Hi there, I was wondering if anyone can help me please. I am having problems with flash on my Nikon D40x. I have an SB900 flash and suddenly on auto and TTL mode my images started coming out really dark. I tested with the on camera flash and it was also dim, barely making a difference at all so it must be to do with the camera. I have checked all my camera settings over and over again and they are all the same as I always use in that situation (I do nightclub photography). I have a high ISO, slow shutter speed and maximum aperture, the same settings I always use in the nightclub with flash on TTL mode.
If I put the SB900 on manual mode I can get the flash just about bright enough but as I have to move quickly around pubs and nightclubs photographing groups of people I don't have time to keep changing my settings on the flash as well as the camera. I can't find any info on the internet about someone having the same problem. Any help would be hugely appreciated! Thanks
#1. "RE: D40x flash problems. Please help!" In response to Reply # 0
Welcome to Nikonians! Sorry to hear of your problem. Did you inadvertantly dial in negative Exposure Compensation and or negative Flash Compensation? Is your SB-900 fully seated and locked in the hotshoe? Are there fresh batteries in the Speedlight? Are you waiting for the ready light on your SB-900 or the lightning bolt symbol in the viewfinder to turn on before you release the shutter? Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
#2. "RE: D40x flash problems. Please help!" In response to Reply # 1
Hello, thanks for your response. Exposure compensation and flash compensation are both at 0. I've changed the batteries in the flash and tried a different battery in the camera too and given the hotshoe a wipe in case of dust. Everything is exactly how is usually is, I don't understand! It seems as if there's a problem inside the camera or something but after lots of internet searching I haven't come across anyone else who has had the same problem. Thanks, Kat
#3. "RE: D40x flash problems. Please help!" In response to Reply # 2
Do you have the Aperture stopped down? What exposure mode are you using? What is the flash to subject distance? Could you post a sample image with the Exif data intact? Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!