Nikon SB24

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Peter, Jan 10, 2004.

  1. Peter

    Peter Guest

    Hi there

    I have an old SB24 flash unit for my Nikon F801. Unfortunately the
    "connector" has broken on it (the part where it slides on to the camera has
    a couple of lips, and one of these has snapped off), so I need a new flash
    (unless it is maybe possible to fix?).

    Is it still possible to buy these units, or if not, what would be a
    reasonable replacement?

    Thanks,
    Peter
     
    Peter, Jan 10, 2004
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  2. Peter

    Rivergoat Guest

    Check KEH camera brokers (www.keh.com); they have a lot of new and
    used equioment; good place to deal with. I've bought a few things from
    them, and this week just got a Nikkor 24-120 AF in perfect condition.
    I know they have a bunch of flash units (they also can do repairs btw)

    hth
     
    Rivergoat, Jan 10, 2004
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  3. Peter

    Paul Rubin Guest

    You can probably still get the replacement part from Nikon. However,
    the SB24 hasn't been made in a long time.
     
    Paul Rubin, Jan 10, 2004
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  4. You can buy parts from Nikon (call 1-800-NIKONUS for
    the 'phone number) - it should be easy to replace. I have a
    used SB25 (some added features) to sell, if not ($175).
     
    David Ruether, Jan 10, 2004
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  5. Peter

    Gordon Moat Guest

    If you still have the broken fragment, you could carefully try some Super
    Glue.
    Contact Nikon to ask about replacement parts. The cost might be reasonable.
    Consider that the SB-24 can be found on EBAY for around $100. There is also a
    similar SB-25. I recently got one off EBAY for around $100, but it took much
    more careful shopping to get the low price.

    Ciao!

    Gordon Moat
    Alliance Graphique Studio
    <http://www.allgstudio.com>
     
    Gordon Moat, Jan 11, 2004
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  6. Peter

    Roger Guest

    Parts are still available and I don't think the shoe on the SB-24 was
    particularly vulnerable. I recently had my SB24 rebuilt by Nikon. The
    cost was about $100 but I knew the handling history and it's still
    going strong. I still like the flash and prefer the switches to the
    soft buttons on the newer ones. Mine was fixed through my friendly
    independent repair person who always seems to have an acceptable
    solution to get me back in business.

    Regards,
    Roger
     
    Roger, Jan 20, 2004
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  7. Peter

    T P Guest


    The shoe is expressly designed to break off to prevent damage to the
    body of the flash. Parts are still plentiful as many pros are still
    using the SB-24 and Nikon needs to keep them happy.
     
    T P, Jan 20, 2004
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