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
    days.

    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
    shutter.

    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

    Hi
    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
    82ft!!
    Let's await the results.....
    Good luck
    U W
     
    UnoWhoo, Mar 1, 2005
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