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Slow Recycling with SB-900 Commander Mode?

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"RE: Slow Recycling with SB-900 Commander Mode?"

output555 Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Aug 2008
Fri 01-Feb-13 12:44 PM

>Michael:
>
>How many shots are fired and at what power level before the
>slowdown begins? Is the power level in remote mode the same
>as in the on-camera mode? Are you perhaps running into the
>thermal overload feature when SB900 is in remote mode? Check
>the thermometer symbol on the back of the unit when it slows
>down.
>
>I'm guessing here, but cannot come up with any other logical
>explanation.
>
>Regards,
>
>HBB in Phoenix, Arizona
>Nikonian Team Member
>
> Photography is
>a journey with no conceivable destination.


Hi HBB,

Thanks for the thoughtful reply.

The power level varies and doesn't seem to correspond to the problem. Neither does it seem to be thermal related as no signals go off indicating the SB-900 is overheating. I have a hunch it's related to the built-in pop-up flash overheating and thereby slowing down the recycling. That said, I usually shoot with the power to the pop-up turned off in Commander Mode: "--" so this should mean the flash isn't firing at all. What is most baffling is, when it begins this slowdown phase, it gives me the ability to fire off two, and only two, shots before pausing. It's as if its programmed to do this, rather than the batteries becoming fatigued.

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