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propicwannabee Registered since 13th Aug 2003Sun 22-Jan-06 04:00 AM
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"Why dont my SB800's fire outdoors?"


Reedsburg, US
          

Okay... So i have finally got the 2 flashes figured out with my D70. I practice practice practice, in my house for 3 days... Today I go out gonna be all cocky and everything, Put the Sb800 thats mounted on my D70 in MASTER MODE Channel 3 A, The other on a stand 5 feet away in REMOTE mode, Channel 3 A and what happens... NOTHING?? I get one or two flashes, but thats it.. Batteries are new in both flashes...

Do I have to have sensors faciing a certain way or something?? What is the range I can expect from this should it be working???

Dave,

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HBB Moderator Hal is an expert in several areas, including CLS Awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Resources. Charter MemberSun 22-Jan-06 05:02 AM
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#1. "RE: Why dont my SB800's fire outdoors?"
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Phoenix, US
          

Dave:

When outdoors or in large rooms the small round sensor on the remote SB800 just ahead of the battery door must be pointed at the SB800 on the camera. The SB800s will work indoors even if they do not have line of sight communication because the sensors are so sensitive. Outdoors you have no reflecting walls and ceilings. The flash head will swivel 270 degrees on the body of the SB800.

When I first started working with SB800s, it seemed they could see around corners and furniture and through walls indoors. Initially I thought they were radio frequency coupled instead of visible light. Then outdoors: nothing.

Try it and let us know what happens.

HBB in Phoenix, Arizona

HBB in Phoenix, Arizona
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coop42 Basic MemberMon 23-Jan-06 04:33 AM
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#2. "RE: Why dont my SB800's fire outdoors?"
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I've gotten consistent use of my sb800 close to 80 ft away outside, on a cloudy day, when the sensor on the sb800 is pointed towards the camera.

coop

  

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