, then switch back to AUTO. after that, the flash should fire as normal. I just received my body back about 2 weeks ago, so i hope my "bad batch" flash unit was replaced with a known good one. if not, i don't know what to do.

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