Reliability issues with D70 and SB-800

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Owamanga, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. Owamanga

    Owamanga Guest

    This has happened several times now intermittently over the last few

    D70 with SB-800 mounted and locked, both are switched on and either of
    the following can happen:

    SB-800 shows ISO to be 100 (a good sign that the connection isn't good
    between it and the D70 - because the D70 can't do that speed). Flash
    will not fire like this and sometimes the D70 won't even release the

    SB-800 goes nuts, firing itself randomly. (Happened once only)

    Solution: Wiggle the flash at the shoe until it behaves.

    Looks like a contact problem, but I wanted to go on record and ask if
    anyone else has seen this - maybe throw some light on which device is
    to blame.
    Owamanga, Mar 1, 2005
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  2. Owamanga

    UnoWhoo Guest

    Sorry can't help on what the problem is, but my wife has that combination
    and it works perfectly. (D70 & SB800). She has just shot a family wedding
    with excellent results and tomorrow night she will attempt to use it in
    "remote" mode with a fairly big flash as master on the camera to take some
    motorsport photos at night. So far in tests the SB800 will trigger at
    Let's await the results.....
    Good luck
    U W
    UnoWhoo, Mar 1, 2005
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